Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Achalasia and Other Benign Esophagael Diseases

June 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019

This three-day conference aims to expand clinical knowledge regarding treatment of benign esophageal diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, paraesophageal hernia, Zenker’s Diverticulum, and Barrett’s esophagus. Furthermore, this course strives to improve technical knowledge and skill in surgical treatment of benign esophageal disease, focusing on surgical interventions such as nissen fundoplication, Heller myotomy, minimally invasive repair of paraesophageal hernias, LINX implantation, per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), and re-operative surgery. These educational goals are met through interactive didactic sessions featuring world-renowned experts, broadcast of live surgery, and a porcine POEM lab also featuring robotic Heller myotomy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and BarrX™ Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA).

Target Audience

This course is designed for general and thoracic surgery attendings and trainees, gastroenterologists, minimally invasive team members (MD, DO, RN, PA, NP), allied health professionals, and any other interested medical healthcare professionals and researchers.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 14.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/05/2019
Course expires: 
07/07/2019
Event starts: 
06/05/2019 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
06/07/2019 - 3:30pm
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 1.4 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 14.7 contact hours.

 

Available Credit

  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 14.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/05/2019
Course expires: 
07/07/2019
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