Viva la Vida

The “Viva la Vida” course has reached its 20th anniversary sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with the overarching goal of updating important topics in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy.

This year, on its 21st anniversary, this meeting will take place in heavenly Cancun, Mexico. In addition, we invited the two most prestigious Gastroenterology and Endoscopy societies of Mexico, the Mexican Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Mexican Association of Gastroenterology, to co-organize our Viva la Vida course.

Join us and enjoy the program we have designed for you: 60 sessions on topics in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Hepatology given by 45 professors from the United States of America, Mexico and Latin America, a Fellow’s course and more. At the end of each day, enjoy the white sand and azure waters of Cancun’s iconic beaches, its people, its gastronomy and its vibe in company of your family and friends.

Viva la Vida!

Who should attend

This course was planed for Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Surgeons, Fellows, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals who are interested in gastroenterology and hepatology.


After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:
1. Describe recent advances in inflammatory bowel disease including the diagnosis and management of perianal disease, biologics and surveillance of dysplasia.
2. Discuss new indications for liver transplant as well as management of liver masses, autoimmune hepatitis, NAFLD, and liver involvement in Covid-19
3. Discuss advances in endoscopy including management of the complex polyp, lumen opposing metal stents, submucosal resection, and POEM.
4. Describe treatment and diagnostic options for patients with general GI disorders including celiac disease, obscure GI bleeding, and narcotic bowel.
5. Discuss the diagnosis and management of chronic abdominal pain, novel approaches to severe acute pancreatitis, and management of walled off necrosis.
6. Discuss and describe current topics in motility disorders such as gastroparesis, achalasia, and the use of Endoflip.


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


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.