Organizing Committee

Carlo Di Lorenzo MD, NASPGHAN Past President
Chris Liacouras MD, Course Director
Melanie K. Greifer MD
Jeannie Huang MD
John Pohl MD
Steven Schwarz MD
Jennifer Strople MD
Christine Waasdorp – Hurtado MD

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Steve Erdman MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

Hormones and immunodeficiencies
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Polyps and neoplasms

Saul Karpen MD, Emory Children’s Hospital
Cholestatic disorders
Other causes of jaundice

Rachel Rosen MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Gastroesophageal reflux
Functional GI disease

Samuel Nurko MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Gastrointestinal motility
Diagnostic studies

John Thompson MD, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Abdominal mass
GI surgical issues
Short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure

Jean Molleston MD, Riley Children’s Hospital
Liver failure
Cirrohsis and complications
Liver transplantation

Nicola Jones MD, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Gastric anatomy and physiology
Helicobacter pylori and gastritis

Congenital gastric and d
uodenal disorders

Friday, February 24, 2017

Douglas Fishman MD, Texas Children’s Hospital
Endoscopy diagnostic
Endoscopy therapeutic
Foreign bodies

Rohit Kohli MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Bile ducts and anatomic abnormalities
Other liver diseases     

Sohail Husain MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC
Congenital anomalies of the pancreas
Pancreatic  insufficiency

Joel Rosh MD, Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Non IBD disorders of intestinal inflammation

Ronald Sokol MD, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Metabolic liver disease
Wilson’s disease
Alpha 1 antitrypsin disease
Glycogen storage disease

Stefano Guandalini MD, University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital
Celiac disease
Failure to thrive

Chris Liacouras MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Eosinophilic esophagitis
GI food allergy 
Physiology of intestinal immune function

Jeannie Huang MD, Rady Children’s Hospital
MOC Part II and Part IV

Saturday, February 25, 2017

 David Piccoli MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Autoimmune hepatitis
Viral hepatitis

Maria Mascarenhas MBBS, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Nutrition assessment
Nutritional requirements
Enteral nutrition
Parenteral nutrition
Cystic fibrosis

Manu Sood MD, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Esophageal motor disorders
Esophageal congenital anomalies and dysphagia
Esophageal infections and ingestions

Melanie Greifer MD, New York University Medical Center
Abdominal pain
Gastrointestinal infections
Radiation enteritis
Gastrointestinal symptoms of systemic disorders



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