Gastroenterology

11th Annual Penn Live: GI Endoscopy and Liver Disease 2018

Course details

  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 13.75 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 13.75 contact hours
Price: $1.00
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Program Description: 

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Program Overview & Target Audience:

This program is designed to demonstrate the application and execution of therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy. Using a format of lectures and live cases, our faculty will address challenges and practical solutions in the endoscopic management of digestive disorders including benign and malignant disorders of the esophagus, gastroduodenum, pancreas, bile ducts, and colorectum. Additional topics will include applications of endoluminal resection, radiofrequency ablation, argon plasma coagulation, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, polypectomy, and endoprosthetic therapies. The program will also focus the current research and recommendations for managing patients with acute and chronic liver disease, including viral and autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, portal hypertensive bleeding, refractory ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, liver transplantation and post liver transplant considerations.

This conference is designed for Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, GI Surgeons, GI Radiologists, Gastroenterology Fellows, GI Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Residents and Medical Students.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications for therapeutic endoscopy procedures
  • Identify cognitive and technical challenges as well as practical solutions in the endoscopic management of digestive and related disorders including benign and malignant disorders of the esophagus, gastroduodenum, pancreas, bile ducts, and colorectum
  • Review and assess updates in digestive disease management
  • Discuss updates and practical approaches to managing patients with acute and chronic liver disease, including viral and autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, portal hypertensive bleeding, refractory ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, liver transplantation and post liver transplant considerations 

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for the 11th Annual Penn Live: GI Endoscopy and Liver Disease 2018 are the following: $175 for physicians and industry representatives; $75 for nurses and healthcare professionals, Residents and Fellows. The registration fee for Penn Medicine employees, faculty and staff is $39 as long as registrant has a valid Penn Medicine ID (required).

The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a course booklet and the link to view the presentations online, continental breakfast, mid-morning break, lunch and an afternoon break on both days.

Please see the top of the registration form  mailing information. All registrations will be confirmed electronically if your registration form and fee are received by April 6, 2018.


Meeting Location:

The 11th Annual Penn Live: GI Endoscopy and Liver Disease 2018 will be held Friday-Saturday, April 20 - 21, 2018 at the Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104.

Directions & Parking: The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium is located on the 1st Floor level of the Smilow Translational Research Center. Smilow TRC is connected to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and is located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. Parking on the University of Pennsylvania campus is limited. We strongly recommend you use public transportation to get to/from campus.

On Friday, April 20th, the 3600 Civic Center Blvd Parking Garage is open for public parking. This garage is accessible from Civic Center Blvd and is located at Civic Center Blvd and West Service Drive (next to the Colket Research Center). Smilow TRC is about a 5 minute walk from this parking garage. Parking is $20 per day. This garage is only open Monday-Friday. It is closed on weekends.

On Saturday, April 21st, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine garage (3400 Civic Center Blvd) is open to those attending Penn Live 2018. The conference will validate the parking fees on Saturday ONLY and only in the PCAM Parking Garage. Parking fees on Friday will not be validated or reimbursed.

For those driving to the conference, the following garages are within 1-2 blocks of the Smilow Center for Translational Research. Parking is subject to availability (1st come, 1st serve basis) and fees are not included or validated.

Parking Suggestions

Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archeology Garage

Penn Museum Harrison Lot

Chestnut 34 Garage


Overnight Accomodations:

There are no special room rates for course participants. Please contact the following hotels directly if you are interested in overnight room reservations:

Homewood Suites by Hilton
4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
215-382-1111
*Homewood Suites offers a complimentary shuttle service

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-0200

Sheraton University City Hotel
3600 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-8000


Accreditation:

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The program will award 13.75 contact hours.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive
a maximum of 13.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.


Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by April 6, 2018 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee, but no less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued thereafter.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:30am - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
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Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 13.75
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 13.75
  • contact hours: 13.75
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.