PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. For additional information call the CME Registrar at 206-543-1050.

This program is specifically designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, GI nurses and other health care providers who treat patients with digestive diseases and who are interested in staying abreast of GI research and state-of-the-art clinical practices. A distinguished and experienced GI faculty panel will share this knowledge through presentation of selected and relevant research findings presented at the major national meeting of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Societies (i.e. Digestive Disease Week: DDW 2014).Topics include the diagnosis and treatment of GI and liver diseases, evidence-based research affecting the practice of clinical gastroenterology and new developments in GI endoscopic diagnosis and treatment.

Parking Directions

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

• Discuss the most relevant research findings presented at Digestive Disease Week 2014
• Define recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of GI and liver diseases
• Discuss the state-of-the-art of colorectal cancer screening
• Discuss evidence-based research that affects the practice of clinical gastroenterology
• Define new developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy

Fees and Registration
MD/DO/PhD $95
Allied Health $45
Resident/Fellow $45

The fee for this course includes catering, all instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To ensure enrollment, please complete the enclosed registration form and forward it with the appropriate tuition or register online at uwcme.org. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

Conference Syllabus is Going Green
Syllabus materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available from June 4 - July 3, 2014, for registrants to print and/or download. A booklet with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference.

Attendance Policy
Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced. 

Cancellation Policy
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by May 28, 2014. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following May 28, 2014. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact CME Registrar with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.
Bryan Balmadrid, MD, MS
Assistant Professor,
Seattle, WA
Jason Dominitz, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA
Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Seattle, WA
Cynthia Ko, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Seattle, WA
Shirley Paski, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Hugo R. Rosen, MD, FACP
Portland, OR
Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following hotels are located near the conference site. To make reservations, please call the hotels directly. No room block has been reserved

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.634.2000 or 800.899.0251
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.526.5200 or 800.205.6940
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME Conference rate


Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a totally self-sustaining
unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration and credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation,and may include food, alcohol, taxes, and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at: 206.543.1050 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at:
206.543.6450/Voice ? 206.543.6452/TTY ? 206.685.7264/Fax ? email: dso@u.washington.edu