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ABE Advisory Board

Chair

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
Denver, CO 

Committee Members

Ali M. Ahmed, MD
Hoover, AL


Asmeen Bhatt, MD, PhD
Houston, TX


Christopher Chapman, MD
Chicago, IL


Austin L. Chiang, MD, MPH
Philadelphia, PA


Mark A. Gromski, MD
Indianapolis, IN


Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH
Chestnut hill, MA


Nitin Kumar, MD, FASGE
Effingham, IL


Vivek Kumbhari, MD, MBChB
Washington, DC


Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FASGE
Saint Louis, MO


Rahul Pannala, MD, MPH, FASGE
Scottsdale, AZ


Aurora Pryor, MD
Durham, NC


Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
Ann Arbor, MI


James H. Janssen, II
Downers Grove, IL


Martin Roth
Downers Grove, IL


DDW Annual Scientific Program (ASP)

Charges

The DDW Annual Scientific Program Committee is charged with providing peer review and final selection of research studies involving gastroenterology and endoscopic topics. The primary focus of scientific review is on the scientific merit, feasibility, and utilization of GI and endoscopic resources. Invited abstract presentations are either for oral abstract presentation or poser presentation. Select abstracts are reviewed by the President for oral presentation during the ASGE Presidential Plenary Program session. The Committee will convene at DDW followed by a series of conference calls and/or go-to-meeting to review submissions starting November – January of each year.

  • Participate in one of the following abstract categories:
    • ERCP Section 1
    • ERCP Section 2
    • EUS 1
    • EUS 2
    • Clinical Practice 1
    • Clinical Practice 2
    • Clinical Practice 3 (Quality Measures/Improvement)
    • Lower GI 1
    • Lower GI 2
    • Upper GI, Small Bowel Imaging
    • Upper GI, Non-Enteroscopy
    • Esophagus 1
    • Esophagus 2
    • New Technology
    • Bariatrics
  • Attend oral and poster presentations at DDW.
  • Encourage colleagues and fellows to consider submitting scientific abstracts during the months of June – November, when the DDW submission site is open.
  • Review DDW evaluations and draw upon in-person observations to improve upon future ASGE scientific session presentations.
  • Recommend programmatic or format delivery changes/improvements.

Expectations

  • Members of committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, providing thoughtful input to committee deliberations and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Most of the committee’s work is conducted at DDW and during conference calls in the months of November - January.
  • Members should be active in the review and recommendation process.
  • Reviewer must recuse themselves from scoring abstracts from their own institution.
  • Pay attention to activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work.
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE
Rochester, M

Committee Members

John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, MASGE
Pepper Pike, OH

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Seattle, WA

Aziz Aadam, MD
Glenview, IL

Andres J. Acosta, MD, PhD
Rochester, MN

Shifali Arora, MD
Cary, NC

Harry R. Aslanian, MD, FASGE
Guilford, CT

Kamran Ayub, MD
Oak Brook, IL

Paul M. Basuk, MD
New York, NY

Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FASGE
Columbia, MO

Yasser M. Bhat, MD, FASGE
Menlo Park, CA

Geoffrey Block, MD, MSc, FACP
Rancho Mirage, CA

Christopher Chapman, MD
Chicago, IL

Krishnavel V. Chathadi, MD
Detroit, MI

Rajiv Chhabra, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FACG
Kansas City, MO

Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, MD
Rochester, MN

Sun-Chuan Dai, MD
San Francisco, CA

Gerald W. Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD, MSPH, FASGE
Louisville, KY

Charles E. Dye, MD
Hershey, PA

Samer S. El-Dika, MD, FASGE
La Mesa, CA

Puja S. Elias, MD
Charleston, SC

Syed M. Abbas Fehmi, MD, MSc, FASGE
San Diego, CA

Anthony M. Gamboa, III, MD
Nashville, TN

Timothy B. Gardner, MD
Norwich, VT

Mohit Girotra, MD, FACP
Miami, FL

Brooke Glessing, MD
Cleveland, OH

Victoria Gomez, MD
Jacksonville, FL

Adam J. Goodman, MD, FASGE
New York, NY

Mark A. Gromski, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer T. Higa, MD
Wynnewood, PA

Marietta Iacucci, MD, PhD, FASGE
Birmingham, UK

Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH
Little Rock, AR

Laith H. Jamil, MD, FASGE
West Hollywood, CA

Inessa Khaykis, MD, FASGE
New York, NY

Vani Konda, MD, FASGE
Dallas, TX

Shivangi Kothari, MD, FASGE
Rochester, NY

Brent W. Lacey, MD
Jacksonville, NC

Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, FASGE
Houston, TX

John M. Levenick, MD
Hershey, PA

Michael J. Levy, MD
Rochester, MN

Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH
New York, NY

Kristle Lynch, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Gautam N. Mankaney, MD
Cleveland, OH

Girish Mishra, MD, MSc, FASGE
Winston Salem, NC

Mariam Naveed, MD
Coralville, IA

Mohamed Othman, MD
Pearland, TX

Shireen A. Pais, MD, FASGE
Yorktown Heights, NY

Navin Paul, MD
Fresno, CA

Rishi Pawa, MD
Winston Salem, NC

Shajan Peter, MD, FASGE
Hoover, AL

George M. Philips, MD
Chattanooga, TN

Heiko Pohl, MD
White River Junction, VT

Zeeshan Ramzan, MD, FASGE
Coppell, TX

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
Overland Park, KS

Tarun Rustagi, MD
Albuquerque, NM

Mankanwal S. Sachdev, MD, FASGE
Gilbert, AZ

Thomas J. Savides, MD, MASGE
Del Mar, CA

Mandeep S. Sawhney, MD, FASGE
Boston, MA

Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
Ann Arbor, MI

Robert J. Sealock, MD
Houston, TX

Bhavesh B. Shah, MD
Long Beach, CA

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE
Minneapolis, MN

Roy M. Soetikno, MD, MS, MASGE
Los Altos, CA

Serge A. Sorser, MD
Franklin, MI

Tyler Stevens, MD, FASGE
Cleveland, OH

Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, FASGE
Jacksonville, FL

Timothy A. Woodward, MD

Jacksonville, FL

Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS
Aurora, CO

Dennis Yang, MD, FASGE
Gainesville, FL

DDW Clinical Symposia

Committee Overview

Seek input from a variety of ASGE members, SIGS, committees, board members and publications in the identification of clinical interests while also targeting emerging topic areas to develop up to thirty-five (35) ASGE DDW clinical symposia sessions by way of description, learning objectives, speakers and moderator(s). Coordinate ASGE representation with other GI Societies on multi-society combined symposia sessions. Prioritize clinical symposia recommendations for final consideration by the DDW Executive Planning Committee meeting held the end of July/August. The Committee will convene at DDW followed by a series of conference calls and/or go-to-meeting to plan DDW clinical symposia for the subsequent year May – August. Periodic updates and conference calls during the development, faculty invitations and implementation will occur between September – April each year.

Charges

  • Review the evaluations from DDW clinical symposia along with any ASGE reviewer comments.
  • Identify clinical topic areas of interest based upon input from ASGE members, committees, SIGs, board members, etc.
  • Recommend any programmatic or format delivery changes/improvements for clinical symposia at DDW that engages learners.
  • Recommend up to thirty-five (35) clinical symposia using ASGE’s session development form in preparation for the next Digestive Disease Week program (DDW).

Expectations

  • Members of committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, provide thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Most of the committee’s work is conducted at DDW and during conference calls in the months of May-July.
  • Members should review clinical symposia at each DDW in preparation for evaluating and recommending future topics/speakers/presentation format for the following DDW year.
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues.
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work.
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair.
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE's mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE
Baltimore, MD

Committee Members

Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE
Aurora, CO

Shailendra S. Chauhan, MD, FASGE
Charlotte, NC

Linda C. Cummings, MD, FASGE
Beachwood, OH

Tolga Erim, DO
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD, FASGE
Orlando, FL

Shireen A. Pais, MD, FASGE
Yorktown Heights, NY

Jason N. Rogart, MD, FASGE
Princeton, NJ

Mark A. Schattner, MD, FASGE
New York, NY

Jessica Trevino, MD
Austin, TX

Field F. Willingham, MD, MPH, FASGE
Atlanta, GA

 

DDW Executive Planning

Committee Overview

Provide guidance and strategic coordination of all ASGE related educational activities at DDW. This committee’s primary charge is to be ASGE “design thinkers,” who form the annual program on clinical and scientific topics and how these topics coordinate together in lofty messaging to illustrate a larger experiential ASGE brand of endoscopy education. As a whole “ASGE brand experience channel” leverages the value of real-time, face-to-face engagement with our members and the GI community. Foster ASGE’s brand throughout DDW, emphasizing the educational messaging in alignment with online channels. Ensures the DDW Educational Experience is directly linked to the Vision, Core Values, Mission, and Core Competencies of ASGE. The Committee will convene briefly at DDW followed by a series of conference calls and/or go-to-meeting with two face-to-face meetings in July/August and February each year.

Charges

  • To review the evaluations of the Society’s annual meeting, plenary session, scientific symposia, topic fora, and postgraduate course.
  • To make recommendations to the Governing Board regarding the structure and format for the presentation of scientific material at the next Digestive Disease Week.
  • Select topics and assign sessions for scientific symposia.
  • Select topics and assign session chair/speakers for DDW sessions from advisory groups.
  • Select hands-on and other medical simulation stations with chair/facilitators from advisory groups.
  • Select Fellows sessions and hands-on stations from advisory group.
  • Select International sessions from advisory group
  • Select Video Plenary and World Cup recommendations from advisory group.
  • Suggest programmatic changes/improvements in DDW.

Expectations

  • Members of committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, provide thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Members should review all relevant material before committee meetings
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair.
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE's mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE
Rochester, M

Committee Members

John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, MASGE
Pepper Pike, OH

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Seattle, WA

Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, MASGE
Centennial, CO

Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE
Ann Arbor, MI

Subhas Banerjee, MD, FASGE
Palo Alto, CA

Gerard A. Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE
Shaker Heights, OH

Mouen A. Khashab, MD
Towson, MD

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE
Baltimore, MD

Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE
New York, NY

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE
Boston, MA

Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FASGE
Charlottesville, VA


DDW Hands-On / Simulation-Based Education

Committee Overview

This committee oversees the development, implementation and analysis of learners’ progression from their participation at ASGE’s DDW hands-on and GI simulation-based stations. The committee is to develop, adopt, and analyze simulation-based training stations that address identified needs of GI Fellows, Advanced Fellows, practicing gastroenterologists and advanced endoscopists and related healthcare professionals. The Committee will convene at DDW followed by a series of conference calls and/or go-to-meeting to plan DDW Hands-on and simulation stations for the subsequent year May – August. Periodic updates and conference calls during the development, faculty invitations and implementation will occur between September – April each year.

Charges

  • Serve as a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and information on the development of GI skills training activities at DDW. Efforts to trial at least one new station per year as a trial in to determine if further expansion can be done by ASGE.
  • Develop and implement educational techniques that can bridge gaps in traditional education and training approaches through the safe, structured fostering of medical knowledge, decision-making, procedural skills, teamwork, and communication.
  • Identify methods of teaching to promote a safe learning environment where technical and non-technical clinical skills can be introduced, assessed, and reviewed with participants in order for them to apply the lessons learned and skills acquired to real patient care.
  • Where possible, encourage or teach faculty how to leverage the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) tool which is designed to assist in evaluating and developing debriefing skills. The goal is to facilitate deeper levels of learning and increase the likelihood of transfer to the clinical setting.

Expectations

  • Members of the committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, providing thoughtful input to committee deliberations and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Most of the committee’s work is conducted at DDW and during conference calls.
  • Members should be active in developing assigned hands-on and simulation-based stations with identified faculty team members.
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s educational mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE
Ann Arbor, MI

Committee Members

Sushil K. Ahlawat, MD, FASGE
Forest Hills, NY

Rajeev Attam, MD
Manhattan Beach, CA

Michael V. Chiorean, MD, FASGE
Bellevue, WA

Duyen T. Dang, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE
Gainesville, FL

Jeffrey J. Easler, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Shai Friedland, MD
Palo Alto, CA

Stephanie L. Hansel, MD, FASGE
Rochester, MN

Edward L. Jones, II, MD, MS
Englewood, CO

Stephen Kim, MD
Santa Monica, CA

Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE
Tampa, FL

Gursimran S. Kochhar, MD, CNSC, FACP
Wexford, PA

Amit Raina, MD
Baltimore, MD

Richard J. Saad, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
Wyomissing, PA

Sohail Shaikh, MD, FASGE
Boca Raton, FL

Hassan Siddiki, MD, MS
Carrboro, NC

Adam W. Templeton, MD
Seattle, WA

Sarah B. Umar, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

Daniel M. Wild, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

 

DDW International Clinical Symposia

Committee Overview

The DDW International Clinical Symposia Committee will seek input from a variety of global ASGE members, SIGS, committees, board members and publications in the identification of clinical interests while also targeting emerging topic areas. The focus is to develop up to nine (9) ASGE DDW international clinical symposia sessions by way of description, learning objectives, speakers and moderator(s). Coordinate ASGE representation with other global GI Societies as deemed appropriate for combined symposia sessions. Prioritize international clinical symposia recommendations for final consideration by the DDW Executive Planning Committee meeting held the end of July or beginning of August. This committee shall consist of 11 members and most of the committee’s work is conducted at DDW and virtually through conference calls in the months of May-July.

Charges

  • Review the evaluations from DDW international clinical symposia along with any ASGE reviewer comments.
  • Identify international clinical topic areas of interest based upon input from ASGE members, committees, SIGs, board members, international societies, etc.…
  • Recommend programmatic or format delivery changes/improvements that engages learners for global clinical symposia at DDW.
  • Recommend up to nine (9) international clinical symposia using ASGE’s session development form in preparation for the next Digestive Disease Week program (DDW).

Expectations

  • Participate in the work of the committee, provide thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Review international clinical symposia at each DDW in preparation for evaluating and recommending future topics/speakers/presentation formats for the following DDW year.
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the ASGE’s mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees, Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FASGE
Charlottesville, VA 

Committee Members

Thoguluva S. Chandrasekar, MD, FASGE
Chennai, TN


Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, MASGE, FACP, FRCP
Brookfield, WI


Mostafa Ibrahim, MD, FASGE
Giza, Egypt


Darius A. Jahann, MD
Winston Salem, NC


Sunguk Jang, MD
Cleveland, OH


Gene K. Ma, MD
Mountain View, CA


Klaus E. Monkemuller, MD, PhD, FASGE
Gnarrenburg, Germany


Julio C. Pereira Lima, MD, FASGE
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Sunguk Jang, MD
Cleveland, OH


Gene K. Ma, MD
Mountain View, CA


Klaus E. Monkemuller, MD, PhD, FASGE
Gnarrenburg, Germany


Julio C. Pereira Lima, MD, FASGE
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD, FASGE
Pepper Pike, OH


Shailendra Singh, MD
Charleston, WV


Yutaka Tomizawa, MD
Seattle, WA


Dushant Uppal, MD
Charlottesvile, VA


Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC
Toronto, Canada


Redi Jakova
Downers Grove, IL


DDW Video Plenary and World Cup

Committee Overview

This committee oversees the ASGE DDW video forum(s). Case-based videos at DDW are designed to engage participants with interesting endoscopic cases or techniques in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. These video presentations can demonstrate accepted techniques, difficult or interesting cases, complications or innovations within the field of endoscopy. This committee serves as peer-reviewers, evaluating each video in its respective category according to content and audiovisual quality, determining which submission will be accepted and in which category. All submitted videos will be reviewed and recommended in one of the following categories:

  • Video Plenary Session (“Best of the Best”): Selected videos in this category, represent the most prestigious and highest ranking, cutting-edge, fully edited endoscopic videos presented at DDW.
  • Video Plenary Session (“Regular Presentation”): Selected videos in this category, are high ranking endoscopic videos representing clinical cases that others can learn from and leverage in practice.
  • World Cup of Endoscopy (An International Friendly and Fun Competition): Videos selected for this category are medium to high ranking by way of scoring. Videos in this category are featured for an international competition from authors from varying countries. Selection into this video forum will be based on entertaining content of the video, with the objective of selecting one video from several countries. All selected videos will be presented and scored live by an international panel of judges during the session. One winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive medals. Please note: The World Cup of Endoscopy does not carry the same high prestige as the Video Plenary Session. This session is intended to foster a fun, relaxed and entertaining atmosphere!
  • Honorable Mention Video for GI Leap: Videos selected for this category are medium ranked and are selected for extending learning opportunities in ASGE’s GI Leap. Videos are also presented during DDW at ASGE’s “Learning Lounge”.
  • Rejected: Videos who scored “low” during the peer review process, are not considered for presentation at DDW or in GI Leap.

Charges

  • Participate in one of the following clinical video review categories:
    • Bariatric Endo
    • ERCP
    • ESD Submucosal Endo
    • EUS
    • Lower GI
    • Natural Orifice Transluminal
    • Other
    • Small Bowel
    • Esophagus
    • UGI Stomach
  • Attend Video Plenary and/or World Cup presentations at DDW.
  • Attend the ASGE Learning and actively participate in viewing honorable mention videos.
  • Encourage colleagues and fellows to consider submitting video cases during the months of June – November, when the DDW submission site is open.
  • Review DDW evaluations and draw upon in-person observations to improve upon future ASGE Video Plenary and World Cup sessions.
  • Recommend programmatic or format delivery changes/improvements for Video Plenary and/or World Cup at DDW, especially ideas that further enhances and engages learners.

Expectations

  • Members of committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, providing thoughtful input to committee deliberations and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Most of the committee’s work is conducted at DDW and during conference calls and/or go-to-meetings in the months of November - February.
  • Members should be active in the review and recommendation process.
  • Reviewer must recuse themselves from grading any videos in which they are able to identify products or devices used in the study that are manufactured by a company with which they have a relationship or for those videos from their own institution.
  • Pay attention to activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Gerard A. Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE


Committee Members

Lubin F. Arevalo, MD
Miami, FL


Mohamed Barakat
Flushing, NY


Michael J. Bartel, MD
PHILADELPHIA, PA


Mohammad Bilal, MD
Boston, MA


Olaya Isabella Brewer Gutierrez, MBBS
TOWSON, MD


Kathy P. Bull


Henry, MD, FASGE

WASHINGTON, DC

 


Lisa Cassani, MD
DECATUR, GA


Bradley D. Confer, DO
LEWISBURG, PA


Kalpit H. Devani, MD
JOHNSON CITY, TN


Amaninder Dhaliwal, MD
OMAHA, NE


Adam L. Edwards, MD, MSc
Birmingham, AL


Andrew C. Elden, MD
MIAMI, FL


Imad M. Elkhatib, MD
CHICAGO, IL


Moamen Gabr, MD, MSc
Lexington, KY


Eric K. Ganguly, MD
BURLINGTON, VT


Stephan V. Goebel, MD
ATLANTA, GA


Anand R. Gupte, MD, FASGE
GAINESVILLE, FL


Praveen Guturu, MD
Bellevue, WA


Robert J. Huang, MD
Stanford, CA


Jason L. Huffman, MD
Knoxville, TN


Hisham Hussan, MD
COLUMBUS, OH


Mohamad Imam
CORDOVA, TN


Deepanshu Jain, MD
Decatur, GA


Aditya Kalakonda
Cincinnati, OH


Ziad Kanaan, MD, PhD
Troy, MI


Chad B. Kawa, MD
PROVO, UT


Prashant S. Kedia, MD, FASGE
DALLAS, TX


Harshit S. Khara, MD, FASGE
DANVILLE, PA


Leila Kia, MD
CHICAGO, IL


Trilokesh D. Kidambi, MD
Pasadena, CA


Jagpal S. Klair, MD
Seattle, WA


Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, MD
Bellevue, WA


Anand Raman Kumar, MD, MPH
PHILADELPHIA, PA


Stephen W. Landreneau, MD
NEW ORLEANS, LA


Scott A. Larson, MD, PhD
HOUSTON, TX


Jorge D. Machicado
Eau Claire, WI


SriHari Mahadev, MD, MS
NEW YORK, NY


Amar Manvar, MD
NEW YORK, NY


Joseph McNelis, MD
Ocean Springs, MS


Constantine Melitas
Birmingham, MI


Fazia Mir, MD
ALBUQUERQUE, NM


Vijay Laxmi Misra, MD
NORMAL, IL


Meir Mizrahi, MD
Alabama, AL


Neena Mohan, M.D.
PHILADELPHIA, PA


Saurabh Mukewar, MD
Nagpur, Maharashtra,INDIA


Alexander Nguyen, MD
CHICAGO, IL


Ilche T. Nonevski, MD
ROCKFORD, IL


Gulshan Parasher, MD
ALBUQUERQUE, NM


David M. Poppers, MD, FASGE
NEW YORK, NY


Amit Raina, MD
BALTIMORE, MD


Nipun B. Reddy, MD
BIRMINGHAM, AL


Jason B. Samarasena, MD
YORBA LINDA, CA


Anil B. Seetharam, MD
PHOENIX, AZ


Jennifer L. Seminerio, MD
TAMPA, FL


Tilak U. Shah, MD
MOSELEY, VA


Nikrad Shahnavaz, MD
ATLANTA, GA


Rohit Sharda, MD
SEATTLE, WA


Neil R. Sharma, MD
Huntertown, IN


C. Roberto Simons


Linares, MD, MSc

Cleveland, OH

 


Joshua P. Spaete, MD
Durham, NC


Subbaramiah Sridhar, MD, FASGE
AUGUSTA, GA


Anna Tavakkoli, MD
ANN ARBOR, MI


Belen A. Tesfaye, MD
ROCKVILLE, MD


Mustafa Tiewala, MD
EDINA, MN


Joseph R. Triggs, MD, PhD
Ardmore, PA


Shivakumar Vignesh, MD, FASGE
BROOKLYN, NY


Vaibhav Wadhwa, MD
SUNRISE, FL


Erik Jan Wamsteker, MD
ANN ARBOR, MI


Rhonda Foss
DOWNERS GROVE, IL


Education Curriculum and Competencies Council

Committee Overview

The council is responsible for the overall design, management, and evaluation of a coherent and coordinated curriculum that achieves the comprehensive educational objectives of ASGE’s activities, as approved by the Governing Board. The council will have the authority to lead, direct, coordinate, control, plan, evaluate and report on matters related to the curriculum and associated competencies. The committee reflects upon the diversity that makes up our faculty community, the different pedagogical philosophies we bring to ASGE’s program and the strengths of our education and training through transfer of learning to clinical practice. Ensures that the overall ASGE Educational Program direction is directly linked to the Vision, Core Values, Mission, and Core Competencies of ASGE. The council should ideally convene by conference call, go-to-meetings followed by two face-to-face meetings at the ASGE headquarters in Downers Grove in October and April of each year.

Charges

  • Ensure that the ASGE curriculum is logically sequenced annually
  • Maximizes horizontal and vertical integration within and across all areas of ASGE throughout the curriculum
  • Evaluates program effectiveness using outcomes analysis
  • Surveying the content continues to align with learning objectives.
  • Identifying and eliminating gaps and redundancies in the curriculum
  • Reviews any recommended learning objectives of each activity, ensuring their alignment with programmatic objectives
  • Development of policies that position learners for mastery of ASGE’s educational objectives and competencies, maximizing their success as learners and physicians, ensuring the curriculum aids in advancing their careers.

Expectations

  • Members of committees are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, provide thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Members should review all relevant material before committee meetings
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work.
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Bring forward educational curricular recommendations from committee member’s assigned committee (e.g. E-Learning, Practice Operations, Quality, Medical Simulation & Educational Technologies, etc…) as mutual issues arise (see flowchart below).
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a three-year term, subject to annual reappointment.
  • Actively participate in Committee in conference calls and/or go-to-meetings and two face-to-face meeting (~October and April each year).
  • Work with ASGE staff regarding all Committee issues.
  • Take an active role in collaboration with staff in ACCME recertification and other certification bodies as deemed appropriate.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the chair

Chair

Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE
ROCHESTER, MN


Committee Members

Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA


Todd H. Baron, Sr., MD, MASGE
CHAPEL HILL, NC


Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FASGE
HOUSTON, TX


Lukejohn Day, MD, FASGE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA


David R. Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE
BOSTON, MA


Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
HERSHEY, PA


Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE
LEAGUE CITY, TX


Bryan G. Sauer, MD, MSc, FASGE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA


Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MHPE, FASGE
ROCHESTER, MN


Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE
NEW YORK, NY


Pari Shah, MD
NEW YORK, NY


Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
ROCKFORD, IL


Mihir S. Wagh, MD, FASGE
AURORA, CO


Kevin A. Waschke, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASGE
Westmount, QC,CANADA


Ed Dellert
DOWNERS GROVE, IL


eLearning

Committee Overview

Provide guidance and expertise necessary to develop a rich and rigorous eLearning program that produces a consistent, cohesive, quality learning experience for ASGE members. Examine innovative eLearning models and initiatives, based on the most current national eLearning trends. Ensure the eLearning direction is directly linked to the Vision, Core Values, Mission, and Core Competencies of ASGE. The Committee should ideal convene by conference call, go-to-meetings followed by two face-to-face meetings at the ASGE headquarters in Downers Grove in July/August and February/March of each year.

Charges

  • Evangelize a multi-year eLearning plan and work on achieving the initial goals: (a) Training requirements for faculty who teach online and hybrid courses; (b) Guidelines for an ASGE plan/matrix to lead development, implementation, and evaluation of online courses and programs; and (c) Accessibility guidelines and recommendations for video production and accessible course design.
  • Develop assessment for measuring progress toward/achievement of the multi-year eLearning plan goals.
  • Write recommendations on how to support ASGE’s eLearning program throughout the year.
  • Provide recommendations for establishing an ASGE-wide direction and framework for eLearning.
  • Provide recommendations on eLearning curriculum.
  • Assume responsibility for the organization and tagging of online educational content in the ASGE Learning Management System (e.g. GI Leap).
  • Identify optimal instructional design and delivery format(s) that enhance learner engagement and anticipated outcomes that correlate with associated learning objectives.
  • Assess trends from outcomes data annually from learners who participated and completed activities from current online education content.
  • Ensure any educational products providing CME on GI Leap are reviewed regularly for content validity (minimum every three years from start date).

Expectations

  • Members of committees are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, provide thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Members should review all relevant material before committee meetings
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees/Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.

Chair

Kevin A. Waschke, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASGE
Westmount, QC Canada

 


Committee Members

Ahmed A. Bolkhir, MD
Oklahoma City, OK

 


Andrew S. Brock, MD
JOHNS ISLAND, SC


Sushovan Guha, MD, PhD, FASGE, AGAF
HOUSTON, TX


Linda A. Hou, MD, FASGE
SOUTH PASADENA, CA


Sarah K. McGill, MD, MS
CHAPEL HILL, NC


Ricardo Morgenstern, MD
WYNNEWOOD, PA


Keith L. Obstein, MD, MPH, FASGE
NASHVILLE, TN


David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE
New York, NY


Sumeet K. Tewani, MD
ROCKFORD, IL


Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH
ATLANTA, GA


Ed Dellert
DOWNERS GROVE, IL


Medical Simulation and Education Technology

Committee Overview

Provide guidance and expertise necessary on the appropriate educational techniques, using medical simulation for endoscopy training that can bridge gaps in traditional education and training approaches through the safe, structured fostering of medical knowledge, decision-making, procedural skills, teamwork, and communication. The use of medical simulation in endoscopy training can be the use of animal models or as extensive as virtual reality simulators for fine technical skills, computer-based avatars and virtual patients for decision-making skills or as straightforward as using actors with standardized patients for communication skills. A key component of this committee is fostering faculty who can promote a safe learning environment for ASGE where technical and non-technical clinical skills can be taught, assessed, and reviewed with participants in order for them to apply the lessons learned and skills acquired to clinical practice. Ensure the medical simulation and educational technology direction is directly linked to the Vision, Core Values, Mission, and Core Competencies of ASGE. The Committee should ideal convene by conference call, go-to-meetings followed by two face-to-face meetings at the ASGE headquarters in Downers Grove in September and March of each year.

Charges

  • Assist ASGE leadership with the overall strategic direction of the ASGE IT&T training lab and related activities, using medical simulation and educational technology to best achieve learning goals.
  • Lead the way in the development of an ASGE medical simulation curriculum on a national and global basis for GI, specifically endoscopy. (*NOTE: CONSIDER ENDORSING ENDOSCOPY TRAINING CURRICULUMS SIMILAR TO THE EURP PROGRAM?)
  • Produce Simulation Guides to help ASGE faculty perfect their skills in both the clinical training and simulation arenas (e.g. developing clinical and non-clinical simulation stations, faculty as facilitator, checklists, video/audio scenario recording, single versus team-based scenarios, debriefing skills, how to approach a case, etc.)
  • Oversee all STAR program design and implementation, including identification as deemed appropriate, new topics for new STAR programs and recommendation of subject matter expert workgroups for specific STAR program development.
  • Assign one committee member as liaison to each course and STAR Program to provide direction to the course directors, especially as a guide on the use of any medical simulation and educational technology implementation. Attend the course (especially if it is new), and report back to the committee recommendations to improve design and delivery.
  • Assess courses and STAR programs in terms of faculty, attendance, evaluation results, transfer of learning outcomes and financial success.
  • Identify opportunities for courses with potential partners (domestic and/or international) and corporate supporters.
  • Facilitate and design educational research projects based upon ASGE’s curricular activities, in the science of endoscopy simulation education.
  • Explore models that validate the use of clinical GI simulations as a major tactic for increasing those competencies identified for ASGE members.

Expectations

  • Members of committees are expected to actively participate in the work of the committee, providing thoughtful input to committee deliberations, and focus on the best interests of ASGE and committee goals rather than on personal interests.
  • Members should review all relevant material before committee meetings
  • Attend committee meetings and voice objective opinions on issues
  • Pay attention to ASGE association activities that affect or are affected by the committee's work
  • Support the efforts of the committee chair and carry out individual assignments made by the chair
  • Work as part of the committee and staff team to ensure that the committee's work and recommendations are in keeping with the general ASGE’s education and organizational mission and goals.
  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a maximum three-year term with possible reappointment each year.
  • Collaborate with members of related ASGE Committees, Task Forces and SIGs as mutual issues arise.
  • Actively participate in Committee meetings (at least 2 per year) and conference calls (monthly as needed).
  • Work with ASGE staff regarding all Committee issues.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the chair.

Chair

Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MHPE, FASGE
ROCHESTER, MN


Committee Members

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FASGE
Houston, TX


Neil Gupta, MD, FASGE
CHICAGO, IL


Thurarshen Jeyalingam, MD
Toronto, CANADA=

Mouen A. Khashab, MD
TOWSON, MD


David Lee, MD, MPH
ORANGE, CA


David E. Loren, MD, FASGE
WYNNEWOOD, PA


Douglas K. Pleskow, MD, FASGE
BOSTON, MA


Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc
NEW YORK, NY


Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
CHICAGO, IL


Adam W. Templeton, MD
SEATTLE, WA


Karen L. Woods, MD, MASGE
HOUSTON, TX


Elle Vergara, RN
DOWNERS GROVE, IL


John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, MASGE
PEPPER PIKE, OH


Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, MASGE
Aurora, CO


Jennifer E. Jorgensen, MD, FASGE
WENATCHEE, WA


Michael J. Levy, MD
ROCHESTER, MN


Karen L. Woods, MD, MASGE
HOUSTON, TX


Barbara Connell, CAE
DOWNERS GROVE, IL


Quality Assurance In Endoscopy (QAEC)

Charges

  • Foster quality practices in all aspects of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, with particular emphasis on Safety, Infection Prevention, Process Improvement, Development and promulgation of Quality measures, and of guidelines pertaining to reprocessing, credentialing, and training.
  • Advance the field of Safety in gastrointestinal endoscopy, including contributions to the definition, understanding, tracking, and reduction of adverse events in all endoscopic procedures.
  • Foster optimal Infection Prevention practices in gastrointestinal endoscopy, with particular emphasis on medication administration, endoscope and device reprocessing and reuse.
  • Monitor, develop, and communicate means toward process improvement and efficiency in the delivery of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy services.
  • Monitor, develop and promulgate means toward quality measurement in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, including development of formal Quality Measures in concert with sister organizations, the Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, provide representation to the PCPI and NQF and monitor their quality efforts pertinent to Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Monitor and communicate major developments in the Pay-for-Performance (P4P) arena.
  • Regularly communicate specific research needs and encourage grant applications and investigations in areas pertinent to Quality in GI Endoscopy, with emphasis on Safety, Adverse Events, Reprocessing of Instruments, and Quality Measure development and validation.
  • Administer the ASGE Quality Course and the Endoscopic Unit Recognition Program.

Expectations

  • Serve as a regular member of this committee with a three-year term, subject to annual reappointment.
  • Actively participate in two face-to-face commit`ee meetings per year, as needed, and one to two conference calls as needed.
  • Work with ASGE staff liaison regarding all Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee issues and perform additional tasks as assigned by the Chair.
  • Participate in review of applications and support other programs related to the Endoscopic Unit Recognition Program, as directed by the committee chair.

Chair

Lukejohn Day, MD, FASGE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA


Committee Members

Fateh Bazerbachi, MD
Cambridge, MA


Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE
BELLEVUE, WA


Anna Duloy, MD
Manhattan Beach, CA


Karl K. Kwok, MD
GLENDALE, CA


Faris M. Murad, MD, FASGE
Libertyville, IL


V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE
LOS ANGELES, CA


Jose Nieto, DO, FASGE
Ponte Vedra, FL


Kashyap V. Panganamamula, MD
MOORESTOWN, NJ


Vijaya Rao, MD
CHICAGO, IL


Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN


Rahul A. Shimpi, MD
CHAPEL HILL, NC


Ravi P. Singh, MD, MBA, FASGE
EAST PATCHOGUE, NY


Pushpak Taunk, MD
TAMPA, FL


Anne G. Tuskey, MD
Charlottesville, VA


Eden Essex
DOWNERS GROVE, IL