2nd Annual Jefferson Women and Gastroenterology Health Symposium

Philadelphia, PA US
February 21, 2020



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​​​​Designed for healthcare professionals specializing in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Gynecology, this annual program will examine the medical conditions that are unique to women, occur more frequently in women, or present differently in women. By utilizing emerging scientific and clinical evidence, experts will provide updated approaches to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of common gastrointestinal disorders aimed to improve the care of female patients.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Topics Include:

  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Clostridium difficile Colitis
  • Abdominal Pain After Cholecystectomy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Medical Marijuana and the Gastroenterologist
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): What’s All the Hype About?
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
Special Lunch Lecture: “The BRCA Gene and Its Relation to GI Malignancies”
Speaker: Edith P. Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
116th President, National Medical Association

This course is designed for healthcare professionals specializing in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and Gynecology.

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Family Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Care
Women's Health
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AAFP
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 CDR
  • 6.00 CNE
  • 6.50 Therapist - PT
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/21/2020 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
02/21/2020 - 4:00pm

Preliminary Program Agenda & Learning Objectives

For more course information, please view the preliminary program agenda and learning objectives.


Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States


The Hamilton Parking Garage on 11th Street between Walnut & Locust Streets will be undergoing some repairs starting Friday, August 16, 2019. The work is expected to last for several months. If using the garage, please pay attention to signage indicating lane and temporary parking restrictions.

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The nearest hotel to Thomas Jefferson University Campus is the Holiday Inn Express Midtown located at 1305 Walnut Street.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19107
Reservations: 215-732-2022
Rates: $134 special hospital/university rate

No extra person charge. Includes complimentary breakfast, free access to wireless internet and onsite fitness center. Parking is $27 per day (with in and out privileges).

For additional hotels in the area, that also offer a Jefferson rate, please visit: http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/patients-and-visitors/center-city/hotels-and-lodging/


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All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and healthcare professionals are required to disclose to the audience:

1. Any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services

2. Any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.


PHYSICIANS: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP): This Live activity, 2nd Annual Jefferson Women and Gastroenterology Health Symposium, with a beginning date of 02/21/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  6.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

RN participants who successfully complete this activity will be awarded maximum 6.0 contact hours.

Selected sessions are identified as content that meets ANCC criteria for pharmacotherapeutic credit.  A participant attending all such sessions may be awarded a maximum of 2.75 pharmacotherapy contact hours.  Actual amount awarded will be based on sessions attended.

ABCGN: According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 3.66 hour(s) earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN. ABCGN tracking number: GI2019-174

DIETITIANS: This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6.0 CPEUs

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS: Specific to PA CEUs: This is a continuing education offering for Physical Therapists sponsored and approved by the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  

OTHER PROFESSIONALS: Continuing Education Hour verification is provided to other professionals who successfully complete this symposium.  A certificate of completion of 6.00 Continuing Education Hours will be provided.


Available Credit

  • 6.00 AAFP
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 CDR
  • 6.00 CNE
  • 6.50 Therapist - PT

Exhibit opportunities are available for this conference. For more information, please contact Marie Destin at marie.destin@jefferson.edu or call 215-955-9116.


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Practicing Physician$150
Nurse/Other Healthcare Professional$110
Jefferson Health Physician or Digestive Disease Institute Network Member*$100
Jefferson Health Nurse/Other Healthcare Professional*$60
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student$0

*Subject to verification.




  • Pre-registration ends Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Onsite registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be granted after Friday, February 7, 2020. See full refund policy

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