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Silver Cross Hospital Hosts Free Advanced Endoscopy Conference for Nurses & Associates April 20

New Lenox, IL (April 1, 2013)—Silver Cross Hospital will host a free program on Saturday, April 20 for nurses, associates and technicians who are interested in increasing their knowledge of advanced endoscopy.  The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL.  The new hospital campus is conveniently located at I-355 and Route 6.  Registration information is available at or by calling (708) 499-5678, ext. 184. 

Dr. Kamran Ayub, Medical Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross Hospital, will discuss indications, limitations, potential complications and techniques for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus.  He will also discuss the role of endoscopy in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding.  Dr. Ayub will be joined by Dr. Charles Berkelhammer, clinical professor at the University of Illinois. Dr.  Berkelhammer will discuss the clinical manifestations and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 

In addition, participants will observe and analyze several live case demonstrations for common bile duct stones, biliary obstruction, abnormal CT of pancreas and pancreatic cysts, Barrett’s Esophagus, and EUS.  

This activity will provide 6.5 contact hours.  Silver Cross Hospital—Nursing Education Department (OH-254, 11/1/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Criteria for successful completion include attending the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation form. 

The course is free; however a $25 registration is fee is required, which will be returned to participants the day of the course.  Checks from those who failed to attend will be cashed and used for endoscopic research and education.  Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.  Registration is open through April 17, 2013. For more information, contact Taylor Aldridge, PA-C, Course Coordinator, at (708) 499-5678, ext. 184. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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