Friday Courses

Get in-depth discussions 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, GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; and two, full-day courses, Practice Management Course and the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Attending the Postgraduate Course? Register for GI Pathophysiology and What’s New in GI Pharmacology and save up to 10 percent! The GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Postgraduate Course make up the Three-day Clinical Review, your comprehensive clinical update.

Course Directors: Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE, and Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG, FASGE

This year's course was created to provide information on a diverse yet commonly encountered group of topics. The array of topics presented is designed to appeal to attendees with all levels of endoscopic expertise, and the panel of speakers are well recognized content experts with significant experience in delivering balanced presentations. Topics range from innovative endoscopic techniques in submucosal endoscopy, to everyday topics such as colonoscopy quality measures and techniques. The course will also cover important pancreaticobiliary topics such as indeterminate biliary strictures, as well as a session on premalignant lesions of the GI tract, including gastric IM, and pancreatic cysts. We have also included a "potpourri" session on endoscopic reprocessing, bariatrics, ergonomics in endoscopy, and GI advocacy. To enhance audience engagement, there will be an audience response component to the course, and the lunch program will allow attendees to meet the speakers and enjoy discussions about challenging cases and techniques.

Upon completion of this educational activity, physicians will be able to:
  • Recognize applications of submucosal endoscopy in daily practice.
  • Characterize current and new techniques in biliary endoscopy.
  • Evaluate techniques for management of routine and complex polyps in practice.
  • Analyze techniques for management of common premalignant conditions of the GI tract.
  • Improve day-to-day operations of endoscopy practice.
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
6:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE, and Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG, FASGE
Session 1 The Submucosal Space: The Final Frontier
7:40 am POEM–Is all that Rhymes Good?
Mihir S. Wagh, MD, FACG, FASGE
8:00 am ESD: It Pays to be Picky! Proper Patient Selection and Technique
Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, FACG, FASGE
8:20 am Zenker’s: It’s Now an Endoscopic Disease
Mihir S. Wagh, MD, FACG, FASGE
8:40 am Panel Discussion Q & A
Session 2 Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy: New Trick for Old Dogs or More of the Same?
8:55 am Indeterminate Biliary Strictures: Has New Technology Improved Diagnosis?
Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE
9:15 am Pancreatic Fluid Collections: To LAMS or Not to LAMS?
Daniel K. Mullady, MD, FASGE
9:35 am The Challenging Cannulation: When Do I Stop? Is EUS my Backup?
Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE
9:55 am Minimizing Complications: Pancreatitis and Beyond
Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE
10:15 am Panel Discussion Q & A
10:30 am Break
Session 3 Colonoscopy Pearls
10:50 am Resect and Discard: Is It Old News or Is Everyone Doing It?
Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG, FASGE
11:10 am Large Colon Polyps: EMR, ESD, or Surgery?
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD
11:30 am FIT vs. Colonoscopy: Does It Matter?
Amandeep K. Shergill, MD
11:50 am Quality Metrics in Colonoscopy: Do They Really Measure Quality?
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD
12:10 pm Panel Discussion Q & A
12:25 pm Lunch Break
Session 4 Premalignant Lesions of the GI Tract: How Much Surveillance is Enough?
1:35 pm Gastric IM: Survey or Not?
Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG, FASGE
1:55 pm Barrett’s with Low-Grade or No Dysplasia: Ablate or Survey?
Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG, FASGE
2:15 pm Small Pancreatic Cysts: Do They Really Matter?
Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG, FASGE
2:35 pm Panel Discussion Q & A
Session 5 Potpourri
2:50 pm Endoscope Reprocessing: What’s New?
Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE
3:10 pm Ergonomics for the Endoscopist
Amandeep K. Shergill, MD
3:30 pm Bariatrics: What Should a GI Practitioner Know?
Daniel K. Mullady, MD, FASGE
3:50 pm GI Advocacy: What’s in it for Me?
Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG, FASGE
4:10 pm Panel Discussion Q & A
4:30 pm ASGE Endoscopy Course Adjourns