September 7, 2007

Gastroenterology symposium set

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Gastroenterology symposium set

“Gastroenterology update 2007,” a daylong symposium featuring national experts, will be held at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt on Sept. 28.

Topics include flexible endoscopy, treatment of refractory GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), complications of bariatric surgery and new treatments for irritable bowel disease (IBD). The symposium, which is free for students, residents and fellows, is sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Visiting faculty are Todd Baron, M.D., and Kenneth Wang, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic; Jeffrey Ponsky, M.D., chair of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University; Joel Richter, M.D., chair of Medicine at Temple University; and Christopher Thompson, M.D., director of Developmental Endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

For more information and to register, contact Sandy Rowe in the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center at or 322-3739.