ASGE Postgraduate Course in Boston at AASLD Meeting
Common Endoscopic Challenges in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD
William M. Tierney, MD, FASGE
On Friday, Nov. 9, ASGE will feature its postgraduate course, Common Endoscopy Challenges in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease, in Boston, Mass., to be held in conjunction with AASLD’s The Liver Meeting 2012.
Course directors B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and William M. Tierney, MD, FASGE, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, have developed a course to edify and enhance the working knowledge of practitioners as to the state-of-the-art in the endoscopic management of patients with advanced liver disease.
The course will also cover fundamental issues related to the quality and safety of endoscopic practice in patients with liver disease, including safe administration of sedation and safety as it relates to disease-specific issues, such as coagulopathy. This program will provide an opportunity for practitioners to acquire a state-of-the-art understanding of the endoscopic approach to this patient population.
The course goals and objectives are to:
- Instruct physicians regarding specific safety issues related to sedation that alter the assessment and management of patients with liver disease who undergo GI endoscopy.
- Teach the most up-to-date strategies for the management of portal hypertensive hemorrhage.
Registration for the course opened in July for AASLD members and Aug. 8 for everyone else. For additional information and to register, visit The Liver meeting or call 703-299-9766.