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Meeting ID: 921 5972 0187
Passcode: 303672

Diversatek AFS Non-CME Presentation

Presentation of Title: Mucosal Integrity Testing: A New Diagnostic Modality in GERD and EoE

Overview: Mucosal alterations are the hallmark of chronicity associated with GERD and EoE. Current diagnostic tests rely on short term strategies which may not be optimal in accurate diagnosis and ultimate therapies in these conditions. Recent advent of the novel mucosal integrity testing allows providers to assess mucosal changes associated with GERD and EoE and establish the diagnosis at endoscopy within one minute. In this presentation we will discuss the scientific merit of this device and studies published in the field to familiarize the audience with this promising unique technique.

Speaker: Michael Fredrick Vaezi, M.D., Ph.D.

Credentials: Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology; Associate Chief and Clinical Director; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Directory Esophageal Center and Clinical Research; Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bio: Dr. Vaezi is currently a Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is the Associate Chief and Clinical Director of the Division and Director of Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Director of Clinical Research. He is immediate past Chair of the EGD Section of the AGA and is currently Associate Editor for Gastroenterology and member of the AGA research Council.

Dr. Vaezi received a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He then went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry. From there, Dr. Vaezi went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine were he received his MD degree in 1992. He completed a four-year academic residency in internal medicine in program focused on clinical research at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham Alabama. Subsequently, he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was elected as the Chief Fellow. He also received a Master’s in Epidemiology and Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Vaezi is an associate member of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a Fellow member of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Time: Sep 25, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 991 5184 7401
Passcode: 522777