Course Description

EUS is performed for various patient indications which include the evaluation and staging of mucosal based malignancies (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum), evaluation of submucosal lesions, assessment of extraluminal structures such as the pancreas and bile ducts, and performance of EUS-guided FNA. Additionally, with the evolution in technology, EUS has taken a much greater therapeutic role. The ASGE Masterclass on EUS is provided for practicing gastroenterologists and others who use EUS in their practice, who seek a detailed overview of current EUS practices and standards incorporated in EUS centers across the United States. Topics will include diagnostic utility, therapeutic uses, general role of EUS in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal disorders, technology device considerations and what standards should be referenced for determining competency. Case studies will be incorporated to allow participants an opportunity to learn from various patient scenarios where EUS was incorporated as part of the evaluation process.

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What You Will Learn

An extensive array of clinical tips will be discussed, including how to:

  • Prepare the patient, staff, and endosonographer
  • Stage of esophageal, gastric and rectal cancers
  • Differentiate the various types of solid and cystic pancreatic tumors and treatment with ablative therapies.
  • Use EUS for evaluating patients with autoimmune and chronic pancreatitis
  • Differentiate the various subepithelial mass lesions
  • Demonstrate proper technique for EUS FNA and use of core biopsy needles
  • Achieve technical proficiency for use of lumen apposing stents for treatment of pseudocysts and walled off necrosis
  • Utilize EUS for evaluation of bile duct stones, tumors and access   
  • Demonstrate the technical aspects and role of EUS-guided angiotherapy

Who Should Attend

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists and other practitioners who have experience with diagnostic EUS and are interested in furthering their understanding of current practices and standards.

Course Directors

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN


(Central Time Zone) 
8:20 – 8:30 am

Introduction and Welcome - Course Directors
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
8:30 – 9:00 am

EUS: Nuts and Bolts
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
9:00 - 9:30 am

EUS for Staging of Luminal Cancers
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
9:30 – 10:00 am

Pancreatic Cysts, Masses and Ablation
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
10:00 - 10:15 am
10:15 – 10:45 am

Evaluation of Subepithelial Tumors
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
10:45 – 11:15 am

EUS for the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and celiac plexus block
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Case Presentations / Panel Discussions
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 1:30 pm

Where does EUS fit for evaluation of bile duct stones and tumors
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
1:30 – 2:00 pm

EUS guided biopsy: FNA or FNB?
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
2:00 – 2:30 pm

Use of LAMS for pseudocysts, necrosis and other indications
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:15 pm

EUS for bile duct and pancreatic duct access
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
3:15 – 3:45 pm

EUS guided angiotherapy
John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
3:45 – 4:30 pm
Case Presentations / Panel Discussions

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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Educational Attributes: This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) Medical Knowledge; b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; c) Provide Patient-Centered Care; and d) Employ Evidence-Based Practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

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