ASGE Masterclass: Advanced Techniques in ERCP

Dates: September 16, 2017

This ASGE Masterclass gives you the unique opportunity to spend a full day engaging in-depth with Todd H. Baron, MD, FASGE • an internationally recognized expert on topics impacting everyday clinical practice. This course is a comprehensive didactic course that will review in detail the performance of modern high-level ERCP. Don't miss this opportunity to explore tips and techniques for enhancing your practice in ERCP.
Course Overview

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Spend the Day With One of the Masters of ERCP

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Join Todd H. Baron, MD, FASGE as he presents an extensive array of clinical tips and techniques that will enhance your practice in ERCP, including how to:

• Achieve successful biliary and pancreatic cannulation
• Perform biliary and pancreatic sphincterotomy, including access (precut techniques)
• Recognize the full spectrum of pancreatic and biliary stents
• Prevent and manage adverse events (complications) of ERCP
• Perform extraction of common bile duct stones, including specific approaches to impacted stones, and large stones, use of balloon dilation and lithotripsy techniques. 

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for physicians who perform ERCP, both practitioners and trainees.

7:30 – 8:00 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:20 am   Pre-ERCP Procedural Planning: The Plan Means Nothing But the Planning is Everything
Identify what will be needed to achieve the optimal procedural outcome for the individual patient. This includes procedural indications, assessment of prior imaging studies surgery and other nonsurgical interventions (including prior ERCP), managing antithrombotic agents, antibiotics, selecting patient positioning on the fluoroscopy table, sedation/anesthesia requirements, endoscopes and accessories. 

8:20 – 8:30 am     Q & A

8:30 – 9:15 am    Cannulation of the Ducts of Interest: Where  To Go and How To Get There
Know how to determine methods to achieve deep cannulation of the duct of interest including biliary, ventral pancreatic duct (major papilla), and dorsal pancreatic duct (minor papilla). Types of catheters, guidewires, accessories, use of contrast and fluoroscopy will be discussed.

9:15 – 9:30 am   Q & A

9:30–10:00 am   Standard Sphincterotomy: Measure Twice  and Cut Once
Recognize the techniques and extent of sphincterotomy for major papilla (biliary and pancreatic, as indicated), and minor papilla.

10:00 – 10:15 am  Break

10:15 – 10:30 am  Precut (Access) Sphincterotomy: The First  Cut is the Deepest
Identify when and when not to use. Discuss the various precut approaches including precut sphincterotomy, precut fistulotomy, and transpancreatic septotomy. How to complete or extend the precut once access is obtained.

10:30 – 11:00 am  Prophylaxis of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: an Ounce of Prevention
Know when to avoid ERCP and use alternative imaging, how to place pancreatic duct stents, pancreatic stent selection, and appropriate use of rectal non-steroidal antiinflammatory agents.

11:00 – 11:30 am   Management of Choledocholithiasis: Leave No Stone Unturned
Use appropriate sphincterotomy techniques, extraction baskets and balloons, dilating balloons, and lithotripsy devices. Discuss when and which types of stents to use in the event of incomplete extraction. Discussion to include difficult stone situations (stacked stones, stones which cannot be captured and tricks to capture them, when to refer to tertiary centers). The how and when of balloon sphincteroplasty will also be addressed.

11:30 am – Noon   Case Presentations and Discussion

Noon – 1:00 pm    Working Lunch: Integrating EUS into your ERCP Practice – A Marriage Made  in Heaven

1:00 – 1:30 pm   Biliary Stents: Plastic, Metal - Which  One for Which Patient?
Utilize the appropriate stent for the appropriate indication. Discuss types of plastic stents available, straight and pigtail, diameters, placement techniques and indications. Differentiate appropriate lengths for indications. Discuss use of metal stents, covered and uncovered, placement techniques and indications. Aspects of  stent migration – how to prevent, how to correct when it happens, including the use  of retrieval tools will be presented.

1:30 – 2:00 pm    Papillectomy/Ampullectomy
Identify tools how to select the appropriate patient, when and what to inject submucosally, cautery principles, snare selection, methods of resection, stent placement, management of intraductal extension and follow-up.

2:00 – 2:30 pm   Altered Anatomy ERCP: When to Hold Them, When to Fold Them
Recognize the most commonly encountered types of post-surgical anatomies, endoscope selections, and accessories to optimize success.

2:30 – 3:00 pm   Hilar Biliary Obstruction: Slaying the Bifurcation Beast
Identify the approaches to patients with hilar obstruction, including pre-procedural imaging interpretation, limitation of contrast injection, unilateral and bilateral stent placement.

3:00 – 3:15 pm   Break

3:15 – 3:45 pm   Avoiding, Recognizing and Treating Adverse Events in ERCP

Identify tools for preventing and treating the major adverse events of ERCP including perforation, bleeding, pancreatitis, and cholangitis. Discuss how to recognize and manage complications intra-procedurally and post-procedurally.  

3:45 – 4:00 pm   Case Presentations and Discussion

4:00 – 4:30 pm   Final Q & A

4:30 pm   Adjournment
Registration and CME Information

ASGE Masterclass: Advanced Techniques in ERCP

Limited-time offer: Register for two or more 2017 ASGE Masterclasses, and save an additional $50 off each course. To receive this discount, contact  ASGE Customer Care at or call 630-573-0600.

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Registration Fees

On or before August 10, 2017

ASGE Physician Member . . . . . . . . .  $350
Physician Non-Member . . . . . . . . . . .   $525
ASGE Trainee/Nurse Member . . . . . .   $175
Non-Member Trainee/Nurse . . . . . . .   $275

Registration Fees

After August 10, 2017

ASGE Physician Member . . . . . . . . .
Physician Non-Member . . . . . . . . . . .  $625 
ASGE Trainee/Nurse Member . . . . .   $275
Non-Member Trainee/Nurse . . . . . . .   $375

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 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy
Request for refunds must be requested in writing, no later than three 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 Information
Hotel Accommodations
ASGE courses have a history of selling out. 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
1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Reservations: (630) 852-1500 or (800) 228-9290

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 Friday, August 25, 2017. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please mention the name
of the ASGE ERCP Masterclass when making your reservation. Complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and ASGE will be available.
Miscellaneous Information
Educational programming through the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology is supported, in part, by the ASGE Foundation. To donate visit

Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director of Sales and Business Development (phone: 630-570-5601; email: or Sara Estrella, Assistant Manager of Sales and Business Development (phone: 630-570-5618; email: In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not participate in hands-on training or ask questions during a CME course.

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