ASGE Masterclass: Colonoscopy

ASGE Masterclass: Colonoscopy focuses on current techniques, tips and tricks and trends forward in colonoscopy.   We all recognize that colorectal cancer (CRC) has increased in adults aged 40 to 54 years, whereas colonoscopy rates increased only for adults aged 45 to 54 years, suggesting a mismatch in colonoscopy trends and CRC incidence patterns.  We will discuss why these trends are occurring and what gastroenterologists can do to shift this pattern.   

Learn about the anticipated growth of colonoscopy devices in the coming years, promising future emergence of more front-line therapies and favorable initiatives that will likely fuel the use of colonoscopy expansion.  We will also address how AI colonoscopes could increase colorectal polyp detection rates. Join us virtually and get your questions answered with our interactive Q&A!

Learning Objectives
  1. Outline quality indicators of colonoscopy, updated surveillance guidelines and advances in bowel preparation (knowledge)
  2. Review common principles and techniques for adenoma detection, real time histology and polypectomy techniques (comprehension)
  3. Interpret various cases, videos and images from colonoscopy procedures (application)
  4. Review principles of managing complications, antithrombotics (comprehension)
Course Directors

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS

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Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA  

Michael Bourke, MD, FASGE
University of Sydney
Director of Endoscopy
Westmead Hospital
Sydney, Australia
Registration Information

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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.   


8:00 – 9:00 am
Visit with Virtual Exhibitors 

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

9:15 – 9:45 am   
An Update on Quality indicators of colonoscopy, Surveillance Guidelines and Bowel Preparation

9:45 – 10:15 am
Tips and Tricks to Negotiate the Difficult/Defiant Colon 

10:15 – 10:30 am
Questions, Answers and Discussion 

10:30 – 11:00 am
Maximizing Your Adenoma Detection Rate – Time, Technique, Tools, or AI   

11:00 – 11:30 am
Advanced Imaging in Real Time Histology and Decision Making 

11:30  – 11:45 am         
Questions, Answers and Discussion 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm          
Lunch and Visit with Virtual Exhibitors 

12:15 – 12:45 pm             
Basic and Advanced Polypectomy Techniques 

12:45 – 1:15 pm
Managing Residual/Recurring Adenoma               

1:15 – 1:30 pm                
Questions, Answers and Discussion 

1:30 – 2:30 pm                
Case Based Presentation and Discussion 

2:30 – 3:00 pm                 
Managing Antithrombotics 

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Interval Cancers and Avoiding Malpractice Lawsuits

3:30 – 4:00 pm                 
Questions, Answers and Discussion 

4:00 pm                 

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 29, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Standard Time)


Course Director(s):
Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, and Michael Bourke, MD