2023 Pediatric GI for Primary Care

Conference description

The focus of this conference is pediatric gastroenterology, specifically practical approaches to problems commonly seen in the office.

Conference date

June 9, 2023 (Virtual conference)

Target audience

This course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals who provide care to children and adolescents.

Friday, June 9

8:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introduction    

8:10      Constipation Management - Chelsea Doherty,  MSN, RN, CPNP

8:40      Psychosocial Impact of Constipation and Encopresis - Kurt Freeman, PhD

9:10      Surgical Management of Severe Constipation - Mubeen Jafri, MD

9:40      Question and Answer Panel    

10:00    Abdominal Pain Workup and How to Approach Patients When It's Negative - Ruth Duffield, MSN, FNP, CWOCN

10:30    Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain - Gillian Lam, MD

11:00    Psychological Impact of Functional Disorders - Jacklyn Stellway, PsyD

11:30    Question and Answer Panel    

11:45    LUNCH    

12:45    Eosinophilic Esophagitis Diagnosis and Management - Nathalie Nguyen, MD

1:45      Allergy Elimination Diet - Briza York, RD, CSP, LD, CD

2:15      Question and Answer Panel    

2:35      When Are GI Bleeds Worrisome? - Albert Shan, MD

3:05      When Do We Get Worried About Elevated AST/ALT? - Henry Lin, MD, MBA

3:35      Question and Answer Panel    

3:50      Closing Session - Feedback and Topic Suggestions for 2024    

4:15      ADJOURN    

Course fees

Registration fee:  $185

Cancellation policy

A $35.00 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received on or before June 5, 2023. We are unable to issue refunds after that date. Email cme@ohsu.edu should you need to cancel.

American Medical Association


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


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Part II


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Course Faculty

Karen Anstey, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Section of Allergy and Immunology), OHSU

Chelsea Doherty,  MSN, RN, CPNP, Instructor of (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) (Gastroenterology & Hepatology), OHSU

Ruth Duffield, MSN, FNP, CWOCN, Nurse Practitioner of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology), OHSU

Elizabeth Fialkowski, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery), OHSU

Kurt Freeman, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics Director, Behavioral Pediatrics Treatment Program, OHSU

Gillian Lam, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology & Oncology), OHSU

Henry Lin, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Division Head

Nathalie Nguyen, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado

Albert Shan, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology), OHSU

Jacklyn Stellway, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, OHSU

Briza York, RD, CSP, LD, CD, Clinical Dietitian Specialist of Clinical Nutrition, OHSU


E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact the Division of Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.