The Arkansas Gut Club quarterly meeting promotes medical education to increase communication and camaraderie between practitioners within the state who treat patients with Digestive Diseases disease. The quarterly meetings offer lectures from national leaders in the field, provides case presentations on current medical issues in Digestive Diseases and creates an open forum with expert discussion to questions. It allows physicians, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistant’s access to Continuing Medical Education (CME), including updated patient care information and information on the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal disorders.
The Arkansas Gut Club currently has 130 members including practicing and retired gastroenterologists and surgical specialists, fellows, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and other sub-specialties related to Digestive Diseases from throughout the state. Regular attendance at each meeting ranges from 35-50 Digestive Diseases and surgical specialties providers.
Sessions can also be viewed remotely in real-time through the UAMS Center for Distance Health and will be available later online at www.LearnOnDemand.org . Now offered as a webinar!
At four symposia, a nationally-known speaker will present based on their specialized area of knowledge, new procedures and treatments currently being utilized or that are in research. Each session has allotted time after presentations for further discussion from attendees. Speakers and topics are based upon membership needs assessment.
Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m.
Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute
- Apr 6 – “Alcohol Liver Disease,” JP Arab, M.D. (Assoc Professor of Medicine/Division of Gastro Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada)
- July 20 – “Endo Bariatrics,” Vladimir Kushnir, M.D. (Director of Advance Endoscopy and Innovations – Washington University at St. Louis)
- Sept 7 – “Surgical Treatment of Reflux,” Michael M. Awad, M.D. (Professor of Surgery Minimally Invasive Foregut & General Surgery – Washington University at St. Louis)
- Nov 9 – “Neurogastroenterology and Motility,” Satish Rao, M.D. (Professor of Medicine; Chief of Gastroenterology – Augusta University; Medical College of Georgia)
- 5 – 6 p.m. Exhibitor setup
- 6 – 7 p.m. Networking with members and vendors (Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine)
- 7 – 8 p.m. Presentation – Q&A