Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Channel Turns 1

Watch live webcasts, procedural videos and more on Consult QD Live

It’s been one year since Cleveland Clinic’s Consult QD Live went online. The video and webcast repository — a brainchild of Conor Delaney, MD, PhD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute — is the newest element in Cleveland Clinic’s mission to educate medical professionals.

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“Consult QD Live is a complement to our webinars and other online educational offerings,” says Dr. Delaney. “It allows us to regularly engage healthcare providers all over the world and discuss the latest advances and insights in real time.”

Interactive webcasts

The Digestive Disease & Surgery channel was first to appear on Consult QD Live, along with the Heart Vascular & Thoracic channel. Originally a collection of procedural videos recorded by Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists and surgeons, the channel now broadcasts live events and invites viewer participation.

For example, medical professionals can join in live Q&A sessions with physician panelists discussing various gastrointestinal and surgical topics. Participants submit questions online before and during the event.

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Interactive series on the Digestive Disease & Surgery channel include:

  • IBD Live. Each week, Miguel Regueiro, MD, Chair of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, hosts a one-hour interactive videoconference/webcast about challenging inflammatory bowel disease cases. Dr. Regueiro facilitates the discussion from Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and invites medical opinions from participating experts. “We’ve had more than 30 medical institutions from all over the world participate via videoconference, not to mention numerous other individual providers who join via webcast,” says Dr. Regueiro. CME credit is available for viewers watching the live webcast, Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. Eastern.
  • Surgery Live. Twice a month, this webcast hosted by colorectal surgeon David Rosen, MD, presents detailed cases involving hernia, breast, colorectal, bariatric and other surgical specialties. Viewers can interact live with national and international experts on second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:45-7:15 a.m. Eastern.
  • PB (Pancreaticobiliary) Live. This series is a collaboration of Cleveland Clinic and UPMC/University of Pittsburgh. Led at Cleveland Clinic by gastroenterologists Prabhleen Chahal, MD, and Tyler Stevens, MD, monthly webcasts feature pancreatic, biliary and advanced endoscopy case-based presentations. Participants can join in on the third Friday of each month, 7-8 a.m. Eastern.

Also available on the Digestive Disease & Surgery channel are:

  • Leadership interviews with Dr. Delaney.
  • Recorded presentations, including grand rounds.
  • Archived webcasts.

Blazing a trail for other specialties

The Digestive Disease & Surgery channel is blazing a trail for other Cleveland Clinic specialties. Two more channels were added recently to Consult QD Live: Urology & Nephrology, and Functional Medicine. More channels are in development.

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“Consult QD Live and the Digestive Disease & Surgery channel are still evolving,” says Dr. Delaney. “Next year at this time, they may look completely different. We post fresh content almost every week and are constantly developing innovative, interactive educational programs. In addition, I am really excited about our new series, ‘MD Insights,’ in which we will be doing brief video interviews with some of our faculty and sharing the incredible things they are working on.”

Watch Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery channel on Consult QD Live at