80040257 - 34th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

34th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology: A Multidisciplinary Approach Banner

Date & Location
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - Thursday, February 2, 2017   Westin Riverfront Hotel at Beaver Creek Mountain, Avon, CO

Gastroenterology, General Surgery

There have been great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. In the last year alone there have been more than 19,000 papers published on liver disease and over 4,000 papers published on inflammatory bowel disease. Basic treatment paradigms for common gastrointestinal conditions such as chronic hepatitis C are in flux as new classes of pharmaceuticals become available and even diseases without prior therapies have been reappraised with new recommendations and consensus guidelines. To maintain their practices, gastroenterologist and surgeons may need to be up to date on topics such as the ideal approach to the difficult polypectomy or the stubborn biliary stricture, endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus, restorative proctocolectomy in ulcerative colitis, or exploration of total pancreatectomy with autoislet cell transplantation in patients with chronic pancreatitis – yet formal education in these areas is limited. It is hard for practicing physicians to obtain the knowledge needed to stay abreast of these new advances. The 34th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology Conference will provide a learning opportunity for participants in various GI disorders, including an assessment of new technologies, diagnostic and therapeutic options for inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, hepatopancreaticobiliary disease, liver disorders and other areas of clinical challenge. In addition, this year there will be a special session on colorectal cancer, interactive case presentations, and the opportunity to earn maintenance of certification (MOC) points.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals.

After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Describe updates and changing practice paradigms in viral hepatitis and liver transplantation.
  2. Analyze and review the best practices for the management of motility disorders.
  3. Identify and scrutinize the best approach to both medical and surgical foregut diseases.
  4. Describe updates and paradigm changes in pancreaticobiliary diseases.
  5. Outline medical and surgical approaches to colorectal polyps and cancer.
  6. Identify and utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease.

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 University of Colorado. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 27.25 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.

This activity provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program 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 27.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for completing this program.