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The Southern California Society of Gastroenterology (SCSG) is proud to offer the 2022 SCSG GI Symposium, being held online and in-person at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, CA. 


General Session is held from 8:00AM Saturday, June 17 through 12:00PM on Sunday, June 18.  The GI Symposium general session places primary emphasis on GI conditions and will deliver updates in GI from DDW, comprehensive education on inflammatory bowel disease, functional GI, endoscopy related topics and upper GI disorders, as these fields are rapidly evolving and new data are continuously presented and published. 

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.



The goal of this program is to provide important clinical and scientific data on the management of gastrointestinal disorders.



Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe new data as it pertains to the implications and options for patients as it pertains to their continued care

  • Apply updated guidelines for care for chronic liver and GI related diseases

  • Discuss future directions of therapeutics, diagnostics, and technology in the management of GI and liver diseases

GI Symposium Co-Chairs


Gareth Dulai, MD, MSHS

SCPMG Downey Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA


Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Ke-Qin Hu, MD

University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Orange, CA


General Session Faculty


Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH,


Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

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Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, MS,


Virginia Commonwealth University

McGuire VA Medical Center

Richmond, VA

Brooks D. Cash, MD,


UT Health Science Center at Houston

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX


Amar R. Deshpande, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL


Marianne Fahmy, MD

Kaiser Permanente

Los Angeles, CA

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Norman Gitlin, MD

Southern California Liver Center

San Clemente, CA


Samir Gupta, MD, MSCS

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA


Steven-Huy Han, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

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David Kunkel, MD

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA


Folasade (Fola) May, MD, PhD, MPhil

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

Los Angeles, CA


Sammy Saab, MD, MPH

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA


Thomas Savides, MD

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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Andrea Shin, MD, MS

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN

Vanessa M. Shami, MD

University of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville, VA

Siddharth Singh, MD

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology (SCSG). MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


MOC Designation

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.75 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.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies relevant financial relationships with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Reported relevant financial relationships are mitigated by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of an ineligible company.

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