Fourth Annual HITEC: Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

April 1 - April 3, 2020

Event directors: Mouen Khashab, MD, Vivek Kumbhari, MD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

720 Rutland Avenue
21205 Baltimore, Maryland
United States

Contact information
Contact person: Laura Friend
Address: Office of CME; JHSOM 720 Rutland Avenue, Room 20 Baltimore, Maryland 21205 United States


Event Category

ESGE individual members receive a significant fee reduction



Update 19.03.2020: Due to COVID-19 outbreak and directives, the Fourth Annual HITEC: Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course will be postponed to late summer/early fall 2020.


Event topics: 

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 lunchtime 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, 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 lab are offered with training performed by world-renowned experts. In short, this unique course featuring superstar 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

Event aims: 

∙ Discuss the latest advances in luminal and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy.
∙ Discuss different management options for patients with large colon polyps.
∙ Discuss different management options for patients with peripancreatic fluid collections.
∙ Present an update on EUS‐guided sampling of solid and cystic lesions.
∙ Illustrate management of patients with upper GI bleeding.
∙ Discuss the management of difficult biliary stones.
∙ Present an update on the endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus.
∙ Present a variety of bariatric endoscopic techniques, including primary weight loss
therapies as well as those to treat the complications of bariatric surgery.