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An Assessment-Based Certificate Program

  • Expand your endoscopic skills to meet the need for EMR in your practice
  • Acquire the knowledge and skill you need to confidently perform this advanced technique
  • Demonstrate qualifications and proficiency in performing EMR
  • Receive a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance in EMR skills
  • Offer better patient care
Earn 20 ABIM MOC Points!

Live Course & Assessment

Lower GI EMR:     June 27-28, 2015
Upper GI EMR:     August 22-23, 2015

ASGE Institute for Training and Technology
Downers Grove, IL

See complete program schedule for details



Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) has emerged as one of the most important advancements in GI over the last 10 years. For established endoscopists, there have been no pathways to developing skills in this complex technique, until now. 

The ASGE EMR STAR Certificate Program prepares endoscopists to overcome challenges, gain confidence and demonstrate their “readiness” to perform EMR to medical colleagues.

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is defined as the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in the resection of large, complex or high-risk colonic polyps.


EMR STAR certificate

Program Description

The EMR STAR Certificate Program includes two modules:

1) Lower GI
2) Upper GI

Physicians may choose to pursue a Certificate of Completion in the Lower GI module only, or sign up for both modules at the same time to receive a discount. However, successful completion of the Lower GI module is a prerequisite for participation in the Upper GI module.  

Participants will be expected to complete all components of the curriculum in sequence. At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a transcript of the activities they have completed and their performance on the cognitive and skills assessment components of the program. Participants who pass the assessment components will receive a certificate of completion. Participants may use these documents for assisting them with obtaining privileges within their practice setting or documenting specific skills obtained from this training.  


Lower GI EMR

CHAIR: Kevin Waschke, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASGE
McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Canada

Neil Gupta, MD, MP
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Oleh Haluszka, MD
Temple University Hospital Digestive Disease Center
Philadelphia, PA

CO-CHAIR: Robert E. Sedlack,MD, MHPE, FASGE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Cynthia Yoshida, MD
Charlottesville, VA

Vanessa Shami MD, FASGE
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Upper GI EMR  
CHAIR: Thomas Savides MD, FASGE
University of California
San Diego, CA

Syed Abbas Fehmi, MD, MSc
University of California
San Diego, CA

Vivek Kaul, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, MN

John Martin, MD, FASGE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
CO-CHAIR: Robert E. Sedlack,MD, MHPE, FASGE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jeff Tokar, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Wang, MD, FASGE
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA
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