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Changing Definitions of Esophageal Disorders

  • 13 May 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Join us for a virtual presentation on the changing definitions of esophageal disorders on Thursday, May 13th at 17:00 GMT. Find out what’s new in Chicago Classification #4 including new diagnosis and manometry testing of esophageal motor disorders, and refractory GERD.

Join us online on Thursday, May 13th at 17:00 GMT or:

Seattle 10:00-11:30 PDT
Chicago 12:00-13:30 CDT
New York 13:00-14:30 EDT
Paris 19:00-20:30 CEST
Russia 20:00-21:30 MSK

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Ronnie Fass, Metro Health Medical Center, USA

Ronnie Fass, MD, is the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center, Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and head of the Esophageal and Swallowing Program at the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio. He is also a tenured professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fass did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he later became a Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California in Los Angeles where he focused on GI motility and functional bowel disorders.

Dr. Fass has served in leadership positions in many societies. He is the former treasurer of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society as well as the chair of the education committee. The former member of the Nominating Committees of the Upper GI Section and Neurogastroenterology and Motility of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He has served as the chair of the Functional Esophageal Disorders committee for Rome IV, Membership committee of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, Practice Parameter Committee and Audio Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Publication Committee of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He has also served as a member of the management committee of the journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Currently Dr. Fass serves as a member of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) Guidelines and Publications committee, member of the ACG Digital communications and publications committee, member of The American Forgut Society (AFS) annual meeting planning committee and research committee, member of the International Society of Diseases of the esophagus (ISDE), education committee and the ACG GI on demand task force steering committee. In addition, Dr. Fass has served on the ANMS/EMS consensus group for Refractory GERD, as a core team member of Chicago Classification 4.0, The EndoFlip experts panel working group and he is the representative of the AFS on the multi-society guidelines for endoscopy credentialing. Moreover, Dr. Fass has served as a member of many committees in different GI societies.


Rena Yadlapati, Associate Professor, Center for Esophageal Diseases, University of California, USA

Dr. Rena Yadlapati is Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and medical director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Yadlapati completed her internal medicine residency at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and completed a clinical gastrointestinal fellowship training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, followed by a two-year T32 research fellowship in gastrointestinal physiology and psychology and a one-year advanced fellowship in esophageal disorders at Northwestern. She also holds a Master of Science in health services and outcomes research.

Dr. Yadlapati specializes in esophageal conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, and Barrett's esophagus. Dr. Yadlapati has expertise in interpreting esophageal manometry, reflux monitoring and functional lumen imaging probe. As an active NIH funded clinician scientist, Dr. Yadlapati’s research focuses on personalized care approaches for GERD and non-response to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Dr. Yadlapati is the lead author of the Chicago Classification version 4.0, and a co-author of national guidelines for achalasia and esophageal physiologic testing. Dr. Yadlapati serves on the board of directors of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Institute as well as the American Foregut Society. She has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Yadlapati feels that each patient with esophageal complaints is unique, and that their care should be personalized using state-of-the-art concepts and team-based approaches to provide the highest quality of care.

Frank Zerbib, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Bordeaux University, France

Frank Zerbib is professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Bordeaux University. He trained in gastroenterology in Bordeaux and graduated in 1992. He received a doctorate in physiology in 1999 from Nantes University for research work performed there in Pr JP Galmiche’s laboratory. He was appointed as Professor of Gastroenterology in 2002.

Frank Zerbib is head of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Oncology department in Bordeaux University Hospital. His is the former president of the French Group of Neuro-Gastroenterology, General Secretary of the French Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE) and president of the Board of physicians in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. He is currently member of the ESNM steering committee and associate editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He is a member of the Rome Foundation committee and the Chicago Group for the classification of esophageal motor disorders.

His main research topics are esophageal motility disorders and gastro-esophageal reflux disease and pathophysiology of gastro-esophageal junction Pr Zerbib has a long-lasting experience in GI endoscopy, functional GI disorders and IBD in both clinical practice and clinical studies.

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