ASGE Masterclasses


These back-to-back ASGE Masterclasses are one-day, in-depth didactic courses presented by renowned experts on topics impacting your everyday clinical practice.

Attend in-person or live stream these Masterclasses from the convenience of your own device!

ASGE Masterclass: Esophageal From GERD to Barrett's

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 7:30 am - 4:45 pm 
ASGE IT&T | Downers Grove, IL  

Course Directors:
Philip O. Katz, MD
Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

This ASGE Master Class will feature a state-of-the-art didactic discussion of the diagnosis and management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.  

The course directors will address the basic tenets of “high value” endoscopy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett’s esophagus, and provide a detailed approach to the diagnosis and management of GERD with a focus on patients with refractory GERD. These experts will also provide recommendations regarding management of difficult to treat esophageal strictures and provide a comprehensive approach to several controversies in Barrett’s esophagus including screening, surveillance and endoscopic eradication therapy.

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ASGE Masterclass: Advanced Colonoscopy Techniques

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
ASGE IT&T | Downers Grove, IL

Course Directors:
Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

This ASGE Masterclass will offer participants the unique opportunity to spend a full day engaging in depth with renowned colonoscopy expert Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE, internationally recognized expert on topics impacting everyday clinical practice, as he presents a comprehensive didactic course on the performance of modern, high-level colonoscopy.

An extensive array of advanced clinical topics will be discussed, including:

  • Achieve and exceed the targets for the principle quality indicators including adenoma detection rate and bowel preparation adequacy
  • Recognize and characterize the full spectrum of pre-cancerous colorectal lesions
  • Recognize cancer in colorectal polyps
  • Perform chromoendoscopy in IBD
  • Achieve cecal intubation in patients with angulated sigmoids and redundant colons
  • Avoid adverse events (complications) and malpractice actions
  • Perform endoscopic mucosal resection, including specific approaches to large lesions, flat lesions, hard to access lesions, and serrated lesions, as well as specific techniques such as cap-fitted resection, underwater resection, and avulsion.
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