ASGE Masterclass: Advanced Colonoscopy Techniques

Dates: March 9, 2019

Early Registration Discounts End February 1 - Register Soon!

This ASGE Masterclass is part of a weekend of back-to-back courses taught by the Masters in GI. To learn more about ASGE Masterclass: Esophageal From GERD to Barrett's follow the link or register here

NOTE: 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.
This ASGE Masterclass will offer participants the unique opportunity to spend a full day engaging in depth with renowned colonoscopy expert Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE, internationally recognized expert on topics impacting everyday clinical practice, as he presents a comprehensive didactic course on the performance of modern, high-level colonoscopy. An extensive array of advanced clinical tips will be discussed.
Learning Objectives


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

  • Achieve and exceed the targets for the principle quality indicators including adenoma detection rate and bowel preparation adequacy
  • Recognize and characterize the full spectrum of pre-cancerous colorectal lesions
  • Recognize cancer in colorectal polyps
  • Perform chromoendoscopy in IBD
  • Achieve cecal intubation in patients with angulated sigmoids and redundant colons
  • Avoid adverse events (complications) and malpractice actions
  • Perform endoscopic mucosal resection, including specific approaches to large lesions, flat lesions, hard to access lesions, and serrated lesions, as well as specific techniques such as cap-fitted resection, underwater resection, and avulsion.

AGENDA (subject to change)


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

8:00-8:05                     Welcome Announcements
                                    Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

8:05-8:45                     Benign and malignant colorectal neoplasia: molecular basis,
                                    vocabulary, morphology, histology and endoscopic appearance

8:45-9:00                     Using the Whole Scope: making decisions with modern imaging

9:00-9:30                     Preparing the Colon: 2019 and beyond

9:30 – 9:50                  Efficiency in Colonoscopy Delivery

9:50 -10:00                  Break and Exhibits

10:00-10:50                 Insertion in complex colons

10:50-11:30                 Detection goals and methods: from ADR to Chromoendoscopy to

11:30 a – 12:15 p        Lunch with video quiz

12:15-1:30                   Resection of adenomas and serrated lesions: from diminutive
                                    lesions to complex EMR: snares, injection fluids and strategies,
                                    electrocautery settings, snaring, avulsion, edge treatment,
                                    follow-up and treatment of recurrences

1:30-1:45                     Assessing quality of polypectomy: Direction Observation of
                                    Polypectomy Skills

1:45-2:00                     10 tips for safe colonoscopy

2:00-2:30                     Managing complications of colonoscopy

2:30-2:45                     Interval cancers and malpractice actions in colonoscopy

2:45-3:00                     Break and Exhibits

3:00-3:30                     Emerging trends in colorectal cancer screening: positioning FIT,
                                    Cologuard, CTC, capsule and Septin 9 for referring physicians;
                                    colonoscopy in patients with positive screening tests

3:30-3:45                     Surveillance after polyp and cancer resection

 3:45-4:00                    Artificial intelligence in colonoscopy

4:00-4:30                     Colonoscopy in Lynch Syndrome, FAP, and Serrated Polyposis

4:30 pm                       Course Adjourned

Course Director
Rex, Doug


Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE is Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Chancellor’s Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and Director of Endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. He co-authored the colorectal cancer screening recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. He also authored the recommendations on quality in colonoscopy of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and the ACG/American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He has authored more than 200 original research papers, 55 book chapters, 200 invited papers, 40 editorials, and 40 guideline papers. He is the current chair of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. He served in the ACG as Chairman of the Board of Governors and is a past President of the ACG. He is a member of the Governing Board of ASGE and a recipient of the Rudolph V. Schindler Award from ASGE.

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

Registration Fees

On or Before
February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019





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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.

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

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 7.75 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.

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