80042868 - 35th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

35th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology: A Multidisciplinary Approach Banner


Date & Location
Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:00 PM - Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:00 PM   Vail Marriott, Vail, CO

Specialties
Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Physician Assistant

Overview

We continue to see great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disease. Therapy continues to evolve in multiple directions. There are constantly new medications being approved for chronic hepatitis C and inflammatory bowel disease in addition to new consensus and position statements on these topics. The line is also blurring between the traditional realms of endoscopy and surgery. We are now seeing novel endoscopic approaches to the complications of Barrett’s esophagus as well as endoscopic based bariatric surgery. To maintain their practices, gastroenterologists and surgeons need to stay up to date on a wide range of topics including diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis, understanding immunosuppression management in the post-liver transplant patient, delineating the role for surgical versus endoscopic approaches to gastric cancer, and treating the pregnant patient with elevated liver function tests, yet formal education in these areas is limited.  It is difficult for practicing physicians and surgeons to stay abreast of these new advances.  The 35th Annual Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology Conference will provide a learning opportunity for participants in various GI disorders including endoscopic/surgical approaches to pancreaticobiliary disease and esophageal/gastric disease, assessment of liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease management. This year we will have a special session dedicated management of GI conditions in the pregnant patient. Also new this year, we have several pro-con debates on controversial GI dilemmas. The course is endorsed by the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASCO), and we have six national and international leaders in the field of esophageal, gastric, colon and hepatobiliary cancer speaking at the meeting. We will continue to have a full day of interactive case presentations and attendees have the opportunity to earn maintenance of certification (MOC) points. Finally, we are happy to offer complimentary breakfast for all attendees. 



Objectives

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

  1. Identify and scrutinize the best approach to the management of hepatobiliary disorders.
  2. Describe updates and paradigm changes in the treatment of various liver diseases.
  3. Outline the medical and surgical approaches to esophageal and gastric disease.
  4. Identify and utilize the latest therapeutic modalities to the management of inflammatory bowel disease.
  5. Analyze and review the various GI conditions that may affect a pregnant patient.
  6. Assess the various options for bariatric surgery and delineate diagnosis algorithms for GI bleeding.

Accreditation

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

Other Credits

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 25.0 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 CreditTM  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 25.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for completing this program.