Advances in GI & Hepatology: Live Endoscopy and More

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Date & Location
Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM   Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Gastroenterology, General Practice, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Registered Nurse


*** Online Registration is closed ***
*** RN Program is sold out ***
Contact the CME office at 206.341.0142 to be added to the waiting list.

This day-long program offers live case demonstrations, a series of engaging lectures, and hands-on stations focused on the management of a wide range of gastroenterological disorders. In addition to interacting with clinicians during advanced therapeutic procedures in up-close detail on the large screen, this course will address indications, best practices, and proper use of novel treatments for hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, sedation during colonoscopy and EGD, fatty liver disease, esophagitis, achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus and obesity. A special break-out session for nurses focuses on the nursing role in therapeutic endoscopy and GI emergencies.

Designed for gastroenterologists, internists, primary care providers, and GI nurses, this course will examine new developments in gastroenterology and hepatology, specifically brand new information and cutting-edge techniques that busy clinicians can apply in their practices every day.

Teaching methods include observation of live therapeutic procedures, lectures, case discussion and hands-on practice.

This course is appropriate for gastroenterologists, internists, primary care providers, GI fellows, residents, GI nurses and general, hepatobiliary, and esophageal surgeons who wish to update their knowledge and become familiar with new information and advanced therapeutic techniques.


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

  • Describe the role of EUS-FNA in distal and proximal obstruction
  • Apply therapeutic drug monitoring to optimize biopharmaceutical management
  • Review HCV epidemiology and screening recommendations
  • Summarize available endoscopic options for treatment of obesity
  • Compare noninvasive methods to diagnose fatty liver disease
  • Describe clinical presentations, natural history, relationship to food, and treatment options of eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Review different treatment approaches for achalasia and outline advantages
  • Review the effectiveness, efficiency, cost, safety and satisfaction data for Nurse Administered Propofol Continuous Infusion Sedation (NAPCIS)
  • Utilize the new guidelines for management of Barrett’s esophagus

    RN Afternoon Program

  • Identify common tools for GI bleed treatment and foreign body retrieval
  • Discuss nursing care in the context of stone management, sphincterotomy, and stents/stent placement
  • Outline contrast use and pitfalls in GI procedures
  • Identify ideal positioning for EGD, Colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS procedures for both sedated and anesthetized patients


Accredited with Commendation

The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Advances in GI & Hepatology: Live Endoscopy and More, with a beginning date of 09/09/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.00 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.

Virginia Mason is a provider of nursing continuing education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15905 for 9.0 Contact Hours (7.5 clock hours), September 9th, 2017.

Parking: Parking is not included with registration. Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients, therefore we offer this map of public lots with walking routes to the Lindeman Pavilion.

Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.