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2017 ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW
May 7-8, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Best Tips, Worst Mistakes:  Lessons from the Masters

Convenient Format: Two half-day modules
Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Monday, May 8, 2017 7:00 am-12:00 pm

Course Description

This course will feature didactic lectures, video-based case discussions and audience interaction with Q&A.  Key features include tips, tricks and worst mistakes related to gastrointestinal endoscopy from internationally renowned experts. Learn how to approach common endoscopic problems, recognize pitfalls and incorporate new modalities into your clinical practice. Evidence-based practice, endoscopic challenges and emerging technologies will be highlighted. A variety of gastrointestinal conditions will be discussed, including Barrett's esophagus, colorectal neoplasia, pancreaticobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as novel interventions, such as bariatric endoscopy.   

Course Directors

Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical

Cleveland, Ohio

Elizabeth Rajan, MD, FASGE

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe techniques to improve the endoscopic management of a variety of GI diseases.
  • Identify tools and tricks that could improve your endoscopic procedural performance.
  • Compare and contrast clinical challenges encountered during endoscopic practice.
  • Assess which emerging technologies are most appropriate for your clinical needs and any potential system barriers that would prevent you from implementing them into your practice.


Target Audience

This course targets all gastroenterologists from U.S.-based and international practices and their care team (endoscopy nurses and technicians).  In addition, we anticipate topics to be very relevant to surgical endoscopists and GI Fellows and trainees.

What did last year's attendees say about the Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW?

  • Excellent course-Super endo experts!
  • Expert speakers…outstanding!
  • Excellent course overall.  Good mix of everyday and new techniques/therapies.