John G. McHutchison, MD

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June 19, 2000

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Introduction

This 7th annual teaching conference directed by David Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP, FACG; Kees Huibregtse, MD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP, FACG, Los Angeles, California, provided an intensive and comprehensive review of the technical and clinical aspects of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and related techniques by combining 18 didactic lectures, 14 hours of live ERCP demonstrations from Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a session devoted to ERCP nursing for GI nurses and technicians, meet-the-professor sessions for physicians and nurses, and discussion of cases provided by members of the audience. The symposium maintained its international flavor through the affiliations of the 3 course directors and through an invited faculty that included Dr. Sydney Chung from Hong Kong, Dr. Jacques Deviere from Brussels, Dr. Gregory Haber from Toronto, Dr. Glen Lehman from Indianapolis, and local faculty from Torrance, UCLA, UCSD, and the local community in Southern California: Dr. Binesh Batra (Bellflower-Kaiser Permanente Medical Center), Rudolf Bedford (UCLA), Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller (UCSD), Dr. Jerome Cohen (Torrance Memorial Medical Center), Dr. Richard Corlin (Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group-Santa Monica), Dr. David Diehl (Olive View-UCLA Medical Center), Dr. Viktor Eysselein (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center), Dr. Eric Lee (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center), Yvonne Minh, RN (Torrance MMC), Dr. Howard Reber (UCLA), Dr. James Sattler (Torrance MMC), Dr. Peter Sender (Kaiser Permanente Harbor City), Heather Shay, RN (Torrance MMC), Loretta So, RN (UCLA), Dr. Bruce Stabile (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center), and Dr. Robert Zipser (Foothills Gastroenterology Medical Associates).

Initial reaction from the more than 300 attendees was very positive, with many enthusiastic responses assessing this to be one of the best ERCP courses ever presented.

Made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Schering.

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