State of the Practice: Diverticular Disease

Monday, May 2, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

CME Credit Hours: 1

The management of diverticulitis has changed over the past decades. In this session, we will discuss the shifts in the treatment paradigm of diverticulitis. We will review the evidence behind the new guidelines for the treatment of this prevalent disease.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe medical and lifestyle interventions to manage diverticular disease
  2. Identify the indications for surgical management in emergent and elective situations
  3. Recognize techniques to manage complex presentations of diverticular disease


Jason Hall, MD, Boston, MA

Husein Moloo, MD, Ottawa, ON, Canada
1:30 pm              
1:35 pm           
What are the Best Medical and Lifestyle Interventions for the Management of Diverticulitis? 
Thomas Curran, MD, MPH, Charleston, SC
1:48 pm              
What are the Indications for Surgical Management of Diverticular Disease after Complicated and Uncomplicated Presentations?
Cagla Eskioglu, MD, Hamilton, Canada
2:01 pm              
“I’ve Had 7 Attacks of Diverticulitis and Now my Colon is Fused to the Ureter”:  Tips and Tricks for Managing Joshua Waters, MD, Indianapolis, IN
2:14 pm              
Hinchey IV Diverticular Disease:  Is There Any Reason to Perform a Hartmann Procedure?
Robert Goldstone, MD, Boston, MA
2:30 pm