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ASGE Hands-on Workshops at DDW

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ASGE will be offering several Hands-On Workshops at DDW, providing an opportunity for
participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate cutting-edge techniques.

  • Train the Endoscopic Trainer (TET)
  • Interventional Approaches to IBD (HW1) — New
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (HW2)
  • Advanced Techniques for Advanced Fellows: Exploring Tools of the Trade with Experts (HW7)
  • Customized Hands-on Lab: Choose Your Own Adventure (HW3)
  • Tackling the Complex Colon Polyp (HW4) — New!
  • Suturing and Closures (HW5)
  • Bariatric Therapies (HW6) 

These courses sell out quickly, so register early to ensure your spot!

This is a ticketed event that requires an additional fee.

Friday, May 1

Held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Course Directors:
Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC and Shivakumar Vignesh, MD
Faculty: Roland Valori, MD,FRCP,  Rome Jutabha, MD, Christopher Khor, MBBS, FRCP, FASGE, Amandeep Shergill, MD, Kevin Waschke, MD, CM, FRCPC, FASGE, CAGF, Alaa Rostom, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Maximum attendees: 30  

Designed to improve endoscopic teaching skills and trainers’ conscious awareness of why and what they are doing when performing procedures so that they can explain maneuvers in a clear and effective way to teach others. Endoscopic simulators will be used in conjunction with interactive seminars and small group role play exercises. 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Saturday, May 2

Course Directors: Bo Shen, MD, FASGE and Navtej Buttar, MD
Faculty: Gursimran Kochhar, MD, CNSC, FACP, Yago González Lama, MD, Martin Lukáš, MD, Jason Schairer, MD, Parambir Dulai, MD, Manish Dhawan, MD, Raymond Cross, MD, MS,  Udhay Kumar Navaneethan, MD, FASGE, Rupert Leong, MD
Maximum attendees: 40  

This hands-on workshop will provide instruction on cutting-edge, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to avert high-risk surgeries in patients with complicated inflammatory bowel disease. Attendees will learn the assessment to help recognize challenging complications as well as management of strictures, fistula and leaks. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with adjunctive techniques including needle knife, IT knife, CRE balloons, clips, suturing devices and drains. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Course Directors:
Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE and Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD
Faculty: Hironori Yamamoto, MD, FASGE, Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD,  Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, FASGE, Naohisa Yoshida, MD, Makoto Nishimura, MD, Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE, Roberta Maselli, MD, PhD, Hiroyuki Ono, MD, PhD,  Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD, and Takuji Gotoda, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG
Maximum attendees: 40  

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an advanced endoscopic procedure, developed in Japan, to provide a minimally invasive, yet curative, treatment for patients to have the option for complete removal of early tumors and cancers of the esophagus, stomach and rectum. The procedure involves dissecting one piece of a superficial mucosal tumor in the esophagus, stomach or colon, leaving intact normal tissue under the resected tumor. This workshop will cover the indications and differing methods of ESD. Faculty consists of leading authorities worldwide in this technique. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Sunday, May 3

Course Directors: Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, FASGE and Gobind Anand, MD
Faculty: Emad Qayed, MD, MPH, Sunil Dacha, MD, Jason Taylor, MD, Dennis Yang, MD, FASGE, Mihir Wagh, MD, FASGE, Phillip Ge, MD, Vladimir Kushnir, MD, FASGE, Thomas Savides, MD, FASGE
Maximum attendees: 40  

This hands-on workshop is intended for second- and third-year fellows going into practice and will provide an updated review of hands-on skills. Topics include Hemostasis, Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), and Esophageal Dilation and Stent Placement. 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Course Directors: Neil Gupta, MD, MPH and Jason Klapman, MD
Faculty: Abdul Aziz Aadam, MD, Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, Amit Raina, MD, Andrew Wang, MD, FASGE, Amy Hosmer, MD
Maximum attendees: 20  

Personalize your experience by choosing one of five different skill sets to practice on your own. Available skills to choose from: Endoscopic Suturing, Upper EMR, Lower EMR, Barrett’s Ablation and ESD. Expert endoscopy faculty to provide tips and tricks, but faculty not available to provide complete training. You will share a station and models with only one other attendee. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Monday, May 4


Course Directors:
Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD and Swati Patel, MD, MS
Faculty: Mohamed O. Othman, MD, Hazem Hammad, MD, David Diehl, MD, FASGE, Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD, FASGE, Peter Draganov, MD, FASGE, Shou Tang, MD, FASGE, Meir Mizrahi, MD, Norio Fukami, MD, FASGE, Ian Grimm, MD
Maximum attendees: 40  

This hands-on workshop will provide instruction on cutting-edge techniques in complex colorectal polyp resection. Attendees will learn optical diagnosis and lesion assessment to help recognize challenging lesions, such as those with scar tissue or with advanced histology. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with adjunctive techniques in EMR, including underwater EMR, hot biopsy forceps avulsion, hybrid ESD/EMR, and clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

1:00 - 3:30 pm     SUTURING AND CLOSURES (HW5)

Course Directors: Vivek Kumbhari, MD, MBChB and Sohail Shaikh, MD, FASGE
Faculty: Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH,  Nitin Kumar, MD, FASGE, Shelby Sullivan, MD, Amit Raina, MD, Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, FASGE, Rabindra Watson, MD, FASGE, Gontrand Lopez-Nava, MD, FASGE, Diogo Moura, MD, MSc., PhD, Prof. Aayed Alqahtani, FRCS, FACS, Petros Benias, MD
Maximum attendees: 40  

Many endoscopic tools for effective closure of gastrointestinal wall defects are currently available. Endoscopic suturing has been used to close both acute perforations and chronic fistulas. Basic principles of the management of acute perforations, as well as of postoperative leaks and chronic fistulas of the gastrointestinal tract will be described. This workshop will allow participants to gain experience in endoscopic suturing and endoscopic closure techniques. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Tuesday, May 5

8:30 – 11:00 am     BARIATRIC THERAPIES (HW6) 

Course Directors:
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc and Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, PhD
Faculty: Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, Christopher Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE, Monica Saumoy, MD, MS, Anthony Starpoli, MD, Andrew Storm, MD, Rabindra Watson, MD, FASGE, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, MD, MSc, PhD, Christopher Chapman, MD, Nitin Kumar, MD, FASGE, Rachel Moore, MD, FACS, Dipl, ABOM
Maximum attendees: 40  

Obesity and its associated metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, are severe medical problems that are increasing in prevalence worldwide and result in significant healthcare expenses. Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective and durable therapy for obesity. The use of endoluminal techniques in the field of metabolic obesity disease has diverse promising applications including endoscopic gastroplasty, intragastric balloon, endoluminal malabsorptive bariatric procedures, and gastric electrical stimulation (GES) for the modulation of gastric emptying. Become familiar with FDA-approved and investigational endoscopic devices for weight loss and management of bariatric surgical complications. 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Directors

Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, FASGE
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Gobind Anand, MD
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA

Navitaj Buttar, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Peter Draganov, MD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Neil Gupta, MD, MPH
Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Jason Klapman, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Vivek Kumbhari, MD, MBChB
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore MD

Saowanee Ngamruengphong, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical
Baltimore, MD

Swati Patel, MD, MS
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Aurora, CO

Sohail Shaikh, MD, FASGE
Gastro Health
Boynton Beach, Florida

Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Bo Shen, MD, FASGE
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Shivakumar Vignesh, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Registration, Housing and Continuing Medical Education (CME)


Price Tier
On or Before    
March 18
After March 18
and On-site
Interventional Approaches to IBD (HW1)
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (HW2)   
Customized Hands-On Lab:
     Choose Your Own Adventure (HW3)     
Tackling the Complex Colon Polyp (HW4)
Suturing and Closures (HW5)
Bariatric Therapies (HW6)
ASGE Member  $375 $475
ASGE Nonmember
$475 $575
ASGE Member Trainee  $175  $275
Non-Member Trainee  $275  $375

Advanced Techniques for Advanced Fellows:
Exploring Tools of the Trade with Experts (HW7)
ASGE Member Trainee $175
Non-Member Trainee  $275  $375
Train the Endoscopic Trainer Workshop and Hands-on (TET) ASGE Member Trainee
(all types except trainee)
 $375 $475
ASGE Non-Member $475

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Visit the DDW website at www.ddw.org for information on housing including domestic and international housing as well as additional travel details.

Continuing Medical Education

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 the Hands-On Workshops for a maximum AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as indicated after each description. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Please visit www.asge.org/ddw for more information.

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ASGE Assurance to High Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. Members who designed this educational activity are carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount is considered a potential conflict of interest, is peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.

HIPAA Accountability: ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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.