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ASGE Postgraduate Course, "Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Best Practices: Today and Tomorrow," to be held May 23 & 24
Online Registration Opens January 9
Oak Brook, Ill., December 27, 2006 - Online registration opens Tuesday, January 9, for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's Annual Postgraduate Course, "Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Best Practices: Today and Tomorrow," to be held May 23 & 24 in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2007 in Washington, D.C. Nonmember online registration opens January 18.
"Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Best Practices: Today and Tomorrow" will feature over 40 in-depth presentations by renowned faculty on a variety of gastrointestinal problems, covering subjects such as premalignant screening, malignancy management, benign stricture management, upper abdominal pain syndromes, sedation and extended monitoring, new technologies and GI emergencies. Course directors are Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Stuart Sherman, MD, FASGE, of the Indiana University Medical Center and John J. Vargo, MD, MPH, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
The use of a real-time audience response system will allow participants the unique ability to gauge current practices among their peers on a broad-scale. Small group sessions will also give the opportunity for participants to interact with experts in various fields of applied endoscopy. ASGE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
To register for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course, visit www.ddw.org. Registration for DDW is not required to attend the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course.
DDW is a yearly, five-day meeting of four societies: the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The meeting is attended by more than 16,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world. DDW will be held this year at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
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About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), founded in 1941, is the preeminent professional organization dedicated to advancing and promoting excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Physicians and surgeons who are members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) have highly specialized training in endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract. ASGE, with more than 9,500 physician members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit www.asge.org; www.askasge.org; and www.screen4coloncancer.org for more information.