2018 William M. Steinberg Board Review in Gastroenterology and Best Practices Course

August 25-28, 2018

1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Registrants for the live course and the webcast will have access to the online practice exams, archived lectures, 2018 online video & audio, as well as the downloadable version of the 2018 syllabus in full color! The schedule of lectures for the 2018 course is below.

Please note that the downloadable syllabus - not the printed syllabus - is included with your registration fee. The print syllabus is available for an additional fee (see below).

During the registration, we also ask for your ABIM ID#. This is to facilitate the CME credits earned for taking the course. If you don’t know your ABIM ID#, CLICK HERE to retrieve it (this will open the ABIM website in a new tab so you don’t interrupt your registration).

Save $200 off the full price if you register BEFORE July 1st, 2018


Attend the live course in person! Travel to Washington, D.C. and meet your fellow attendees, the lecturers, and see why so many people have attended this course over the past two decades!


Physicians: $1,475
After June 30th: $1,675

Nurse Practitioners & Phys. Assistants: $1,375
After June 30th: $1,575

Fellows: $1,275
After June 30th: $1,475

Printed Syllabus: $140
1,500-page syllabus (in black & white)



Can't make it to the live course? Watch via the live webstream! You can watch the lectures in your pajamas (not recommended for attendees) and you'll have access each evening to the archived webcasts!


Physicians: $1,450
After June 30th: $1,650

Nurse Practitioners & Phys. Assistants: $1,350
After June 30th: $1,550

Fellows: $1,250
After June 30th: $1,450

Printed Syllabus: $175
1,500-page syllabus (in black & white)



The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City has extended a special rate of $169 per night for a Deluxe Room.

Use the button below to book your room at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City. Please input the Arrival Date, Departure Date and Group Code
Group Code: MDNMSNA

You can also make reservations by phone at 1-800-241-3333. Please reference the Group Name when calling.

Group Name: GI Board Review

To expedite this process, please have the following information available:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Bed type preference (king bed or 2 double beds)
  • Credit card information, including expiration date

Reservations must be received on or before Friday, August 3rd, 2018, “Cut-off Date”.  Any reservations received after the Cut-off Date or until the block is full, whichever is sooner, will be accepted based on a room type-and rate-available basis.

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am.

Reservations must be cancelled by 6:00pm the day prior to arrival to avoid a no show fee equal to one night’s room and tax.

Make Hotel Reservations Now!

2018 Lecture Schedule

This is the schedule for the 2018 Board Review in Gastroenterology. Please check back prior to the course as the times and order of lectures may change. Click Here to see a listing of the 2018 faculty members.

Webcast Attendees: Please note that even with a set final schedule, last minute changes may be made to the lecture order. Additionally, some lectures may run over and affect the scheduled breaks and lunch hour.

8:00-8:35 Viral Hepatitis I M. Shiffman
8:40-9:15 Viral Hepatitis II M. Shiffman
9:20-10:05 Drug-Induced Liver Disease M. Shiffman
10:05-10:25 Break
10:25-11:15 Autoimmune Liver Diseases M. Shiffman
11:15-11:50 Liver Disease of Pregnancy R. Sterling
11:50-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:35 Steatohepatitis R. Sterling
1:40-2:15 Genetic Liver Diseases / Hemochromatosis / Wilson's / A1-AT R. Sterling
2:20-2:55 Vascular Disorders and Benign Tumors of the Liver M. Russo
2:55-3:15 Break
3:15-3:50 Portal Hypertension I M. Russo
3:55-4:25 Portal Hypertension II M. Russo
4:30-5:20 Liver Board-Type Questions M. Russo
7:00-11:00 Review Unknowns On Your Own
BILIARY   SUNDAY 8/26/2018  
8:00-8:30 Biliary Tract Disease G. Elta
8:35-9:35 ERCP/EUS G. Elta
9:40-9:50 What the Boards are Like C. Forsmark
9:50-10:30 Acute Pancreatitis M. DiMagno
10:30-10:55 Break  
10:55-11:40 Chronic Pancreatitis / Pancreatic Potpourri M. DiMagno
11:45-12:15 Pancreas Board-Type Questions M. DiMagno
12:15-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:00 Motility Disorders S. Spechler
2:05-2:50 Gastroesophageal Reflux S. Spechler
2:55-3:40 Barrett's and Potpourri Esophagus S. Spechler
3:40-4:00 Break  
4:00-4:55 Gastro-Duodenal Mucosal Disorders D. Metz
5:00-5:45 Non-Variceal UGI Bleeding D. Metz
7:00-11:00 Review Unknowns On Your Own
COLON   MONDAY 8/27/2018
8:00-8:50 Colon Cancer and Polyposis F. Giardiello
8:55-9:25 Gastric Motility Disorders A. Wald
9:30-10:00 Anorectal Motility Disorders A. Wald
10:00-10:20 Break
10:20-10:50 Constipation A. Wald
10:55-11:25 Irritable Bowel Syndrome A. Wald
11:30-12:30 IDB I D. Rubin
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 IBD II D. Rubin
2:40-3:25 Infections of the Gut B. Cash
3:15-3:50 Break
3:50-4:35 Colon Board-Type Questions B. Cash
4:40-5:40 Endoscopy M. Smith
7:00-11:00 Review Unknowns On Your Own
7:30-8:10 Chronic Diarrhea C. Kelly
8:15-8:45 Celiac Disease C. Kelly
8:50-9:25 Non-Celiac Small Bowel Disease C. Kelly
9:25-9:40 Break
9:40-10:25 Ischemia L. Brandt
10:30-11:20 Small Bowel Board-Type Questions L. Brandt


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