Gastroenterology specialists from McGovern Medical School and other physicians are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium, set for Feb. 8-9.

The symposium will be held in the Liberty Hall of the JW Marriott Galleria (5150 Westheimer Rd.) and provides an in-depth look at the latest advancements in technology, controversial topics, and treatments of GI and liver disease. This year’s event focuses on “Frontiers in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2019” and features a new Houston Live Endoscopy Course for both days of the symposium. The event is intended to educate and enhance awareness on various topics such as the importance of pancreatic cancer screening, surgical techniques for obesity, and current concepts and pitfalls in colorectal screening.

The event begins Friday, Feb. 8 with registration at 1:15 p.m. with video and panel discussions throughout the day. The first day concludes with a networking dinner 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule begins with breakfast and registration at 7:15 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

Course directors for the event are Brooks D. Cash, M.D., chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Department of Internal Medicine; Moises I. Nevah, M.D., associate professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; and Nirav Thosani, M.D., assistant professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Early registration for physicians costs $100 and $35 for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Early registration closes Jan. 21. For more information, visit the event’s website here.