Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD Digestive Motility Symposium

July 27-29, 2012

Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel, Bedford, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by

The Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD) and the University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)
AGMD International Corporate Headquarters
12 Roberts Drive, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
Telephone: 781-275-1300 • Fax: 781-275-1304
E-mail: digestive.motility@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

On behalf of the Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD) and the University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education, we would like to extend an invitation for you to attend our July 27-29, 2012 AGMD Digestive Motility Symposium taking place at the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel in Bedford, Mass.

Co-Chairs

Co-chairs will be Dr. Alex Flores: Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; Dr. Christopher Lahr; Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Asssociate Professor, Division of General Surgery, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MI; Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo: Chief of Gastroenterology and Director, GI Motility Services and Specialized Procedures, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Statement of Need

The July 2012 AGMD Digestive Motility Symposium has been developed in order to improve clinical care and patient outcome as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment modalities in patients with digestive motility diseases and disorders , including the benefits of assessing and implementing a nutritional program towards the needs of these patients, and in addition, to understand the many challenges of these patients and their family members in order to better address their needs, communicate accurate information, and achieve proper diagnoses and more effective treatments.

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Overview

This symposium will provide an overview into digestive motility diseases and disorders affecting pediatric and adult patients. It will focus on clinical features, symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis, various treatments, nutritional aspects and options available as well as research that is presently being conducted in order to improve knowledge and competency in this specialized field of gastroenterology. In addition, the symposium will provide awareness of the impact of digestive motility disease on family members and offer insight from the patient’s perspective on living with digestive motility diseases and disorders.

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of the symposium, participants should:

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Who Should Attend

This symposium will be beneficial to physicians, (especially gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, surgeons and primary care physicians), nurses, basic science and clinical researchers, nutritionists, dietitians, pharmaceutical representatives, biotech corporations, home infusion servers, nutritional companies, home healthcare professionals, patients, family members, caregivers, social workers, and those in the community interested in digestive motility diseases and disorders.

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Acknowledgements

Financial contributions and supporters of this program will be acknowledged in print at the symposium.

Exhibiting Information

For exhibiting information, contact Mary-Angela DeGrazia-DiTucci at the Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD). Telephone: 781-275-1300, E-mail: digestive.motility@gmail.com or visit the AGMD Web site at www.agmd-gimotility.org.

About AGMD Symposiums

AGMD holds a major digestive motility symposium for medical and scientific professionals as well as patients, family members, and the general public. These successful events have been paramount in the exchange of pertinent and current information regarding this specialized field of gastroenterology. They have also served as an educational forum into gaining insight not only from experts in the field of digestive motility diseases and disorders, but from the patients' perspective and family members as well.

Our programs have received the prestigious endorsements of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.

We hope you will consider attending our AGMD Digestive Motility Symposium. We look forward with great anticipating, to seeing you at this exciting and major event.