Clinical Challenges in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Clinical Challenges in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: What To Do With a Patient Who Still Has Heartburn?

August 11, 2018

Baylor University Medical Center • Dallas, Texas

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Designed to explore clinical challenges in reflux disease in a day filled with didactics, interactive cases and panel discussions with a multidisciplinary faculty of gastroenterologists, surgeons and internists.

As a result of attending this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the risks and benefits of proton pump inhibitor therapy and how to step up or step down to use the least amount of medication to control symptoms
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare patients for diagnostic esophageal work up
  • Define basic principles of work up of reflux in a patient
  • Analyze how to exclude other esophageal disorders other than reflux in a patient who has heartburn type symptoms
  • Summarize management of reflux in terms of diet, lifestyle, medications and surgery

Program Agenda

Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Breakfast and registration

  • 8 a.m.


  • 8:10 a.m.

    Foundation and First Steps of Reflux Disease

  • 8:40 a.m.

    Struggling to Swallow: How to Approach the Patient with Dysphagia Symptoms

  • 9 a.m.

    Above and Beyond the Esophagus: Atypical Symptoms of GERD

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Getting to Right Diagnosis: Interactive Case Presentations


  • 9:40 a.m.

    Panel Q&A

  • 9:50 a.m.


  • 10 a.m.

    From Heartburn to Cancer: Barrett’s Esophagus

  • 10:20 a.m.

    Fundoplication Fixes and Fears: The Benefit and Risks of Surgical Anti Reflux Surgery

  • 10:40 a.m.

    Minimally Invasive Anti Reflux Options

  • 11 a.m.

    Refill or Reduce? Risks of PPI Therapy

  • 11:20 a.m.

    Panel Q&A


  • 11:40 a.m.


    Boxed lunch provided

  • Lecture During Box Lunches

    12 p.m.

    Dealing with Diet

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Optimizing Options for Overweight Patient

  • 12:50 p.m.

    Panel Q&A

  • 12:55 p.m.

    Break out to rooms for last session

  • Break Out Sessions

    1 p.m.

    What to Do with the Patient Who Still Has Heartburn?

    (Geared for MDs and DOs)

  • When to Work Up and How Fast to Escalate?

    (Geared for midlevels and RNs)

  • 1:45 p.m.

    Wrap Up

  • 2 p.m.


Accreditation and Credit Designation


The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Continuing Education Credit

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Roberts Hospital
17th Floor Conference Center

The conference is held at the Roberts Hospital on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas campus.

The Baylor University Medical Center campus encompasses many hospital buildings, programs and office buildings. A variety of parking options are available, including self-park, valet, covered parking and private lots.

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Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospital
17th Floor Conference Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246






All Residents / Fellows / Medical Students


Cancellation and Refund Policy

We request that all conference attendees pre-register to assure the availability of all conference materials. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after July 11, 2018. Refunds will be provided to registrants who cancel their registration in writing up to July 11, 2018.

The conference organizers will not be responsible for reimbursement of airline fees and other accommodation expenses. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but we cannot guarantee seating or conference materials the day of the conference.

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