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: the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, the Practice Management Course and the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

NEW for ACG 2020! We have added an ACG All Access Pass, combine the three ACG Friday courses with the Postgraduate Course and the Annual Meeting plust the two bonus sessions (formerly the Learning Lunches and Breakfast Sessions) and save 20 percent! Register for any two courses and save up to 10 percent!

ASGE Virtual Endoscopy Course: Creative Solutions to Everyday Endoscopic Challenges

Course Directors: Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, and Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Join ASGE’s esteem faculty who will review and highlight a number of emerging diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic techniques in the literature and its implications in clinical practice. Discussing the most recent published guidelines will be a consistent theme throughout this course.

BUNDLE AND SAVE 10% when you bundle two or more paid courses.

*Please note this course is not included in the ACG All Access Pass.

Friday, October 23, 2020 | Live Interactive Sessions 8:50 am – 6:30 pm (ET)
8:50 am Welcome and Introductions
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, and Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE
Session 1 BEST PRACTICES IN COLONOSCOPY
9:00 am Updated Surveillance Guidelines after Colonoscopy and Polypectomy
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG, MASGE
9:25 am Advanced Imaging in the Colon: Lights, Camera, Action!
Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG, FASGE
9:40 am Optimal Resection Methods for Colon Polypectomy and EMR
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG, MASGE
9:55 am More Tissue is the Issue: Role of ESD and FTRD
Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE
10:10 am Panel Discussion Q & A
Session 2 ENDOSCOPY IN THE ESOPHAGUS
10:30 am Barrett’s Basics: Screening and Surveillance Guidelines
Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE
10:45 am Evolution of Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett’s Dysplasia
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FACG, FASGE
11:00 am Endoscopic Workup and Management of Achalasia: Can We Tunnel to Success?
Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE
11:15 am Endoscopic Plumbing for Esophageal Stricture
Rehan Haidry, BSc (Hons), MRCP
11:30 am Panel Q & A
11:45 am Break
Session 3 BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPY UPDATE
12:00 pm Bariatric Endoscopy Tools and Techniques in 2020
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc
12:15 pm Scoping the Bariatric Patient: Dealing with Altered Anatomy and Post-op Complications
Christopher Chapman, MD
12:30 pm Panel Q & A
Session 4 ENDOSCOPIC SURVIVAL IN THE COVID ERA
12:45 pm Ways to Minimize Physician Burnout
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD
1:00 pm Improving Quality in the Endoscopy Unit
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG, FASGE
1:15 pm Preparing for the Next Pandemic
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FACG, FASGE
1:30 pm Panel Q & A
1:45 pm Lunch Break
Session 5 PANCREATICOBILIARY ADVENTURES
2:15 pm Tricks for Ensuring Successful Cannulation at ERCP
Marianna Arvanitakis, MD, PhD
2:30 pm Management of Biliary Strictures: Malignant vs. Benign
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FACG, FASGE
2:45 pm Sweep, Crush, and Clear: Endotherapy for Bile Duct Stones
Jeanin E. Van Hooft, MD, PhD, FASGE
3:00 pm Optimizing ERCP Outcomes
Badih Joseph Elmunzer, MD
3:15 pm Dealing with Pancreatic Collections: When to Drain and How
Ji Young Bang, MD, MPH
3:30 pm Q & A
3:45 pm Break
Session 6 DON’T PANIC: EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH TO MANAGING GI EMERGENCIES
4:00 pm Halting the Hemorrhage: Esophageal and Gastric Variceal Bleeding
Anna Duloy, MD
4:15 pm Achieving Hemostasis in Non Variceal UGI Bleeding
Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc, FACG, FASGE
4:30 pm Optimal Timing of ERCP in Cholangitis Management
Jeanin E. Van Hooft, MD, PhD, FASGE
4:45 pm Damage Control in Perforations: Endoscopic Closure Techniques
Payal Saxena, MBBS, FRACP
5:00 pm Paving the Way for Patency: Managing Duodenal and Colonic Obstruction
Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH
5:15 pm Q & A
Session 7 EUS ENIGMAS AND MORE
5:45 pm Pancreatic Cyst Guidelines: What You Need to Know
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG, FASGE
6:00 pm Thinking Outside the Box: Therapeutic EUS
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FACG, FASGE/em>
6:15 pm Q & A and Closing Remarks
6:30 pm Course Adjourns