ERCP Boot Camp for the GI Team

Dates: November 30 - December 1, 2018

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ERCP is one of the highest risk procedures in endoscopy. Learn how to refine your technique to provide the best and safest care to your patients. This course offers a unique environment that emphasizes team dynamics and focuses on the distinct technical roles of physicians and assistants (RN or GI technician), who must work hand-in-hand to achieve the highest success for ERCP procedures. Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy teams of physicians, nurses, technologists, and associates are encouraged to attend the course together.

The course features didactic and hands-on sessions.The didactic portion will highlight established approaches and new techniques related to ERCP practice. Lectures will use a case-based approach that incorporates videos and images. Q&A sessions allow ample time for attendee-faculty interaction. There is also a special section dedicated to assistants, including nurses and GI technicians.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe proper indications for ERCP and use of new ERCP-related technologies and techniques
  • Demonstrate basic ERCP teamwork skills
  • Utilize appropriate endoscopic therapy utilizing the latest ERCP treatment paradigms, technologies, and procedural techniques
  • Apply coordinated team approaches to clinical and technical problem solving related to ERCP
  • Describe how to avoid, minimize, and/or manage ERCP-related adverse events
Who Should Attend
Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists and nurses, as well as other members of the healthcare team who are interested in ERCP techniques and technologies.

Course Directors and Faculty

Course Directors
Linda S. Lee, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Linda Lee is Medical Director of Endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital followed by advanced endoscopy fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospitals.  Dr. Lee's clinical expertise is focused primarily on advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP and EUS as well as the pancreas, on which she has published numerous reviews, chapters, original articles, and presented at renowned national gastroenterology courses. She has also published a highly regarded textbook which is a case-based approach to ERCP and EUS for which she is the solo editor. 

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Dr. Uzma Siddiqui is a gastroenterologist with expertise in interventional endoscopy. Her training includes fellowships in both gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy. Dr. Siddiqui's clinical focus is on gastrointestinal oncology and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). EUS is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and manage a wide range of gastrointestinal cancers and pre-cancerous lesions, including pancreatic tumors. Other therapeutic endoscopic procedures Dr. Siddiqui performs include endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with removal of stones and stenting of tumors to relieve obstruction in both the bile and pancreatic ducts, drainage of pancreatic cysts, nerve block for pain related to pancreatic cancer, radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large polyps or small tumors in the GI tract.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Siddiqui teaches techniques of therapeutic endoscopy in courses for gastroenterologists, trainees, and nurses. She is also a prominent researcher, focusing on improving the various applications of advanced endoscopic techniques. Dr. Siddiqui has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and written book chapters on EUS, ERCP, pancreatic cancer, and palliative care for gastrointestinal malignancies.

Invited Faculty

Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Christopher Chapman, MD
The University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Paul R. Tarnasky, MD
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas, TX

Brian Dooley, RN, CGRN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Boston, MA

Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Priya A. Jamidar, MD, FASGE
Yale University New Haven, CT

Shivangi Kothari, MD, FASGE
University of Rochester Rochester, NY

David R. Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE
Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA

Daniel K. Mullady, MD, FASGE
Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis, MO

Jason N. Rogart, MD, FASGE
Capital Health Pennington, NJ

Ada Turner, BSN, MSN
The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago, IL

John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Friday, November 30th

3:30 pm
Registration and Exhibits

4:00 – 4:15 pm
Welcome and Course Overview
Linda S. Lee, MD
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Basics of ERCP: Setting Up the Room, Anatomy, and Wires
Ada Turner, BSN, MSN

4:45 – 5:15 pm
Stents: Which Ones and When?
Brian Dooley, RN, CGRN

5:30 – 6:15 pm
Introduction to ERCP: Indications, Patient Selection and
Paul R. Tarnasky, MD

6:15 – 6:30 pm
Questions and Answers

7:15 pm 
Meet and Greet Reception

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Attendees will be split into two groups to cover all content below with morning and
afternoon sessions for both didactic and hands-on program during the timeslots of
8:00 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

7:00 – 8:00 am 
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 – 8:45 am
Adverse Events: Management and Minimization
Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE

8:45 – 9:30 am
Cannulation and Sphincterotomy Techniques
Gregory B. Haber, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am
Break and Exhibits

10:00 – 10:45 am
Difficult Stones
John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE

10:45 – 11:30 am
Strictures and Stents
Daniel K. Mullady, MD, FASGE

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hands-on Sessions:
• Cannulation
• Sphincterotomy
• Stones
• Stents: plastic and metal
• Stricture assessment: tissue sampling, wire manipulation,cholangioscopy

4:30 pm 
Course Adjourns

Course agenda is subject to change.

Registration and Housing
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Cancellation Policy

Request for refunds must be requested in writing, no later than two weeks prior to the course. Refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

Hotel Accommodations

It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you have received confirmation of registration from ASGE.

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Marriott Reservations
: Toll Free: 800-228-9290 or Tel: 630-852-1500 ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $99 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before November 9, 2018. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please mention the name of the ASGE course “ERCP Bootcamp” when making your reservation.

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 this live activity for a maximum of 9.50 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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