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October 30 – 31, 2020

The Westin Galleria Dallas

Dallas, Texas


This CME conference aims to deliver a comprehensive educational update that highlights the most clinically relevant advances in chronic liver and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The 1.5-day conference will have a strong focus on viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, complications of cirrhosis, including hepatic encephalopathy and thrombocytopenia, hepatocellular carcinoma, and irritable bowel syndrome.



Mack Mitchell, MD

Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich Professor of Gastroenterology

University of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas

Lawrence Schiller, MD

Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas


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Friday, October 30, 2020

12:00 PM   Lunch

12:50 PM   Welcome

1:00 PM     Plenary Session I

3:15 PM     Break

3:30 PM     Plenary Session II

5:15 PM     Day 1 Wrap-up

5:30 PM     Welcome Reception  

Saturday, October 31, 2020

7:30 AM     Breakfast

8:20 AM     Welcome

8:30 AM     Plenary Session III

10:30 AM   Break

10:45 AM   Parallel Sessions

11:45 AM   Lunch

1:00 PM     Plenary Session IV

3:05 PM     Break

3:20 PM     Plenary Session V

4:40 PM     Closing Remarks 

*All times are CT


The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75240 


GALA remains diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our attendees, speakers and staff are top priority while planning the conference. As we move ahead with planning the conference, GALA will continue to place high importance on facilitating measures that will ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions for everyone onsite during the event. Our onsite safety measures, include the following:

  • Social distancing will be strictly followed with a limited number of attendees onsite.

  • Attendees must wear a face covering during the event.

  • Attendees are required to be six feet apart at all times; the conference organizers have arranged seating accordingly to be in compliance with this mandate.

  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the outdoor meeting space, as well as in the hotel.

  • Signage is being used throughout the meeting space and hotel as a reminder to wear a mask and maintain social distance.

  • Commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected by staff as often as possible.

  • Check-in for the event will be socially distanced and managed by the conference organizers for a “touchless” process.

  • Audience questions will be asked through our conference App in order to eliminate contact through handheld microphones.

  • To ensure the safety of our speakers, in between speaker presentations, there will be a slight delay while the podium, slide advancer, and microphone cover are sanitized.

  • All meals and break items will be pre-packaged and for individual use only. Individually rolled silverware and single use condiments will be available, as well as modifications of existing menus to meet the safest presentation possible. 

  • In addition to the safety measures outlined above, please click here for a complete list of safety measures that the Westin Galleria Dallas has implemented.

Onsite Health & Safety Measures

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