Apr 12 - Apr 13
Fri - Sat

2019 Updates on Esophageal Disease

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center (Mackenzie Meeting Room), Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Department of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Statement of Need

The 2019 Updates on Esophageal Disease conference aims to enhance participants’ knowledge on recent research and clinical developments related to esophageal disorders.  Participants will learn strategies and diagnostic approaches to common esophageal complaints, including dysphagia and reflux symptoms.  Faculty experts will cover hot topics such as diagnostic and management approaches for achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer and non-cardiac chest pain.  Using an integrated educational approach that encompasses didactic lectures, Q&A panels, debates, and case presentations, speakers will discuss recent advances in technology, research, diagnosis, guidelines and treatment strategies.

Target Audience

This international program is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows and allied health professionals specializing in internal medicine, primary care, gastroenterology, hepatology, neurology, general surgery and otolaryngology as well as patients, family members, and researchers interested in esophageal disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine dysphagia complaints.
  • Evaluate the diagnostic options available for dysphagia to further define symptom etiology.
  • Analyze the complaints of heartburn and acid regurgitation.
  • Discuss diagnostic and therapeutic options available for formal reflux assessment.
  • Manage dysphagia in the context of eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Assess therapeutic options available for patients with early esophageal cancer from an endoscopic and surgical standpoint.
  • Compare treatment options for achalasia and how to appropriately utilize these therapies.


The World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus has endorsed this live activity. 

The American College of Gastroenterology has endorsed this live activity.



Course Directors

John O. Clarke, MD

Course Director

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Esophageal Program


George Triadafilopoulos, MD, FACG

Course-Co Director 

Clinical Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology


A Continuing Medical Education Activity

Presented by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the Department of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Debbie Aube
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-5318

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554

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