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2017 Updates in Gastroenterology and Rheumatology for Primary Care Providers

Venice Port * | Venice, ITALY
From 550 to 750 USD
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Title: 2017 Updates in Gastroenterology and Rheumatology for Primary Care Providers
Specialty: Rheumatology
Dates: From Jun, 15, 2017 to Jun, 24, 2017
Location: Venice, ITALY
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 550 to 750 USD
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Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Diagnosis and Management 2014

Learn the new American College of Rheumatology/EULAR diagnostic criteria

Understand the application of new serologic tests

Appreciate the judicious use of biologic agents in the management of RA

Psoriatic Arthritis: What’s New in the Management of the Skin and Joints

Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis

Know the treatment modalities for the skin and joints


Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases

Learn new diagnostic and treatment options

Apply these principles to the management of ankylosing spondylitis

Gout and Crystal-induced Arthropathies

Understand the epidemiology of gout

Discuss the clinical diagnosis and assessment in patients with gout and pseudogout

Learn the application of new treatment modalities

Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not

Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder

Learn the current opinions on its pathophysiology

Diagnose this condition and understand advances in treatment


Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA

Appreciate the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical vignettes

Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE

Learn when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist


Gastroenterology :

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and who is at risk for Barrett’s Esophagus

Assess the need for endoscopy using provided algorithms in a patient with gastroesphageal reflux disease

Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation – new treatments on the market

Differentiate chronic idiopathic constipation from irritable bowel syndrome, constipation predominant, and be able to discuss therapy as needed

Hepatitis C – Where are we now with treatment recommendations?

Determine which patients need screening for Hepatitis C and which patients need referral for therapy

Clostridium difficile – Is fecal transplant the new solution

Discuss fecal transplant and its necessity

Colon Cancer Screening – Are we doing all that we can?

Utilize new guidelines for colon cancer screening

Diverticular Disease – Beyond Surgery

Differentiate between simple and complex diverticulitis and be able to discuss further management with patients

Fatty Liver - Benign misnomer or is it worse than you think

Assess whether the patient is at risk for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)


Alan Rubinow, MD 

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein-Kerem, Jerusalem 

Dr. Alan Rubinow MD was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the Hadassah - Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. Following his residency in Internal Medicine he trained in Rheumatology and Allergy in the Division of Arthritis at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts. His main research interest during his seven year tenure in Boston was amyloidosis, particularly the hereditary and familial forms of the disease. 

He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Allergy/ Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rubinow is Associate Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician in the Department of Medicine and past chairman of the Rheumatology unit. He is past Chairman of the Israel Rheumatology Society and past Chairman of the Board of Examinations in Rheumatology. 

He has been visiting professor at many international universities and medical schools where he was involved in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels: Indiana University School of Medicine (1994), University of Western Australia in Perth (2004) Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City (2005), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007) and University of Florence, Italy (2008). 

Prof. Rubinow was a member of the Board of Directors of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). He is the author of over 140 publications and chapters in books. 

In 1998 Prof. Rubinow was the recipient of the Feldman Foundation Fellowship and was Associate Visiting Professor of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. He is a member of the Hadassah Medical Center Helsinki committee (Institutional Review Board) for research on human subjects, member of the ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association and advisor to the Ombudsman in the Ministry of Health. 

Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD 

Dr. Shaposhnikov is a board certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Valley Gastrointestinal Specialists in Burbank CA. Director of Gastrointestinal Diseases and Subspecialties at the Glendale Surgery Center.

Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov is a board certified physician in both internal medicine and gastroenterlogy, both of which were obtained from University of Southern California. As one of the few female gastroenterologists, her interests lie in encouraging female patients to undergo screening colonoscopies. Her additional interests include esophageal studies, and she is currently in charge of the esophageal motility lab at the Providence St Joseph Hospital. As a member of the Crohns and Colitis board, she enjoys community outreach programs which educate and inform patients about their disease state. Dr. Shaposhnikov is part of a large multispecialty group which allows her to treat and evaluate a multitude of conditions.

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