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ASGE Events at DDW 

DDW Alerts Button 2Digestive Disease Week (DDW®)
May 3-6, 2014
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Join ASGE in Chicago for the 45th 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 McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

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ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

Practice of Endoscopy in 2014: Integration of Science, Art and Technology

Real-time demonstrations of techniques transmitted from the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology 
New for 2014!

Monday, May 5
7 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

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ASE photo 1dThe ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course will feature didactic, interactive and video-based discussions from internationally renowned experts on the approach to common clinical challenges and controversies related to gastrointestinal endoscopy.  Novel techniques and technologies will be discussed in the context of what is applicable and useful in everyday endoscopy practice, and then demonstrated in real time via transmission from the animate lab at the ASGE IT&T.  A variety of gastrointestinal conditions will be discussed, including Barrett's esophagus, luminal neoplasia, gastrointestinal bleeding, colon polyps, pancreaticobiliary diseases, and endoscopic complications.  Join your colleagues for a day of excellent, state-of-the-art presentations on providing the best care for your patient in the context of endoscopic practice.  

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Hands-On Workshops

Saturday, May 3, Sunday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 6

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ASGE photo 2bASGE 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 the following areas:

  • Hemorrhoid Therapies
  • Suturing, Closures and Managing Procedural Adverse Events
  • Luminal Stenting and Ablation
  • Barrett’s Ablation
  • ERCP

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Register early as courses sell out quickly!

Advanced Capsule Endoscopy Session

Tuesday, May 6, Noon-2 p.m.

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This two hour, case based session was designed to enhance the skills of experienced capsule endoscopists and will include updates on reading practices, new software and capsules, issues related to localization of lesions and the interplay of capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy. Challenging cases will be presented that demonstrate and clarify some of the difficult interpretive aspects of capsule endoscopy.


ASGE/AGA Joint Presidential Plenary Session 

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:30–5 p.m.  

Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place

ASGE and AGA 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.


Gastroenterology Women’s Coalition (GWC) Symposium 2014: How to Grow, Develop and Unfold

Sunday, May 4

A co-sponsored Clinical Symposium by AGA, AASLD, ASGE and NASPGHAN. Topics to be addressed:

  • Developing and Navigating in an Academic Environment: A Dean’s Perspective
  • Strategies and Perspectives on Building a Successful Private Practice in GI
  • Building Professional Relationships and Networking: Institutionally and Beyond

ASGE Crystal Awards

Sunday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Attend the 10th Annual Crystal Awards in Chicago’s grandest setting, historic Navy Pier!

ca picHosted 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.Download Brochure 

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International Sessions  New for 2014!

Societies from South America, India, Korea, China, and Japan will be showcasing their endoscopic advances during jointly sponsored sessions with ASGE at DDW 2014.


Diversity Reception

Monday, May 5, 6-7 p.m.

Come join society colleagues and friends for this special event to celebrate diversity, explore professional opportunities and to promote relationship-building among minorities in GI.

ASGE Clinical Symposia and Special Sessions

Saturday, May 3, Tuesday, May 6

These one and one-half hour session topics include (titles subject to change):

  • Colonoscopy: Proving our Value
  • Pursuing perfection in polypectomy performance
  • Optimizing endoscopic outcomes in Barrett's esophagus
  • Management of the difficult biliary stricture
  • Challenges in ERCP
  • Interventional EUS: where are we headed?
  • Managing fistulas and perforations
  • Sedation in Endoscopy: Improving Outcomes, Reducing Cost
  • Developing a Career in Endoscopy in an Academic Center
  • Glue Therapy in the United States: will it stick?
  • Small Bowel Struggles
  • Endoluminal Stenting and Management of Obstruction
  • Shedding light on the latest enhancements in endoscopic imaging

ASGE Endoscopic Video Forum 

Tuesday, May 6, 8 a.m.-noon

The 18th Annual Video Forum represents the largest collection of high-quality, cutting-edge, fully edited endoscopic video footage presented at DDW.  These peer-reviewed videos will demonstrate the most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual cases from around the world. International endoscopy experts will moderate the Forum, which will highlight 20 videos selected from over 113 countries.

ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 6, 1-3 p.m.

ASGE’s Fourth Annual World Cup of Endoscopy will feature leading videos representing different countries.  All selected videos will be presented and scored by a panel of international judges live at DDW.  This year the World Cup of Endoscopy will feature nine videos from 9 different countries.!

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 3, 5-6 p.m.

This one hour event will be held in the ASGE Learning Center, located in the South Hall of McCormick Place. This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE board and committee members to discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees.  

In the past, participants have found this event to informative and enjoyed the opportunity to network with leaders of the Society. Again, registration is limited! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Registration is limited, so register today! To register, click here or contact the ASGE customer care team at 630-573-0600 or


ASGE Learning Center

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Saturday, May 3-Monday, May 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 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. Learn More...



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