Physicians and health care professionals are invited to attend a one-day symposium, “Frontiers in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease” sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School, Saturday, Feb. 11.

Gastroenterology (GI) specialists from the McGovern Medical School affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and other world-renowned gastroenterologists will provide an in-depth look at advancements in technology, controversial topics, and treatments of GI and liver disease. The goal is to educate and create awareness among health care providers on topics presented at the symposium.

Highlights of this conference include:

  • Topics of Interest in Colonic Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • New Perspective in Luminal Gastroenterology
  • Advanced Endoscopy in 2017
  • Controversies in Liver Disease

The educational event directed by Moises Nevah, M.D. and Nirav Thosani, M.D., M.H.A., assistant professors of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in the Department of Internal Medicine, will be held 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Conference Room at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

McGovern Medical School faculty presenters include John S. Bynon, M.D., director of immunology and organ transplant and Erik Wilson, M.D., FACS, vice chair in the Department of Surgery; faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine Marc Catalano, M.D; Reena V. Chokshi, M.D.; Abhishek Choudhary, M.D.; Andrew Dupton, M.D.; Atilla Ertan, M.D., Sushovan Guha, M.D., Ph.D.; Victor Machicao, M.D., Erik Rahimi, M.D.; Jennifer Shroff, M.D.; Shashideep Singhal, M.D.; Hani Zamil, M.D.; and Mamoun Younes, M.D. in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The Advanced Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  To register and for more information, visit the website at