ASGE Events at DDW
Digestive Disease Week (DDW®)
May 18-21, 2013
Check out ASGE's Events at DDW® in the ASGE Guide to Endoscopy at DDW (7MB pdf)
Join ASGE in Orlando for the 44th Annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®)! DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, recently selected by Business Review USA as the best meetings facility in the country and ranked #1 in the top 10 U.S. convention centers.
During your visit you will find educational sessions and activities that exceed your expectations. ASGE is pleased to bring you world-renowned presenters featured throughout an unparalleled program that is designed to engage and challenge you.
Check out ASGE's full lineup of events at DDW® and register by the April 10 early bird date to take advantage of special savings!
ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course
An International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Gastrointestinal Diseases in 2013:
Patient Care at Its Best
Monday, May 20
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The ASGE Annual Postgraduate course will demonstrate how gastrointestinal endoscopy integrates a multidisciplinary and team-based approach to practice with specialists in various fields working together to provide excellent, state-of-the-art care for gastrointestinal diseases.
Common issues encountered in daily practice will be addressed through evidence-based lectures and expert opinion from leaders in endoscopy, surgery, oncology and radiology. Topic-specific panel discussions and breakout sessions will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with internationally renowned endoscopic experts and encourage individualized, practice-specific learning.
Thematic symposia will also be featured on a variety of gastrointestinal problems, including Barrett’s esophagus, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, endoscopic screening, surveillance and treatment of upper and lower luminal neoplasia as well as pancreaticobiliary diseases.
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Saturday, May 18, Sunday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 21
ASGE will be offering two-and-a-half hour long hands-on workshops at DDW, providing participants an opportunity to interact with expert faculty and participate in their hands-on demonstration of techniques in Advanced Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Xtreme Endoscopic Toolbox, EMR/ESD and more!
The schedule has been updated to fit the four-day format of DDW. All courses will be held in a special hands-on room located on the exhibit floor to maximize convenience for participants.
Register early as courses sell out quickly!
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Advanced Capsule Endoscopy Session (New for 2013)
Tuesday, May 21, Noon-2 p.m.
This two-hour, case-based session is intended to assist current practitioners in advancing their skills in capsule endoscopy.
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ASGE Crystal Awards
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by ASGE and the ASGE Foundation, this awe-inspiring evening will recognize this year's honorees' remarkable achievements and significant contributions to the profession and the Society in a welcoming educational setting. In addition to the awards presentation, the Crystal Awards offers numerous opportunities for networking with colleagues, honorees and medical professionals from around the world during our cocktail reception, dinner and dessert reception.
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ASGE Clinical Symposia and Special Sessions
Saturday, May 18
One-and-a-half hour session topics include Diagnosis and Management of Subepithelial Masses, Advanced Endoscopic Techniques for Biliary Access, Advances in Colonoscopic Diagnostics and many more!
ASGE Presidential Plenary Session
Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-noon
AGA and ASGE will present the most novel and innovative research in gastroenterology and GI endoscopy at this collaborative session. Both societies have scheduled their postgraduate courses and other DDW programming around this new session to help attendees stay up to date with the latest research without missing other educational opportunities.
ASGE Endoscopic Video Forum
Tuesday, May 21, 8 a.m.-noon
The ASGE Endoscopic Video Forum features peer-reviewed videos
demonstrating the most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual
cases from around the world. Don't miss these diverse, cutting-edge
ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy
Tuesday, May 21, 1-3 p.m.
ASGE's Third Annual World Cup of Endoscopy Video will feature leading
videos representing different countries. All selected videos will be
presented and scored by a panel of international judges live at DDW!
ASGE Going for the Gold in Quality Olympics
Tuesday, May 21, 3-5 p.m.
Led by a panel of renowned experts, this session will focus on the challenges to improving quality facing the international endoscopy community. Topics to be covered include defining quality in the unit, problems involved in measuring quality and effecting change, and issues surrounding infection control/reprocessing.
ASGE Fellows Networking Session
Saturday, May 18, 5-6 p.m.
This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE leaders and discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees.
ASGE Learning Center
Saturday, May 18-Monday, May 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The ASGE Learning Center provides DDW attendees with the opportunity to view educational endoscopic videos and earn CME for free, as well as attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations. This year, the ASGE Store, which will feature a full selection of ASGE products and logowear, will be located in the ASGE Learning Center.
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Gutrunners™ 5K run/ 1 Mile Walk
Join your peers for the 4th annual Gutrunners™ fun run/walk through Orlando’s Turkey Lake Park. Open to all! Proceeds from the race go toward providing free colonoscopy for uninsured patients, research and patient education. Complimentary round-trip transportation to and from Peabody Hotel will be provided. Buses will leave the Peabody at 6:15 and 6:30 am and return to the hotel immediately after the race. Register online at www.gutrunners.com