ASGE’s signature event is designed to provide a weekend of intensive, interactive education for endoscopy practitioners. This course uses smaller-group formats to encourage meaningful, interactive discussions and hands-on demonstrations with world-renowned expert faculty. Addressing “everything endoscopy,” EndoFest features two full days of didactic and hands-on sessions on colonoscopy, stents, clipping, suturing, EMR, ESD, EUS, ERCP, imaging, emergencies, complications and more.
In addition, EndoFest 2012 will include the following NEW features:
- One-day postgraduate course: “Fact vs. Reality – The Expert Slant” on the Friday preceding EndoFest.
- Customized “Ask the Expert” hands-on session allowing participants dedicated time on specific cutting-edge techniques with expert faculty members.
- Video Forum featuring the latest ultimate endoscopy videos.
A complete didactic and scientific program is included with EndoFest registration, and participants can choose the additional hands-on sessions that meet their needs. ASGE will also present its Learning Center, where participants can view the latest and most popular educational DVDs from the ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library in their entirety for free, and earn additional CME. Also take advantage of the extensive exhibit area, with the latest technologies and devices.
As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Integrate the latest scientific advances and practice guidelines in specific clinical areas into their practice;
- Apply advanced endoscopic skills and techniques into their performance in endoscopy;
- Recognize the potential pitfalls related to specific advanced endoscopic skills and techniques; and
- Evaluate the benefits, applications, and limitations of advanced endoscopic devices.
What is EndoFest?
ASGE’s signature event will feature two full days of multiple simultaneous sessions highlighting the latest research, skills and technologies in the practice of endoscopy. Didactic and hands-on sessions will address “everything endoscopy” including colonoscopy, enteroscopy, clipping, suturing, stenting, acute and obscure GI Bleeding, sedation, feeding tubes, EMR/ESD, ERCP, complications, strictures and more.
Who should attend EndoFest?
EndoFest is designed for all physicians and health care providers involved with practicing endoscopy including GI physicians, surgeons, nurses, technicians and other members of the health care team.
Interested in exhibiting?
ASGE will have ample opportunities for exhibitors at EndoFest. If you are interested in exhibiting or supporting the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you get more information?
Check this page often for the latest information. Also, watch ASGE publications and brochures for further details. If you have any questions, e-mail the ASGE Education department at email@example.com.
Registration for EndoFest sessions is limited. Please do not reserve your overnight accommodations or make airline reservations until you have received a formal confirmation of registration from the ASGE office.
EndoFest will be held at the JW Marriott Washington DC, 1333 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. For additional information on this hotel, please visit www.jwmarriottdc.com.
ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $209 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. This discount is only valid if the reservation is made before August 21, 2012. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 202-393-2000; ask for in-house reservations and reference “EndoFest.”
Cancellation and Change Policy
ASGE plans its hands-on sessions and related supplies for EndoFest based on registration. For that reason, requests for refunds of any kind must be received in writing no later than Friday, August 24, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds requested before this date will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Refunds will not be issued after August 24, 2012. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.
If you would like to add, subtract or change specific sessions in your EndoFest itinerary, please call Customer Care at 630-573-0600. Changes may be accommodated if space is available.
This conference is supported, in part, by an educational grant from ERBE USA, Inc.
If endoscopy is your practice, ASGE is your partner!