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