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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Eighth Annual



Hopkins International
Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

September 5-6, 2024

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Thomas B. Turner Building
Baltimore, Maryland USA
With main conference lectures available via live stream!

Course Directors:
Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD
Mary-Rose Hess, BSN, RN, CGRN

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This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


  • Comprehensive 2-day hybrid course (in-person attendance with an option of virtual participation of lectures and live demonstrations) dedicated to providing practicing gastroenterologists, endoscopists and endoscopy staff state-of-the-art updates on luminal and pancreatico-biliary diseases and endoscopy

  • HITEC is the third-highest attended course in the U.S. after DDW and ACG • Hands-on Training in advanced endoscopic procedures

  • The course is consistently attended by physicians from more than 100 countries

  • Two days of Live Endoscopy from Johns Hopkins and other centers of excellence around the world with Live Spanish Translation and AI Closed Caption [CC] available in different languages

  • Free registration for world-wide audience (Additional fees apply when registering for in-person attendance)

  • Concurrent GI nurses and associates’ course

  • Course faculty includes the best educators and leaders from around the world

  • Combination of live endoscopy, short didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and interactive video case presentations

In short, HITEC 2024 will feature a detailed illustration of the optimal techniques to enhance endoscopic skills for the management of various luminal and pancreatico-biliary diseases, and concurrently introducing advanced and novel procedures/techniques to endoscopists, trainees and endoscopy nurses and technicians from around the world. We look forward to your participation.

Course Directors



Course Director

Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE 
Professor of Medicine
Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Lead, Therapeutic Endoscopy Group
The Johns Hopkins Enterprise
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

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Course Co-Director

Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology
and Hepatology Fellowship
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland


Course Co-Director

Mary-Rose Hess, BSN, RN, CGRN 
Endoscopy Nurse Manager
Advanced Therapeutic Nurse
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Welcome Note From Course Director 

We welcome you to attend the 8th annual Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course (HITEC) on September 5-6, 2024 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

 We envision this to be a hybrid (both virtual and in-person) and unique event with focus on basic and advanced therapeutic and bariatric endoscopy.

 The course will include extensive live endoscopy demonstrations by renowned national and international faculty and emphasize principles of basic endoscopy, advanced endoscopic techniques and procedures, in addition to endoscopic innovation.

 This activity is intended for endoscopists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, gastroenterology/ surgical fellows, endoscopy nurses and endoscopy technicians. 

Thank you,


JH Speakers



Venkata Akshintala, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Program Director, Medical Pancreatology

Program Director,

Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship

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Margaret Geri Keane, MBBS, MSc (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Eun Ji Shin MD, PhD (USA)

Associate Professor of Medicine


Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Zahra Maleki, MD, FCAP, MIAC (USA)

Associate Professor of Pathology

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Marcia Canto, MD, MSH (USA)

Professor of Medicine and Oncology

Director, Clinical Research and Heartburn Center

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Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc (USA)

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director of Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Hospital Director of Pancreatology

Invited Global Speakers


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Torsten Beyna, MD (Germany)

Head of Department of Gastroenterology and interventional

Department of Gastroenterology, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf,

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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Vinay Kumar Dhir, MD, DNB, FASGE, FAIGE (India)


Institute of Digestive and Liver Care, SL Raheja Hospital

Mumbai, India

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Rajesh N. Keswani MD MS (USA)

Director of Endoscopy

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Director of Quality

Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center

Associate Professor of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois (USA)


Nonthalee Pausawasdi, MD (Thailand)

President, Thai Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE)

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine

Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol

University Bangkok, Thailand


Alessandro Repici, MD (Italy)

Professor of Gastroenterology, Director of Endoscopy

Humanitas Research Hospital & Humanitas University

Milan, Italy

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Thomas Rösch, MD (Germany)

Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Director, Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy,

University Hospital Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

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Jeanin E. van Hooft, MD, PhD, MBA (Netherlands)

Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chair Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Leiden University Medical Center

Leiden, The Netherlands


Kenneth Binmoeller, MD, FACG, MASGE (USA)

Chief, Division of Advanced Interventional

Endoscopy Advanced Organ Therapy Service Line

Medical Director, Interventional Endoscopy

Services San Francisco, California (USA)


Cesare Hassan, MD (Italy)

Professor of Medicine. Endoscopy Unit

IRCCS Humanitas Clinical and Research Center

Milan, Italy


Bogdan Miutescu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes"

Timisoara, Romania

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Douglas Pleskow, MD, FASGE, AGAF, FACG (USA)

Professor of Medicine

Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA (USA)


Doug Rex, MD, MASGE (USA)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)


Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES (USA)

Director of Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

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Dennis Yang, MD (USA)

Director of Third Space Endoscopy at the Center for Interventional Endoscopy at AdventHealth

Orlando Orlando, Florida (USA)

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Pierre H. Deprez, MD, PhD (Belgium)

Professor of Gastroenterology

Department of Hepatogastroenterology,

Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain,

Brussels, Belgium

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Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH (USA)

Director of Bariatric Endoscopy Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts (USA)


Horst Neuhaus, MD, PhD (Germany)

Professor of Medicine

Technical University Munich

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist Interdisciplinary Clinic

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Daniel von Renteln, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine,

University of Montreal

Director of Research, Gastroenterology Division,

University of Montreal Medical Center (CHUM)

Attending Physician

Gastroenterology Division

University of Montreal Medical Center (CHUM)

Principal Scientist

University of Montreal Research Center (CRCHUM)

Montréal, Québec

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Carlos Robles-Medranda, MD (Ecuador)

Head of the Endoscopy Division

Ecuadorian Institute of Digestive Diseases (IECED)

Guayaquil, Ecuador


Amy Tyberg, MD, FASGE, FACG (USA)

Associate Chief of Advanced and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune Township, New Jersey (USA)

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Linda Zhang, MD (Australia)

Staff Specialist Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology St. George Hospital

Sydney, Australia




This activity is intended for Anesthesiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Associates and Clinical Technicians.



After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:    

  • Discuss the latest advances in luminal and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy.    

  • Discuss the latest advances in bariatric endoscopy.    

  • Discuss different management options techniques for patients with complex colon polyps.    

  • Present an update on POEM and other treatment options for patients with achalasia.    

  • Illustrate techniques and indications for endoscopic suturing.    

  • Demonstrate latest breakthrough procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. ​



The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ​



American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10.5 MOC in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies to identify and mitigate relevant conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.


Post activity, an online evaluation will be available to attendees to evaluate the activity and individual presentations and to identify future educational needs. Upon completion of the evaluation, the learner must attest to the number of hours in attendance. Credits earned will be added to the learner’s transcript and immediately available for print. The last day to access the evaluation and attest to your credits is October 21, 2024. ​

An outcome survey will be sent to all physician attendees within two months post activity to assist us in determining what impact this activity had on the learner’s practice.


The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine  fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.  Please notify us if you have any special needs.



Applications for commercial support from health care related industries are pending.  A complete list of contributors will be provided in the syllabus.  Please note that commercial support received is solely for the educational component of the activity and will not be used to provide food and beverage. Please note: The Physician Payments Sunshine Act was enacted by Congress to increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and medical device manufacturers and physicians.  In compliance with the requirements of this Act, the commercial supporter/s of this activity may require the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to report certain professional information (such as name, address, National Provider Identifier (NPI), and State License number) of physician attendees who receive complimentary food and beverage in conjunction with a CME activity.  The commercial supporter is required to submit the collected data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which will then publish the data on its website.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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Thursday, September 5, 2024 - 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Friday, September 6, 2024 - 6:50 to 7:20 a.m.


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Thomas B. Turner Building

720 Rutland Avenue, Ground Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21205

​The Turner Building is located on Rutland Avenue at Monument Street.  Directions and campus parking information are available on our website under the Contact Us tab at    Handicapped parking is available in the nearby Rutland Garage.  Johns Hopkins is smoke-free.


A limited block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the hotel for your convenience and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Residence Inn Baltimore

At the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus

Tel: +1 (443) 524-8400


800 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205  


Hotel reservation cut-off date:  08/15/2024

The Residence Inn Baltimore is located on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Make your reservation by calling the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins HITEC Conference to receive the special group rate of $155 for one bedroom king suite, plus tax. On-site valet parking is available at the hotel at an additional charge. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.This hotel is located directly across the street to the meeting site, within walking distance.

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By Air: Baltimore is served by three major airports: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) in Maryland; Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Northern Virginia. ​


Taxi Service: To downtown Baltimore from BWI, the nearest airport, is 15-30 minutes depending on traffic and approximately $50 one way.

Super Shuttle charges less than $20 one way and reservations are needed. Reservations can be made online at: or call +1 (410) 859-3427.


​By Rail: Baltimore is easily accessible by train. Amtrak trains run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Baltimore is a major stop for Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express service. Penn Station is easily accessible by I-95, I-83 and I-70 and is a 15 minute taxi ride to Johns Hopkins. For more information visit or call +1 (800) USA-RAIL.


Ground Transportation: You can request a ride on any day and at any time with Uber or Lyft in Baltimore.


The syllabus will be accessible online and via your mobile device in the CloudCME APP prior to the activity. An email will be provided once available.


The zoom webinar link will be accessible online and via your mobile device in the CloudCME App one week prior to the activity start date.  

An email reminder will also be sent. To access, please visit our website. CME Website: (Sign In, Click My CME tab, Click Syllabus)



The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.


A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 30, 2024.  A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation.  Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by August 30, 2024. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.

Method of Payment: Learners must register and submit full payment in advance for the in-person and hands-on sessions. Virtual attendance is complimentary and for the didactic and live endoscopy session only. On-site payments can only be accepted if made by learners via credit card online portal by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 5, 2024.

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail.  If you have not received it by August 30, 2024, call (410) 502-9636 to confirm that you are registered.

A transcript of attendance will be available upon attestation of your credit hours and submission of the post activity online evaluation.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible. 





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