SOURCE: Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

September 15, 2014 13:45 ET

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago Announces Advanced GI Therapeutics Course November 22, 2014 at ASGE Institute for Training & Technology Downers Grove, Illinois

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago announced today it will host an educational program offered to physicians and nurses, "Advances in GI Therapeutics: Technology and Approaches in Intraluminal Therapeutics." This informative lecture and hands-on lab session in the growing field of advanced GI therapeutics will be held at the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology, a state-of-the-art facility located in Downers Grove, Illinois on Saturday, November 22, 2014. "This didactic, hands-on training allows the endoscopist the opportunity to refine their skills in a safe and supportive environment," said Dr. Antwan Atia, MD, Gastroenterologist.

At the conference, three internationally-renowned specialists will present the latest insights, findings and technologies about this unique and trending topic. These specialists include Marietta Iacucci MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Canada; Dr. Brenna Casey, MD, FASGE, Interventional Gastroenterology, Director of Endoscopic Training, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School; and Patrick I. Okolo III, MD, Chief, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

This educational course is open to all physicians and nurses. Upon completion of the course, physicians will earn applicable CMEs from Illinois State Medical Society and nurses will receive applicable credits from Ohio Nurses Association. "We're so excited to offer this unique session to meet, learn from, and work side-by-side with three of North America's most influential practitioners in this field," said David Miller, MSN, MHA, RN Clinical Nurse Manager for Presence Saint Joseph Hospital's Center for Digestive Health and the Presence Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics. "This program will help physicians and nurses expand their knowledge of advanced GI therapeutics beyond what they can learn in their day-to-day activities."

The conference will kick off Friday evening with a networking dinner at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 2105 South Spring Road in Oak Brook, where attendees will have the opportunity to spend time with the presenters. Seating at dinner is limited; advance registration is recommended. The course starts Saturday morning with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the seminar and lectures at 8:30 a.m., exhibition hall, lunch and a hands-on lab session in the afternoon that reinforces the day's learning experience. The hands-on session is for physicians only.

To learn more about the event details, presenter bios, pricing and registration information visit Space is limited to 125 attendees and early registration is recommended. An early bird registration is available discount until October 10, 2014.

About Presence Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics
The Presence Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics is designated as a Center of Excellence, and is designated an Accredited Center - Comprehensive by MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Institute is located on the campus of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, a nationally recognized, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago's lake shore communities that is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is part of Presence Health. More information about the Institute is available at

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at

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