The Bluegrass Gut Club is designed as an educational source for gastrointestinal (GI) professionals. Guest speakers, who are experts in their fields, are brought in from across the country to present on a variety of GI topics. All talks given are continuing medical education (CME)-accredited.

Both physicians and GI professionals from central Kentucky and surrounding areas are welcome to attend these free dinner presentations, which meet the third Thursday of the month from September through April (excluding December).

2023-2024 Schedule
Date Speaker Institution Topic
9/21/2023 Houssam Mardini, MD University of Kentucky Update on advanced endoscopy
10/26/2023 Thomas Abell, MD University of Louisville Diabetic gastroparesis
11/16/2023 Crystal Totten, MD and Bahaaeldeen Ismail, MD University of Kentucky GERD: Gastroenterologist and Surgeon Optimizing Treatment Together
1/18/2024 Stephanie Rose, MD University of Kentucky Updates on Medical and Surgical Treatments for Obesity
2/15/2024 Brooks Cash, MD UTH TMC IBS
03/07/2024 Peter Dr. R. Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc (CRDSA), AGAF University of Michigan IBD
3/21/2024 Courtney Schuchmann, MS, RD, LDN and Deborah Flomehoft, MD University of Chicago and University of Kentucky Short bowel syndrome
4/18/2024 John Carethers, MD UCSD Hereditary Gastrointestinal Polyposis/Cancer Syndromes