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22nd International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy

January 29 - February 1, 2015
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Morse Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA

Course Directors:
Simon K . Lo, MD
David Carr-Locke, MB, BChir
Jong H. Moon, MD, PhD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The Cedars-Sinai 22nd International Symposium on Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy will be held in cooperation with three major endoscopy centers in North America and Asia. This unique course offers an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and gastroenterology nurses. Symposium planners invited expert faculty to give state-of-the-art lectures and perform ERCP and EUS procedures to demonstrate special techniques and new technologies.

This year’s symposium features:

•World-renowned endoscopy and pancreatology faculty (David Carr-Locke, MD; Richard Kozarek, MD; Gregory Haber, MD; Takao Itoi, MD; Jong Moon, MD; Christopher Thompson, MD; Douglas Howell, MD; Jacques Van Dam, MD; Stephen Pandol, MD; Bechian Wu, MD, and many more)

• New optional “Medical Pancreatology” program added on Thursday, January 29th

• Twenty-two clinically coherent and carefully chosen didactic topics during the main symposium from January 30th to February 1st 

• Eleven hours of ERCP procedure demonstrations, telecast live from Cedars-Sinai  

• Concurrent GI Fellows’ Program (space permitting, practicing gastroenterologists and nurses are invited to attend as well)

• Bonus Session for GI Fellows & Nurses

• Current literature review relevant 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 view the brochure; to register online, visit


15th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida 

March 10 – 13, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Activity Director: Anthony Kalloo, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The 15th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Viva la Vida will provide, through formal lectures, questions and answer sessions as well as audience interactive systems, presentations of various gastrointestinal and liver disorders that will be of interest to practitioners in the field. This year, the conference will focus on common clinical challenges faced by practitioners with a special session on “Reality GI’, which will highlight common clinical dilemmas faced by the practitioner. Course attendees will be updated on modern approaches with patients with pancreatitis. A symposium on painful GI disorders will discuss the recent advances in these fields. In the last year, there have been many advances in therapeutic endoscopy. These advances will be discussed during the symposium on this topic and will also be highlighted as part of the interactive endoscopic cases from the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to -


  • Describe recent advances in inflammatory bowel disease including the role of surgery and the detection of cancer in these patients.
  • Describe recent advances in liver disease including fatty liver disease, the role of nutrition and liver cancer.
  • Discuss recent developments in the management of pancreatic disease including pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  • Discuss the management of the various gastrointestinal sphincteric dysfunction.
  • Describe recent advances in therapeutic endoscopy.


To register or for further information: email or visit


7th Annual Long Island Live Endoscopy Course

New Frontiers in Endoscopy
POEM, ESD, Full-thickness resection, Endoscopic Bariatric & Anti-Reflux Surgery Endoscopic Suturing & more 

Friday March 27, 2015. 7:30am - 6:00pm 
Winthrop Research & Academic Conference Center
Optional hands-on lab with the faculty
"POEM, ESD & Endoscopic Suturing with the masters" 

Saturday, March 28, 8:00am-1:00pm
Winthrop Spatz Auditorium

For more information, registration and downloadable brochure go to the course website.

Course Director: 
Stavros N. Stavropoulos, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Invited Guest Faculty:
Kenneth Binmoeller, California Pacific Medical Center, CA
Christopher J. Gostout, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Haruhiro Inoue, Showa University, Yokohama, Japan
Sergey Kantsevoy, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
William Kessler, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Glen A. Lehman, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Pinghong Zhou, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, China

Activity Summary:

The guiding principle for Long Island Live has been the exploration of new frontiers of endoscopy and exposure of participants to novel and disruptive technologies and techniques. The 2015 course will build on the success of previous years, which included live demonstrations of POEMs, EFTR (endoscopic full thickness resection), STER (submucosal tunnel endoscopic resection), ESD, Zenker's diverticulotomy, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, and other cutting edge techniques of endoscopic surgery. The extremely advanced live cases, have prompted Haru Inoue to comment that "these were the hardest and most advanced cases ever done as part of a live endoscopy course".  Chris Gostout has commented that Long Island Live is"the most unique live course on the globe from the perspective of demonstrating where interventional endoscopy can and should be going”. All lectures and live case videos from the 2013 and 2014 courses have been archived on the web at This year's course will bring together again a "dream- team" of resection masters: Chris Gostout, whose team invented Submucosal Endoscopy; Haru Inoue from Japan, one of the fathers of ESD and performer of the first human POEM; Pinghong Zhou from China, an ESD master and pioneer of the full thickness resection techniques of STER and EFTR with the largest POEM volume in the world at close to 2000 POEMs, Sergey Kantsevoy, an ESD master with extensive experience in colonic ESD and endoscopic suturing.  These resection visionaries will review and demonstrate live these ground-breaking techniques. We plan an "encore" of last year's very successful “POEM simultané” with Inoue, Zhou and Stavropoulos performing three POEMs simultaneously to demonstrate current technique variations followed by cases of ESD, EFTR and STER.  The course's central theme will again be procedures that we perceive as "short-range NOTES" as they involve full thickness operations near the wall of the GI tract rather than operations at distant organs as envisioned by traditional NOTES which failed to gain traction. Staying on this theme, we will also have live demonstrations of endoscopic anti-reflux surgery by Kessler and Lehman and EUS-guided transluminal interventions by Ken Binmoeller. We are also offering an optional hands-on lab, "POEM, ESD & Endoscopic Suturing with the masters" on Saturday, March 28 during which participants will receive instruction in POEM, ESD & suturing by Asian and US masters at low teacher-trainee ratio that permits extensive interaction with the faculty. The course is organized by Winthrop University Hospital, one of only a handful of US centers with extensive ESD and POEM experience, one of few training centers for ESD and POEM and the site of the first human POEM, EFTR and STER procedures in the US. The course venue is located within a 30-40 minute drive from all major New York airports and Manhattan.