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19th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida

Mar 12 - 15, 2019   |   Cancun, Quintana Roo  Mexico
Specialties : Nursing   |   Hepatology   |   Surgery   |   Gastroenterology
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19th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida is organized by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and will be held from Mar 12 - 15, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

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. 

Credit Designation Statement:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Credits:
This 20 contact hour educational activity is jointly provided with The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program. 
The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 20 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 20 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Course Overview:
The 19th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida will provide, through formal lectures, questions and answer sessions, as well as interactive sessions such as hands on demonstrations and 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. Attendees will be updated in a series of symposia to include current approaches to patients with IBD, fatty liver disease, pancreatitis, hepatocellular cancer, advances in Hepatitis C treatment and hot new and emerging topics including anal intraepithelial neoplasia, considerations for anesthesia, surgical interventions for GERD, submucosal endoscopy and endoscopic palliative bypass procedures. There will be a special symposia on bariatric weight loss including surgical options, endoscopic approaches and guidelines on how to build a bariatric program in your center. This year, the conference will focus on common clinical challenges faced by practitioners with clinical cases ranging from persistent abdominal pain, management of esophageal reflux, and intractable bloating.

Course Objectives:
• Describe recent advances in inflammatory bowel disease including the role of surgery and the detection of cancer in these patients.
• Discuss new medical and surgical advances in treating liver disease, including pregnant patients.
• Assess recent developments in the management of pancreatic disease, including pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis
and pancreatic cancer.
• Evaluate the management of the various esophageal diseases with recent developments in therapy.
• Describe recent advances in therapeutic endoscopy with a focus on endoscopic technique.

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Keith Patrick Williams
Keith Patrick Williams

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Megan Walker
Megan Walker


Thomas Runge
Thomas Runge


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Contact No. : 4109552959

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Venue Address

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Rtno. del Rey # 36, Hotel Zone
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Official Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun,

Retorno del Rey #36, Zona Hotelera,

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77500,

+52 998 881 0808

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