Postgraduate Course

Session 1C: Difficult-to-Treat Esophageal Disorders

PPI-refractory Symptoms: Evaluation and Management

Saturday, October 14
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom (Level 4)

Category: Esophagus

Learning Objectives:

Marcelo F. Vela

Professor of Medicine, Director, Esophageal Disorders
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Vela is Professor Medicine and Director of Esophageal Disorders at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He completed his Medical Residency and a one year Clinical Research Fellowship in Esophageal Diseases at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. This was followed by a three year Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH, and a Masters degree in Clinical Research from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vela's research interests are in esophageal diseases and swallowing disorders. He is associate editor of the AGA Journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has more than 60 publications to his name in peer reviewed journals, including the most recent American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for GERD and achalasia.


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