Second Annual Update on Gastrointestinal Cancers

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Meeting Location

Columbia University Medical Center
Bard Hall
50 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Program Co-Directors

K.S. Clifford Chao, MD
Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
P. Ravi Kiran, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FACS
Tyvin Rich, MD, FACR

Tuition Fees

Physicians – $175
RNs, NPs, PAs – $100
Residents, Fellows, Students – $50
NYP Healthcare System Physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs – $75

Tuition includes registration, course materials, coffee breaks, and luncheon. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

Overall Goals

This course consists of lectures, case presentations, and Q&A panels with expert faculty. The course is broken into five sessions, each covering gastrointestinal cancer in a specific area of the GI tract. Speakers in each session will cover research and the latest standards of care including new innovations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment modalities including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. This course will increase participant familiarization with current guidelines and recommendations, and focus on the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify new technologies and modalities in the screening, surveillance, and diagnosis of relevant gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Offer patients non-invasive, interventional, medical, and surgical approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Identify emerging new chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy options and approaches in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Apply their enhanced understanding of the benefits of the multidisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Target Audience

The target audience will include gastroenterologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with esophageal, hepatobiliary, gastric, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Parking is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 168th Street.


Take the 1, A, C lines to 168th Street — Washington Heights/Broadway