7th Annual Exploring Frontiers in the Management of Digestive and Liver Disorders - EXHIBIT REGISTRATION

Houston, TX US
August 19, 2022


You are NOT confirmed to exhibit until you register.

Registration deadline: August 12, 2022 


Dear Corporate Partner,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join our upcoming certified continuing education conference which will take place both live and virtually (hybrid) on Friday, August 19, 2022, in Houston, Texas. This course will address the challenge of defining the role of new technologies, disease entities and therapies in everyday clinical practice by presenting the latest evidence-based information on diagnostics and therapeutics in digestive disorders. This course will be relevant to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents/felloes, students, and researcher in gastroenterology, GI surgery, colorectal surgery, internal medicine and hepatology. We estimate that this hybrid symposium will attract over 125 attendees – all potential customers for your products and services. Exhibiting at this symposium provides an opportunity to gain close personal interaction with an engages and interested target audience. In addition to participating live, you will also have the opportunity to further showcase your company’s website, products, social media, and pharmaceutical info through a webpage unique to this activity. Take full advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your company and products to your target market.



Exhibiting will showcase your products and services with target audiences who will attend this Symposium. Further benefits of exhibiting at the 7th Annual David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders: Exploring Frontiers in the Management of Digestive and Liver Disorders conference include:

  • Exposure to over 125 attendees, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents/fellows
  • Dedicated time during breaks to allow attendees to visit your exhibitor booth
  • Build visibility for your company in a competitive marketplace
  • Expand your prospective position and strengthen existing customer relationships
  • Recognition in the program syllabus and other conference materials

Exhibitor Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


FEE: $1,200.00

  • One 6’ x 3’ table top exhibit with two chairs
    • Exhibit table will be in either the main hallway of the main exhibit room. Preference for booth location will be based on the order in which the applications are received.
    • Exhibiting companies may send a maximum of two (2) representatives to staff their exhibit table.
    • Company logo will be located on the virtual exhibit page
    • Recognition in the webpage & activity materials

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  • Define and diagnose metabolic associated liver disease
  • List the indications for endoscopic approaches to the management of obesity
  • Recognize when to recommend surgery for a patient with MAFLD and be able to counsel the patients on expectations for outcomes
  • Assess and manage GERD patients who do not respond to a PPI
  • Choose the optimal biologic therapy for any given IBD patient
  • List indications and outcome for GPOEM in the management of gastroparesis
  • Demonstrate the use of EndoFLIP in the assessment of patients with esophageal disorders
  • Provide the updated recommendations for CRC screening
  • Define the impact of the COVID pandemic on the management of CRC
  • Describe the role of surgery in the management of CRC metastases and of neo-adjuvant immunotherapy in rectal cancer
  • List validated quality measures for colorectal surgery
  • Describe the impact of biologic therapy on surgery for IBD
  • Evaluate the role of simulation in the development of surgical skills and of robotics in outcomes from colorectal surgery
  • Identify how to effectively manage small bowel obstruction
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/19/2022 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/19/2022 - 5:00pm CDT
Time Topic Speaker
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
7:50Welcome and Introductions  
 Session I: Metabolic Liver
Session Chairs: Sudha Kodali, MD, MSPH; Rashid Khan, MD
8:00MAFLD: What Is It?David W. Victor, III, MD
8:20Endoscopic Management of Obesity and Metabolic Liver DiseaseThomas R. McCarty, MD, MPH
8:40Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Management of MAFLDGarth P. Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS
9:30Break and Exhibits
10:00Special Guest Speaker: The Management of Patients with GERD Symptoms Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibitors Stuart J. Spechler, MD
 Session II: Esophagus/Upper GI/Intestinal Disease
Session Chairs: Patrick R. Reardon, MD, FACS; Hani Zamil, MD, CMQ
10:30Management of IBD 2022: So Many Options, How to Choose?Malcolm Irani, MD
10:50Endoscopic Management of Gastroparesis Sunil Dacha, MD
11:10Use of EndoFLIP in Foregut SurgeryMin P. Kim, MD
12:00 PMLunch and Exhibits
 H. Randolph Bailey Symposium *NEW THIS YEAR*
 Session III: Advances in Colorectal Disease
Session Chairs: A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACS, FAST; Michael J. Snyder, MD, FACS
1:00Screening for Colorectal CancerLisa Chen, MD, FACS
1:15The Impact of the Pandemic on Screening for Colorectal CancerDarren Pollock, MD, FACS
1:30Management of Colorectal Cancer Liver MetastasesCatherine Hambleton Davis, MD
1:45Neo-adjuvant Immunotherapy in Rectal CancerRodrigo Pedraza, MD
2:15Break and Exhibits
 Session IV: Advances in Colorectal Surgery
Session Chairs: H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS; Marianne V. Cusick, MD, FACS
2:45Special Guest Speaker: Quality and Leadership in Colorectal Surgery James W. Fleshman, MD, FACS
3:30Colorectal Surgery in the Era of Advanced Biologic Therapy Josh C. Coursey, MD, FACS
3:45Simulation-based Technical Skills Training for the Management of Colon, Rectal, and Anal DiseaseWilliam "Brian" Sweeney, MD, FACS
4:00Management of Small Bowel Obstruction Jose C. Muniz Castro, MD, MBA
4:15Laparotomy in the Age of Robotics; Dinosaur or HeroMarion Schertzer, MD, FACS
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States



Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD
David M Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders
Co-Director, Lynda K and David M Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
Professor of Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Texas A and M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University College Cork
James W. Fleshman, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX
Stuart J. Spechler, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Research
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Dallas, Texas
Lisa Chen, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)
Houston, Texas
Joshua C. Coursey, MD, FACS
Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Houston Colon, PLLC
Associate Program Director, University of Texas at Houston Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Houston, Texas
Marianne V. Cusick, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)
Houston, Texas
Catherine Hambleton Davis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Surgical Oncologist
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Jose C. Muniz Castro, MD, MPH
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)
Houston, Texas
Rodrigo Pedraza, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, Oregon
Darren R. Pollock, MD, FACS
Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic
Swedish Cancer Institute
Seattle, Washington
Marion Schertzer, MD, FACS
Michael J. Snyder, MD, FACS
Program Director Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)
Houston, Texas
William "Brian" Sweeney, MD, FACS
Director of Surgical Skills and Training
Associate Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland
H. Randolph Bailey, MD
Professor of Surgery
Deputy Chair, General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Sunil Dacha, MD
Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine
Houston Methodist Academic institute
Assistant Clinical Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Interventional Gastroenterologist
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Houston Methodist
Garth P. Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Houston Methodist Department of Surgery
A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACS, FAST
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Department of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Malcom Irani, MD
Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology
Houston Methodist
Rashid Khan, MD
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Min P. Kim, MD
David M. Underwood Distinguished Professor of Surgery in Digestive Disorders, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Sudha Kodali, MD, MSPH
Transplant Hepatologist, Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Thomas R. McCarty, MD, MPH
Gastroenterology, Interventional and Bariatric Endoscopy
Houston Methodist
Patrick R. Reardon, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Hani Zamil, MD, CMQ
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates


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