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About the Symposium

The University of Wisconsin will host the first annual UW Digestive Disease Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Approach on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The course will be held at the Madison Marriott West, in Middleton, Wisconsin.

The UW Digestive Disease Symposium will review current practice patterns on a variety of featured topics including new and updated diagnostic methods in digestive disorders such as IBD, Celiac disease, Viral Hepatitis and GERD; GI imaging; and medical/surgical considerations for and management of colon and rectal cancer. Leaders in colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, oncology and radiology will address new and developing research, technology, and guidelines for practice in several areas of digestive diseases and also bridge the communication/understanding gap between the various disciplines that treat digestive diseases.

Interaction with faculty is encouraged through question and answer opportunities during the program.

Intended Audience and Scope of Practice
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists and other health care professionals who see patients needing treatment for diseases involving the digestive tract.

Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge and patient care.


Accreditation Statement
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this activity for .7 continuing education units (CEUs) or 7 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.