Dates: September 12, 2019

Esophageal symptoms are heterogeneous and have overlapping differential diagnoses that require a logical flow process to determine the cause and a personalized approach.  Achalasia is the prototype esophageal motility disorder and an understanding of the presentation and treatment of this disease will provide a strong foundation for the management of esophageal diseases. 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar you should be able to:

  • Learn which diagnostics tests are most helpful in the evaluation of dysphagia and how to implement these tools in an efficient care model. 
  • Understand how to classify esophageal motor disorders to inform treatment. 
  • Learn how to personalize interventions for achalasia and other esophageal motor abnormalities. 

    In addition to an in depth presentation, attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session. The recorded session is included in your registration fee.
Course Director

John E. Pandolfino, MD
Northwestern University 
Chicago, IL

Dr. Pandolfino is the Hans Popper Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine.  He currently splits his time between clinical practice and research where he is funded by the NIH to study the pathogenesis of dysphagia and the management of refractory GERD.  He is also funded by industry where his focus is on developing new technologies to study esophageal function and new therapeutics to manage GERD and achalasia.  He is on the editorial board of Gastroenterology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology and is the President-elect of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Chair of the Neurogastroenterology Motility Section at the AGA.  He has a complicated  specialty esophageal practice focused on refractory cases of GERD and treatment failures in esophageal motility disorders.  He is also the PI of an NIH T32 grant and continues to mentor the next generation of esophageal specialists and researchers.

Registration Fees

Member Pricing
Individual Webinar: $99

Nonmember Pricing
Individual Webinar: $149

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