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OCTOBER 26 – JOURNEY THROUGH THE GI TRACT
Join Barb for a day-long journey through 33 feet of gastrointestinal tract and a few associated structures. This seminar covers the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the GI tract from top to bottom. Beginning with the mouth and oropharynx, this lecture discusses the teeth, the tongue, the mouth, the gums, the esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large bowel. Specific clinical entities include the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, tonsillitis and adenoiditis and growth disturbances, esophageal varices, eosinophilic esophagitis, the many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, NSAID gastropathy, peptic ulcer disease and H. pylori, Celiac disease, long-term consequences of gastric surgery and gastric sleeves for weight loss, diabetes and the GI tract, the many causes of diarrhea including C. difficile, food borne pathogens and gastroenteritis, the microbiome and weight gain and loss, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, colon cancer and rectal foreign objects. Barb discusses disease presentations as well as the newest treatment modalities for the above clinical conditions. The journey is entertaining, enlightening, and educational.

OCTOBER 27 – RENAL UPDATE: TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE
Join Barb for an entire day on everything you need to know about the kidney! Barb will refresh your memory on the structure and function of the kidney and correlate the numerous diseases and drugs that affect the renal system. She will discuss the kidney as an “innocent bystander” in diseases such as diabetes, lupus and heart failure. The lecture will also include an indepth discuss of the various lab tests used to interpret kidney function. You will leave this seminar with a much better understanding of the renal system and its clinical implications in health and disease.

Facilitator: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

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