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Gastroenterology and hepatology fellows and faculty at Saint Louis University participate in a variety of weekly one-hour conferences including gastroenterology grand rounds, GI fellows case conferences, journal clubs, pathophysiology, pathology conference, nutrition, radiology conference and the liver cancer conference.

GI Grand Rounds

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosts weekly GI Grand Rounds. This CME-eligible presentation occurs at 7:30-8:30 a.m. Central Time, on Wednesdays. When speakers are in person, the presentation will be hybrid, with breakfast provided. All other presentations will be virtual only. For more information, please contact LaDonna Willis.

Midwest Metabolic Clinical Symposium

The inaugural Midwest Metabolic Clinical Symposium will be held April 14-16, 2023, at The Westin St. Louis. The conference sessions will focus on current and emerging best practices for the management of obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease:

  • Rising incidence and prevalence of Obesity and T2DM
  • Parallel increase in prevalence of NAFLD; up to 40% of the US population affected
  • Discuss associated metabolic disorders and complications including hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Introducing current and new treatment strategies to address these multiple overlapping disorders (with common pathogenic mechanisms)

Discuss multi-disciplinary approaches in the management of patients with the metabolic syndrome.
These conditions are seen by all physicians and are often not captured or underdiagnosed. Our aim is to bring attention to these common disorders and the need for early identification of those at the highest risks.

Information and Registration

Frank R. Burton, M.D. Memorial Lecture Series

Frank R. Burton, M.D. was a well-regarded expert in pancreatic disease. As a faculty member of Saint Louis University’s Division of Gastroenterology, he spent 25 years researching the pancreas. He was a founding member of the National Institutes of Health-funded North American Pancreatitis group and of a yearly conference aptly named PancreasFest. This memorial lecture is designed to continue his legacy of demystifying and examining pancreatic conditions and will return on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2023.

Frank R. Burton M.D. Memorial Lecture Series

GI Grand Rounds Zoom

IM Grand Rounds Zoom

Best of the AASLD

Saint Louis University hosts an annual course to review updated information from data presented at AASLD's The Liver Meeting. This half-day breakfast continuing education activity is a chance to hear the newest information on optimal patient management for those with hepatitis B, hepatitis C, NASH, autoimmune hepatitis, PBC, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation. A detailed schedule and faculty information can be found at the registration site. This will take place in December 2023.