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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:

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 -

 10th Annual St. Louis LIVE Therapeutic Endoscopy Course
 Friday, July 15, 2016 
 Eric P. Newman Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 

CME Certified:  Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director: Daniel Mullady, MD, FASGE

Faculty Members:  Riad R. Azar, MD, FASGE; Dayna S. Early, MD, FACG, FASGE; Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD; Gabriel D. Lang, MD; Daniel K. Mullady, MD, FASGE; Tarek Ammar, MD; Brian C. Brauer, MD; Gregory A. Coté, MD, MS; Jeffrey J. Easler, MD; Steven Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE; Larissa Fujii-Lau, MD; Srinivas Gaddam, MD; Neil Gupta, MD, MPH; Eileen Janec, MD; Sreeni Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE; Rajesh Keswani, MD; Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE; John T. Maple, DO; John A. Martin, MD, FASGE; Faris M. Murad, MD, FASGE; Sachin Wani, MD

Course Overview:

Join us for a day of transmitted live case presentations, didactic lectures, and panel Q&A for gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, and surgeons

Learning Objectives:

Provide state-of-art care within the field of interventional endoscopy.

Explain appropriate methods to decrease the risk for ERCP-related complications.

Recognize the important role of high-quality cross-sectional imaging in the initial evaluation of a patient with a biliary stricture, prior to ERCP.

Identify the indications for advanced techniques such as choledochoscopy and EUS in the evaluation of indeterminate biliary strictures.

Recognize that most large colon polyps can be successfully removed endoscopically and that surgery is required in a minority of cases.

Discuss the role of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasonography in the management of pancreatic and biliary pathology such as cysts, pseudocysts, and organized necrosis.

Discuss the role of EMR and ablative therapies for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma.

To register or for more information:


Phone: 314-362-6891

 Documentation 101 for the Gastroenterology Provider:
The Key to Economic Survival

Kathleen Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CMSCS, PCS, CCC
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM

Philadelphia, PA - August 20, 2016

Las Vegas, NV- August 27, 2016

Atlanta, GA- September 17, 2016

Chicago, IL- October 1, 2016

Houston, TX- October 22, 2016

Seattle, WA- November 12, 2016


This course is designed to enhance the ability to capture all charges with proper and accurate documentation.


Gastroenterologists, Gastroenterology Fellows, Residents, Non-physician Practitioners, and Practice Managers


  • Are you leaving money on the table based on your documentation or lack of? Learn how to improve your documentation with the focus on quality and not quantity.
  • Are you billing the appropriate level of care based on medical decision making?  Decision for colonoscopy and EGD is not considered straightforward complexity.  Learn how to choose the appropriate levels based upon the three elements of decision making. 
  • Could you be billing based on time for some of your visits?  Learn the clinical scenarios that will apply and how to document time correctly in both the office and hospital setting. 
  • Discuss coding issues regarding GI practice such as colonoscopy screening coding issues, determining average risk versus high risk patients and screening versus diagnostic procedures, multiple endoscopy billing, and other GI issues.  Learn what needs to be documented to ensure approval for procedures as well as payment on initial claim submission.
  • Discuss the “incident-to” and “split-shared” policy as it applies to physician versus non-physician practitioner billing.  Learn the differences and the documentation requirements of this very “risky” issue for your practice as this is one of the top areas for OIG and RAC auditors.
  • Discuss “PATH” (physicians at teaching hospitals) guidelines and the differences between requirements between PATH and Non-Physician Practitioner policies. 
  • The initial diagnosis that you choose can either get you paid, pended, or denied.  Are you submitting co-morbidities and risk factors to back up the levels of service and need for MAC?  Specificity is the key.  Learn what needs to be documented to determine the primary and secondary (supporting) diagnoses for both visits and procedures.

For seminar registration and information contact:

AskMueller Consulting, LLC

tel:   573.332.8348 (33-AUDIT)



 EUS 2016 - 20th International Symposium on Endoscopic Ultrasonography
September 22-24, 2016

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

 4th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course
December 2-3, 2016
Mayo Clinic Education Center
Phoenix, Arizona

CME Credits:  14.75

Course Description

Join guest faculty, Ikuo Hirano, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic experts at the “4th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course,” December 2-3, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

 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

•  Endoscopic Closure of Esophageal Perforations: Clips (through scope and over the scope) and Stents

•  Esophageal Laboratory Testing:  Reading Ambulatory pH Tests and Esophageal Manometry

•  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: David A. Katzka, M.D., Francisco C. Ramirez, M.D., and Herbert C. Wolfsen, M.D. 

For additional information, contact:

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