Department of Medicine

21st Annual GI and Liver Course


The Path Toward Targeted Care


The 21st Annual GI and Liver Course took place on March 26-27, 2022 at the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District.

The event updated practicing physicians and other health professionals in both the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases/conditions, which is essential to providing quality care leading to improved patient outcomes.  Attendees reviewed current as well as emerging medical therapies and to outline the most effective ways to integrate this information into clinical practice.




Participants were able to:

  • Discuss the value of genetic testing for the management and prognosis of colorectal polyposis syndromses.
  • Compare and contrast the role of genetic testing for the management of chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cyst and pancreatic cancer.
  • Recognize the role of ethnicity and race in determining interval surveillance endoscopy for various gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric intestinal metaplasia and Barrett’s Esophagus.
  • Understand when to order genetictests in patients with acute recurrent pancreatic.

Educational Methods and Evaluation

  • Lecture
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Panel Discussion

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.


Accreditation/Credit Designation


AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

The presentation, The Ethical Implications of Precision Medicine, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics
and/or professional responsibility.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Texas Children’s Hospital is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 11.75 contact hours.

This includes 1.0 out of the 2.0 contact hours required for Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics Continuing Nursing Education Requirement.

Physician Assistant
This program is not yet approved for PA CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 11.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.