GHAPP Fourth Annual Conference

GHAPP Fourth Annual Conference

September 9-11, 2021

Red Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

"The 2020 GHAPP Third Annual Conference was a true success! With over 250 live attendees from 39 states and 250 virtual attendees, we want to thank all of our attendees, supporters and sponsors for a great conference!  We are looking forward to this year's conference."



As we prepare for the 4th Annual GHAPP Conference, your health and safety are our top concern. Rest assured, GHAPP remains diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our attendees, speakers and staff remains our top priority.

 GHAPP 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:

  • 8/17-Per the mask mandate set forth by the Governor of Nevada, regardless of vaccination status, all guests inside of the hotel must wear a mask at all times unless you are actively eating/drinking or in your guestroom.

  • The expectation is all attendees on-site at our conference have been vaccinated.

  • All Focus Medical Communications staff facilitating the GHAPP Conference have been vaccinated.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the meeting spaces.

  • Commonly touched surfaces, chairs, etc. 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.

  • Buffets will be attended and served by attendants at The Red Rock to eliminate guest contact on serving utensils.  Other meal functions will be separate boxed meals.


About the 2021 GHAPP Conference

The GHAPP conference is the only conference specifically designed by advanced practice providers (APPs) for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of APPs who specialize in the management of patients with GI disorders and chronic liver disease. APPs, also known as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, have become important members of the care team in today’s healthcare environment. With an aging U.S. population and the growing shortage of physicians, APPs play a key role in the health care and management of patients with chronic illnesses. Therefore, we are excited to launch the fourth annual GHAPP conference and are confident that it will surpass the success we had with the 2020 conference. We had over 250 live attendees coming from all over the country and 250 virtual attendees for a two-day meeting filled with scientific information on the latest developments and important concepts in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with GI disorders and chronic liver disease.


Course Overview

The objective of the 2021 GHAPP conference is to bring together APPs for an in-depth clinical update, to foster an interactive discussion on the latest developments, and to review important current concepts in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with GI disorders and chronic liver disease. The conference will exclusively feature expert APP speakers and will offer a combined plenary and small-group learning environment to facilitate interaction between attendees and faculty on the most clinically relevant topics, including viral hepatitis, NASH, cirrhosis, and GI disorders: IBD, IBS, and OIC.


The conference will be co-chaired by the GHAPP directors who will develop the meeting agenda and will select the conference faculty. The faculty will be leading nurse practitioners and physician assistants from top GI and hepatology centers of expertise; they will assist in developing the educational content. The topics covered during the 2021 meeting will have a strong focus on hepatitis C, cirrhosis and its complications, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional GI and upper GI disorders, as these fields are rapidly evolving and new data is continuously being presented and published.


Professional Development

An unparalleled opportunity for professional development, interaction with leading experts in gastroenterology and hepatology, knowledge exchange, research presentations, and new clinical concepts


The Latest Research/Abstracts

Access to information on the most recent presented abstracts at the DDW & AASLD meetings, and the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on various topics

Networking with Colleagues

Meet up with peers to exchange ideas and forge new contacts and friendships.