ASGE Masterclass: Esophageal from GERD To Barrett's

Dates: March 8, 2019

The ASGE Masterclass: Esophagael from Gerd to Barrett's is part of a weekend of back-to-back courses taught by the Masters in GI. To learn more about ASGE Masterclass: Advanced Colonoscopy Techniques follow the link or register here

TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE -- Attend in person or live stream from the convenience of your own device. If you choose streaming, we will provide you with the log-in information prior to the course date.

As an added bonus, all course participants (both on-site and live streaming) will receive automatic access to the on-demand recordings of the lectures approximately two weeks after the course to view at your leisure and share with your team!

The ASGE Masterclass: Esophagael from Gerd to Barrett's will feature a state-of-the-art didactic discussion of the diagnosis and management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.  

Join Philip O. Katz, MD and Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE, as they discuss the basic tenets of "high value" endoscopy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus and provide a detailed approach to the diagnosis and management of GERD with a focus on patients with refractory GERD.

These experts will also provide recommendations regarding management of difficult to treat esophageal strictures and provide a comprehensive approach to several controversies in Barrett’s esophagus including screening, surveillance and endoscopic eradication therapy.

Who Should Attend

Gastroenterologists, endoscopists, GI nurses, GI nurse practitioners and GI assistants

Learning Objectives


A comprehensive list of clinically relevant topics will be discussed, including:

  • How to perform high quality EGD in GERD and Barrett’s esophagus patients
  • Optimizing value of high resolution manometry, reflux monitoring (Bravo and impedance), histology and EndoFlip
  • Management of refractory GERD
  • Difficult to treat esophageal strictures
  • Appropriate utilization of PPI therapy
  • Latest advances in minimally invasive approaches in GERD management (endoscopic and surgical)
  • Screening and surveillance in Barrett’s esophagus
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques in Barrett’s esophagus – optimizing detection of dysplasia
  • Appropriate selection of endoscopic eradication therapy
  • Primer on endoscopic resection, radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy
  • Quality indicators in GERD and Barrett’s esophagus and incorporating these in practice

Agenda is subject to change.

7:15 – 8:00 am              Registration
                                      Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00-8:05 am               Welcome and Introductions
Philip O. Katz, MD
                                    Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

8:05 – 8: 30 am            Looking on the way in and out: Maximize esophageal endoscopy
                                      Philip O. Katz, MD

8:30 – 9:00 am              Is it Gerd? How can you prove it? Which test, when? Diagnostic testing in GERD
                                      Philip O. Katz, MD

9:00 – 9:15 am              Test Your Knowledge and Q & A

9:15 – 9:45 am              The Best and Worst of PPIs: Pearls in medical management of GERD
                                      Philip O. Katz, MD

9:45 – 10:15 am            The PPI is not working. What’s Next? When to consider endoscopic and surgical minimally invasive therapies in GERD
                                      Philip O. Katz, MD

10:15 – 10:30 am          Q & A

10:30 – 10:45 am          Break and Exhibits

10:45 – 11:15 am          Treating strictures: Tricks of the Trade: Approach to refractory esophageal strictures
                                     Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

11: 15 – 11:45 am         Screening and surveillance in Barrett’s esophagus – Sponge, Biopsy or Brush?
                                     Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

11:45am – Noon           Test your Knowledge and Q & A

Noon – 1:00 pm            Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 – 1:30 pm             Diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus: Getting to the Next Level
                                     Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

1:30 – 2:00 pm             Changing the Natural History of Barrett’s Esophagus: Aspirin, High Dose PPI, Ablation for all?
                                     Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

2:00 – 2:15 pm             Q & A

2:15 – 2:30 pm             Break and Exhibits

2:30 - 3:00 pm              Eradication of Barrett’s: Once and for All: EMR, ESD, RFA, and Cryotherapy
                                     Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

3:00 – 3:10 pm             Q & A

3:10 – 3:40 pm             Quality is not just for Colonoscopy: Indicators in GERD and Barrett’s esophagus – It is time to incorporate these in your practice
                                      Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE
                                      Philip O. Katz, MD

3:40 – 4:00 pm             Q & A

4:00 – 4:30 pm             Test your Knowledge and Stump the Course Directors - Challenging Cases from the Audience

4:30 – 4:45 pm             Closing Remarks

4:45 – 5:00 pm             Shuttle back to the Marriott Suites

Course Directors
Katz Philip picPhilip O. Katz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, GI Function Laboratory
Jay Monahan Center, Weill Cornell University
New York, NY 

Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG, AGAF is Professor of Medicine and the Director of Motility Laboratories at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 1978. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology, at Wake Forest University/North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He completed a faculty development fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Katz is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a recognized national authority on esophageal disease. His research interests include the pharmacodynamic effects of proton pump inhibitors, all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders and esophageal pain perception. He has an active clinical practice, specializing in complex esophageal disease and has been a teacher and mentor to GI trainees and residents. He was President of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2009-2010. He has contributed to the publication of over 190 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.

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Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Esophageal and Gastric Clinic
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO


Dr. Wani is an Associate Professor in Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Colorado. He obtained his medical degree from the Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Mumbai, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Lincoln Medical Center, New York.  He then completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine followed by Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

His clinical and research interests are in the field of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal cancer, quality in endoscopy, advanced imaging, endoscopic outcomes research, endoscopic ultrasound and training and competency in advanced endoscopy training.  He currently chairs the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee and serves as a member of the ACG Research Committee, and the American Gastroenterology Association Research and Center for GI Innovation and Technology Committees.

Hotel Accommodations

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 Downers Grove

1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 630-852-1500

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $99.00 USD per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before February 14, 2019. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please mention the name of the ASGE course when making your reservation.

A free shuttle will be provided between the hotel and the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology.

Registration and Pricing

TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE: In-person or simulcast (streaming via your computer.) If you choose streaming, we will provide you with the log-in information prior to the course date.

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Credits and Miscellaneous Information

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 7.25 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.

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