UPMC Pittsburgh Gut Club

October 22, 2020

WEBCASTS: Thursday, Oct. 1, Thursday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 

Course Director: Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh

The UPMC Pittsburgh Gut Club is a gastroenterology education and networking series designed to bring novel and relevant subspecialty advancements to the Greater Pittsburgh region. All gastroenterologists, physicians, and allied health professionals are encouraged to attend.

6 p.m. Welcome, Registration, Visit Sponsors 
6:30 p.m. Lecture & Discussion 
7:30 p.m. Adjourn and Visit Sponsors 
8 p.m. Sponsorship Website Closes 

Series of Lectures

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 
Management of Cirrhosis: New Concepts 
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD 


Professor of Medicine
Chief, Digestive Diseases 
Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C Resource Center, VA-CT Healthcare System
Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Yale Liver Center, Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 

Learn more and register.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 
Obesity and Endoscopic Management Strategies 
Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc 


Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Director of Endoscopy, Brigham & Womens Hospital
Director, Bariatric Endoscopy Fellowship Program, Brigham & Womens Hospital
Boston, MA 

Learn more and register.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 
From POEM to Duodenoscope Contamination: Lessons in Biodesign Thinking for Clinician-Innovators 
Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD 


Vice Chair of Medicine and Neurosciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Innovation Management, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business 
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology 
Director, Amos Food Body and Mind Center
Baltimore, MD 

Learn more and register.

Sponsored By

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC, and UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Please email Joy Merusi at joj2@pitt.edu with any questions.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Other health care professionals are awarded 1 continuing education unit (CEU) which is equal to 1 contact hour. 

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.