What if I haven't updated my dues yet?  We encourage all members to renew their 2023 dues with our easy online system.  Members need to be current on Annual Memberships Dues for 2023 in order to attend the programs. We will be able to update your dues in person at the meeting!

Invite a new colleague as your guest. Did you know that PNWGS members can bring a guest to enjoy one PNWGS evening program for free as an introduction to our society? Take advantage of this perk. Their CME and MOC Points are always included.

The Session Evaluation, CME Certificate, and MOC Form will be emailed to all participants after the event.

Parking is easy, and valet parking is now included with dinner at the Rainier Club Parking Garage.  You will enter the auto court of the Rainier Club on the right as you drive down Columbia Street to enter their garage.

​​  Evening Meeting Agenda

  6:00 PM:  Industry Exhibits and Networking Cocktail

7:30 PM: CME Program

Q & A Discussion to Follow​

Gregory A. Coté, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology, School of Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

“An Updated Approach to Acute Pancreatitis”

The PNWGS is honored to welcome Gregory A. Coté, M.D., M.S. for our final session of the 2024 "Meet the Professor" Evening Program.

Dr. Coté’s clinical research program focuses on outcomes research in pancreatobiliary diseases including acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and its precursors, bile duct strictures, and gallstone-related diseases. A principal focus of these studies includes outcomes research in pancreatobiliary endoscopy, which includes endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Dr. Coté is the Principal Investigator for the SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP) trial (www.pancreasdivisum.com), a sham controlled, international, multi center, randomized clinical trial evaluating the role of endoscopic minor papillotomy in the treatment of patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis and pancreas divisum. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Results of Ercp in SPhincter of Oddi Dysfunction (RESPOnD) study, a multicenter, longitudinal cohort study evaluating the role of ERCP and sphincterootmy in the treatment of patients with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis.



​​Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

The Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society (PNWGS) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PNWGS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

NOTE: PNWGS offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.​

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.