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The Johns Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course (HITEC) is an intense 2-3 day course dedicated to providing the practicing endoscopist state-of-the-art updates in luminal, pancreaticobiliary and bariatric endoscopy. In addition to extensive live endoscopy demonstrations and keynote lectures by superstar national and international faculty, our unique format will include faculty led lunch time symposia focusing on the various aspects of therapeutic endoscopy as well as video sessions that encourage opportunities to demonstrate rare cases not typically performed during live courses in the U.S. The pancreaticobiliary endoscopy sessions will illustrate basic and advanced principles and techniques of EUS/ERCP, cholangiopancreatoscopy and interventional EUS. The luminal endoscopy sessions will focus on techniques such as Barrett's endoscopic therapy, therapies for GERD, EMR, ESD, POEM and EUS-guided anastomosis creation. The bariatric endoscopy sessions will demonstrate primary endoscopic therapies, as well as novel techniques to manage the complications of bariatric surgery. Therapeutic endoscopy hands-on training labs are offered with training performed by world-renowned experts. In short, this unique course featuring global endoscopists will ensure detailed and comprehensive illustration of optimal techniques to enhance endoscopic skills, while simultaneously introducing advanced and novel procedures/techniques to endoscopists.

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


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

•    Discuss the latest advances in luminal and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy.
•    Present an update on endoscopic therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease and the management options for patients with complex  esophageal strictures.
•    Present an update on Barrett’s esophagus.
•    Discuss different management options for patients with complex biliary strictures.
•    Present an update on endoscopic approaches to the management of peripancreatic fluid collections and gallbladder drainage.
•    Discuss a variety of bariatric endoscopic techniques, including primary weight loss therapies as well as those to treat the complications of bariatric surgery.
•    Illustrate techniques and indications for endoscopic suturing.
•    Discuss tissue resection techniques throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

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