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EDUCATION

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Course Objectives

1. Describe basic GI physiology and normal anatomical landmarks.

2. Describe diseases commonly encountered in gastroenterology and their endoscopic findings.

3. Discuss common tools of the gastroenterologist and basic endoscopic techniques.

4. Gain hands–on knowledge of endoscopic tools and techniques.

 

GI 101 - Curriculum Overview


 Gastrointestinal Tract in Health: Basic Anatomy and Physiology  

  • Foregut: Esophagus/Stomach
  • Midgut: Small Bowel and Hindgut: Colon/Rectum
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary

Tools of the Gastroenterologist

  • Introduction to GI Endoscopy --  EGD, Colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS , Enteroscopy
  • Other Tests Used by Gastroenterologists -- pH testing, Manometry, Radiology, Emerging Technologies

Gastrointestinal Tract in Disease: Overview of Major GI Disorders

  • Foregut: Esophagus and Stomach
  • Midgut: Small Bowel
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Colon/Rectum
  • Communication Tips

Hands-on Stations

  • Basic Scope Handling/Foreign Body Removal
  • APC/Bicap/Thermal Therapies
  • Injections/Clip
  • Bands/Polyps


Customized Training Opportunities

ASGE offers customized training for organizations seeking dedicated GI training for their representatives. ASGE can provide additional curriculum topics to suit your training needs. For example:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

a. Overview of IBD and extraintestinal manifestations
b. IBD-diagnosis
c. Medical therapies for IBD
d. Surgical management of IBD
POSSIBLE ROLE FOR LIVE TRANSMISSION 

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

a.  Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of GERD
b.  GERD: Diagnosis
c.  GERD: Medical, endoscopic and surgical management
d.  Barrett's esophagus and Esophageal Cancer: Epidemiology, diagnosis and management
POSSIBLE ROLE FOR LIVE TRANSMISSION 

Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy 101

a.  The Bile Duct: Stones, strictures, tumors and other obstructing lesions
b.  Don't mess with the pancreas: Understanding acute and chronic pancreatitis
c.  Understanding ERCP and EUS: Tools of the Trade
POSSIBLE ROLE FOR LIVE TRANSMISSION