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The LA LIVE! Symposium is designed to improve endoscopy practice through live case presentations from leading centers in Southern California, hands-on demonstrations and interactive educational lectures delivered by leading experts. The proposed topics for the 2023 LA LIVE! course are included in the agenda button, located below.


The LA LIVE! Symposium will be held on June 16, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM online and at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point. This will be an optional add-on course to the GI Symposium. CME credits will be offered. Lunch is provided.  Registration for this optional program is available to you when you register for the main course. 

​For questions or inquiries please contact the SCSG via email at



The LA LIVE! Course Directors                  

Raman (Venkatara) Muthusamy, MD, MAS

Kenneth Chang, MD                             

Simon Lo, MD, FACP                             

Thomas Savides, MD

Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD

Target Audience

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.


Statement of Need 

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


Learning Objectives

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.

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