80046131 - 44th Annual Topics in Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Update

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Date & Location
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:00 AM - Friday, September 28, 2018 5:00 PM   Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hepatology, Nursing

Overview
This activity will provide an update and comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician, internist, physician assistant, nurse and nurse practitioner. The understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver is progressing at a rapid pace. This course will provide practitioners who care for patients with digestive diseases with an in-depth knowledge of recent, cutting-edge advancements in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Moreover, practitioners will be informed about new therapies and treatments on the horizon in order to be prepared to inform patients and field their questions.

An important feature of this course is its case panel discussions. One of our frequent challenges is making practical use of knowledge. Therefore, the course format will include case presentation discussion sessions with a multidisciplinary panel of experts from medical, endoscopic and surgical disciplines, discussing diagnostic and management controversies. Among areas of focus for these panels will be inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal neoplasia, motility and liver disease, including liver transplantation. During the lunchtime session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss controversies specific to their personal practices with course faculty.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and advanced fellows, surgeons, hepatologists, family practitioners, internists, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals with an interest in gastroenterology.

Fees
Physicians......................................................................................................................................... $550
Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/NPs/PAs/Allied Health Professionals...................................................$125
Nursing Track (Nurses/NPs):
Thursday, September 27 Only..............................................................................................No Charge
*with verification of status
Advanced Practice Provider Session (Nurses, NPs and PAs only):
Friday, September 28 Only..............................................................................................No Charge

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on September 21, 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 September 21, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible.



Objectives
  1. Discuss the multi-disciplinary approach to management of obesity.
  2. Describe the latest approaches to treat fatty liver disease.
  3. Discuss the multi-disciplinary approach to management of esophageal diseases.
  4. Discuss the management options for pancreatic diseases.
  5. Describe the latest therapies for inflammatory bowel disease.

Accreditation
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 26 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.

Other Credits
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

This 26 contact hour educational activity is jointly provided with The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs may claim a maximum of 26 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 26 contact hours for non-physicians.