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Jared Price
Program Coordinator

Every Tuesday
7:00—8:30am MST

Digestive diseases affect a vast number of people in the United States, 60 to 70 million people per the NIDDK and NIH. In 2010 data was compiled by the CDC and noted on the NDDIC website that 21.7 million people of the affected individuals were hospitalized due to complications of their respective digestive disease.

Currently there is also a massive shortage of gastroenterologists in the state of Utah and across the Mountain West. The AAMC and Center for Workforce Studies completed a study that concluded that in 2012 “332 Physicians Needed Annually to Meet Increased Demand” in Utah, with gastroenterologists listed as a major component of this amplified need.

Fortunately, we are able to provide a gastroenterology service and resource for providers to develop and enhance their capacity to treat and manage their patients with gastroenterology conditions. 

CME Credit

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION:  The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

How Project ECHO GI Care Benefits Patients

Over 40 percent of our liver failure and post-transplant recipients live more than 150 miles from the University of Utah Hospital. We create a high quality, cost effective method to provide continuing pre- and post-transplant care for these patients in their local communities. In addition, we can provide guidance for overall liver health from simple nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to steatohepatitis, or NASH.

GI & Liver Care ECHO meets every Tuesday from 7:00–8:30 MST. We routinely have didactic sessions presented, which are generally posted on our calendar and made available under the "Past Seminar Videos" section on the bottom of this page following the day of the presentation.


Session Schedule

ECHO Date Clinical Update Title
9/25/2018 Primary Biliary Cholangilitis
10/2/2018 Primary Biliary Cholangilitis, part 2
10/9/2018 How to assess liver injury tests
10/30/2018 Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
11/13/2018 Managing Cirrhosis: what medications to use, how and when to evaluate for SBP
11/27/2018 Evaluating Liver Masses
12/11/2018 Microbiome and the Liver 
12/25/2018 Christmas 
1/1/2019 New Year's Day
1/8/2019 HCV nuances - HIV/HCV coinfection treatment
1/22/2019 Basics of Hepatitis B
2/5/2018 The Liver and Herbal Medicine
2/19/2018 Fatty Liver and NASH
3/5/2018 Autoimmune Hepatitis
3/19/2018 Transplant basics - when to refer, qualifications
4/2/2018 Hemochromatosis
4/16/2018 Special Considerations (e.g. pregnancy)

Previous Sessions

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