2018 Advances in GI & Hepatology: Live Endoscopy and More

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Date & Location
Saturday, September 8, 2018 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM   Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Target Audience
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Radiology, Radiology - Imaging, Registered Nurse, Surgery - General

Join experts from across the spectrum of GI care for this update on gastrointestinal and hepatological diseases and their management. This course features live therapeutic endoscopy cases where participants see, hear and interact with renowned endoscopists treating complex GI conditions in real time; using a variety of advanced endoscopic procedures and novel state-of-the-art technologies that may obviate the need for surgical intervention.

Live cases will be transmitted in high-definition from the Virginia Mason Integrated Procedural Center. Expert facilitators provide commentary and actively engage with course participants and the team to allow real-time feedback, questions and case-by-case discussion. Live demonstration may include therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), as well as other procedures of interest to practicing clinical gastroenterologists and health care professionals interested in endoscopic treatment of digestive disease.

Lecture topics feature experts in the field taking on gripping clinical challenges including diagnosis and treatment of post-cholecystectomy syndrome, EUS gall bladder drainage and gastroenterostomy, management of IBD, treatment options for primary biliary cholangitis, clinical and histopathologic spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and evidence based guidelines for treatment of gastroparesis.

Finally, a hands-on component will allow participants to become familiar with techniques of endoscopy, using real endoscopes and devices, practicing on appropriate models and platforms. Stations will include EUS linear scope; ERCP/spyglass; clipping, banding and snaring; and hemospray.

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

Target Audience
: This course is appropriate for gastroenterologists, internists, GI fellows, residents, advanced practitioners, 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:

  1. Describe appropriate diagnostic approach for post-cholecystectomy pain and when to refer for endoscopic evaluation
  2. Discuss endoscopic gastro jejunostomy as an approach to treatment of gastric outlet obstruction
  3. Evaluate medications used to treat IBD and when they are used, as well as new treatment paradigms
  4. Describe techniques and indications for a variety of therapeutic endoscopy procedures
  5. Summarize the hepatic and extra-hepatic complications of PBC
  6. Outline the clinical and histopathologic spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  7. Describe evidence based guidelines for treatment of gastroparesis, including diet, medication and co-morbidities
  8. Assess evidence based best practices for a variety of gastroenterological and hepatological conditions



     MD/DO: $195.00

     Trainees/RNs/Allied Health /Professionals: $145.00


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.

Virginia Mason is a provider of nursing continuing education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15905 for 7.5 Contact Hours (7.5 clock hours), September 8th, 2018.

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.  NOTE:

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.