The University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Review

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Specialty Review (SA-CME)

This comprehensive review covers management of gastrointestinal diseases; including endoscopic therapy, surgical intervention, screening, and the management of complicated GI diseases via a multi-disciplinary approach.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

  • Audio MP3s
SKU: 258

Stay Current in Digestive Diseases

This activity draws from the expertise of the University of Chicago’s internationally and nationally renowned physicians, who will help you to better:

  • Keep up with the latest advancements regarding the biology and treatment of patients with digestive diseases
  • Apply new knowledge in GI, hematology, and nutrition with this review in gastroenterology
  • Integrate current guidelines into daily practice when preventing and managing digestive diseases

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, this course features unbiased content so that you may confidently incorporate the latest guidelines and therapeutic options into your practice. A clinically based review, it provides up to 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Liver Diseases

  • Updates in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Michael Charlton, MD
  • Current Management of Hepatitis C - Andrew Aronsohn, MD
  • State-of-the-Art in Liver Transplantation - John J. Fung, MD, PhD
  • Panel and Case Discussion - Faculty

Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Colorectal Cancer Screening in 2017 - Carol Burke, MD, FACG
  • Panel and Case Discussion - Faculty
  • Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding on Antithrombotics - Neil Sengupta, MD
  • Challenging Cases from the University of Chicago - Faculty

Esophageal, Gastric and Small Bowel Diseases

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis in 2017 - Robert Kavitt, MD, MPH
  • Novel Endoscopic Obesity Treatments - Christopher Chapman, MD
  • State-of-the-Art in Small Bowel Bleeding - Carol E. Semrad, MD
  • Panel and Case Discussion - Faculty
  • Updates in Pancreatic Diseases - Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
  • Updates in Fecal Microbial Transplant - Joel Pekow, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

  • IBD Therapy in 2017 - Russell D. Cohen, MD
  • Therapeutic Monitoring in IBD - Sushila Dalal, MD
  • Surgery for IBD in the Era of Biologic Therapies - Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS
  • Panel and Case Discussion - Faculty

Course Directors

Sonia Kupfer, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic


Konstantin Umanskiy, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program
  • Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Invited Speaker

Carol Burke, MD, FACG

  • Vice Chair, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Cleveland Clinic

University of Chicago Faculty

Andrew Aronsohn, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, GI Telehealth
  • Chair, Digestive Diseases
  • Alumni Committee

Christopher Chapman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy

Michael Charlton, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Liver Program

Russell D. Cohen, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program

Sushila Dalal, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

John J. Fung, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Section of Transplantation
  • Director, Transplantation Institute


Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Pancreatic Disorders
  • Director, Interventional Endoscopy

Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Chief of Colorectal Surgery
  • Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center

Robert Kavitt, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases

Joel Pekow, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Co-Director, DDRCC Translational Core

Carol E. Semrad, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Adult Clinical Nutrition

Neil Sengupta, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Quality Improvement
  • Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 15, 2017
Date Credits Expire: July 14, 2020

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate up-to-date evidence-based medical practices in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases
  • Identify patients that can benefit from liver transplantation using the latest scientific evidence
  • Describe strategies to screen for, treat, and manage colorectal cancer and polyps
  • Recognize the role of emerging technologies for medical and surgical management of gastrointestinal diseases
  • Apply new knowledge to challenging cases in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
  • Compare therapeutic options available to patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Intended Audience

This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Residents/Fellows.