Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
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Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology CME

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    35th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference

    June 20, 2015

    Atlantic City, NJ




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    The 35th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology will feature a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment and management of patients with both common, as well as critical, gastroenterology diseases presenting in the office Gastrointestinal Specialist, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Surgeon and Nurse Practitioner/Nurse.

    Educational sessions during the conference will address the knowledge and performance gaps of the target audience on the following topics:

    • Esophageal/Gastroduodenal disorders,
    • Small Bowel/Colonic Disorders,
    • Pancreatic/Hepatobiliary Disorders
    • Latest Advances in Gastroenterology.

    Learning Objectives
    At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

      Integrate an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of
      • esophageal and gastroduodenal disorders with emphasis on celiac disease, esophageal cancer, refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and foreign bodies of the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract.
      • pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, including idiopathic pancreatitis, novel surgical and medical therapies for pancreatic cancer, hepatitis C in 2015, surgical risk management of the cirrhotic patient, and the spectrum of drug induced liver injury.
      • patients with chronic abdominal pain and periprocedural management of anticoagulants and antithrombotic agents.
      • small bowel and colonic disorders, including screening for hereditary colorectal cancer, role of endoscopy in obscure GI bleeding, practical approach to anorectal disorders, guidelines for pharmacological management of IBS, and guidelines for the management of colonic ischemia.
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the at-risk patient, and novel treatment approaches.

      Improve patient care and outcomes through
      • Review and analysis of relevant practice guidelines.
      • Adopting strategies to integrate evidence based guidelines into practice.

      Assess their individual practice in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)

    This Live activity, 35th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference, with a beginning date of 06/20/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc., an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    The 35th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference has been approved for a total of 7.25 contact hours by the SGNA Approver Unit. SGNA Identification number: 15-032.


    ERCP Skills: An In-depth Review with Live Observation

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College


    June 4, 2015

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    The ERCP Skills: An In-depth Review with Live Observation, has been designed for licensed healthcare professionals that are practicing ERCP and other advanced endoscopic procedures. Teams of physicians, nurses, and/or technicians are encouraged to apply to deepen team learning and communications. The program will focus on advanced ERCP techniques of particular relevance to community gastroenterologists. The course uniquely combines didactic material and live-case demonstrations to provide interested participants with a comprehensive learning experience. Focused topics include Bilateral SEMS, fully covered SEMS, Cholangioscopy, Biliary PDT, Dilation-assisted stone extraction, and enteral stenting.

    The registration fee is $125.00 per participant. Please note that the registration fee includes parking on the Thomas Jefferson University campus (specific location will be included in registration confirmation email). Given the unique, interactive and observational nature of this course, registration is limited to 10 physicians or healthcare providers specializing in gastroenterology.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    The 49th Annual James L.A. Roth Visiting Professorship in Gastroenterology

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Course Location:
    Bluemle Life Sciences Building
    233 S. 10th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107


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    This year the James L.A. Roth Visiting Professor is the distinguished Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Chancellor's Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Director of Endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Dr. Rex will spend two days at the Jefferson Digestive Disease Institute as the Roth Visiting Professor. In addition to the Thursday afternoon lecture, gastroenterologists and other healthcare providers are welcome to participate in related case presentation sessions and other lectures on Wednesday and Thursday. Please review the attached flyer for the complete two day program. Many sessions will qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    The highlights of the visiting professorship include the three CME-certified presentations, in addition to other interactions with a variety of healthcare professionals, both formal and informal. Dr. Rex will deliver three separate CME–certified lectures:

    • March 25, 2015, "Optimizing Colonoscopic Polypectomy" at GI Grand Rounds, 5:00PM-6:00PM.
    • March 26, 2015, "Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer" at GI Grand Rounds, 12:00PM-1:00PM.
    • March 26, 2015, "Quality in Colonoscopy: Toward Making the Best Better", the 49th Annual Roth Visiting Professor Memorial Keynote Lecture, 4:00PM-5:00PM (with reception immediately following). The Roth Lecture will take place in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 101 - 233 South 10th Street in Philadelphia, PA.

    Focused Workshop in Endoscopy- Radiofrequency Ablation/Endoscopic Mucosa Resection Techniques: An In-Depth Review with Live Observations and Hands-On Practice

    February 10, 2015

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College

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    You will receive an email two weeks prior to the start of your course providing you with the course agenda, a password to access the course materials, along with a link to complete a pre-conference survey.

    This full-day "boutique" CME accredited workshop will focus on Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Barrett's Esophagus along with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) in an intimate small group learning experience. The workshop uniquely combines didactic material and live-case demonstrations along with a hands-on pig explant lab to provide interested gastroenterologists with a comprehensive learning experience. Focused topics include: patient selection, RFA using the 360/90/60 and ultraablation devices, EMR and post ablation follow-up.

    Participants will have the opportunity to enter the procedure room to directly observe live cases and to interact in-person with Jefferson's therapeutic endoscopy team. In this fashion, nuances of performing ablation and EMR, often lost in large scale live endoscopy courses, can be optimally conveyed and appreciated. The informal setting promotes an atmosphere conducive to questions and discussions on all aspects of Barrett ablation and EMR. The workshop also includes guided practice advanced endoscopy techniques under the guidance of Jefferson faculty.

    The registration fee is $500 per participant. A "Team Rate" is available for a Physician and Nurse/Allied Health Professional from the same institution. Please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education for details. Please note that the registration fee includes parking on the Thomas Jefferson University campus (specific location will be included in registration confirmation email). Given the unique, interactive and observational nature of this course, registration is limited to 10 physicians or healthcare providers specializing in gastroenterology.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Berk/Bockus Honorary Lecture and Grand Rounds 2014

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Thomas Jefferson University
    Bluemle Life Sciences Building
    233 S. 10th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107


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    The Berk/Bockus Honorary Lecture and Grand Rounds has been established to honor two Jefferson graduates who had distinguished careers in gastroenterology, Henry L. Bockus, MD, MACP (Class of 1917) and J. Edward Berk, MD, DSc, FASGE (Class of 1936). This distinguished lecture series will address pertinent topics in gastroenterological diseases. The focus on updated approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal illness will be reinforced through lively interactive case-based presentations.

    This year's program will feature Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

    Dr. Shaheen attended college at Harvard University and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where he fulfilled his internship and residency requirements. He completed his clinical fellowship training at UNC, where he also earned his Master's degree at the School of Public Health. He then completed a National Institutes of Health fellowship in Epidemiology.

    There is no registration fee for this activity; however, pre-registration is required.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
    237 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107




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    The inaugural Jefferson Liver Disease Symposium 2014 will address and discuss both the common, as well as critical, liver diseases feature presenting in the office of the gastrointestinal specialist, primary care practitioner, internist, and mid-level practitioner. Experts in the fields of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiology will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment and management of patients with a potpourri of liver diseases. Educational sessions during the conference will be organized into the following categories to provide a broad coverage of topics of interest and will address the knowledge and performance gaps of the target audience:

    • Updates in Management of Viral Hepatitis B and C and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD),
    • Diagnosis and Multi-disciplinary Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and
    • Complications of Cirrhosis.

    Special emphasis will be placed on:

    • the Management Approach to Allograft Dysfunction in the Post Liver Transplant Recipient.

    The topics in each of these sections have major relevance to gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and physician extenders in 2014.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This educational activity has been submitted to the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. for approval. The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    February 15-16, 2014

    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico




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    The Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology & Hepatology will feature a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment and management of patients with both common, as well as critical, gastroenterology diseases presenting in the office Gastrointestinal Specialist, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Surgeon and Nurse Practitioner/Nurse.

    Educational Sessions during the conference will be organized into the following categories, to provide broad coverage of topics of interest:

    • esophageal/gastroduodenal disorders,
    • small bowel/colonic disorders,
    • recent advances in gastroenterology,
    • hepatobiliary disease,
    • mini-symposium on inflammatory bowel disease.

    Special emphasis will be placed on new approaches in the treatment of Hepatitis B/C and inflammatory bowel disease.

    Improve patient care and outcomes through

    • Review and analysis of relevant practice guidelines
    • Adopting strategies to integrate evidence based guidelines into practice
    • Review of recommendations for upper and lower endoscopy, and methods to improve the quality of colonoscopy prep
    • assessment of participant's individual practice in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.