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Aug. 10–12, 2018
Renaissance Chicago Downtown • Chicago, IL

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A decade of supporting the educational and
professional development needs of advanced practice providers.

Strengthen your diagnostic and therapeutic skill sets with best practices and evidence-based medicine to help you effectively diagnose, manage and treat a variety of GI disorders. Don’t’ miss your opportunity to walk away with the practical information needed to help you enhance your value to the care team and elevate your delivery of care.

Pricing Information and Cancellation Policy
Register by June 11, 2018, and save $150.


June 12 – July 30
$680/AGA Members
  • Nonmembers: $830
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On Site

Aug. 10–12
$780/AGA Members
  • Nonmembers: $930
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Not an AGA member?

Submit a completed membership application with your course registration and pay the AGA member rate.

* If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than June 4, 2018, to qualify for the AGA member early rate.

** If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than July 23, 2018, to qualify for the AGA member standard rate.

Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing on or before Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Please send requests to AGA Member Relations via email (, fax (301-272-1774) or mail (4930 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814).

No cancellations will be accepted for refunds after July 25, 2018. Refunds cannot be made for no-shows.


Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

7:20–8:20 a.m. Breakfast
Session 1 — Esophagus and Stomach
8:30–8:40 a.m. Introduction
8:40–9:05 a.m. H. pylori
9:05–9:30 a.m. Gastroparesis
9:30–9:55 a.m. Management of Refractory GERD
9:55–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–10:40 a.m. Barrett’s Esophagus
10:40–11:05 a.m. Eosinophilic Esophagitis
11:05–11:30 a.m. Upper GI Bleeding
11:30 a.m.–noon Panel Discussion
12:10–1:10 p.m. Lunch (Practice Management Networking Lunch)
Session 2 — Colon
1:20–1:45 p.m. Lower GI Bleeding
1:45–2:10 p.m. Colorectal Cancer Screening
2:10–2:35 p.m. Approach to Chronic Diarrhea
2:35–2:55 p.m. Break
2:55–3:20 p.m. C. diff
3:20–3:45 p.m. Microscopic Colitis
3:45–4:10 p.m. IBS
4:10–4:40 p.m. Panel Discussion

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

7:20–8:20 a.m. Breakfast
Session 3 — IBD
8:30–8:55 a.m. Crohn’s Disease
8:55–9:20 a.m. Ulcerative Colitis
9:20–9:45 a.m. Treatment of IBD
9:45–10:05 a.m. Break
10:05–10:30 a.m. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
10:30–10:55 a.m. Health Care Maintenance
10:55–11:20 a.m. Psychosocial Treatment of IBD
11:20–11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch
1:10–2:10 p.m. Biosimilars
Session 4A — Breakouts
2:20–3:05 p.m. Acute Pancreatitis
2:20–3:05 p.m. Celiac Disease
3:05–3:20 p.m. Break
Session 4B — Breakouts
3:20–4:05 p.m. Complications of Pancreatitis
3:20–4:05 p.m. Nutrition in the GI Clinic
4:05–4:20 p.m. Break
Session 4C — Breakouts
4:20–5:05 p.m. Pancreatic Cysts
4:20–5:05 p.m. SIBO

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

7:20–8:20 a.m. Breakfast
Session 5 — Liver
8:30–8:55 a.m. Evaluation of Abnormal LFTs
8:55–9:20 a.m. Hepatitis C Update
9:20–9:40 a.m. Break
9:40–10:05 a.m. Evaluation of Cirrhosis
10:05–10:30 a.m. Complications of Cirrhosis
10:30–10:55 a.m. When to Refer for Transplant
10:55–11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:20–11:30 a.m. Wrap Up/Closing Remarks
“The course is a wonderful opportunity to remain up to date on the latest information in GI and network with other NPs and PAs working in the same area.”


Renaissance Chicago Downtown
Located at 1 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

Room Rate

$199 single/double per night, plus applicable taxes.


You may make your hotel reservation by calling 312-372-7200. Be sure to mention you are attending Principles of Gastroenterology for the NP and PA course to receive the discounted rate.


Rooms must be reserved by Thursday, July 19, 2018, to ensure availability and the discounted rate.


Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid charges for the full amount of the reservation. To cancel a reservation, contact the hotel directly.

Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

For course-related questions, contact Training Manager Cory Harlow by emailing
For questions related to registration and AGA membership, contact AGA Member Relations by calling 301-654-2055 or email

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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