ASGE Masterclass: ERCP

ASGE Masterclass: ERCP will highlight initial trends in ERCP use as a procedure of choice over the past two decades to address a host of pancreaticobiliary disorders including choledocholithiasis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, benign and malignant biliary strictures, leaks and fistulae, and management of various surgical complications.

Expert faculty will specifically review cannulation methods, sphincterotomy techniques, management of difficult bile duct stones, and strategic management of challenging drainage procedures. They will discuss management of complex hilar strictures, as well as ERCP in surgically altered anatomy, with cases demonstrating a variety of tips and tricks to managing these challenging patients successfully. You’ll also learn about management of adverse events in ERCP and review disposable duodenoscopes and scope reprocessing. Register today to join us virtually!

Learning Objectives
  1. Review common developments of dedicated duodenoscopes, techniques and tools for therapeutic intervention and how ERCP is used in the management of pancreaticobiliary disease (comprehension)
  2. Outline standards of practice for the appropriateness of preoperative noninvasive imaging or preoperative ERCP, before cholecystectomy based on pretest probability of retained bile duct stone
  3. Interpret various cases, videos and images presented on the use of ERCP (application)
  4. Summarize trends anticipated and disruptive approaches in the medical, endoscopic, and surgical management of pancreaticobiliary disease (synthesis) 
  5. Select correct responses to questions posed in areas of ERCP encountered in the endoscopy practice (evaluation)
Course Directors

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Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
Director of Endoscopy, Cleveland VA Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA

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John A. Martin, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA 


*Agenda listed in Central Standard Time Zone (CST)

7:00 - 8:00 am
Visit with virtual Exhibitors 

8:00 – 9:00 am
Optional Satellite Symposia

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Overview from Course Co-Directors

9:15 – 9:30 am
Help Us To Help You – Interactive Session

9:30 – 9:55 am
Pre-ERCP Procedural Planning: Get It Right the First Time

9:55 – 10:10 am
Questions, Answers & Discussion

10:10 – 10:35 am
Cannulating the Desired Duct: Getting Into It

10:35 – 10:55 am
Case-Based Presentation

10:55 – 11:20 am
Standard Sphincterotomy and Access Sphincterotomy: How, How Far to Go, and When to Stop

11:20 – 11:45 am
Benign and Indeterminate Biliary Strictures: What, Why, Where and How

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Questions, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Screen Break | Lunch

1:00 – 1:25 pm
Management of Difficult Bile Duct Stone

1:25 – 1:40 pm
Questions, Answers & Discussion

1:40 – 2:05 pm
Stenting for Obstructions, Leaks, and Even Cholecystitis

2:05 – 2:30 pm
ERCP in Altered Anatomy: Getting There, and Getting the Job Done

2:30 – 2:45 pm
Questions & Answers

2:45 – 3:10 pm
Malignant Hilar Strictures: Making the Best of a Bad Situation

3:10 – 3:25 pm
Questions, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

3:25 – 3:50 pm
Adverse Events in ERCP: Good Process = Best Outcome

3:50 – 4:20 pm
Scope Reprocessing and Disposable Duodenoscopes: The Clean Sweep

4:20 – 4:45 pm
Questions, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

4:45 pm

4:45 – 5:30 pm
Optional Satellite Symposia

Registration Information


Physician ASGE Member - $175

Physician Non-Member$275

Physician Trainee Member$99

Physician Trainee Non-Member$175

Non-Physician, Member$99

Non-Physician, Non-Member$175

Photography and Video Waiver 
ASGE does take photographs and video during our courses and reproduce them in educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the ASGE website. By participating in this program, you grant the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes to ASGE. All postings become the property of ASGE. Postings may be displayed, distributed, or used by ASGE for any purpose. 

Photography and Video Policy 
Photography at ASGE programs are allowed for personal, social, or noncommercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography, and in those situations, photography is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photos must do so in a nondisruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other attendees. Flash photography is not allowed. Video recording, live audio or video streaming, and recording for commercial use are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy will result in removal from an ASGE program without registration refund. 

CME and Accreditation Information

CME and Accreditation 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 virtual activity for 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level:
This program is designed to meet ASGE’s Level 3a – Learning (declarative 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).

Dates: January 15, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM (Central Standard Time)


Course Director(s):
Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FASGE and John A. Martin, MD, FASGE