Therapeutic EUS for Advanced Practicing Endosonographers

Dates: September 22 - 23, 2017

This two-day course has been developed to provide a comprehensive overview of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) that will take the practicing endosonographers from theory to the hands-on practice of EUS, while discussing and demonstrating the fine points of the procedure. Attendees will be exposed to everything regarding equipment, technical aspects, diagnostic utility, therapeutic uses, and general role of EUS in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal disorders.

What you will learn

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

  •  Identify the adverse events and management strategies associated with therapeutic EUS
  • Identify the utility and role of EUS for accessing and draining the bile and pancreatic ducts
  • Identify the utility and role of EUS-guided celiac plexus block and celiac plexus neurolysis
  • Recognize the technical aspects and role of therapeutic EUS procedures 
  • Differentiate the various types of EUS-guided therapies for cyst and tumor ablation 
  • Apply techniques of EUS guided treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts and walled off  necrosis
  • Discuss the different techniques for EUS-guided tissue acquisition
  • Discuss the current management options for pancreatic cysts

During the didactic portion of the course, renowned faculty will provide concise reviews and pertinent information regarding EUS, which will be supported by case discussions and debates.

While in the bio-skills lab, attendees will be guided through an intensive hands-on experience, which will include animate models at various stations, allowing attendees to perform many of the procedures encountered in everyday practice, while focusing on new and evolving advanced applications of EUS.

Course Directors & Faculty
Course Directors
Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE 
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Neil Gupta, MD, MPH 
Loyola University Medical Center

Invited Faculty
Kenneth F. Binmoeller, MD, FASGE 
California Pacific Medical Center 
William R. Brugge, MD, FASGE
Massachusetts General Hospital
Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Kenneth J. Chang, MD, FASGE  
University of California Irvine Medical Center
 Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Robert H. Hawes, MD, FASGE
Florida Hospital Orlando
Rajesh N. Keswani, MD
Northwestern University
Michael J. Levy, MD
Mayo Clinic
Mick S. Meiselman, MD, FASGE
Central Coast Gastroenterology Medical Group   

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

Course Content

Friday, September 22

Saturday, September 23

  • Current and Future State of Therapeutic EUS
  • Advances in EUS-Guided Tissue Acquisition
  • EUS-Guided Cyst and Tumor Ablation
    Management of Pancreas Cysts
  • Pancreatic Fluid Collections: EUS-Guided Drainage or Not
  • EUS-Guided Treatment of Pseudocyst and Walled-Off Necrosis
  • EUS-Guided Vascular Therapy
  • EUS-Guided Biliary and Pancreatic Duct Access
  • Managing Adverse Events
  • Implementing New EUS Procedures in Your Practice
  • Celiac Plexus Block and Neurolysis

Hands on Sessions:

  • Pseudocyst/Gallbladder Drainage Therapies
  • Solid Tumor Therapies
  • Cyst Ablation/Confocal Microscopy
  • Celiac Plexus Neurolysis/Portal Vein Measurements
  • EUS Guided Duct Access
Registration & Hotel Information

Therapeutic EUS for Advanced Practicing Endosonographers
Friday & Saturday, September 22-23, 2017

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Cancellation and Transfer 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
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.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road
Tel: 630-971-2000 Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 Toll Free: 800-222-8733

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $119 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before August 31, 2017. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please mention the name of the ASGE course when making your reservation.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton is situated just outside of Chicago, IL, and a short drive from O’Hare and Midway airports. The Downers Grove area provides countless dining and entertainment options as well as easy access to downtown Chicago via train. The DoubleTree Hotel also provides a free shuttle for service within a twelve-mile radius to explore the area, including sites such as the renowned Morton Arboretum.
Continuing Medical Education

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Photography Waiver
ASGE periodically takes photographs and/or video during our educational courses and events, and reproduces them in ASGE educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the ASGE website. By participating in this course, you grant the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes to ASGE. All postings become the property of ASGE.