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.
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
The registration fees for the 10th Annual Penn Live: GI Endoscopy and Liver Disease 2017 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 March 24, 2017.
The 10th Annual Penn Live: GI Endoscopy and Liver Disease 2017 will be held Friday-Saturday, April 7 - 8, 2017 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 7th, 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 8th, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine garage (3400 Civic Center Blvd) is open to those attending Penn Live 2017. 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.
Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archeology Garage
Penn Museum Harrison Lot
Chestnut 34 Garage
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
*Homewood Suites offers a complimentary shuttle service
The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton University City Hotel
3600 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Nurses: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Designation of Credit:
Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development awards this activity TBD 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 TBD 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 March 24, 2017 (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.