80044121 - Fourth Annual Update on Advances in Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Fourth Annual Update on Advances in Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Banner

Date & Location
Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM   The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA



This one-day activity will provide an update on a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician internist. Rapid advances are being made in the understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. This course will offer practitioners a comprehensive overview of recent, cutting-edge advancements in gastroenterology and hepatology. A special emphasis will be on emerging therapies and concepts that will inform our practice in the future. Particular areas of focus will be advanced endoscopic techniques, GI neoplasms, pancreatico-biliary pathology, liver diseases, hepatobiliary malignancies and liver transplantation.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, general surgeons, family physicians, internists, endoscopy nurses, technicians and physicians interested in GI/Liver diseases.

Physicians ........................................................................................................................ $175
Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/NPs/PAs/Allied Health Professionals.............. $100
*with verification of status

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 pm ET on March 3, 2018. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by March 3, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Develop an evidence-based approach to the management of ampullary and duodenal polyps.
  2. Discriminate between Barrett’s esophagus and eosinophilic esophagitis with particular emphasis on pathological findings.
  3. Enumerate the relative risks and benefits of endoscopic and bariatricapproaches to the management of obesity.
  4. Summarize our current understanding of genomic-based approachesto cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, focusing on translational application of bench research to patient care.
  5. Discuss appropriate referral and evaluation criteria utilized in patients with advanced liver disease for liver transplantation and gain an understanding of the relative roles of deceased donor and live donor liver transplantation.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 7.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit for completing this program.
The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 7.75 contact hours for non-physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.