JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
Orlando, Florida

December 1 - 3, 2023



Orlando Health’s Digestive Health Institute is pleased to invite you to the Florida Digestive Diseases Update to be held Friday to Sunday, December 1 – 3, 2023 at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa in beautiful Central Florida.

This symposium will include clinically relevant information within an educational environment designed for optimal learning.

The increasing pace of inventions and innovations makes mastery of knowledge a challenge when it comes to digestive disorders. But that knowledge is essential for delivering state-of-the-art care.

Through a combination of instructional presentations and interactive case-based discussions, internationally recognized faculty will provide insight into six frequently encountered clinical areas:

  • Esophagus
  • Liver Diseases
  • Functional Bowel Disorders
  • Colon
  • Pancreatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Knowledge gained from attending will allow you to implement these changes and improve quality of care at your practice.

The symposium is designed for all gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners interested in the latest information on diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

The symposium will commence on the afternoon of Friday December 1st with an exclusive half-day program designed for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in the management of patients with digestive diseases. Advanced practice providers (APPs) are critically important members of the health care team in today’s environment and play a key role in the management of patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Therefore, we are excited to launch a half-day symosium for APPs that will cover commonly encountered clinical challenges and also include self-assessment programs. This program has been designed to provide a solid foundation and framework so that APPs can seamlessly transition to learn more about the latest updates that will be presented on December 2nd and 3rd.


Accreditation / Continuing Medical Education / Maintenance of Certificate

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute. Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

This educational activity is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® of up to 11 contact hours of accredited education.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Attendees of this program who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs (including dietary needs) should email R‑DigestiveHealthInstitute​[email protected] no later than November 1, 2023.

Course Directors

Shyam Varadarajulu, MD

Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Robert Hawes, MD

Medical Director
Center for Advanced Endoscopy Research and Education
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Orlando Health Faculty

Mitali Agarwal, MD

Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Ji Young Bang, MD

Director, Clinical Research
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Sumyra Kachru, MD

General Gastroenterology
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Arvind Murali, MD

Medical Director, Hepatology
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD

Medical Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Huy Tran, MD

Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Motility
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

C. Mel Wilcox, MD

Medical Director, Pancreatology
Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute


Registration Information

Target Audience: Gastroenterologists, Colorectal Surgeons, General Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Medical Residents, Gastroenterology Trainees, Internists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurses


Physicians .......................................................... $200

Others (Fellows-in-Training, Residents, Allied Health, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Industry Professionals).............$125


*Includes access to all sessions, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks and Saturday evening reception.