Gastroenterology Medical Update for GPs hosted by Sydney Adventist Hospital

Event:  Gastroenterology Medical Update for GPs

Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time: 7:00 – 9.00pm
Cost: Free

Register: Via Zoom by 5.00pm Wednesday December 8 2021.

Speakers & Topics

Polyp screening and surveillance – getting it right

Dr Saurabh Gupta, BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACP
This presentation will discuss current best practice guidelines and recommendations regarding colonoscopy indications and surveillance intervals for adenomas. Basic and advanced polypectomy techniques will also be presented via short videos.

Dr Gupta is a gastroenterologist with special interest in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Endoscopy Faculty within the Gastroenterology Society of Australia and Section Head of Gastroenterology at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Dr Gupta is skilled in minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the diagnosis and management of neoplastic lesions in the GI tract.

Fatty liver – the next bulging pandemic

Dr Tao Lam, MBBS(Syd) FRACP BDS(Syd) MM(Syd)
This presentation aims to increase awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Identifying patients who are at risk of NAFLD, understanding diagnosis, management and surveillance will be discussed.

Dr Lam is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist working at Westmead and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. She has a particular interest in liver disease, such the management of viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease. She performs and reports on fibroscan for the assessment of liver fibrosis.

Faecal incontinence and the role for anorectal manometry; complex fistula in ano

Dr Assad Zahid, MBBS BSc(Med) MS MPhil FRACS
You will learn about the high prevalence of faecal incontinence in the community and the staged management plan of this problem. Furthermore we will shed light on the new management options for complex fistula in ano.

Dr Zahid is a specialist colorectal surgeon. He has special interests in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgery, colorectal cancer, complex proctology, faecal incontinence, hernia and pilonidal surgery. He is also actively involved in research having completed a Master of Surgery, a Master of Philosophy and currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in surgical education and training.

IBD management – biological agents and their safety

Dr Aviv Pudipeddi, MBBS (Hons1) FRACP
This presentation will highlight the various biological agents that an increasing number of IBD patients are using. This will include a discussion on their side effects and what you can do/‘what to look out for’ as a GP if you have an IBD patient on a biological agent.

Dr Pudipeddi is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist who is experienced in managing multiple conditions including reflux, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, as well as performing bowel cancer screening. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He is passionate about providing individualised quality care to his patient