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ASGE Endorsed Activities

As you partner in endoscopy, ASGE provides endorsement for both domestic and international educational activities that meet certain requirements. Attaining ASGE endorsement is a process involving the submission of certain materials to ASGE and an understanding of the conditions under which ASGE agrees to provide endorsement.  ASGE carefully reviews all submitted materials and endorses the educational activities that meet the specific requirements. ASGE offers endorsement for educational activities and enduring materials.

Effective immediately, domestic endorsement application will be charged $4,500.

 Submit all completed application(s) to:

Hands-On and LIVE training course on '3rd Space Endoscopy'

  • Learn the futuristic endoscopic technique of submucosal tunneling procedures like POEM, STER and EFTR.
  • Indian and World Masters - Intensive Hands-On training on animate models and 'LIVE' procedures by experts.
  • Only limited registration - 30 attendees per course.
  • Register on-line -

November 06, 2015 (Live Endoscopy Demonstration)

November 07, 2015 (Hands-on training with 'Masters')

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposia

 November 6-7, 2015 (Friday & Saturday)
 Sheraton Hotel 
 New Orleans, LA
 Course website:
 Course Director: Virendra Joshi, MD

Course Overview

This conference provides participating physicians and healthcare providers with updates and new insights in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.  Topics will cover the fields of gastrointestinal cancer, gastroenterology, endoscopic oncology, and surgical oncology. 

 For more information, contact:

 Ochsner Health System Department of Continuing Medical Education 
 Phone: (504) 842-6596

 20th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2015– Featuring Live Cases & Hands-on Session

Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)

November 13 – 15, 2015 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
CME certified: 21.25 

The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 South Maryland, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637 

Course Overview

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a widespread endoscopic technique in the diagnosis, staging, and tissue acquisition of gastrointestinal malignancies. High resolution imaging of the pancreas has also been a major strength of EUS. This course will offer gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, and nurses an opportunity to review the indications and techniques used for EUS, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and injection therapy. A series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials will be conducted by an expert international EUS faculty. 

This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Endosonographers, Surgeons, Oncologists, Nurses and Gastroenterology fellows committed to the advancement of endoscopy.

Conference Co-Directors
 Irving Waxman, MD, William R Brugge, MD, Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD 

 For additional information and to register online today please visit:  

3rd Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Course   

  December 4-5, 2015 (Friday & Saturday)
  Mayo Clinic Education Center
  Phoenix, Arizona
  Course website:

Course Overview

Esophageal disease is a rapidly-developing area marked by significant advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases. In this continuing medical education activity, a comprehensive approach will be taken to explore these exciting advancements including high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, and insights into new diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis. A special feature of this program is a hands-on workshop for interpretation and performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques, endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation, and transnasal endoscopy.  Participants will have an opportunity to rotate through the following stations:

  • EMR Cap
  • EMR Ligation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Endoscopic Closure of Esophageal Perforations:  Clips and Stents
  • Motility (basic and advanced)
  • Transnasal Endoscopy

Online registration will open soon!

For more information contact: 

Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development 
Phone: (480) 301-4580

Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016

 February 25-28, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
 Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 
 Scottsdale, Arizona
 Course website:

Course Overview

This continuing medical education program is designed to update physicians and other health care providers practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology about new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Faculty will present data on multiple topics, including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, general GI, esophageal, motility, nutrition, pancreaticobiliary disorders, endoscopy and hepatology.  Controversies in diagnosis and management will be analyzed in discussions and concurrent breakout sessions. Complex endoscopy cases and cutting-edge technology will be presented by expert endoscopists in a video forum.

Optional sessions will be offered to help gastroenterologists and hepatologists prepare for recertification and obtain maintenance of certification credit.

A unique feature of the 2016 course will be participation by the presidents of all four major gastroenterology societies in the United States and who also are Mayo Clinic faculty (Drs. Keith D. Lindor, Kenneth R. DeVault, Michael Camilleri and Douglas O. Faigel, of AASLD, ACG, AGA and ASGE, respectively). Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presidents at breakfast and luncheon sessions.

 A detailed course brochure and online registration will be available in September 2015.

 For more information, contact:

 Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development 
 Phone: (480) 301-4580

3rd Athens International Symposium
July 8-9, 2016

After the enormous success of the 1st and 2nd Athens International Symposium on “Gastrointestinal Cancer: Prevention, Recognition and Management: A Primer for Physicians” we are thrilled to announce the 3rd Athens International Symposium that will take place at the Athens Hilton Hotel on Friday and Saturday July 8th – 9th, 2016. The organizers have now partnered with the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology to make the 2016 symposium a unique educational and clinical experience for all participants. This Symposium is intended for internists and general practitioners as well as gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons and will provide a unique opportunity to gain access to the latest and best scientific information on gastrointestinal cancer. It will feature comprehensive discussions of premalignant gastrointestinal conditions, their detection and symptoms, as well as current diagnostic procedures and therapies.

For more information, please visit the program’s website -


EUS 2016
20th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasonography

 September 22-24, 2016
 Budapest, Hungary

For more information, please visit the program's website -