80041282 - Third Annual Update on Advances in Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Date & Location
Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM   Tysons Corner, VA

Specialties
Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Overview

This one-day activity will provide an update on a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician and 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.

This year, we are happy to offer a simultaneous afternoon program for endoscopy nurses and technicians lead by the therapeutic endoscopy staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital. This session will allow endoscopy nurses and techs the opportunity for hands on exposure and practice on various accessories and devices used in therapeutic endoscopy including (and not limited to) clips, snares, FNA needles, biliary and pancreatic stents, luminal stents.

If you are interested in participating in this new session, please check the box on the registration form.

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.

New this year, we are happy to offer a simultaneous afternoon program for endoscopy nurses and technicians lead by the therapeutic endoscopy staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital. This session will allow endoscopy nurses and techs the opportunity for hands on exposure and practice on various accessories and devices used in therapeutic endoscopy including (and not limited to) clips, snares, FNA needles, biliary and pancreatic stents, luminal stents. Attendance to this session is limited. There is no additional cost to your registration.

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



Objectives

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

  1. Develop an evidence-based approach to the management of pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer.
  2. Describe your understanding of endoscopic imaging techniques and apply the principles underlying the endoscopic management of challenging colonic polyps / esophageal strictures.
  3. Discuss the performance and significance of motility studies – esophageal as well as biliary.
  4. Explain an updated understanding of current advances in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.
  5. Summarize current paradigms in the pathogenesis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  6. Identify the challenges in the and optimal management of liver masses.

Accreditation
Accreditation Statement
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 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
American 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.

MOC STATEMENT
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.