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: three half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Practice Management Summit; and one full-day course, the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

ASGE Endoscopy Course

Innovative Practices for the Endoscopist of Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Course Directors: Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE, Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS, and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG

This comprehensive course aims to provide a practical approach to understanding the most updated guidelines focusing on endoscopy and innovative techniques at the forefront of gastroenterology. Sessions and faculty were thoughtfully curated to represent a variety of clinical backgrounds and perspectives on the most up-to-date management of important digestive disease states and the use of endoscopic techniques. Topics will include post-ERCP pancreatitis, adverse events in EGD and EUS, management of cholangitis and hilar obstruction, the continued potential uses of AI in endoscopy, importance of health equity in the endoscopic suite, and the application of entry level and career learning using competency based medical education models.

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 before the start of the course; upon completion you will receive access to the recording of each presentation along with pdf files of presentations in GI Leap. Looking to access CME and ABIM 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the most relevant ASGE guideline recommendations and its application to your endoscopic practice. (Comprehension)
  • Discuss the importance of health inequities and the impact it has on your endoscopic practice. (Comprehension)
  • Compare and contrast the latest endoscopic technologies and techniques (e.g. ERCP, EGD, EMR, EUS, AI etc.) and how each could be benefit your patient services. (Evaluation)
  • Recognize the interplay of health professions, education and research in endoscopy. (Knowledge)
7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Introductions by Course Directors
Course Directors: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG, Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS, and Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE
Session 1 Clinical Application of Updated Guidelines in Endoscopy
Moderators: Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS, and Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE
8:05 am Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Prevention Strategies: What’s the Latest?
B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD
8:20 am Reducing Adverse Events Associated With EGD and EUS-related Techniques
Swati Pawa, MD, FASGE, FACG
8:35 am Cancer Focus: Screening for Pancreas Cancer in Individuals With Genetic Susceptibility
Nicolette Rodriquez, MD, MPH
8:50 am Updates in the Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Cholangitis
Larissa L. Fujii-Lau, MD
9:05 am Video-Based Cases: Management of Hilar Obstruction
Andrew C. Storm, MD (Presenter), Joanna Law, MD, FASGE (Panel), and Swati Pawa, MD, FASGE, FACG (Panel)
9:25 am Q & A
9:40 am Break
Session 2 Health Equity in Endoscopy
Moderators: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG, and Matthew J. Whitson, MD
10:00 am Social Determinants of Health and Impact on Access to Endoscopy
Matthew J. Whitson, MD, and Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD
10:20 am Using Artificial Intelligence to Mitigate Health Disparities in Gastroenterology
Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil
10:40 am Distinguished Lecture: Health Advocacy for Colonoscopy and Policy - Where Are We Now?
Rachel B. Issaka, MD, MAS
11:05 am Q & A
11:15 am ASGE Presidential Lecture: Endoscopy for Functional Colon Rectal Disorders
Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE
11:45 am Lunch with Networking
Session 3 Endoscopic Frontiers in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Moderators: Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS, and Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE
1:00 pm Point Counterpoint/Panel Discussion: Advantages and Disadvantages of EMR vs ESD in the Colon
Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, and Yakira N. David, MD
1:30 pm Updates in the Role of Endoscopy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gursimran S. Kochhar, MD, CNSC, FACP
1:50 pm Going Green: Sustainability in Endoscopy
Rabia De Latour, MD
2:10 pm State of the Art Lecture: Directions in Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy (with videos)
Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FASGE, FACG
2:30 pm Q & A
2:40 pm Break
Session 4 Endoscopy Education: Training and Safety
Moderators: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG, and Brijen Shah, AGAF, MD
2:50 pm Video Session: Teaching Endoscopy / CBME
Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG, and Matthew J. Whitson, MD
3:10 pm Updates in Assessing Competency in Endoscopy
Brijen Shah, MD, AGAF
3:30 pm Ergonomics for the Endoscopist
Patrick E. Young, MD, FASGE, FACG
3:50 pm Medical Education Research and Endoscopy
Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC
4:10 pm Hot Cases With Videos: Using Old Devices in New Ways
J. Andy Tau, MD
4:30 pm Q & A
4:45 pm Final Remarks / ASGE Endoscopy Course Adjourns