Enhancing patient care with knowledge from a gastrointestinal conference
Michael Weisberg MD will attend the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy 43rd Annual Texas Meeting in Austin from September 22 to 23. This annual conference features experts from all over the United States who will speak on the latest topics in gastroenterology. Our Plano gastroenterologist plans to bring the knowledge he gains back to his patients.
Areas of interest for Dr. Weisberg at the gastrointestinal conference
Our Plano gastroenterologist is excited about several lectures at the gastrointestinal conference.
- Keynote lecture on Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s esophagus is a complication of acid reflux disease that can lead to esophageal cancer. Dr. Weisberg will learn about the latest screening and monitoring recommendations for Barrett’s esophagus.
- Lecture on proton pump inhibitors. Almost daily, patients express concerns about the potential side effects of drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. These drugs treat ulcers, acid reflux and chronic abdominal pain. There is conflicting evidence about the side effects of these drugs, so Dr. Weisberg is looking forward to hearing a national expert speak on this topic.
- Lecture on the new age of biologics. Biologics have been used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for years, but their usage is constantly changing as we learn more about achieving complete remission using these drugs. There are also new biologics available, so this promises to be a lecture full of valuable information. Our Plano gastroenterologist will also attend a separate lecture on the topic of withdrawing biologics in inflammatory bowel disease.
- Lecture on treatment options for NASH. NASH stands for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, or fatty liver. Fatty liver affects overweight patients. It causes the liver to be overwhelmed with fat cells, which causes inflammation and scarring. In 20% of patients, it leads to cirrhosis of the liver. Weight loss can help with this condition, but it can be difficult to achieve. Dr. Weisberg is interested to learn more ways to help patients.
An informative gastrointestinal conference
The Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy is always one of the best gastrointestinal meetings of the year. It brings the nation’s top speakers and Texas’ experts together for two days of education. Our Plano gastroenterologist is looking forward to learning at this meeting and bringing the knowledge back to share with his patients and colleagues.
If you’re interested in partnering with a Plano gastroenterologist who keeps up with the latest developments in the field, contact us to schedule an appointment.