Gastroenterology Updates

17th Feb 2021 6:00pm at Napier War Memorial, Napier

Join Ana Braithwaite, Gastroenterologist Consultant, for her presentation on Gastroenterology Updates

This CME is suitable for General Practitioners and primary healthcare practitioners who may like to join.


  • Dr Ana Braithwaite, Gastronenterologist Consultant


  • Wednesday 17 February 2021

Venue: Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier


  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm - Networking and refreshments
  • 6.30pm - 8.00pm: Presentations and Q&A


  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Increasing Trend in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Learning outcomes and take away messages:

  1. There is a rising incidence of CRC in those younger than 50 years of age.
  2. Clinicians should continue to be vigilant in investigating any young person with gastrointestinal symptoms, especially in light of the rising incidence of CRC in this population 
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Change in bowel habits
    • Weight lost
    • IDA
  3. Barrett’s oesophagus is a premalignant condition. 
  4. Screening for Barrett’s oesophagus is indicated in high risk individuals. 
  5. Surveillance should be done after BE diagnosis. 
  6. PPI’s are recommended to avoid progression of Barrett’s. 
    • Possible benefit from high dose (BD). 
  7. Endoscopic resection is the preferred treatment for BE dysplasia and early adenocarcinoma. 
CPD: Up to 2 CME credit per sessionThe “Gastroentereology Updates” session has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2 credits CME for General Practice Education Programme Stage (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.

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