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2015 ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

Best Endoscopic Practices 2015: Understanding the Evidence
and Enhancing Your Skills

Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Course Directors

Brenna W. Casey 
Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical
School Boston, MA

Grace H. Elta  
Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Brian C. Jacobson 
Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, FASGE
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

World-renowned faculty

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Course Description

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course returns to our nation’s capital for 2015. Participants will learn the latest developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy and have ample opportunity to interact with internationally renowned faculty. The presentations will include video demonstrations, case-based presentations, and didactic lectures. There will be a focus on panel discussions and debates on some of the controversial areas in endoscopic therapy. Common issues encountered daily in your endoscopic practice such as quality colonoscopy and removal of defiant polyps will be discussed. The one-day format will include breakout sessions to allow attendees a choice of topics and interaction with faculty in smaller groups. Join your colleagues for a full day of outstanding presentations that will be directly applicable to your endoscopic practice.

Course highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art, evidence-based lectures on diverse topics including Barrett’s esophagus, gastroduodenal hemorrhage, colon cancer screening, pancreatic fluid collections, and more
  • Video demonstrations showing the latest techniques and devices in endoscopic practice
  • Case-based discussions about diverse approaches to specific conditions encountered in everyday practice 
  • Breakout luncheon sessions to allow attendees a choice of topics and interaction with faculty in smaller groups
  • Earn 10 ABIM MOC Points
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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the state-of-the-art endoscopic management of esophageal diseases, gastrointestinal bleeding and pancreaticobiliary diseases

  • Identify current trends in endoscopic practice that facilitate the new cost containment mandates in gastroenterology

  • Recognize both expert opinion and the scientific evidence behind endoscopic diagnoses and treatments

  • Identify novel endoscopic technologies that are ready for adoption in your endoscopic practice

Target Audience

This course targets international and U.S.-based participants, including practicing gastroenterologists, surgical endoscopists, gastroenterology trainees, endoscopy nurses and technicians.

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