University HealthCare Alliance

February 19, 2020

Conference Highlights 2020 Updates on Esophageal Disease, April 17-18

Esophageal disease is common and increasing in prevalence across the United States and worldwide.  Approximately 20% of American adults experience reflux symptoms weekly and the annual cost of therapy now exceeds $15 billion. 

Esophageal cancer is on the rise and is now the 6th leading cause of cancer death.  Even less prevalent disorders such as achalasia and eosinophilic esophagitis have increased significantly in the past decade.  The medical landscape of esophageal disorders is rapidly changing with over 5,000 papers published in the last year alone.  

The 2020 Updates on Esophageal Disease aims to shed light on recent advances in the field of esophageal disorders.  Participants will learn strategies and diagnostic approaches to common esophageal complaints, including dysphagia and reflux symptoms. 

Date & Location

Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:00 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 12:00 PM

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
Mackenzie Meeting Room
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Over 20 faculty experts will cover hot topics such as:

  • Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • New technology in esophageal disease
  • Proton pump inhibitor safety
  • Endoscopic & surgical reflux options

Using an integrated educational approach that encompasses didactic lectures, Q&A panels, debates, and interactive case presentations, speakers will discuss recent advances in technology, research, diagnosis, guidelines and treatment strategies.

Target Audience
Family Medicine & Community Health, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology (ENT), Surgery
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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