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EDUCATION

EndoFest 2015
 


EndoFest® 2015 SCIENTIFIC AND VIDEO-BASED SESSIONS

Scientific and Video-Based Sessions on some of the most pressing topics for all endoscopists today. 

On the Couch with the Experts: Challenges and Controversies in Upper Endoscopy
Moderators: John A. Martin, MD, FASGE; Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE
Experts: Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FASGE; John J. Vargo, MD, MPH, FASGE; Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE
  

The moderators will explore unknown cases with our panel of experts in a talk-show format with input from the audience. Cases will include:

  • Gastric polyps                         
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Intestinal metaplasia
  • Microscopic neuroendocrine tumors


 
 

Clinical Updates for Your Practice: What You Need to Know Now
Moderator: Robert Sedlack, MD, MPH, FASGE

Chromoendoscopy in IBD
Klaus Mönkemüller, MD, PhD, FASGE
Scott Zarrow Memorial Lecture, Supported by The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation


Updates in Colon Cancer Screening
Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE


Updates in Anticoagulation
Michelle A. Anderson, MD, FASGE


Experts in the Hot Seat: Managing Difficult Cases

Moderator: Michael J. Levy, MD

Experts will provide their opinions on unknown real-world cases while being unaware of the audience’s and the other expert’s views. Following individual case management decisions, all faculty opinions will be revealed in comparison to the audience response, and a spontaneous discussion on the pros and cons of these approaches will follow. 

Pancreas Cases
Experts:  Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE; Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE


Biliary Cases; Stricture Management
Experts:  M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FASGE; David R.  Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE

General Session--The Great Polyp Debates: Watch the Experts Go Head to Head
Moderator: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE

Each debater will be given 10 minutes to present their side of the debate, and 2 minutes to rebut their opponent’s argument.  At the end, the faculty members in the audience will vote on the winner of the debate.

Small Polyps:  Leave in or Take Out?
Debaters:  Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE vs M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FASGE


Large Polyps:  Resect or Refer?
Debaters:  Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD vs Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FASGE

Scientific Breakout Session: Common and Emerging Issues for the Practicing Endoscopist
Moderator: Kevin A. Waschke, MD, FASGE

Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeding                                                                     
Kevin A. Waschke, MD, FASGE


Obscure Bleeding
Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE


Endoscopic Weight Loss Therapies
Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE


Case Presentations: Refractory Esophageal Strictures
ModeratorPatrick Yachimski, MD, MPH, FASGE
Panelists: David E. Loren, MD; Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE; Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE   

Participants interested in this session may be interested in the afternoon hands-on workshop: “Emergency Endoscopy Skills.”

General Session: The Great Debate:  Controversial Clinical Topics

Moderator: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE

Each debater will be given 10 minutes to present their side of the debate, and 2 minutes to rebut their opponent’s argument.  At the end, the faculty members in the audience will vote on the winner of the debate.

Barrett’s Ablation: Slash or Burn?
Debaters:  Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FASGE vs Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FASGE


Recurrent Pancreatitis: Cut or Run?
Debaters:  John Baillie, MBChB, FASGE vs Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

Scientific Breakout Session: Advancing Your Endoscopic Skills: How to Bring Your “A” Game Every Time
Moderator: John A. Martin, MD, FASGE

Managing Perforations
Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE


The Incomplete Polypectomy: Optimize Your Outcome
Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MPH, FASGE


Test Your Diagnostic Skills: Cases in Advanced Imaging
Colon: Norio Fukami, MD, FASGE                                                                   
Esophagus: Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

Participants interested in this session may also be interested in the morning hands-on workshop “Resection and Closure Techniques.”


AT THE MOVIES: ENDOFEST VIDEO FORUM

Moderators: Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE; Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE; Gottumukkala.S. Raju, MD, FASGE; Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH; John L. Petrini, MD, FASGE


This popular forum will feature top selected peer-reviewed videos presented live by the authors.  Experts will facilitate interactive discussion and provide take-home teaching points following each presentation.

 


HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS DDW dollar graphic

EndoFest will offer two hands-on workshops where participants will rotate between several stations over the course of two hours, interacting with multiple faculty, technologies and techniques.

Resection and Closure Techniques
Director:  Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE
This session will include stations with techniques and devices related to polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, clips (including over-the-scope clips) and suturing. 

Emergency Endoscopy Skills
Director:  Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE
This session will cover all endoscopy that wakes you up in the middle of the night. Participants will band, inject, and place balloons for tamponade; use clipping, cautery, and injection therapy for non-variceal bleeding; and perform foreign body removal using the latest accessories. 


"ASK THE EXPERT" HANDS-ON SESSIONS DDW dollar graphic

These customized one-hour sessions will allow participants to have in-depth interaction with an expert faculty member at stations dedicated to specific techniques or technologies. Stations will be limited to four participants per session.

 

  • Deep Enteroscopy Tricks – Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE; David R.  Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE

  • Barrett's Management – Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE; Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FASGE

  • Challenging Hemostasis – Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE ; Klaus Mönkemüller, MD, PhD, FASGE

  • Bariatric Endoscopy – Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE

  • Sphincterotomy Tricks – John J. Vargo II, MD, MPH, FASGE

  • ERCP/Difficult Stones – Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE

  • POEM – Norio Fukami, MD, FASGE

  • Enteral Access: DPEJ, PEG and FeedingTubes – Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FASGE

  • Rectal Banding/Bleeding – Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FASGE; David R. Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE

  • EMR – Cap with Snaring – Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE

  • Difficult Polypectomy – Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE; Kevin A. Waschke, MD, FASGE

  • Cholangioscopy – David E. Loren, MD 

  • Suturing – Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD

  • Cannulation Tricks – John Baillie, MBChB, FASGE

  • Luminal stenting (esophageal,  duodenal and biliary) – Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

  • ESD – Norio Fukami, MD, FASGE

  • EMR – Cap with Banding – Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FASGE
 

 

DDW dollar graphic Denotes ticketed session. Separate fee required to attend.