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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 both live activities and enduring materials.

 If you are interested in ASGE endorsement for your live activity, please complete an endorsement application and submit to

If you are interested in ASGE endorsement for your enduring material, please complete the following endorsement application and submit to


6th Annual Gastrointestinal Cancer and Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposia 2014

October 24-25, 2014
Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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.  

Course Director: Dr. Virendra Joshi

For additional information and to register online, please visit  

19th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography – Featuring Live Cases & Hands-on Session

November 14 – 16, 2014

CME certified: 21.75

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

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a widespread endoscopic technique in the diagnosis, staging, and biopsy 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: 



Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago 

Advanced GI Therapeutics Course & Hands-On Lab Session 
November 22, 2014, ASGE Institute for Training & Technology

This course offers physicians and nurses the opportunity to participate in an exclusive and informative lecture series and hands-on lab session in the growing field of advanced GI therapeutics. Three internationally-renowned specialists will present the latest insights, findings and technologies about this unique and trending topic. This didactic, hands-on training will help attendees refine their skills, expand their knowledge of advanced GI therapeutics and participants will earn continuing educational credits. 

The event kicks off with a networking dinner on Friday evening at Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse in Oak Brook (seating at dinner is limited). The course starts Saturday morning with registration, breakfast and exhibits, followed by the seminar and lecture series, lunch and a hands-on lab session in the afternoon that reinforces the day's learning experience. Space is limited to 125 attendees and early registration is recommended.

Course Faculty Include:

Dr. Patrick I. Okolo III, MBBS, PhD
Chief, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Marietta Iacucci M.D., PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Dr. Brenna Casey, M.D., FASGE
Teacher-Clinician, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Course Co-Directors Include: 
Dr. Lawrence Gluskin, MD
Dr. Antwan Atia, MD
Dr. Eduardo Villa, MD

For additional information and to register online, please visit



Advances in Technology and Understanding of Esophageal Diseases

December 5-6, 2014
Mayo Clinic Education Center
Phoenix, Arizona

CME Credits: 13.5

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 rotate through each of the following stations:
• EMR Cap • EMR Ligation • Radiofrequency Ablation • Cryotherapy • Motility • Transnasal Endoscopy

This course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in gastroenterology. Thoracic surgeons, otolaryngologists and pulmonologists, as well as other health care professionals with an interest in esophageal diseases may benefit from this program.

Course Director: Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Course Co-Directors: Kenneth R. DeVault, M.D., David A. Katzka, M.D., and Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D.

For additional information and to register online, visit