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 self-parking is 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.

EARN CME & MOC POINTS

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​​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.


​​  Evening Meeting Agenda


  6:00 PM:  Industry Exhibits and Networking Cocktail


7:30 PM: CME Program
 

Q & A Discussion to Follow​



Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS

Executive Director, National Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program
Director, National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Co-Chair, CSP#577 CONFIRM
Director, Seattle Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites (NODES)
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology Section, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 
Veterans Health Administration 

Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine


The PNWGS is honored to welcome Jason Dominitz, M.D. as our 2023 Local Star.


We are proud to welcome Dr. Jason Dominitz, board-certified gastroenterologist, Executive Program Director for Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the US Department of Veterans Health Affairs and a UW Professor of Gastroenterology and Medicine.
 
As Executive Director for Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the VA, Dr. Dominitz leads over one thousand VA gastroenterologists and hepatologists across the nation and has created new programs for colonoscopy quality assurance. Dr. Dominitz is a nationally recognized leader in the field of colorectal cancer screening, serving on the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and as the VA representative to the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table. He is Co-Chair of a VA research study comparing screening colonoscopy to annual stool-based screening for colorectal cancer in over 50,000 Veterans. 
 
Dr. Dominitz has devoted his career to ensuring that all individuals have access to high-quality gastrointestinal care through his national VA leadership, research, and service on professional societies. He is passionate about providing each of his patients with comprehensive and compassionate care to improve their quality of life. He values taking time to make sure that they understand their health conditions, as well as diagnostic and treatment options.
 
Dr. Dominitz graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, guidelines, and editorials on the clinical practice of Gastroenterology. Dr. Dominitz is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Quality in Endoscopy Committee and formerly served as a counselor on the ASGE Governing Board and as chair of the ASGE Standards of Practice Committee and the ASGE Research Committee. He also serves as a member of the Gastroenterology Devices Panel of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. Dr. Dominitz is currently an Associate Editor for Gastroenterology and formerly was the Senior Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and an Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


The PNWGS Local Stars Program began in 2014. This biennial program features a local speaker from the Pacific Northwest who has made a unique impact in the field of gastroenterology, and has been nominated by the current President and approved by the PNWGS Board of Directors.


“Shining Light Where the Sun Don’t Shine:


Is Colonoscopy Really the Best Screening Test?”