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NCSCG 2021-2022 Webinar Series
Advancing Career Development in GI & Hepatology Clinical Care

About the NCSCG Webinar Series


The NCSCG Education and Trainee Committee Webinar Series aims to provide an education and career development focused resource for our GI community.  Our series has been developed with gastroenterology and hepatology fellows from training programs in northern California and incorporates sessions specifically focused on important aspects of career development and the job search process.  In addition, our series will also include high yield and hot topics in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.  We offer these sessions as a free resource to anyone interested in participating. 


Registration Fees

Free of charge.

Registration will include live ZOOM webinar access and one year access to self-paced modules.

Register for once for the entire series!


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.  In particular, given the focus of this webinar series on trainees and career development, we particularly invite gastroenterology and hepatology fellows as well as trainees across all stages of their education who are interested in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Credit Designation

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology.  RMCHCS is accredited by NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per webinar / 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the webinar series. Attendees should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Past Webinar Resources

Research Seminar #3

June 9, 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Harjot Bath, MD

Saint Agnes Medical Center


Rishika Chugh, MD

University of California San Francisco

Margaret Zhou, MD

Stanford University

C difficile and FMT:
The beginnings of microbiome management

12 May 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

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Neil Stollman, MD

East Bay Center for Digestive Health

Updates on NASH Therapeutics - Anything on the Horizon?

21 April 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

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Bilal Hameed, MD

University of California San Francisco

Interventional Endoscopy Advancements

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Andrew Nett, MD

University of California San Francisco

Research Seminar #2

Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

Nghiem Ha, MD

University of California San Francisco


Mike Wei, MD

Stanford University

Aaron Yeoh, MD

Stanford University

Artificial Intelligence Innovations in Gastroenterology

February 3, 2022 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

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Jason Samarasena, MD

University of California Irvine

Career Development Webinar
Navigating Career Options / Early Career Experience During COVID-19

December 14 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

Jeff Baumgardner, MD

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center


Treta Purohit, MD

San Jose Gastroenterology

Varun Saxena, MD

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center

Robert Wong, MD, MS

VA Palo Alto

Stanford University


  1. Understand the pros and cons of different practice settings from diverse faculty representing academic, VA, private practice, Kaiser health systems

  2. Understand how different practice settings can help contribute to advancement of your personal and career development goals


Management of Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Tuesday November 16, 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT

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Eric Mao, MD

University of California Davis

Educational Objectives

1. Learn to characterize disease activity and disease severity.


2. Understand data guiding therapy positioning.


3. Develop an approach to therapy positioning in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Research Seminar #1

Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Sunny Sandu, MD

University of California San Francisco


Aalam Sohal, MD

University of California San Francisco


Alexa Weingarden, MD

Stanford University


Updates in Management of Complex Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Thursday September 23, 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Ana Waechter, MD

University of California Davis

Educational Objectives

1. Review the first ever 2021 ACG Guidelines for the management of IBS

2. Apply these guideline-based recommendations to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with IBS.

Emerging Therapies for HBV and HDV

Tuesday August 24, 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Robert Gish, MD


Robert G Gish Consultants LLC

Medical Director

HB Foundation

Educational Objectives

To identify the current standard(s) of care for HBV and HDV treatment

To highlight strengths and weaknesses of current therapies and expand on gaps in treatment outcomes

Define viral markers used to identify who to treat and which tests to use while on treatment

Updates and Controversies in Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Tuesday July 27, 2021 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM PT


Tonya Kaltenbach, MD

University of California San Francisco

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