Letter to Pharmaceutical / Medical Device Industry Representatives from the Co-Directors

March 30, 2021

Dear Pharmaceutical / Medical Device Industry Representative:

We would like to invite you to be a part of an important opportunity as an exhibitor at our biennial conference “2021 Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopy” at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama on August 13-14, 2021 – presented by The University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Division of Continuing Education.

For more than 24 years, our conference has been recognized as a comprehensive source for clinically diagnostic and treatment information in the southeast for Gastroenterologists, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. Our conference attracts healthcare professionals from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana who are concerned with the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease. Presenters will include both UAB faculty and guest faculty of nationally acclaimed experts. In past years we had a record attendance of close to 300 professionals.

Topics this year include:

Alcohol associated hepatitis; Regional and national impact of liver transplant allocation changes; Change in paradigm of pharmacologic treatment of NASH; Changing landscape of treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma; Hepatitis B – current treatment criteria and can we ever stop treatment; Palliative care in end-stage liver disease; Acute on chronic liver failure; Treat to target paradigm in IBD; The role of surgery in IBD; Persistent symptoms in celiac disease despite a gluten free diet; Updates in colon polypectomy guidelines; Neuromodulators in FGIDs; Functional lumen imaging in esophageal motility evaluation; Interventional endoscopy – a path to everywhere; Management of fistulas, perforations and leaks; Imaging of the complex GI patient; Advances in interventional hepatology; Endoscopy in the patient with pancreatitis; Complex polypectomy: strategies for polyp resection; Bariatric endoscopy – its place in the weight loss paradigm.

New this year will be a Nursing Conference that will run simultaneously on Friday with topics that addresses nursing needs in Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Those topics include: Pain management in chronic pancreatitis; Management of IBD; Management of acute pancreatitis; Benefits of palliative care in end stage liver disease; Dysphagia; Pre-transplant evaluation and post transplant care; Hepatic encephalopathy; Nutrition recommendations in NAFLD/NASH patients; Liver disease in pregnancy; Liver tumors.

By collaborating with us, you will provide an invaluable educational experience to the healthcare community while giving your company an opportunity to interact with key physician groups. We have attached our 2021 agenda’s, exhibitor letter, registration form, the 2021 Exhibitor Agreement that must be signed and returned with the registration form to us, and our W9 for UAB if needed.

Exhibitor deadline is July 16, 2021.  We are very excited about this upcoming course and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sincerely,

Meagan Gray, MD
Adam Edwards, MD, MS
Ali Ahmed, MD
Co-Directors

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
In conjunction with the Division of Continuing Medical Education
"2021 Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopy"
August 13-14, 2021

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor Fee
$2000 
Benefits
  • Recognition in the course syllabus distributed to all attendees
  • One tabletop exhibit spaces
  • Opportunity to speak with the participating physicians and healthcare providers
  • Meeting Hours
    Friday, August 13, 2021 - 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 Exhibitor Fee
 $5000
Limited to 4 SPACES and spaces are given based on compettion of all forms and payment received
Benefits

  • Recognition in the course syllabus distributed to all attendees
  • One tabletop exhibit space in General Exhibit area PLUS
  • Two tabletop exhibit spaces in “preferred” space dedicated for hands on device exhibit presentations
  • Opportunity to speak with the participating physicians and healthcare providers
  • Meeting Hours
    Friday, August 13, 2021 - 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
For More Information: Email:     Sheri McFall smcfall@uabmc.edu or
               Jacalyn Witherspoon jywitherspoon@uabmc.edu
Exhibitor Payments: Check should be made payable to:

UAB Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology Attn. Sheri McFall
BDB 398
1720 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama 35294

or pay online at www.uab.edu/gihepconf
UAB Federal Tax # 636005396

Register Online

Download and complete the Exhibitor Agreement. Email to Sheri McFall.

Register by Mail or Fax

Download and complete the Registration Form.

For More Information:

Sheri McFall 

Jacalyn Witherspoon