Fourth Annual Update in GI/Hepatology & Esophageal Diseases

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Where: Bioengineering Building, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC
More info: Sara Stello, (843) 876-5921 or

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The Update in GI/Hepatology & Esophageal Diseases is intended to provide practicing clinicians with authoritative updates on the investigation and management of a broad spectrum of digestive, liver and esophageal diseases. Guest and MUSC Faculty will conduct the course which is sponsored by the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina.

This year, we will be paying tribute to Dr. Donald Castell, MD; Professor of Medicine; Director, MUSC Esophageal Disorders Program. He is internationally recognized as a leading authority on diseases of the esophagus and esophageal function, and has authored or co-authored more than 500 scientific publications. Dr. Castell is a true leader and we look forward to honoring his contributions to our industry.

For additional conference and/or registration information, please contact Sara Stello at (843) 876-5921 or

The 4th Annual Update in GI/Hepatology & Esophageal Diseases is presented by the MUSC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in collaboration with the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association.

CME Credit

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live educational activity for maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration Methods

Please use only ONE of these three methods to register:

  • Register online.
  • Print, fill out and mail this registration form, along with a check or your credit card information, to Sara Stello, MUSC, 125 Doughty St., Ste. 440, MSC 198, Charleston, SC 29403.
  • Telephone (843) 876-5921 or Fax (843) 876-1089. (Both are credit card only.)

Also, please note that early bird prices are in effect until August 28, 2017. Fees will increase after this date.

Hotels and Parking

Parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of President and Doughty Street. Regular parking rates apply.

Nearby hotel recommendations include:

  • Marriott Hotel — 170 Lockwood Boulevard, (843) 723-3000
  • Marriott Courtyard Waterfront — 35 Lockwood Drive, (843) 722-7229
  • Hilton Garden Inn — 45 Lockwood Drive, (843) 637-4074

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A refund for conference registration will be made upon written request prior to August 28, 2017. However, a $50 administrative fee will be retained. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. MUSC cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fees, hotel or rental car charges.

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Time Description
8:00a Registration, Coffee and Exhibits
8:30a Welcome!Don Rockey, M.D.
8:45a New Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Reflux EsophagitisStuart Spechler, M.D.
9:15a Eosinophilic EsophagitisDave Katzka, M.D.
9:45a PPIs: Adverse Events in PerspectivePhilip Katz, M.D.
10:15a Break and Exhibits
10:45a Sleep Effects on Gastrointestinal Disease – Eyes Wide Open!David Johnson, M.D.
11:15a Achalasia 2017 – What’s New in Diagnosis and TreatmentJoel Richter, M.D.
12:00p Lunch and Exhibits
1:00p Don Wilson Lecture: Advanced Endoscopic Interventions in the EsophagusJoe Elmunzer, M.D.
1:30p SCGA Lecture: Health Care Reform – Staying in it to Win itColleen Schmitt, M.D.
2:00p New Testing in Motility Radu Tutuian, M.D.
2:30p Break and Exhibits
2:45p Tributes to Don Castell, M.D.
3:30p Closing Remarks

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