ASGE Masterclasses

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

ASGE Masterclass: From the Basics to Beyond with EUS

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
ASGE IT&T | Downers Grove, IL  


Course Directors:
Michael J. Levy, MD
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE

This ASGE Masterclass on EUS is designed 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.

Course attendees who are interested may have the opportunity to be a part of a panel discussion.

ASGE Masterclass: Advanced ERCP

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
ASGE IT&T | Downers Grove, IL


Course Directors:
Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
John A. Martin, MD, FASGE

ERCP is a procedure that requires specialized knowledge and skills in using a combination of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat a variety of patients with biliary and pancreatic duct disorders. Learn from the masters on how ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to a therapeutic one. 

Understand the current advances, quality of practices and standards of care while gaining a better overview of how to mitigate adverse outcomes by identifying risk factors for complications. Discussions will include a review of long-term sequelae, costs, extended hospitalizations, patient satisfaction and technology considerations. Case studies will be used to highlight key clinical points and facilitate discussions throughout the day.

This course is critically important to those practitioners who are considering or have incorporated this into their practice.