80040407 - HITEC: Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

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Date & Location
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 AM - Friday, April 7, 2017 12:30 PM   Johns Hopkins Tilghman Room, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hepatology


The first annual Johns Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course (HITEC) is an intense 2.5 day course dedicated to provide the practicing endoscopist state-of-the-art updates in diagnostic and therapeutic luminal endoscopy and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy. In addition to extensive live endoscopy demonstrations and keynote lectures, our unique format will include small group meet the professor sessions, “oops” and “don’t do that at home” video sessions that encourage opportunities to encase the daily practice encounters as well as rare cases not typically performed during live courses in the U.S. The pancreaticobiliary endoscopy sessions will illustrate basic principles and techniques of EUS/EUS-FNA and ERCP. In addition, advanced and new procedures will be demonstrated. The luminal endoscopy sessions will focus on both basic and advanced techniques. Procedures such as ESD and POEM will be demonstrated. In short, this unique 2-day course featuring super star global endoscopists will ensure detailed and comprehensive illustration of optimal techniques to enhance endoscopic skills, while simultaneously introducing advanced and novel procedures/techniques to endoscopists everywhere.

An optional first-come; first-serve limited hands-on lab session with explants and training models will be available. It will consist of six modules to include:

  1. ERCP: Principles and Techniques
  2. ERCP: Cholangiopancreatoscopy
  4. Interventional EUS
  5. EMR/ESD
  6. Closure/Hemostasis

Each participant will rotate through each station with a maximum of five participants per station, limiting this portion of the course to 30 participants. Please register early as this limited session will fill up quickly.


On Friday, April 7, 2017, an additional half-day will be dedicated for hands-on-training for interested registered attendees in the animal lab at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for an additional fee. This will be carried on explants and training models. Training modules will cover ERCP: Principles and Techniques, ERCP: Cholangiopancreatoscopy, EUS-FNA/FNB, Interventional EUS, EMR/ESD and Closure/Hemostasis. Trainers will consist of national and international expert endoscopists. Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited.


Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for endoscopists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, gastroenterology/
surgical fellows, endoscopy nurses and endoscopy technicians.


  1. Discuss the latest advances in luminal and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy.
  2. Discuss management of patients with large colon polyps.
  3. Describe the latest advances in managing patients with peripancreatic fluid collections.
  4. Illustrate principles and techniques of EUS-guided fine needle aspiration and interventional EUS.
  5. Determine the basic and advanced concepts and principles of biliary cannulation during ERCP.
  6. Discuss endoscopic therapy for obesity.
  7. Present an update on the management of Barrett’s esophagus.
  8. Describe the status of POEM and submucosal endoscopy in 2017.


Registration Cut-Off Date: March 31, 2017

Please pre-register using the register button at the top of the screen to register by March 31, 2017. Late registration will be accepted on-site for an additional charge, payable by credit card only. 

On-site Registration
(To check in and pick up instructional materials)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Thomas B. Turner Builidng, Lower Level
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

The registration desk will remain open throughout the program.  The Turner Building is located on Rutland Avenue at Monument Street. Directions and campus parking information are available on our website under the contact us tab.

Handicapped parking is available in the nearby Rutland Garage. Complimentary round-trip transportation for attendees staying at conference headquarters hotel will be provided. Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.


Complimentary Social Event
Please join us for an opportunity of networking during the complimentary welcome reception and dinner for registrants and faculty on Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017, immediately following the last session. Guests are invited to attend at an additional charge of $50. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form. NOTE: The commercial support received is solely for the educational component of this activity and will not be used to support this social event.



Methods of Payment: We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.
Physicians................................................................................................................$550 USD
Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/NPs/PAs/Allied Health Professionals......................$450 USD
*with verification of status

Hands-On Lab Session (Optional; limited for registered attendees) .......................$200 USD

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received it by March 31, 2017, call +1 (410) 502-9634 to confirm that you are registered. A transcript of attendance will be available upon attestation of your credit hours and submission of the post activity online evaluation.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on March 31, 2017. 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 31, 2017. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.



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.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Credits
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 23.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 23.75 contact hours for non-physicians.