GI Nursing Summit 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Course materials: The links below will open PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations or reference materials which you may download for your use. Updates will be posted as they become available. Course materials will remain online for our participants for 30 days following the conference date. If you have trouble accessing the materials, please contact Virginia Mason Continuing Nursing Education at (206) 583-6567 or email

Conference Agenda
0700-0800: Registrations and Breakfast
0800-0810: Welcome & Review Objectives
0810-0830: Mary Cranny – VM Patient Family Partner
0830-0930: Keynote Address: Meet Your Inner Microbial Zoo: New Technologies for Studying the Human Microbiome, Elhanan Borenstein, PhD
0930-0950: Break
0950-1050: A New Millennium: Biopharmaceuticals, the Changing Care of IBD Patients, James Lord, MD, PhD
1050-1100: 10 Minute Stretch Break
1100-1130: What is Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Asma Siddique, MD
1130-1230: Lunch
1230-1330: Trends, Tools, and Technologies: Getting Excited about GI, Panel Discussion
1330-1350: Break
1350-1420: Novel Endoscopic Bariatric Innovations, Michael Larsen, MD
1420-1520: Navigating Pancreatic Cancer, Hilary Turnberg, RN
1520-1530: Closing Remark