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
Fax: (215) 923-3212
jeffersoncme@jefferson.edu


Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Jefferson Digestive Disease Institute CME Events

 
 

Upcoming Events

    Jefferson Liver Disease Symposium

    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.


    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.


    ERCP Skills: An In-depth Review with Live Observation

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College


    NEW DATE!
    December 4, 2014 - Register Online

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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 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.


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

    February 10, 2015 - More information to come shortly

    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 $150 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.

    idney Kimmel Medical Colle 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.


Recent Events

    34th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference

    June 21, 2014

    Atlantic City, NJ




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    Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference.

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    The 34th 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,
    • Recent Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and
    • Pancreatic/Hepatobiliary Disease.

    Special emphasis will be placed on new approaches on the epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    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 the endoscopic and surgical advances in the treatment of GERD, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
      • small bowel and colonic disorders, including proper outpatient management of hemorrhoids, adenoma detection rate improvements for colonoscopy, C. difficile, colorectal cancer, and celiac disease.
      • advances in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with focus on management paradigms for achieving remission, post-operative management of the IBD patient, and pregnancy in IBD.
      • pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders, including pancreaticobiliary malignancy, candidacy for liver transplantation, and Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC).
      • the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) 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
      • Review of methods to improve the quality of colonoscopy prep

      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

    Jefferson Medical College of 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 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, 34th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference, with a beginning date of 06/21/2014, 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 34th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology Conference has been approved for a total of 7.25 contact hours by the SGNA Approver Unit.

    According to the criteria of the American Board of Certificate for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 7.25 hours earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.
    ABCGN tracking number: GI2014-056


    The 48th Annual James L.A. Roth Visiting Professorship in Gastroenterology

    Monday, March 24, 2014
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Jefferson Medical College


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    This year the James L.A. Roth Visiting Professor is the distinguished Maria T. Abreu, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Martin Kalser Chair of Gastroenterology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

    Maria T. Abreu completed a medical degree at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, where she served as Student Council President and was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society. Her postdoctoral training included internship and residency in medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, clinical and research fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and training in molecular and cancer biology at UCLA.

    Dr. Abreu has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, chapters, and reviews. Additionally, she serves as an editorial board member for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Gastroenterology & Hepatology News; editor for the Journal of Immunology; and reviewer for several journals. Dr. Abreu is a frequent speaker at national and international symposia on basic science and clinical topics.

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

    This year's Roth Lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Dr. Abreu will address the topic: The Role of Innate Immunity in Pathogenesis of IBD. The Roth Lecture will take place in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 101 - 233 South 10th Street in Philadelphia, PA, promptly at 4:00PM. A reception for Dr. Abreu follows immediately after.


    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

    Jefferson Medical College of 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.