ASGE Barrett's Endotherapy STAR Certificate Program

Dates: November 10 - 11, 2018

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The Barrett's Endotherapy STAR Certificate Program is designed to specifically teach core knowledge and motor skills in Barrett's endotherapy through case-based video sessions and intensive, standardized hands-on training. Immediately following the live components, all participants will complete a post-test, as well as a one-on-one assessment of a standardized checklist of skills. The Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those participants who meet the passing standard for both post-test and the assessment components.

100% of Past Barrett’s Endotherapy Course Participants would recommend this activity to a colleague!

This course will not be offered in 2019 so sign up while spaces last. Only a few spots left! 

Enrollment Criteria, Learning Objectives & Skills Covered

Enrollment Criteria

The enrollment criteria described below is intended to give potential participants an idea of the basic skill levels expected of program participants, and the skills that are needed to successfully perform Barrett’s Endotherapy. Enrollees should have:

  • Completed an accredited training program in gastroenterology or surgery
  • Performed a minimum of 250 upper endoscopies independently, and currently performing upper endoscopy as part of daily practice
  • Proficiency in endoscopic dilation, hemostasis, injection techniques and Barrett’s surveillance, including proper biopsy technique

Learning Objectives 

After attending this program, participants of this program should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the morphology of large or complex lesions of the tubular esophagus and gastric cardia and determine whether the use of endoscopic ablation is appropriate and feasible
  • Select and demonstrate the detailed, step-by-step use of techniques in Barrett’s ablation (including RFA and cryotherapy)
  • Select and demonstrate the detailed, step-by-step use of band-ligation mucosal resection before or after Barrett’s Ablation
  • Demonstrate the use of techniques and endoscopic accessories for management of ablation associated adverse events
  • Select appropriate surveillance intervals for post-ablation endoscopy, based on current guidelines

Skills to be Covered  

  • Mucosal imaging and lesion recognition
  • Identification of findings that may influence the use of or choice of ablation modality (ablation modalities)
  • Selection of appropriate therapeutic modality
  • Set-up and technique of circumferential and focal radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Set-up and technique of cryotherapy
  • Set-up and technique of band-ligation endoscopic mucosal resection

Course Directors & Faculty

Course Directors

John Dumot

John A. Dumot, DO, FASGE
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Beachwood, OH

Sri Komandari

Sri Komanduri, MD, FASGE
Feinberg School of Medicine   
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL


Bruce D. Greenwald, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD

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

Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FASGE  
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Mohammed A. Qadeer, MD, MPH
Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group
Racine, WI

Prashanthi N. Thota, MD  
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Last year’s course participants raved, “The course moderators and presenters were excellent; the hands-on part of the course is an absolute essential that familiarized us with equipment and inspired confidence in performing procedures.”
Program Components

Participants will earn the Barrett's Endotherapy STAR Certificate of Completion by completing several components sequentially over the course of three to six months. ASGE estimates that completion of the online activities will require approximately 10 total hours to complete. Course registrants will receive continued access to the online course materials after completion of the live course.

Online Curriculum

Prior to the skills-training component, enrollees will be required to complete several online components in sequence:

  • Baseline pre-test. This test will provide the enrollee an initial assessment of their knowledge.
  • Literature. Participants will read and review guidelines, technology reviews and key articles.
  • Instructional videos. Participants will view instructional videos from faculty and the ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library (ELL).
  • Re-take pre-test. Enrollees will re-take the pre-test following the online instructional components. Participants will receive automatic feedback and references after completing the exam.

Participants will earn CME credit at the completion of the online curriculum.

Course and Assessment 

The course is designed to specifically teach standardized knowledge and motor skills in Barrett’s Endotherapy. Enrollees will participate in a half-day of detailed case-based video sessions and a half-day of intensive, standardized, hands-on training preparing for the skills assessment (3 participants per station). On the second day, participants will complete a post-test, as well as a live one-on-one skills assessment of a standardized checklist of skills including radiofrequency ablation (RFA), cryotherapy and focal esophageal endoscopic mucosal resection. Participants will be provided feedback about their performance after the course. CME credit can be earned for both online and live components.

Course Follow-up

  • All enrollees will be provided a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance in Barrett's Endotherapy skills.
  • Participants who pass both assessment components will receive a Certificate of Completion in Barrett's Endotherapy.
  • Participants who do not pass the cognitive exam or the skills assessment will be provided with information on the specific areas in which they did not succeed and options for further training and/or retesting.

Important Note

Opportunities for retesting may be available at DDW. We do not guarantee date or availability of re-training or re-testing until the next iteration of this program. For details, contact ASGE at

Saturday, November 10, 2018

*Morning shuttle provided

6:30 – 7:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
7:00 – 7:30 am
Patient Selection/Building an EET Practice Auditorium
Sri Komanduri, MD, FASGE
7:30 – 8:00 am
Imaging and Classification
Vani Konda, MD, FASGE
Group A

8:00 – 8:45 am

Endoscopic Eradication Therapy: The Data

Prasad Iyer, MD, FASGE

8:45 – 9:25 am

EET Technical Pearls (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and RFA)

Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE

9:25 – 10:05am

EET Technical Pearls (Cryotherapy)

Bruce D. Greenwald, MD

10:05 – 10:20 am

Refreshment Break/Networking
10:20 – 11:00 am
Post Procedure/Adverse Events

John A. Dumot, DO, FASGE

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Case-Based Panel Discussion
Group B

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hands-on TrainingBio-Skills Lab

Rotation through each of the following stations:

  • RFA Circumferential
  • RFA Focal
  • Cryotherapy Liquid Nitrogen
  • Band EMR
  • Cryotherapy Balloon
12:00 1:00 pm
Joint Luncheon with Groups A & B Conference Room A


Group B

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Endoscopic Eradication Therapy: The Data

Prasad Iyer, MD, FASGE

1:45 – 2:30 pm.

EET Technical Pearls (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and RFA)

Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE

2:30 3:15pm

EET Technical Pearls (Cryotherapy)

Bruce D. Greenwald, MD

3:15 3:30pm.

Refreshment Break/Networking:

3:30 – 4:10 pm.
Post Procedure/Adverse Events

John A. Dumot, DO, FASGE

4:10 –  5:00pm
Case-Based Panel Discussion
Group A

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Hands-on TrainingBio-Skills Lab

Rotation through each of the following stations:

  • RFA Circumferential
  • RFA Focal
  • Cryotherapy Liquid Nitrogen
  • Band EMR
  • Cryotherapy Balloon

5:00 – 5:45 pm

Reception with the faculty
*Evening shuttle provided

Sunday, November 11, 2018
*Morning shuttle provided

Barrett’s Endotherapy Hands-on Assessment Schedules- Bio-Skills Lab

7:00 8:00 am               Group A

8:00 9:00 am               Group B

9:00 10:00 am             Group C

10:00 11:00 am           Group D

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     Group E

The assessment should take about 45 minutes and afterwards nurse/technician assistants will be excused and participants will receive feedback from the assessor. Participants will receive an electronic copy of the of the assessor’s comments within 1 week of the course.

Registration Information - SOLD OUT!

Registration fee includes access to online curriculum and attendance at course sessions, and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  Upon registration, you will receive access to the online curriculum (usually made available 4-6 months prior to the live course).

Maximum physician capacity: 40 participants

Registration fee includes the opportunity to bring one (1) nurse or technician to train alongside you for no additional fee.

2018 Barrett's Endotherapy STAR Certificate Program Fees

Physician Members: $2,800
Physician Non-Members: $3,500


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Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Cancellations must be received at least 90 days prior to a course and will be subject to a $250 administrative fee. Refunds are not accepted after 90 days. If space is available in a future STAR program, a $500 fee will be required to transfer to another course date. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion. For more information, email or call (630) 573-0600.

Hotel Accommodations

  • Hotel Information: Chicago Marriott Suites, 1500 Opus Pl, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Phone 1-630-852-1500, Fax: 1-630-852-6527
  • Sleeping Room Rate: $104 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes); includes WiFi.
  • Reserving a Hotel Room: Reservations for this event will be made by individual attendees that will call Marriott toll free at 1-888-236-2427 or 1-630-852-1500.  Attendee should reference “ASGE STAR Barrett’s Endotherapy”.
  • Reservations by attendees must be received on or before November 10, 2017 to receive the group rate (based on availability).


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 the Barrett's Endotherapy educational session for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Points

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 27 MOC points (17points for the online curriculum and 10 points for the live course) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


ASGE requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Disclosures are made in written form prior to the start of the educational activity and any potential conflicts of interest that exist are resolved prior to the start of the activity through the ASGE Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy Process. All disclosures are made available and communicated to the learner prior to the activity starting.

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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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