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The Fourth Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on Innovations in Digestive Care | Live from the University of Chicago! Endoscopic Advances for Clinical Practice 2015 | Endoswiss 2015-Live

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. 

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The Fourth Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on Innovations in Digestive Care


April 16-17, 2015
New York, NY

13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Program Co-Directors 
Frank G. Gress, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, FASGE , Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, Amrita Sethi, MD, MSc, Robbyn Sockolow, MD, AGAF, John A. Chabot, MD, FACS, Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS, FACG

Overall Goals

This two day course will inform participants of the latest innovations for the management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, and will offer a unique opportunity to learn more about the current trends in interventional endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Internationally recognized faculty will address issues in current clinical practice, complications and pitfalls of newer technologies, and the evolution of the field. Attendee participation and interaction will be emphasized and facilitated through Q&A sessions, live OR and interactive case presentations and hands-on animal tissue labs.

Learning Objectives


  • Discuss advances in therapeutic options for esophageal motility disorders
  • Apply optimal screening for pancreatic cancers
  • Define the current and future role of therapeutic echoendoscopy for gastrointestinal disorders
  • Explain the role of endoscopic submucosal dissection and ablation for the treatment of gastrointestinal mucosal neoplasm
  • Describe advances in endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of obesity
  • Identify the latest advances in imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Define the pathophysiology and updated management of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract of children including luminal and liver disease, disorders of motility, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Recognize innovations in nursing care for the gastroenterology medicine, surgery and oncology patient


For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Scully at 212-304-7817 or email



Live from the University of Chicago! Endoscopic Advances for Clinical Practice 2015

April 17 – 18, 2015
CME certified: 15.00

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

This course will outline where standard practices in endoscopy are currently and how new innovations may enhance or revolutionize endoscopy practice in the future. A series of lectures, debates, and live case demonstrations over two full days will be conducted by expert faculty from multiple disciplines and from all over the world.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

Implement standard guidelines for screening and surveillance for Barrett’s esophagus and colon cancer in practice;

Discuss the endoscopic therapies for Barrett’s dysplasia and reflux disease;

Identify the principles of safe and effective polypectomy and endoscopic resections; 

Describe the diagnosis and management of  pancreaticobiliary lesions;

Discuss the management of pancreatitis and its complications;

Discuss endoscopic therapies for weight loss in bariatric patients;

Discuss prevention and endoscopic management of complications.

Please join us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking conference!

Irving Waxman, MD, Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, Vani Konda, MD, Andres Gelrud, MD
Conference Co-Directors

For additional information and to register online today please visit:


 Kansas City Live Endoscopy Course 2015

April 24-25, 2015
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Hands-on session Friday
Live Endoscopy Cases Saturday

Course Directors:
Amit Rastogi, M.D. Assoc. Professor of Medicine
Mojtaba S. Olyaee, M.D. Professor and Division Director, Department of Gastroenterology
Univ. of Kansas Med. Center, Kansas City, Kan.

The purpose of this course is to provide a state-of-the-art update on advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to health professionals in the greater Midwest region. Attendees will learn about various endoscopic techniques and technological innovations that can be incorporated into their clinical practice. Through a series of didactic lectures, video forums and live endoscopy cases, experts in the field will review the basic and advanced techniques in therapeutic endoscopy.

This course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology trainees, gastroenterology nurses and health technicians.

For more information, including guest faculty, how to register and the downloadable brochure go to   


Endoswiss 2015-Live

June 5, 2015
Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich

The international course on diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy will present the latest developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy. International highly recognized pioneers and outstanding experts in this field will attend the meeting. Four sessions will cover a variety of endoscopic live procedures supplemented by presentations, case discussions and state of the art lectures. Interactive teaching is a main focus of the meeting. An endoscopic master class on diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal premalignant and cancerous GI lesions with innovative and world leading Japanese experts will be held one day before. Another focus will be on anorectal disorders which play an increasing role in the daily clinical practice. Preeminant experts in this field will provide state of the art lectures and live demonstrations of the latest developments. Improvement of the quality of colonoscopy and the latest concepts for endoscopic reflux treatment will round off the meeting. You may also present your own difficult case for discussion with the experts! The conference language will be English with simultaneous translation in Russian by an expert endoscopist. 

For more information, please visit the website