Divisional Conferences

The Duke Division of Gastroenterology offers ongoing continuing medical education opportunities for faculty, fellows and other healthcare providers through a combination of lectures, discussions and conferences.  

Clinical Case Conference

There are two core clinical conferences each month with two fellows presenting cases at each conference.  These are designed to discuss either common presentations of uncommon conditions or uncommon presentations of common conditions.

  • General GI Multidisciplinary Conference (Second Thursday of each month)

  • Hepatology Multidisciplinary Conference (Fourth Thursday of each month)

Core Lectures in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

These lectures are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and cover core topics in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  Lectures are organized into monthly blocks centered around core themes.

Gastroenterology Grand Rounds

This conference is a weekly educational conference with a focus on clinical and research topics, issues and advances related to Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  GI Grand Rounds conferences feature leaders and experts from outside Duke and from other Duke divisions, in addition to Duke GI faculty and trainees. Special GI Grand Rounds sessions include discussion of timely and significant issues, as well as of clinical controversies and quality improvement.  GI Grand Rounds live conference attendees can earn CME credit.  ​

  • Click here for more information about the GI Grand Rounds conference.

Haque's DIGEST

Haque’s DIGEST is a monthly literature review that includes selected journal articles on research and development in gastroenterology. The DIGEST is compiled by Mahfuzul Haque, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and shared with Duke GI faculty and fellows as a way to stay on top of current research. It is circulated nationally and internationally to more than a thousand GI professionals and institutions. Articles in the DIGEST, which typically have a clinical focus, are selected by Dr. Haque and do not reflect a comprehensive survey of the literature.​

Journal Club

Journal club is held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month throughout the year.  2-3 articles are reviewed with faculty with fellows selecting topics related to the core monthly themes and "hot topics."

Multidisciplinary Conferences

These are practical topics presented in a multidisciplinary approach focused on patient management for the purpose of making patient-care decisions with a team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, GI oncologists, pathologists and GI radiologists.

  • Esophageal Multidisciplinary Conference (First Thursday of each Month)
  • Pancreatico-biliary Multidisciplinary Conference (Every Tuesday morning)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multidisciplinary Conference (First Monday of each Month)

Research Conference

This monthly conference highlights ongoing research by various Duke and external investigators, including fellows, to allow discussion of both specific goals and long-term objectives.