Friday Courses

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: two half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course and the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; and two full-day courses, the Practice Management Course and the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Register for any two courses and save up to 10%!

Can’t join us in-person in Las Vegas?
Maximize your learning with one of our VIRTUAL All-Access Pass options and save 20%!

ACG All-Access Pass: The ACG All-Access Pass includes virtual-only access to the GI Pathophysiology Course, GI Pharmacology Course, Practice Management Summit, Postgraduate Course + Bonus Sessions (formerly Learning Luncheons), and the Annual Scientific Meeting + Bonus Sessions (formerly Breakfast Sessions). Registrants will also receive online access to the 2021 Self-Assessment Test.

NEW for 2021: ACG All-Access Pass + ASGE Endoscopy Course: The ACG All-Access Pass includes virtual-only access to all of the courses in the ACG All-Access Pass PLUS the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

ASGE Endoscopy Course

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 7:50 am – 5:20 pm | Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Course Directors: B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD and Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

The 2021 ASGE Endoscopy Course at ACG Evidence-based Updates for the Practicing Gastroenterologist aims to provide comprehensive updates on several important endoscopic topics, ranging from optimal practice considerations, to oncologic endoscopy, to the endoluminal evaluation and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease complications. The topics and speakers for this course were specifically curated to provide thoughtful and diverse perspectives, helping endoscopists from various settings thrive in their practice.

Participate in-person or virtually from home or office. You’ll still receive the world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Course materials will be available prior to the start of the course, upon completion you will receive a access to the recording of each presentation along with pdf files of presentations in GI Leap. Looking to access CME and MOC credit, then plan your participation in this program so you can earn both of these valuable credits. We look forward to your participation at this hybrid event.

Upon completion of this educational activity, physicians will be able to:
  • Discuss approaches to optimizing day-to-day endoscopic practice
  • Describe how best to evaluate for and manage pre-cancerous and early malignant lesions of the foregut and colon
  • Identify best practices in ‘emergency endoscopy’ services
  • Compare and contrast common pancreaticobiliary problems
  • Recognize the spectrum of endoscopic care that can improve the health of IBD patients

This course has been specifically designed for practitioners of gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, gastrointestinal nurses, and fellows in training. This course is equally relevant to those in private practice and academic practice.

Friday, October 22, 2021 | ALL TIMES ARE LISTED IN THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE
7:50 am Welcome and Introductions
Course Directors: B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD and Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE
Session 1 OPTIMIZING YOUR ENDOSCOPIC PRACTICE

Moderators: Folasade P. May, MD, PhD and Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

8:00 am Endoscopic considerations in underserved populations
Folasade P. May, MD, PhD
8:20 am Refocusing on ergonomics during endoscopy
Amandeep K. Shergill, MD
8:40 am Evidence-based approach to peri-procedural anticoagulation management
Olaya Isabella Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS
9:00 am Minimizing medicolegal risk related to endoscopy
Megan Adams, MD
9:20 am Questions and Answers
9:40 am Break
Session 2 CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN THE LUMINAL GI TRACT

Moderators: Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE and B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD

9:50 am The continuum of endoscopic care for Barrett’s esophagus
Puja S. Elias, MD
10:10 am Gastric cancer: who and how to screen
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD, FASGE
10:30 am Screening and surveillance for colon cancer in 2021 and beyond
Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE
10:50 am Endoscopic management of complex colon polyps
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
11:10 am Q&A
11:30 am Lunch and Exhibits
Session 3 GI EMERGENCIES

Moderators: Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE and B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD

12:30 pm Non-variceal upper GI bleeding: what you need to know in 2021
Alan N. Barkun, MD,CM, MSc, FASGE
12:50 pm Portal hypertensive bleeding
Anna Duloy, MD
1:10 pm Foreign bodies and food impactions
Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE
1:30 pm Latrogenic perforations of the GI tract: avoiding an operation
Olaya Isabella Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS
1:50 pm Q&A
Session 4 PANCREATICOBILIARY ENDOSCOPY

Moderators: Darwin L. Conwell, MD and B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD

2:10 pm Evaluation and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms
Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE
2:30 pm Endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collections
B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD
2:50 pm Medical management of chronic pancreatitis
Darwin L. Conwell, MD
3:10 pm A responsible approach to difficult biliary cannulation
Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE
3:30 pm Malignant biliary strictures: diagnosis and management
Nonthalee Pausawasdi, MD
3:50 pm Q&A
4:10 pm Break and Exhibits
Session 5 ENDOSCOPIC CONSIDERATIONS IN IBD

Moderators: Amandeep K. Shergill, MD, and Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE

4:20 pm Endoscopic surveillance and management of colitis-associated neoplasia
Amandeep K. Shergill, MD
4:40 pm Stricture therapy in IBD
Gursimran S. Kochhar, MD, CNSC, FACP
5:00 pm Q&A
5:20 pm Final remarks and adjourn