80040378 - 17th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida

17th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida Banner

Date & Location
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:00 AM - Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00 PM   The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Juan, San Juan, PR

Target Audience
Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Nursing

The 17th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida will provide, through formal lectures, questions and answer sessions, as well as audience interactive systems, including interactive endoscopic cases from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, presentations of various gastrointestinal and liver disorders that will be of interest to practitioners in the field. This year, the conference will focus on common clinical challenges faced by practitioners with a special session on “How To Endoscopy”, "Hands-On Techniques" and “GI Mysteries,” which will focus on tips and tricks by Johns Hopkins experts using endoscopic techniques in challenging cases. Many GI disorders have controversial approaches. A special session on these hot topics will be debated by Johns Hopkins faculty. Course attendees will be updated in a series of symposia to include modern approaches to patients with IBD, fatty liver disease, commonly known as NAFLD, pancreatitis, sphincter dysfunction and hot new and emerging topics including eosinophilic esophagitis, intestinal perforations, submucosal endoscopy and recent advances in Hepatitis C treatment.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals who are interested in gastroenterology and hepatology. A special session on Thursday will be devoted to nurses and nurse practitioners.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe recent advances in inflammatory bowel disease including the role of surgery and the detection of cancer in these patients.
  2. Discuss new medical and surgical advances in treating liver disease, including pregnant patients.
  3. Discuss recent developments in the management of pancreatic disease, including pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  4. Discuss the management of the various esophageal diseases with recent developments in therapy.
  5. Describe recent advances in therapeutic endoscopy

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments 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 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
This 18 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. 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 18.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 18.0 contact hours for non-physicians.

Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18 MOC 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.