GI for GPs is an annual course offering an exciting gastroenterology educational program for Alberta’s family practitioners. For over 20 years, Gastroenterologists from the University of Alberta and other sites in Edmonton have developed and taught the Course with the goal of enabling Family Practitioners to better serve their patient populations, and to bridge the relationship between these medical specialties.

The 2024 Course builds on this tradition. You’ll hear updates on cutting edge developments in Gastroenterology and receive practical tools and advice on topics relevant to today’s Family Practitioner. Small group workshops have always been the backbone of our program, and these will continue for 2024 course.


Dr. Clarence Wong - Director and Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Dept of Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Lana Bistritz Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Dr. Michael Kolber - Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta



GI for GPs 2024 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how to respond to common gastroenterological concerns frequently seen in primary care.
  • Provide a summary of recent developments in gastroenterology and articulate how those updates in diagnosis and treatment affect clinical practice in the primary care setting.
  • Gain confidence in knowing when common gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions can be cared for by family physicians and which concerns should be referred to a specialist.
  • Examine case studies dealing with common GI issues and provide a suggested course of practice based on the information provided in Course sessions.
  • Network and interact with colleagues and experts in the field in order to discuss common and often complex gastroenterological problems.

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