ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW

Dates: May 19 - 20, 2019

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Join your peers on May 19-20, 2019 in San Diego, California for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW, "Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms", and hear from an outstanding faculty who will share their experience, tips and techniques. Take a sneak peek at the 2019 course. 


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BEST PRACTICES AND EMERGING PARADIGMS

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course at DDW brings together renowned course directors and faculty for an interactive, evidence-based learning opportunity. As a course participant, you will learn well-established, practical best practices along with new and innovative approaches to everyday endoscopic challenges. 

Exclusively for ASGE Trainee members – your registration for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course AND DDW conference registration is free! You must be an ASGE member at the time of registration to receive complimentary access to the ASGE Postgraduate Course. Not an ASGE member? Join now! 

Overview
Learn from the Leaders in GI Endoscopy Who Will Present:
  • Evidence-based and outcomes-driven endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and related disorders
  • Discussions on tools and techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes for everyday as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopy
  • Innovations in GI endoscopy that have led to paradigm shifts in disease management and practical approaches to incorporate them into your practice
. . . and much more!

The broad spectrum of gastrointestinal endoscopy including colonoscopy, endoscopic resection techniques, enhanced imaging, Barrett’s eradication, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and obesity management will be covered. We will integrate didactic lectures, case-based discussion, video-cases, and panel discussions with audience participation to optimize the learning experience.

Convenient 2-day Format - Register for One or Both Half-day Modules!

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
• Apply new endoscopic techniques to common disease states that enhance patient outcomes.
• Determine the best approach to the management of complex endoscopic challenges.
• Integrate current quality standards into everyday clinical practice.
• Combine emerging technology with established endoscopic tools to optimize clinical results.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for international and U.S.-based participants, including practicing gastroenterologists, surgical endoscopists, gastroenterology trainees, endoscopy nurses and technicians.

Course Directors
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Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine where he is a member of the Gastroenterology Division and Executive Director of Endoscopic Services at Penn Medicine and a member of its Abramson Cancer Center.  Dr. Ginsberg received his MD from the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Dr. Ginsberg stayed on at Georgetown for his Gastroenterology Fellowship and formal training in Advanced Endoscopy. 

Dr. Ginsberg was recruited to Penn in 1993 where his clinical practice and research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of new techniques and technologies as they apply to endoluminal diagnosis and management of digestive tract and related disorders. This work was recognized with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2004 Luigi Mastroianni, Jr., Clinical Innovator Award of Excellence and the 2018 Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award.

Ongoing clinical research includes that related to Barrett's esophagus (including endoscopic mucosal resection [EMR], radiofrequency ablation [RFA], and other ablation techniques), gastrointestinal cancers (in particular EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP], endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), enteral nutritional access, endoscopic bariatric therapies and natural orifice surgery.  A large animal developmental endoscopic research capability supplements the patient-oriented research program.  Much of this work has been geared towards successfully applying minimally invasive approaches to digestive tract disorders as alternatives to major operative interventions.

He has over 200 publications including several authoritative texts pertaining to gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is a perennial Top-Docs and Best Doctors in America selection. He has served on the American Gastroenterological Association Council while Chairman of the AGAI Imaging and Advanced Technology Section, 2006-2008.  He is recipient of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 2008 Distinguished Educator Award, 2016 Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award and is a Past-President of the ASGE (2011-2012).

 

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Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE
Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
St. Luke's GI Specialists
Kansas City, MO 

 

Sreeni Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE, joined Saint Luke’s GI Specialists in Kansas City in 2012. He is a Professor of Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City,  Chief of the Gastroenterology Department and Chairman of the Digestive Disease Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He has extensive experience and expertise in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to manage diverse gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases.

Prior to joining Saint Luke’s, Dr. Jonnalagadda was Professor of Medicine and Director of Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he practiced for 13 years. Following medical school at Goa Medical College, India, residency at Saint Louis University Hospital, and fellowship at University of Missouri–Kansas City, he trained in advanced endoscopic procedures at the world-renowned Wellesley Hospital in Toronto. 

Dr. Jonnalagadda has an extensive list of publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Additionally, he has been invited to speak at numerous national and international venues on interventional endoscopy. Working with the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), he has taught practicing gastroenterologists and trainees regionally, nationally, and internationally. The scope of this educational effort includes established techniques as well as evolving technology and changing paradigms for disease management within the interventional endoscopy arena. Dr. Jonnalagadda is also interested in the next generation of endoscopic platforms and the expanding frontiers of endoscopy. The first TransOral Gastroplasty (TOGA) procedure in the United States was performed at the Washington University School of Medicine by Dr. Jonnalagadda in 2008. Dr. Jonnalagadda is listed in the Best Doctors© and Castle Connolly© Top Doctors lists.

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Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
Metabolic and Bariatric Program
University of Colorado Denver
Division of Gastroenterology
Denver, CO

 

Dr. Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the Director of the Gastroenterology Metabolic and Bariatric Program.  She graduated with a degree in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin Madison where she studied the effect of caloric restriction on intracellular insulin signaling in a primate model.  She matriculated to Washington University School of Medicine for medical school and stayed through residency and fellowship to continue doing research in obesity and metabolism.  She joined the faculty at Washington University in 2004.

She has held both KL2 and K23 funding investigating the metabolic effects of exercise on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and an isocaloric diet high in high-fructose corn syrup in patients with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease using in vivo metabolic techniques including hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamps and hepatic lipoprotein tracer studies.  In addition, she has been involved a site primary investigator or sub-investigator on eight multi-center industry sponsored trials, one pilot study, and several post-market approval studies of endoscopic bariatric therapies for weight loss. 

Dr. Sullivan developed the first endoscopic bariatric therapy program at Washington University School of Medicine and was recruited to The University of Colorado School of Medicine to establish the Gastroenterology Metabolic and Bariatric Program.  She serves on the board for the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy and is the recent past chair of the Bariatric Surgery Section of The Obesity Society.

Faculty

Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc, FASGE      
McGill University
The Montreal General Hospital 
Montreal, QC 
CANADA

Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE 
San Francisco VA Medical Center 
San Francisco, CA 

Michael J. Bourke, MD, MBBS 
Westmead Hospital
Westmead NSW
AUSTRALIA

David C. Metz, MD 
University of Pennsylvania Health System 
Philadelphia, PA 
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, FASGE 

Emeritus Chief of GI 
Bronx, NY

Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 

Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE 

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 
Baltimore, MD

D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, FASGE
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology
Hyderabad, INDIA
Gregory A. Cote, MD, MS, FASGE

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Jacques M. E. Deviere, MD, PhD

ULB Hospital Erasme
Brussels, BELGIUM

Janak N. Shah, MD, FASGE
Ochsner Foundation Hospital
New Orleans, LA
Brintha K. Enestvedt, MD, MBA

University Professional Services
Portland, OR

Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

University Hospitals Medical Group INC
Cleveland, OH

Robert E. Sedlack, MD, FASGE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE,
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Takao Itoi, MD, FASGE
Tokyo Medical University
Tokyo, JAPAN

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

 Mouen A. Khashab, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Towson, MD

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FASGE
Washington University St. Louis
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, MO

John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Michael J. Levy, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Gary R. May, MD, FASGE
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, CANADA
Erik B. Wilson, MD
UT Health
Houston, TX

 

 
   
Agenda

DAY 1                  Sunday, May 19, 2019                   12:55 - 6:00 PM

12:55 – 1:00 pm   
        
INTRODUCTIONS: WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO
Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE

 1:00 – 1:15 pm
  EVIDENCE-BASED ENDOSCOPY PRACTICE
John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE
 
SESSION 1
   
UPPER GI
1:15 – 1:30 pm   ENDOSCOPIC DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF
DYSPLASTIC BARRETT’S: TO SEEK AND DESTROY
Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

1:30 – 1:45 pm    DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF EARLY
GASTRIC CANCER: EAST MEETS WEST
Gary R. May, MD, FASGE

1:45 – 2:00 pm   ENDOSCOPIC THERAPY FOR AMPULLARY AND
DUODENAL ADENOMAS: OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE

2:00 – 2:15 pm   MANAGING ESOPHAGEAL STRICTURES, LEAKS
AND FISTULA: ENDOSCOPIC PLUMBING

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE

2:15 – 2:30 pm    
GENE AND LYN OVERHOLT LECTURE
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE UGI BLEEDING:
THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF HEMOSTASIS

Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc, FASGE

2:30 – 2:55 pm 

PANEL DISCUSSION - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
Panel: Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE, Gary R. May, MD, FASGE,
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc, FASGE

2:55 – 3:10 pm    BREAK

SESSION 2
COLON
3:10-3:25 pm 
  MISSED COLORECTAL CANCER: STRIVING FOR PERFECTION
Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

3:25 – 3:40 pm  
BASIL HIRSCHOWITZ LECTURE
INCIDENTAL RECTAL POLYP CARCINOID OR CANCER
– PEARLS AND PITFALLS
Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE

3:40 – 3:55 pm    FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION – HARNESSING THE POWER OF POOP
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, FASGE

3:55 – 4:10 pm     COLONIC PERFORATIONS AND FISTULA: ENDOSCOPIC SOLUTIONS
Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE

4:10 – 4:35 pm    PANEL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Michael J. Bourke, MD, MBBS
Panel: Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE, Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE,
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, FASGE, Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE

SESSION 3
BARIATRICS
4:35 – 4:50 pm    TREATING OBESITY: THE BASICS
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD

4:50 –5:05 pm    PRIMARY TREATMENT: CURRENTLY APPROVED ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC THERAPIES
Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE

5:05 –5:20 pm    SECONDARY TREATMENT: WEIGHT REGAIN AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY
Erik B. Wilson, MD

5:20 – 5:35 pm     COMPLICATIONS FROM ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC PROCEDURES: 
PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FASGE

5:35 – 6:00 pm     PANEL DISCUSSION – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
Panel: Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, MSc, FASGE,
Erik B. Wilson, MD, Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FASGE

DAY 2                  Monday, May 20, 2019                7:00 AM - NOON

SESSION 4
      
PANCREAS
7:00 – 7:15 am    PANCREATIC CYSTS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH
TO SAMPLING AND ABLATION
Janak N. Shah, MD, FASGE

7:15 – 7:30 am    EUS FNA FNB - DO NEEDLE AND SUCTION TECHNIQUE MATTER?
Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE

7:30 – 7:45 am    FAMILIAL PANCREATIC CANCER: WHEN, WHOM AND HOW TO SCREEN
Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE

7:45 – 8:00 am    AUTOIMMUNE PANCREATITIS - DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
Michael J. Levy, MD

8:00 – 8:30 am    PANEL DISCUSSION – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE
Panel: Janak N. Shah, MD, FASGE, Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE,
Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE, Michel J. Levy, MD

8:30 – 8:45 am    BREAK

SESSION 5
BILIARY
8:45 – 9:00 am    ERCP CANNULATION: GETTING INTO THE DESIRED DUCT
Gregory A. Cote, MD, MS, FASGE

9:00 – 9:15 am    CONQUERING DIFFICULT BILE DUCT STONES
D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, FASGE 

9:15 – 9:30 am    EUS BILIARY ACCESS TECHNIQUES: SAFE AND SOUND
Takao Itoi, MD, FASGE

9:30 – 9:45 am    PALLIATION OF MALIGNANT HILAR STRICTURES: "Y" IT MATTERS
Jacques M. E. Deviere, MD, PhD

9:45 – 10:15 am    PANEL DISCUSSION – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Brintha K. Enestvedt, MD, MBA
Panel: D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, FASGE, Takao Itoi, MD, FASGE,
Jacques M. E. Deviere, MD, PhD

SESSION 6
 
ASGE POTPOURRI
10:15 – 10:30 am    CHROMOENDOSCOPY - WHY IT IS NOT OPTIONAL ANY LONGER
Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE

10:30 – 10:45 am    LET'S KEEP IT CLEAN: UPDATE ON ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING
Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE

10:45 – 11:00 am    EVALUATION OF COMPETENCY IN ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES
Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MHPE, FASGE

11:00 – 11:15 am    MAKING THE CONNECTION:  LUMEN OPPOSING
METAL STENTS FOR NON-PANCREATIC USE

Mouen A. Khashab, MD

11:15 – 11:30 am     GASTRIC AND DUODENAL CARCINOID TUMORS
- WHEN TO WORRY AND APPROACHES

David C. Metz, MD

11:30 am – 12:00 pm    PANEL DISCUSSION - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Moderator: Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
Panel: Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE, Andrew S. Ross, MD, FASGE,
Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MHPE, FASGE, Mouen A. Khashab, MD, David C. Metz, MD 

Registration, Pricing, CME and Housing
To register for the 2019 ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course, "Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms," use the Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) registration form or register online at www.ddw.org.

  • Full registration includes Sunday from 12:55 pm to 6:00 pm and Monday from 7:00 am to Noon. Half-day module registration includes either the Sunday afternoon session or the Monday morning session.

  • Registration fee includes Electronic Syllabus and Digital Recording. Full registration and Monday half-day module registration also includes continental breakfast and beverages.

  • You don't need to attend DDW to be able to register and attend the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course.

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  • Exclusively for ASGE Trainee members – your registration for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course AND DDW conference registration is free! You must be an ASGE member at the time of registration to receive complimentary access to the ASGE Postgraduate Course. Not an ASGE member? Join now! 

    For trainees to receive free registration to DDW, you must be a member of ASGE, AASLD, AGA or SSAT and register by April 3, 2019.
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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 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 9.25 MOC points 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.

Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact Vanita Jordan Moore, Senior Manager, Sales and Business Development (Ph:  630.570.5625; Email: vmoore@asge.org or Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development (Ph:  630-570-5601; Email:  ltyler@asge.org).  In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not participate in hands-on training or ask questions during a CME course.

Housing

Visit the DDW website at www.ddw.org for information on housing including domestic and international housing as well as additional travel details.

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