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Program Overview

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Program Information


The Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy 2022 Course offers the following programs for Gastroenterologists, Gastrointestinal Surgeons, and Gastrointestinal Nurses:

  • GI Nurse and Technicians Program – Thursday, September 8, 2022

  • Fellows Advanced Endoscopy Program – Thursday, September 8, 2022

  • Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy Main Course – Friday - Saturday, September 9 - 10, 2022

The 2022 RMIE course will focus on organ preservation and the multi-disciplinary management of esophageal, colonic, pancreas, and biliary disorders with live cases, video case reviews, didactic presentations and expert panel discussion geared toward the practicing gastroenterologist and surgeon.

Accreditation Statement


The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To earn board credit, the attendee must participate in the CME activity including the evaluation component.  By participating in this event and requesting board credit, I understand that my learner completion data will be shared with the ACCME and the applicable certifying board. 

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational offering for a maximum of 19.2 contact hours is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education. (September 8 = 5.75 contact hours; September 9 = 6.2 contact hours; September 10 = 7.25 contact hours) Please allow up to four weeks post-conference for receiving certificate by e-mail. NCPD (formerly CNE) can be used by RNs and all APRNs.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Improve the performance of pancreatic endotherapy including ERCP and EUS by understanding established indications, contraindications, techniques to optimize success, and minimize adverse events. This includes advanced and alternative methods of bile duct access and to employ therapeutic options of benign and neoplastic lesions in the pancreas and bile duct and implement pancreatoscopy for organ preservation.        

  2. Implement the best endoscopic identification and treatment strategies for patients with pancreatitis, duct strictures and leaks and stones and understand the importance of the role of new techniques and technologies to improve and expand treatment options and enhance patient education of alternatives to minimally invasive and open surgical options.      

  3.  Integrate practice guidelines and expert opinions in the identification and treatment of large colonic polyps and techniques to manage strictures, fistula and leaks to minimize the need for invasive surgery and to focus on colon preservation.                  

  4. Identify the etiology for patients with chronic pancreatitis, and assess pancreatic cyst characteristics that suggest pre-malignant disease and incorporate the most current guidelines for surveillance and when to consider endoscopic ablation or surgical resection.   

  5. Incorporate the most current best practices in managing dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus and benign esophageal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and strictures. Analyze advances in managing upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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