NP Evening Series: Esophageal Updates: It's Not Just Your Grandmother's Heartburn!

April 20, 2021

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Webinar (1.5 CH; 0.25 Pharm)
**If you are registered and not able to attend the live presentation, you will receive the recording link and evaluation survey to obtain the contact hours.

The NP Evening Series is a new program providing evidence-based content on current trends and topics relevant to NP practice. The evening webinar will cover one topic over 90 minutes and provides 1.5 CH and 0.25 Pharm.

Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners, APRNs, RNs seeking updates in GI care.

Presented by:

Tamara S. Goda, DNP, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner, 
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery,
Vidant Health

Overview: Review of common benign and malignant conditions of the esophagus including:

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Chronic GERD
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Para esophageal hernia pathology

Overview of novel diagnostic, pharmaceutical and surgical treatment options including Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and esophageal sphincter augmentation/LINX.

Summarize current recommendations for prevention and treatment of common esophageal disorders as they relate to long term outcomes-including survival and quality of life.


  • Understand pathophysiology of common esophageal conditions.
  • Become familiar with the diagnostics utilized for disease identification as well as the indications for referral to GI and thoracic surgery specialty care.  
  • Understand the connection between chronic reflux and PPI use with increased incidence of esophageal cancer.


$22 for NCNA members
$33 for non-members


The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.