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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:

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

The 17th Egyptian Workshop on Therapeutic Endoscopy 
 December 12-13, 2015

Location: Conrad Hotel in Cairo, Egypt
Course Director: Professor Ibrahim Mostafa

 23rd International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy 
January 28-January 31, 2016

 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
 Harvey Morse Conference Center
 Los Angeles, CA

 Course Directors:
Simon K. Lo, MD
David Carr-Locke, MB, BChir
Michael Bourke, MD

 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

 Course Overview:

The Cedars-Sinai 23rd International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy teaching conference will be held in cooperation with nine major endoscopy centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. This unique course offers an intensive and comprehensive   review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Symposium planners invite expert faculty to give state-of-the-art lectures and perform ERCP and EUS procedures to demonstrate technique and technology for the benefit of participants watching the live feed in the Cedars-Sinai auditorium.
This year’s symposium features:
- World-renowned endoscopy and pancreatology faculty 
- New optional “Pancreatic Disease Management” program added on Thursday, January 28th
- Clinically coherent and carefully chosen didactic topics during the main symposium from January 29th to January 31st  
- Eleven hours of ERCP procedure demonstrations, telecast live from Cedars-Sinai
- Fully dedicated one-day GI Fellows’ Program on Thursday, January 28th
- A re-designed program for nurses and technicians specializing in EUS and ERCP
- Current literature review, including significant findings pertaining to ERCP and EUS
- Ample time for questions and discussion throughout the program with colleagues and faculty
- Case conference to apply technical skill to challenging clinical scenarios

 For additional information and to register online, visit:

 University of Florida 3rd hands-on ESD course in St. Petersburg, FL
 January 30th and 31st, 2016.

University of Florida has organized a two day Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) training course in St. Petersburg, FL to be conducted on January 30 and 31, 2016. The course is specifically designed to facilitate the introduction and expansion of ESD in the US. The goal is for the attendees to benefit from the pioneering Japanese expertise (There will be 3 Japanese faculty) along with incorporating the Western experience (there will be 2 European and 3 US faculty). This course will be heavily focused on hands-on training and has some unique features which we believe will make it a great opportunity to acquire or expand ESD skills (see below). 

Please follow the link to the course website for further information, course registration and to book your hotel: In order to provide meaningful experience and adequate hands-on time University of Florida will not be able to enroll more participants after the slots are filled. 

Training Course Details:

  • The faculty at the course are world renown experts in ESD. We will have 3 Japanese, 2 European and 3 US     endoscopists in order for the participants to benefit from the enormous experience of the ESD pioneers from Japan along with the Western perspective on how to incorporate ESD as part of everyday practice in the West.
  • The course will be heavily focused on hands-on training
  • We will have a firm attendee cap in order to provide ample scope time to each participant
  • The course will be in a great location in St. Pete, FL with very easy access to the beach, golf, tennis and shopping
  • CME credit

 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

Therapeutic Endoscopy Course 2016
 March 4-6, 2016

The Grand Summit Hotel Park City, Utah 

This course focuses on the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal, biliary and pancreatic disorders. It is designed for gastroenterology practitioners and gastrointestinal endoscopists, GI fellows, and GI mid-level providers. General and pancreaticobiliary surgeons will also benefit. There will also be an additional program directed specifically for GI nurses and technicians. Sessions will center on endoscopic diagnosis, management and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Difficult clinical problems and the roles of new techniques will be covered using lectures, video, hands-on demonstrations and live endoscopy. The faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of therapeutic endoscopy. This course combines University of Utah and Brigham and Women's Gastroenterology Faculty and other invited experts in an informal atmosphere that compels strong faculty and attendee interaction.


Interventional EUS 2016: 5 Mumbai Live EUS Course 
 March 24-26, 2016

The Association of Interventional Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (AIGE), in association with the Asian EUS Group(AEG) will be holding the 5th edition of its annual Mumbai Live EUS Course “Interventional EUS 2016”. The course will be held at Hotel ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai, India on March 24-26,2016.

Faculty:  Vinay Dhir MD,FASGE is the course director. International faculty member include Robert Hawes, Kenjiro Yasuda, Pierre Deprez, Michael Levy, Shyam Varadarajulu, Claudio Giovanni De Angelis, Guillermo De la Mora, Takao Itoi, Jong H Moon, Dong Wan Seo, Mitsuhiro Kida, Hiroyuki Isayama, Ichiro Yasuda, Hsiu Po Wang, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Thawee Ratanchuek, Majid Al Madi, and Ho Khek Yu Lawrence.

Course details: The course will consist of didactic lectures, live demonstrations and hands on training in diagnostic and interventional EUS. Live procedures to be demonstrated include Celiac ganglion block, variceal coil injection, Fiducial placement, radofrequency ablation,Pseudocyst drainage, necrosectomy, rendezvous procedures, choledocho-duodenostomy, hepatico-gastrostomy, antegrade procedure, pancreatico-gastrostomy, gallbladder drainage and gastro-jejunostomy, depending upon availability of suitable patients. Hand on training will be provided to a limited number of participants on first come basis. Training will be provided on the Mumbai EUS 3D model and trainees will be taught steps of Radial and linear EUS, Fine needle aspiration, pseudocyst drainage, bile duct drainage, and radiofrequency ablation

Website: Limited number of registrations will be accepted. Kindly log on to for program details and online registration

3rd Athens International Symposium
July 8-9, 2016

Event Director:
Ioannis Katsogridakis, MD (Greece)

Contact Person - Secreteriat: 
Mrs Pouli Eftihia, E-Mail: 

Event topics: 
Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer
Abnormal Liver Test – Diagnosis in Primary Care
GERD Management
Gastric Cancer
Approach to Anemia in GI diseases
Peptic ulcer treatment
Dysphagia diagnosis and management
Rectal Bleeding Management
Hematemesis and Melena
Chronic Diarrhea Management
Colorectal cancer screening
Obstructive Jaundice
Celiac Disease in Primary Care
How to Improve Adenoma Detections
How to Stage BE Cancer and How to Treat It
Early Gastric Cancer
EUS in biliary-pancreatic diseases
Esophageal Gastroduodenal and Colonic Stents
SCC Detection
Colon Capsule and Colonography
PEG(J) tube placement
Zenker’s diverticulum
Endoscopic treatment of Achalasia
Endoscopic management of Perforation 

Event aims:

- This symposium is intended for internists and general practitioners, as well as gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons and it will feature comprehensive discussions of premalignant gastrointestinal conditions, their recognition and symptom alerts, as well as current diagnostic approaches and therapies.

- It will provide the attendees with the proper knowledge and awareness in order to recognize the various premalignant conditions of the digestive system and decide how to manage them with surgical or endoscopic treatments, or both.

- It will highlight all the latest innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in gastroenterology throughout the world.

- It will demonstrate to gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons through Live Demonstrations the latest endoscopic techniques and procedures by world-renowned experts.

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 -