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CDDW™ 2017 Video Release Schedule

Basic Science

Proteolytic bacteria promote innate immune activation and gluten-induced pathology in mice - Dr. Heather Galipeau
Inflammasome activation coordinates intestinal mucosal defense against the enteric bacterial pathogen S. enterica - Dr. Shauna Crowley


Intestinal metaplasia/early gastric cancer - Dr. Daniel von Renteln
How to Screen a Patient with a Family History of Adenoma(s) - Dr. David Lieberman


Improving compliance with colonoscopy surveillance interval guidelines  - Dr. Mark Borgaonkar
Developing a competency-based performance metric of colonoscopy skills acquisition - Dr. Chang Wang
Predictors of patient reluctance to use split dose bowel preparation for early morning colonoscopies - Dr. Leigh Anne Shafer
Impact of the patient education website on the quality of outpatient bowel preparation - Dr. Matthew Suzuki
Capsule endoscopy guidelines - Dr. Lawrence Hookey
Assessing Colonoscopy Performance in BC Using DOPS - Dr. Jennifer Telford

Functional Bowel

Post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Dr. John Marshall
Evidence on Causality for Post-infectious Chronic GI Conditions - Dr. Mark Riddle


Success of enhanced primary care pathways in managing routine GI referrals - Dr. Kevin Rioux
Approaching new technologies and treatments in gastroenterology - Dr. Michael Camilleri
Advancing care in gastroenterology - Dr. Jonathan Meddings
Rapid Fire 2016 Journal Review


Linear growth impairment in Canadian children presenting with new onset IBD - Dr. Thomas Walters
How Acute Exposure to Enteropathogens May Cause Intestinal Inflammatory Disorders - Dr. Andre Buret
An ulcerative colitis E. coli pathobiont colonizes the intestinal mucosa of susceptible hosts and promotes colitis - Dr. Hyungjun Yang
Effect of fecal microbial transplant on microbial and phage composition in patients with C. difficile - Dr. Heekuk Park
IBD in pregnancy guidelines - Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen
Layers of Mucus Defense in the Gut - Dr. Malin Johansson
Host-Multibiome Interactions in Intestinal Inflammation - Dr. Lisa Osborne
Enterochromaffin Cells and 5-HT in Innate Mucosal Defense - Dr. Waliul Khan
Bioequivalence of Biosimilar Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Inhibitors Compared With Their Reference Biologics - Dr. Cynthia Seow
Roles for Intestinal Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi in Pathogenesis of IBD - Dr. David Mack


Clinical Uses of HCV Resistance Testing - Dr. Jean-Michel Pawlotsky
DAA Failures – What to Do and How to Treat - Dr. Mark Swain
Decompensated Patients – Treat Now or After Transplant? - Dr. Alnoor Ramji
Trends in hepatocellular carcinoma among people with HBV or HCV - Dr. David Wong


Evidence-based Dietary Management of IBD - Dr. Deanna Gibson
How to Design and Interpret Dietary Intervention Trials in IBD - Dr. Paul Moayyedi
Undernutrition and the Infant Intestinal Microbiota - Dr. Amee Manges
Interraction between Genes, Microbiota and Diet in IBD - Dr. Harry Sokol
High sugar diet reduces short chain fatty acid production and increases susceptibility to colitis - Dr. Amanpreet Gill
Celiac disease - Dr. David Armstrong

Upper GI

Barrett's Esophagus - Dr. Serge Mayrand
Eosinophilic esophagitis - Dr. Vishal Avinashi
Helicobacter pylori guidelines - Dr. Carlo Fallone

Basic Science

The endocannabinoid system of the gut-brain axis in energy homeostasis - Dr. Keith Sharkey


Polypectomy Techniques - Dr. Kevin Waschke
Endoscope Disinfection  - Dr. Michelle Alfa
comparing colonoscopy vs. oral capsule delivered fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for recurrent C. difficile infection - Dr. Dina Kao

Functional Bowel

Can We Diagnose IBS in IBD Patients? - Dr. Stephen Vanner


Pathways to Various Careers in Digestive Diseases - Dr. Sheila  Crowe
Career in Industry: A good option after a PhD - Dr. Kevin McHugh
A day in the life of a Scientific Editor - Dr. Sara Hamilton
A Press Release for My Research: So what? - Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia
What Healthcare Workers Should Know about How the Media Reports Research - Dr. Tom Blackwell
From Basic Research to Clinical Trials: How to conduct a good study (Panel Discussion) - Dr. Brian Feagan


Using T Cells as Drugs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Dr. Jens Vent-Schmidt
Semaphorin3E (Sema3E) regulates intestinal inflammation - Dr. Laëtitia Kermarrec
Loss of mesenchymal Bmps signaling synergizes with Trp53 mutation - Dr. Camille Ouellet
A serpin-producing Bifidobacteria improves gluten pathology in mice  - Dr. Jasmine Dong
Diagnosis of asthma associated with development of inflammatory bowel disease - Dr. Ellen Kuenzig
Fructooligosaccharide, inflammation and loss of microbial diversity following ileocecal resection - Dr. Michael Laffin
Preferences for care for active symptoms of IBD - Dr. Matthew Bernstein
PI3Kp110δ drives intestinal fibrosis in ship deficient mice - Dr. Yeung Lo
Prolonged fasting alters gut microbiome and protects against Salmonella-induced inflammation - Dr. Franziska Graef
Refractory IBD – A pediatric perspective - Dr. Sally Lawrence
On a Crossroad Between IBD and Celiac Disease - Dr. Premysl Bercik
Managing Refractory Abdominal Symptoms in IBD: Question & Answer -   
Using Big Data to Uncover the Epidemiology and Etiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Dr. Eric Benchimol
 Implications of Autophagy in Crohn’s Disease Pathogenesis - Dr. Dana Philpott
Choosing Immune Targets for Clinical Trials in IBD - Dr. Dana Philpott
Optimize Efficacy - Dr. Waqqas Afif
Optimize Safety - Dr. Jennifer Jones
Biosimilars – How do we make sure that we use them properly? - Dr. Niels Vande Casteele


Hard to Treat Ascites: Tips/Tricks - Dr. Geoffrey Dusheiko
Palliation for End-Stage Liver Disease - Dr. Puneeta Tandon
Prevention of Readmission in Cirrhotic Patients - Dr. Anna Lok
When to Stop Therapy? - Dr. Geoffrey Dusheiko
Reactivation in the Setting of Immunosuppression - Dr. Jordan Feld
Portal Hypertension Management - What changes from childhood to adult care?  - Dr. Simon Ling
Choosing Wisely Canada for Hepatology - Dr. Mayur Brahmania
Assessing the Costs of Liver Disease - Dr. Erin Kelly
Biologics for PSC? - Dr. Bertus Eksteen
Urso Non-Responders, What to Do? New Therapies - Dr. Christopher Bowlus
Predicting Mortality for Patients with PBC or PSC – Biomarkers and Beyond - Dr. Andrew Mason


Metabolic Communication in Development and Control of Obesity    - Dr. Elaine Holmes
Obesity and the Microbiome:  Fat on promises, thin on clinical data - Dr. Paul Moayyedi

Basic Science

Intrahepatic IL-22 correlates with advanced liver fibrosis and sensitizes HSC to TGF-β signaling  - Dr. Thomas Fabre
The molecular interplay between circulating miR-24, miR-223, and PCSK9 in hepatitis C-infected patients - Dr. Anastasia Hyrina


A journey in a yellow wood – a road less travelled  - Dr. Kenneth  Croitoru


Helminths and the education of anti-inflammatory macrophages - Dr. Derek McKay
HNF4alpha Nuclear Receptor and its Regulation of the Intestinal Stem Cell Niche - Dr. François Boudreau
Loss of Bmps signaling in Foxl1 subepithelial myofibroblasts impairs - Dr. Raphaëlle Servant
Role of Dormant Stem Cells in Intestinal Homeostasis - Dr. David Breault


An Update on Hepatitis B  - Dr. Anna Lok
An Update on Hepatitis C Treatment - Dr. Jordan Feld
NASH: Update on Diagnosis and Therapy - Dr. Keyur Patel
Liver type fatty acid binding protein (FABP1) levels improve performance - Dr. Constantine Karvellas
Circulating propionate and splanchnic vasodilation in cirrhosis  - Dr. Chelsea McDougall
Specialized multidisciplinary care in cirrhosis improves mortality and reduces acute care utilization - Dr. Michelle Carbonneau
Home exercise therapy is well tolerated and improves exercise capacity in patients with Child Pugh A and B cirrhosis  - Dr. Calvin Kruger
Treatment outcomes of HCV-infected patiens identified through the community pop-up clinic - Dr. Ghazaleh Kiani
Characterization of HCV infected PWID in the setting of clinical care in Canada (CAPICA): final results - Dr. Jordan Feld
Hepatitis B Elimination: Is it possible - Dr. Anna Lok
First year outcomes from a provincially funded non-fibrosis restricted hepatitis C treatment program in Prince Edward Island - Dr. Jordan Francheville
Reprogramming of exhausted T cells following cure of chronic viral infection - Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Hakeem
Population-based estimate of hepatitis C virus prevalence in Ontario, Canada - Dr. Jordan Feld
Novel E2 glycoprotein tetramer detects HCV-specific memory B cells  - Dr. Maude Boisvert
Metabolic Liver Disease - Dr. Eve Roberts
Metabolic Liver Disease in Children: Who can benefit from liver transplantation? - Dr. Simon Horslen


The Growing Problem of Food Allergies and Intolerances - Dr. Sheila Crowe


CDDW™ 2017 - Rapid Fire 2016 Journal Review (6 Section Three credits)

Claim 6 Section Three credits by completing this course. Begin the course by clicking on the button below and following the instructions in the "Description" tab.

This online activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section Three) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College and approved by The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) on 18/02/17 and expires on 02/2020.

This live session was held on March 6, 2017.

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