Conference Topics and Syllabus



  • Reflux Disorders
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Reflux
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Dysplasia and endoscopic management
  • Rumination syndrome, belching, aerophagia, Hiccups, evaluation

Acid peptic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract

Motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract

Other Stomach Conditions

  • Gastric Polyps
  • Gastric Carcinoids

Irritable bowel syndrome and Functional GI disorders

Disorders of nutrient assimilation/Malnutrition

Inflammatory bowel diseases

  • IBD, diagnosis and management
  • Immunomodulators and Biologic Therapy for IBD, advancements
  • Post surgical management of IBD
  • Complications of IBD/ surgical complications and management
  • Serologic markers and Drug metabolite in IBD
  • Issues in surveillance and management of dysplasia in IBD

Colonic Disease

  • Colon Cancer and Screening
  • Polyp surveillance, Malignant polyps/Serrated adenomas
  • Constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction, evaluation and management
  • Diverticular disease and complications/Diverticulitis
  • Endoscopic Resection of Colorectal polyps, guidelines and management
  • Familial Colo-rectal cancer
  • Evidence Based Guidelines for Post-Colon Cancer Management and Guidelines

Other small bowel and colonic diseases

  • Short Gut Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth syndrome
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Radiation Colitis and enteritis
  • Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
  • Diversion colitis
  • Graft vs host disease

Vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Meseteric Ischemia
  • Acute Ischemic Colitis/Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Portal Venous Thrombosis

Gastrointestinal infections

  • Retroviral, mycotic, and parasitic diseases
  • C-difficile infection and management or recurrent disease

Gastrointestinal diseases with an immune basis

  • Celiac Sprue
  • Esinophilic GI disorder/Allergic GI disorder
  • GI involvement in Autoimmune disorders


  • Acute Viral Hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Fulminant hepatic failure
  • Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (B and C)
  • SBP and HRS in Liver failure
  • TIPS in the Management of Complications of Liver disease
  • Drug and Toxin induced liver disease
  • Pregnancy related hepatobiliary disease
  • Cholestatic Syndromes (PSC/PBC/etc)
  • Genetic Liver Diseases (Hemochromatosis, Alpha-1 AT Deficiency, Wilson’s disease)
  • Complication of Chronic Liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Vascular disorders of liver (Budd-Chiari and Ischemic/hypoxic hepatitis)
  • Perioperative evaluation and Management of Liver disease patient
  • Pre-transplant evaluation and MELD
  • Hepatocelluar carcinoma/other hepatic malignancy
  • Liver imaging modalities
  • Management and evaluation of Post-Transplant Patients

Gastrointestinal neoplastic disease

  • HIV related GI Malignancy
  • Anal Canal Cancer
  • Tumor biology
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation treatment for GI Malignancies
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Lymphoma
  • Endoluminal stenting in GI Malignancies
  • Familial risk of gastric/esophageal cancer
  • GI Stromal Tumors

Pancreatic Diseases

  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Function Studies
  • Idiopathic Pancreatitis
  • Nutritional Support in acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Radiologic Evaluation of Pancreas and biliary tract
  • Biliary Dyskinesia/Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
  • Pancreatic Divisum
  • Indications and complications of pancreatic Surgery
  • Evaluation of pancreatic Cys
  • Molecular genetic of hereditary pancreatic disorders
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Biliary Diseases

  • RUQ abdominal pain and evaluation
  • Gall stone disease and acute cholecystitis (calculous and acalculous)
  • Neoplastic diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts

Women’s health issues and pediatric Gastroenterology

  • IBD issues in pediatric population and women
  • Neonatal Jaundice, and cholestasis
  • Common Pediatric Gastrointestinal problems
    • Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, Cystic fibrosis necrotizing enterocolitis, Meckel’s diverticulum, intestinal intussusception, and mid-gut volvulus
  • GI Complications of GYN-malignancy and treatment
  • Pregnancy and GI Pharmacology
  • Osteoporosis in GI and Liver Diseases

Geriatric gastroenterology

  • Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Risks and Complications
  • Evaluation and risks of endoscopic procedures among elderly
  • Effect of aging on gastrointestinal Tract and common GI illness among elderly population

Gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Upper GI bleeding
  • Non Variceal GI Bleeding and Management
  • Variceal Bleeding and Management
  • Lower GI Bleeding and Management
  • GI Bleeding of Obscure Origin, evaluation and management (including AVMs)

Genetic/inherited disorders

  • Genetic marker in Crohn’s disease

Advance Endoscopic Technique

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy, Single Fiber endoscopy, Narrow Band Imaging and Confocal (high magnification endoscopy)

Anal canal diseases/disorder

  • Hemorrhoids and anal fissure
  • Anal canal benign and malignant diseases
  • Fecal Incontinence and evaluation, Fecal Impaction

Surgical Treatment for Morbid obesity


  • Anticoag and antiplt agents and GI Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal and biliary manifestations of HIV infections

Other Topics

  • Systemic Diseases affecting GI and Liver, including para-neoplastic disorders
  • Management of GI emergencies in the acutely ill patient/ileus (including Acid Suppressive therapy in ICU)
  • Advance Imaging Techniques in GI/Liver: CT Colonography, CT enterography, PET Scan

Training in Nutrition

  • HIV
  • Nutritional issues in patients with IBD

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Training in Research

Training in Surgery

Training in Radiology

Techniques used in the basic science investigation of gastrointestinal cancer

  • flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction assays, mutation analysis, methylation assays, DNA sequencing, and linkage analysis.

Complications of Endoscopic Procedures

Foreign body management

Gastro instrument endoscope

Contact Us

Division of Gastroenterology
956 Court Ave, Suite H314
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-2510

Coordinator: Susan Coffill

A division of the
Department of Internal Medicine