Adult & Pediatric Gastroenterology Endoscopy Board Prep

Needing end-of-year American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC points? Are you a practicing gastroenterologist and endoscopist in adult or pediatric GI practice seeking a nuts and bolts up-to-date GI overview?  Are you a GI Fellow who desires to begin your 2022 GI board preparation? Then the Adult & Pediatric Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Board Preparatory and Review Course and accompanying GESAP X question library of self-directed study materials is your ticket to success!  

Gain a critical overview of gastrointestinal topics addressed on GI board examinations, in the context of practical guidance regarding fundamentals of standard adult and pediatric endoscopy practice.  Curriculum planning was conducted by leading experts in adult and pediatric gastroenterology and endoscopy in collaboration with recently graduated and current GI Fellows.  

Topics include GI conditions that are diagnosed and treated with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, wireless video capsule endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasonography, hybrid, laparoscopy-assisted endoscopy and advanced imaging methods.  Additionally, tips for those sitting for initial ABIM/ABP GI Certification Exam or those recertifying will be offered. 

Upon registration, you will gain immediate access to GESAP X and its extended library of questions to begin preparations.


Endorsed By 

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition



Learning Objectives

1. Recognize various diagnostics testing used and management employed for common esophageal disorders. (Knowledge)

2. Review common stomach and small bowel disorders, including peptic ulcer disease, H pylori therapy, Nutrition, short gut syndrome, post bariatric surgery nutritional deficiencies and TPN. (Comprehension)

3. Interpret various cases and images of pancreatitis, fluid collections, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, choledocholithiasis, cystitis, ERCP, EUS, and pancreatic cystic neoplasms.  (Application)

4. Outline genetic disorders often encountered in pediatrics. (Knowledge)

5. Compare and contrast techniques in patient preparations, monitoring and sedatives used. (Analysis)

6. Summarize commonly encountered liver diseases, including hepatitis, genetic diseases of the liver, various liver masses and biliary atresia. (Synthesis) 

7. Interpret case study questions and related imaging presented on colonic neoplasia, polyposis syndromes and polyp management and endoscopic management of IBD. (Application)

8. Select correct responses to questions posed in areas of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, histology, endoscopy and nutrition. (Evaluation)

Course Directors

Conference Co-Directors   

Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO, USA  

Jenifer R. Lightdale, MD, MPH, FASGE

Professor, Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Chief Quality Officer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA, USA

Associate Course Co-Directors 

Cynthia Akagbosu, MD, MA

Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC, USA

Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS  

Assistant Clinical Professor- Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Parenteral Nutrition                                                VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA                                                                         
Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Blake Jones, MD

PGY-6 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellow
University of Colorado            
Denver, CO


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Times are listed in CT.

9:00 – 10:00 am 

Optional Webinar:  Overview of Program and how to begin preparations

*Free and open to current registrants and those considering registering for the program


Saturday, December 11, 2021         

Times are listed in CT.

6:30 - 7:30 am

Optional Early Riser Study Session:  Image-based Case Study Review

7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration, Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors

8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome and Overview from Course Co-Directors, with Review of ABIM and ABP Requirements

8:15 - 8:30 am
Best Way to Create a Study and Practice Plan on What You Need to Know/Intro to GESAP


SESSION 1 - Esophagus

8:15 - 8:45 am
Diagnosis and Management of Benign Esophageal Disease 
(EoE, GERD, ingestions, infections, TEF, Zenker’s, Other)

8:45 - 9:15 am
Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Esophageal Disease (Barrett’s Esophagus, Esophageal CA Including Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma)

9:15 - 9:45 am
Diagnosis, Etiologies and Management of Esophageal and Gastric Varices, Portal Hypertension

9:45 - 10:00 am 
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

10:00 - 10:20 am
Case-Based Practice Questions & Review (GESAP Style)

10:20 - 10:45 am

SESSION 2 – Stomach/Small Intestine

10:45 - 11:15 am
Non-variceal UGI Bleed, Peptic Ulcer Disease and H Pylori Therapy

11:15 - 11:45 am
Celiac and Non-celiac Small Bowel Diseases 

11:45 - 12:15pm
Bariatrics, Nutrition, Short Gut Syndrome, Post Bariatric Surgery Nutritional Deficiencies and TPN

12:15 - 12:30 pm
Question, Answers, & Discussion with Panelists

12:30 - 12:50 pm
Case-Based Practice Questions & Review (GESAP Style)

12:50 - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break & Visit with Exhibitors

SESSION 3 – Biliary and Pancreas

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Pancreatitis (Acute and Chronic), Peripancreatic Fluid Collections and Management, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Benign Biliary Disease (Stones and Cysts), Biliary Cancers, and Therapeutic ERCP

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms and Adenocarcinoma

3:00 - 3:15pm
Imaging Most Likely to Appear Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

3:15 - 3:40 pm
Case-Based Practice Questions & Review (GESAP Style)

3:40 - 4:00 pm
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall and Move Time

SESSION 4 – Breakout Sessions

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Breakout 1 of 2 (choose one)

Breakout Option 1:  Motility Disorders of the GI Tract 

Breakout Option 2:  Nutrition

Breakout Option 3: Genetic Disorders

Breakout Option 4:  Patient Prep, Monitoring and Sedation

4:30 - 4:40 pm Move Time

4:40 - 5:10 pm
Breakout 2 of 2 (choose one)

Breakout Option 1:  Motility Disorders of the GI Tract

Breakout Option 2:  Nutrition

Breakout Option 3: Genetic Disorders

Breakout Option 4:  Patient Prep, Monitoring and Sedation

5:10 - 6:00 pm   Reception & Visit with Exhibitors

6:15 pm Adjourn 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

6:30 - 7:30 am Optional Early Riser Study Session

  1. Recognition/Management of Gastric, Small Bowel/Ampullary Neoplasia
  2. Benign Lesions of the Stomach/Small Intestine 
  3. Dedicated Picture/Histology Session (Images Most Likely to Appear on Your Test”) for Stomach/Small Intestine

7:30 - 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors

8:15 - 8:30 am
Welcome Back and Overview for Day 2

SESSION 5: Liver

8:30 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 9:30 am
Genetic Diseases of the Liver, Liver Masses and Biliary Atresia

9:30 - 10:00 am
DILI, NASH, Autoimmune Hepatitis, PBC, PSC and Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease

10:00 - 10:15 am
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

10:15 - 10:40 am
Case-Based Practice Questions & Review (GESAP Style)

10:40 - 11:00 am

SESSION 6: Colorectal 

11:00 - 11:30 am
Colonic Neoplasia: Pit Patterns, Polyp Morphology, Chromoendoscopy Techniques and Resection Techniques – EMR vs ESD With Associated Imaging Interpretation

11:30 - 12:00 pm
Polyposis Syndromes and Polyp Management:  Surveillance Intervals After Polypectomy, Surveillance Intervals After Cancer, and the Basics About Polyp Morphology and Guidelines for Screening

12:00 - 12:30 pm
Endoscopic Management of IBD:  Chromoendoscopy, Stricture Management, Surveillance/CRC, Capsule Endoscopy and CT/MR Enterography

12:30 - 12:45 pm
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

12:45 - 1:10 pm
Case-Based Practice Questions & Review (GESAP Style)

1:10 - 1:30 pm
Box Lunch Break


1:30 - 2:30 pm
Case-Based Practice Questions Galore Using ASGE Gaming Style (Prizes Awarded)

2:30 - 3:15 pm
What and How-to Tips to Prepare for GI Certification Exam or Gaining MOC Points

Adult:  American Board of Internal Medicine & GI Boards (ABIM) Pediatric: American Board of Pediatrics in Gastroenterology (ABP)  

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Final Q&A

3:30 pm

Saturday, January 8, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am
Optional Webinar:  Review and Practical Tips in Continuing Your 2022 Preparations

*Open only to registrants of the December 2021 program

Registration Information

Physician ASGE Member: $1,200

Physician Non-Member: $1,800

Physician Trainee Member: $1,050

Physician Trainee Non-Member: $1,150

Non-Physician, Member: $1,050

Non-Physician, Non-Member: $1,150




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ASGE Registration Policies 

Individuals must be ASGE members at the time of registration to receive member rates for the meeting. Refunds will not be provided for the difference in registration fees if the attendee becomes a member after registering.  Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited. Substitutions are not permitted. All refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Requests must be e-mailed to or mailed to ASGE at the following address:

American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy (ASGE)

Attention:   Adult & Pediatric Endoscopy Review 2021 Registration 

3300 Woodcreek Drive

Downers Grove, Illinois, USA  60515


CME Information


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, corresponding webinars and GESAP X for up to  92 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to an equivalent of 92 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  ASGE is also applying for American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. 


ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level:

This program is designed to meet ASGE’s Level 3b – Learning (declarative and procedural knowledge), on an anticipated outcome-based education (OBE) scale.  ASGE’s OBE means starting with a clear picture of what is important for participants to gain from the educational activity to be able to do following participation, then organizing the program, instruction and objectives to make sure the anticipated educational delivery ultimately happened.


ASGE Assurance to High-Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: 

ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. The members who designed this educational activity were carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount are considered a potential conflict of interest and are peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.  All planner, faculty and staff disclosures are available in participant course materials and ASGE GI Leap prior to the start of the program.

HIPAA Accountability: 

ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient-related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).