ASGE Postgraduate Course at ACG

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The 2019 ASGE Postgraduate Course was created to provide information on a diverse yet commonly encountered group of topics. This course has been specifically designed for practitioners of gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, gastrointestinal nurses, and fellows in training. It is equally relevant to those in private practice and academic practice.

Course Overview

Why You Should Attend

The array of topics presented is designed to appeal to attendees with all levels of endoscopic expertise, and the panel of speakers are well recognized content experts with significant experience in delivering balanced presentations. Key discussions include Barrett’s surveillance and ablation, reviewing several societal guidelines that include a 2016 guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), 2012 and 2018 guidelines from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and a 2011 guideline and 2016 expert review from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and ESD versus EMR for polyps.

Topics range from duodenal cancer and the revised Atlanta classification for pancreatic fluid collection in acute pancreatitis, to emerging endoscopic diagnostics and therapeutics for pancreatic cystic lesions and biliary strictures.

To enhance audience engagement, there will be an audience response component to the course, and the lunch program will allow attendees to meet the speakers and enjoy discussions about challenging cases and techniques.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, physicians will be able to:

  • Recognize current standards for diagnosing and reporting Barrett’s esophagus
  • Identify current and new techniques for detecting upper and lower
    GI neoplasia
  • Describe techniques for management of pancreatic fluid collections arising
    in acute pancreatitis
  • Recognize new approaches for treating biliary neoplasia
  • Identify new endoscopic therapies for GI bleeding

Who Should Attend

This course has been specifically designed for practitioners of gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, gastrointestinal nurses, and fellows in training. This course is equally relevant to those in private practice and academic practice.

Invited Faculty

Course Directors

Amrita Sethi MD FASGE_2Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Tyler Stevens, MD, FASGETyler Stevens, MD, FASGE
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Invited Faculty

Nabeel Azeem, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Amit Bhatt, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Tamas A. Gonda, MD

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Prashant S. Kedia, MD, FASGE

Methodist Health Center
Dallas, TX

Vani Konda, MD, FASGE
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dennis Yang, MD, FASGE

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


2019 ASGE Postgraduate Course at ACG

Friday, October 25, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 7:40 am 
Welcome and Introductions
Course Directors

7:40 – 8:00 am

Looks like Barrett’s: Now What?
How to Examine, Biopsy, Report, and Survey
Vani Konda, MD, FASGE

8:00 – 8:20 am

Becoming a “Super Sleuth” in BE:
New Techniques for Detection
Shivangi Kothari, MD

8:20 – 8:35 am

DEBATE: ESD vs. EMR in Nodular BE and Early Esophageal Cancer

Snare It Out
Nabeel Azeem, MD
8:35 – 8:50 am

Cut It Out
Dennis Yang, MD, FASGE

8:50 – 9:05 am

Panel Discussion and Q&A


9:05 – 9:25 am

Screening for Gastric Mucosal Neoplasia in 2019
Amit Bhatt, MD

9:25 – 9:45 am

Endoscopist’s Role in Duodenal Polyposis
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

9:45 – 10:05 am
Sub-epithelial Lesions: Endoscopic Options for Diagnosis and Resection
Amit Bhatt, MD

10:05 – 10:20 am

Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:20 – 10:40 am



10:40 – 11:00 am

It Isn’t a Pseudocyst: How Revised Atlanta Classification Guides Decision Making
Tyler Stevens, MD, FASGE

11:00 – 11:20 am

Endoscopic Pathways for PFCs: Do All Roads Lead to LAMS?
Amrita Sethi, MD, FASGE

11:20 – 11:40 am

I put in a LAMS, Now What? Managing Walled Off Necrosis Beyond Access
Nabeel Azeem, MD

11:40 am – Noon

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Noon – 1:00 pm


1:10  1:30 pm
When Should I Order EUS? Comparison of Guidelines
Tamas A. Gonda, MD, FASGE

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Advances in Biliary and Pancreatic Diagnostics
Tamas A. Gonda, MD, FASGE

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Ablative Techniques for Pancreaticobiliary Lesions
Prashant S. Kedia, MD, FASGE

2:10 – 2:25 pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A


2:25 – 2:45 pm

DEBATE: Advanced Polyp Resection

Tried and True, EMR is the Way to Go
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

2:45 – 3:05 pm

Out with EMR, Make Room for ESD
Dennis Yang, MD, FASGE

3:05 – 3:25 pm

A Rational Approach to Elusive Small Bowel Bleeding
Shivanga Kothari, MD, FASGE

3:25 – 3:45 pm

Evolving Management for Gastric Variceal Bleeding: Getting Out of “Sticky” Situations
Vani Konda, MD, FASGE

3:45 – 4:05 pm

New Tricks for Bleeders: Updating Your Travel Cart for Every Scenario
Prashant S. Kedia, MD, FASGE

4:05 – 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Registration and CME       


All registration is handled through the American College of Gastroenterology.

You may register online at 


ASGE members are entitled to the member rate for the ASGE Postgraduate Course. If you are a member of ASGE and are registering under a non-member category, please type a comment in the online registration form and the price will be adjusted accordingly before your credit card is charged.

Continuing Medical Education
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by
the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing
medical education for physicians. ASGE designates this live activity for a
maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Cancellation Policy
Written notice of cancellation and requests for refunds must be sent to by October 2, 2019. After this date, no refunds will be possible. Registration cancellations are not accepted by telephone. There will be a $50 administrative fee assessed for cancellation of any paid event. Refunds will be issued after the meeting.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Attendees at ACG 2019 who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the ACG office at no later than October 2, 2019.

Hotel Information

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has reserved rooms at a meeting rate at six hotels in close proximity to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, located at 600 East Market, San Antonio, Texas will be the official ACG headquarters hotel.

Reserve Your Hotel Room
We strongly recommend you book your room now through the housing website at Do not book with any housing bureau that contacts you directly. Reservations will be accepted until October 2, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will receive a confirmation email from the hotel when you complete your reservation. Meeting Sites Resource is the official housing bureau for ACG 2019 and will never contact you unsolicited. ACG 2019 and Meeting Sites Resource cannot guarantee that other housing companies are legitimate and cannot guarantee your reservation at ACG 2019 if you book outside of the official housing bureau.

International Travel and Visa Information
Applying for a Visa It is recommended that you apply for a visa as soon as possible to attend this course. For detailed information on required documents for visa application, and documents showing proof of intended course participation required for entry to the U.S., visit the ACG website at

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