Minimally Invasive Approaches to The Management of Achalasia and Other Benign Esophageal Diseases

September 28, 2022 to September 30, 2022

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 espophagus.  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.

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: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/20/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Event starts: 
09/28/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2022 - 3:30pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Day 1:    WISER and The Fox Chapel Golf Club
Day 2:    Didactic Session Scaife CC Room 1105ABC
Day 3:    Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center, F600 and APP Session Scaife Hall 

Meeting Locations and Times:

September 28th: WISER MET 10 & 11; 4th floor
        WISER Institute 
        230 McKee Pl. 
        Pittsburgh, PA 15213
        2:00—5:00pm
        **Wet lab will begin with brief didactic in this room.

        Fox Chapel Golf Club
        426 Fox Chapel Road
         Pittsburgh, PA 15238
        6:30—10:00pm

September 29th: Scaife CC Room 1105ABC
        UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital
         200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
        7:30am-5:00pm
    
September 30th: Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center, F600
        UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital
         200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
        7:30am-3:30pm
        
        Scaife CC Room 1105ABC
        UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital
         200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
        8:00am-2:00pm

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees:

All cancellations must be sent via email, fancsalisk@upmc.edu. Cancellations received before 08/30/2022, will be refunded in full. After 08/30/2022, a $30 fee will be assessed and no refunds will be made after 09/13/2022.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing fancsalisk@upmc.edu.

For more information, contact Susan Fancsali at fancsalisk@upmc.edu or 412-648-6342.