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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

presents:

Seventh Annual

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Hopkins International
Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

August 24 - 25, 2023

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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2023

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

Course Highlights
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  • Comprehensive 2-day hybrid course (virtual with an option of in-person attendance) 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 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting  

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

  • Full-day of Live Endoscopy from Johns Hopkins Hospital and other centers of excellence around the world with Live Spanish Translation.

  • Free registration for both virtual and in-person attendance ($100 USD fee to participate in a hands-on workshop)

  • Concurrent GI nurses and associates course.

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

  • Demonstrations of the latest breakthroughs in endoscopic procedures, equipment and accessories.

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

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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

In short, HITEC 2023 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
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Course Director

Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE

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Course Co-Director

Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD

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Course Co-Director

Mary Rose Hess, BSN, RN, CGRN

COURSE DIRECTORS

Welcome Note From Course Director 

We welcome you to attend the seventh annual Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course (HITEC) on August 24-25, 2023 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,

Mouen

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Faculty
Hopkins Speakers
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JOHN HOPKINS SPEAKERS

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Venkata Akshintala, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Program Director, Medical Pancreatology

Fellowship Associate Program Director,

Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Marcia Canto, MD, MSH (USA)

Professor of Medicine and Oncology

Director, Clinical Research and Heartburn Center

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE, FJGES (USA)

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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Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD (USA)

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Eun Ji Shin MD, PhD (USA)

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Haitharn Al Grain, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor 
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Mary-Rose Hess, BSN, RN, CGRN (USA) 

Nurse Manager

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland

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Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD (USA)

Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of Gastroenterology

and Hepatology

The Moses and Helen Golden Paulson

Endowed Chair,

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Katherine Norgaard, MD (USA) 

Clinical Associate 
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Margaret Geri Keane, MBBS, MSc (USA)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Zahra Maleki, MD, FCAP, MIAC (USA)

Associate Professor of Pathology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc (USA)

Professor of Medicine

Director of Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Hospital Director of Pancreatology

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

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INVITED GLOBAL SPEAKERS

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Todd Baron, MD, MASGE (USA)

Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Director of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Peter Draganov, MD (USA)

UF Health Digestive Disease Specialists

UF Health Endoscopy Center

UF Health Shands Endoscopy Suite

University of Florida Health

Gainesville, Florida

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Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD, MNAMS, DM, FSGEI, FASGE, FACG, FJGES (India)

Director, Endoscopy and EUS

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals

President, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI)

Vice-Chair, International Committee,

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Steering Committee Member, Asian EUS Group

Andhra Pradesh, India

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Horst Neuhaus, MD (Germany)

Associate Professor

Medical Faculty of the Technical University Munich

Chief, Department of Internal Medicine

Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf

University of Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Vanessa Shami, MD (USA)

Professor of Medicine

University of Virginia Digestive Health System

Section Chief of Interventional Endoscopy

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Mihir Wagh, MD (USA)

Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, Colorado

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Marc Barthet, MD, PhD, FESGE  (FRANCE)

Head, Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Department

Hôpital Nord, Marseiile

Marseiile, France

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Robert Hawes, MD (USA)

Professor of Medicine

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Medical Director

Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Research and Education (CARE)

Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute

Orlando, Florida

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Fauze Maaluf-Filho, MD, PhD, FASGE (Brazil)

Associaste Professor

Department of Gastroenterology of the University of São Paulo

Director of Endoscopy Unit

Cancer Institute of São Paulo - ICESP

International Editor for

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

São Paulo, Brazil

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D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, DM, DSc, FAMS (India)

Chief, Gastroenterology and

Therapeutic Endoscopy

Chairman, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology

and AIG Hospitals

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology

Hyderabad, India

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Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, FACG, FJGES (USA)

Professor of Medicine

Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training Program

Associate Director, Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)

Chicago, Illinois

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Naohisa Yahagi MD, PhD (Japan)

Professor of Medicine

Director, Division of Research and Development

Minimally Invasive Treatment, Cancer Center

Keio University School of Medicine

Tokyo, Japan

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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, MD, MSc, PhD, Post-PhD (Brazil)

Associate Professor - Gastroenterology Department

University of São Paulo

President of the Bariatric Endoscopy Division

Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SOBED)

Co-Director - Bariatric Endoscopy Live Global

São Paulo, Brazil

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Shayan Irani, MD (USA)

Gastroenterologist

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Seattle, Washington

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Amit Maydeo, MD, MS, FASGE (India)

Chairman, Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS)

Global Hospital

Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery

Seth GS Medical College

Mumbai, India

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Douglas Rex, MD (USA)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Director of Endoscopy

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Program Director

Clinical Faculty, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

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Linda Zhang, MBBS (Australia)  

Staff Specialist  

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

St. George Hospital

Sydney, Australia

Program
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9:00 – 9:45 am        Registration and Continental Breakfast  

 

9:45 – 10:00 am     Welcome and Introduction                                            

                             Moderators:

                             Robert Hawes, MD, Horst Neuhaus, MD, Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD, Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc and Linda Zhang, MD

10:00 - 10:30 am    Electrosurgical Innovations in Therapeutic Endoscopy                 

                             Horst Neuhaus, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Erbe USA                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

10:30 - 11:00 am    Endoscopic Resection and Hemostasis                 

                             Mihir Wagh, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Olympus America, Inc.                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

11:00 - 11:30 am    Utility of Lumen Apposing Stents                 

                             Shayan Irani, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Boston Scientific Inc.                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

11:30 - 12:00 pm    Innovations in ESD Traction                 

                             Peter Draganov, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

12:00 – 1:00 pm      Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 – 5:00 pm       Physician Hands-on Training and Nursing Track (see page 11)

 

Station # 1: ESD 1

Faculty trainers: Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD and Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD

 

Station # 2: ESD 2

Faculty trainers: Peter Draganov, MD and Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD

 

Station # 3: POEM 1

Faculty trainers: Mark Barthet, MD, PhD and Horst Neuhaus, MD  

 

Station # 4: POEM 2

Faculty trainers: Mark Barthet, MD, PhD and Uzma Siddiqui, MD, MASGE, FACG, FJGES

 

Station # 5: Defect Closure and Suturing 1

Faculty trainers: Mihir Wagh, MD and Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS and Diogo De Moura, MD, MSc, PhD

 

Station # 6: Defect Closure and Suturing 2

Faculty trainers: Robert Hawes, MD, Raghid Bitar, MD and Margaret Geri Keane, MBBS, MSc

 

Station # 7: EMR and Hemostasis

Faculty trainers: Venkata Akshintala, MD, Vanessa Shami, MD and Eun Ji Shin MD, PhD

 

Station # 8: Interventional EUS

Faculty trainers: Todd Baron, MD, MASGE and Shayan Irani, MD

PROGRAM

Thursday August 24, 2023

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Friday August 25, 2023

6:30 - 7:20 am        Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

7:20 - 7:30 am        Welcome and Introduction

Forum 1                 Moderators:

                             Robert Hawes, MD, Todd Baron, MD, MASGE, Horst Neuhaus, MD, Vanessa Shami, MD and  Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc

7:30 - 7:50 am        Stone Management                 

                             Robert Hawes, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Olympus America, Inc.                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

 

7:50 - 8:10 am        What’s Cool About Cryo?                 

                             Marcia Canto, MD, MHS                 

                             Sponsored by Pentax Medical                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

 

8:10 - 8:30 am        Endoscopic Vacuum Therapy - Paradigm Shift                 

                             Diogo De Moura, MD, MSc, PhD

 

8:30 - 8:40 am        Questions and Answers

 

8:40 – 10:10 am      Live Endoscopy Session 1                 

 

                             Case 1 Hyderabad, India                 

                             D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, DM, DSc, FAMS                 

 

                             Case 2 Mumbai, India                 

                             Amit Maydeo, MBBS, FASGE                   

 

                             Case 3: The Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE and Shayan Irani, MD                 

 

                             Case 4: Hyderabad, India                 

                             Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD, MNAMS, MD, FSGEI, ASGE, FACG, FJCES

 

10:10 - 10:30 am     Break and Exhibits

 

Forum 2                 Moderators:

                             Diogo De Moura, MD,  MSc, PhD, Peter Draganov, MD, Vanessa Shami, MD, Mihir Wagh, MD and Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc

 

10:30 – 12:00 pm    Live Endoscopy Session 2                 

 

                             Case 1: Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD and Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD                   

 

                             Case 2: Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE and Marc Barthet, MD, PhD                 

 

                             Case 3: Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Marcia Canto, MD, MHS and Uzma Siddiqui, MD, MASGE, FACG, FJGES                 

 

                             Case 4: Sao Paulo, Brazil                 

                             Fauze Maaluf-Filho, MD, PhD, FASGE

12:00 – 12:30 pm    Break and Exhibits

Forum 3                 Moderators:

                             Todd Baron, MD, MASGE, Shayan Irani, MD, Robert Hawes, MD, Uzma Siddiqui, MD, MASGE, FACG, FJGES and

                             Mihir Wagh, MD

 

12:30 – 1:10 pm     Lunch/Symposium

 

12:30 - 12:50 pm    EMR and ESD Defect Closure                 

                             Peter Draganov, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Micro-Tech Endoscopy                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

 

12:50 - 1:10 pm      Exploration of Defect Closure               

                             Mihir Wagh, MD                 

                             Sponsored by Boston Scientific/Apollo                 

                             This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

 

1:10 - 1:40 pm        Break and Exhibits

 

1:40 - 3:15 pm        Live Endoscopy Session 3                 

 

                             Case 1: The Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD, Peter Draganov, MD and Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD                 

 

                             Case 2: Indianapolis, Indiana                 

                             Douglas Rex, MD, MASGE                 

 

                             Case 3: Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE, Horst Neuhaus, MD and Marc Barthet, MD, PhD                 

 

                             Case 4: Brigham and Women’s Hospital                 

                             Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES

 

3:15 - 3:30 pm        Break and Exhibits

 

Forum 4                 Moderators:

                             Peter Draganov, MD, Robert Hawes, MD, Shayan Irani, MD, Horst Neuhaus, MD, Raghid Bitar, MD and

                             Uzma Siddiqui, MD, MASGE, FACG, FJGES

 

3:30 – 5:00 pm        Live Endoscopy Session 4                                  

 

                             Case 1: The Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Todd Baron, MD, MASGE, Vikesh Singh, MD, MSc and Mouen Khashab, MD, MASGE                                  

 

                             Case 2: Indianapolis, Indiana               

                             Douglas Rex, MD, MASGE                 

 

                             Case 3: The Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Eun Ji Shin MD, PhD and Vanessa Shami, MD                 

 

                             Case 4: The Johns Hopkins Hospital                 

                             Margaret Geri Keane, MBBS, MSc, Diogo De Moura, MD, MSc, PhD and Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS

 

5:00 pm                 Closing Remarks/Adjourn     

           

                             This schedule is subject to change.

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INFORMATION

ONSITE REGISTRATION

Thursday, August 23, 2023            9:00 – 9:45 am

Friday, August 24, 2023                 6:30 – 7:20 am

 

FEES

The virtual course on Zoom is free to all participants.

Hands On course for Physicians before August 18, 2023 ......... $100

After August 19, 2023 .........$150

 

The registration fee includes the hands on course on August 24, 2023, instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.

 

LATE FEE AND REFUND POLICY

A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 18, 2023.  A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation.  Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by August 18, 2023. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.

 

LOCATION

Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center

The Sheikh Zayed Tower

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans Street, Main Level

Baltimore, Maryland 21287

 

The Sheikh Zayed Tower is located on Orleans Street between Broadway and Wolfe Streets. Directions and campus parking information are available on our website under the Contact Us tab at https://HopkinsCME.cloud-cme.com. The closest garage is the Orleans Street Garage, which is located on Orleans Street (Route 40) between Wolfe Street and Broadway. Handicapped parking is also available in the McElderry Street Garage. Johns Hopkins is smoke free.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

 

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss the latest advances in luminal and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy.

  2. Discuss the latest advances in bariatric endoscopy.

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

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

  5. Illustrate techniques and indications for endoscopic suturing.

  6. Demonstrate latest breakthrough procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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.

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CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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.

OTHER CREDITS

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 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.

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Policy on PRESENTER and PROVIDER Disclosure

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 that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT

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 9, 2023.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality

and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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