Postgraduate Course at ACG

October 21, 2022, 8:00 am - 4:15pm Eastern Time

Course Director(s):
James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE , Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE , Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE

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Whether you participate in-person or on a virtual basis from your home or office, you'll receive a world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE – including real-time Q&A sessions. 

This course was designed for gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, gastrointestinal nurses, and fellows in training – including those who are in private practice or academic settings. 

In addition to receiving some course materials in advance, participants will have access to recordings and PDF files of every course presentation in GI Leap once the course is complete.    

Plus, this is a great way to earn valuable CME and MOC credit! 

View the list of invited faculty


  • Summarize highlighted emerging tools to diagnose early neoplasia of colon, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bile duct, and small intestine (comprehension).
  • Identify cutting-edge endoscopic therapy for diseases of the GI lumen and pancreaticobiliary tree (knowledge).
  • Provide examples on how to adopt stated endoscopic evidence-based diagnostic recommendations into your daily clinical gastroenterology practice (comprehension).



Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE

Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

New York, NY


James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE

Keck Medicine of USC

Los Angeles, CA


Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL

October 21, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

Introductions by Course Directors

James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE, Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE, FACG
and Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE, FACG


Moderators: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE, FACG and James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE

8:05 AM - 8:15 AM

Point Counterpoint: All Barrett’s Should Be Ablated

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FASGE, MACG

8:15 AM - 8:25 AM

Point Counterpoint: Risk Stratification and Selection is Key for Barrett’s Ablation

Sachin B. Wani, MD, FASGE
8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

Practice Updates: Management and Surveillance of Gastric Metaplasia

Robert J. Huang, MD

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

State of the Art Lecture: Risk Stratification and Treatment of UGI Bleeding

Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc, FASGE, FACG
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Cases: Resection of Ampullary/Duodenal Polyps, Esophageal Strictures

Mohammad Bilal, MD, Rabia De Latour, MD, Mohamed O. Othman, MD, FASGE

9:25 AM - 9:40 AM

Questions and Answers

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM



Moderator: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE, FACG and Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE, FACG

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Point Counterpoint: Cold Snare Polypectomy for Polyps Large and Small

Charles J. Kahi, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Point Counterpoint: Selecting Polypectomy Technique Based on Polyp Characteristics

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Practice Updates: Quality Indicators Beyond ADR and Interventions to Achieve Them

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE, FACG

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

State of the Art Lecture: Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM

Cases: Colonic Stenting, EMR, ESD. Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, FACG, Ara S. Sahakian, MD, Karl K. Kwok, MD
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Questions and Answers

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

LUNCH With Networking (Round Tables)


Moderator: Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE, FACG and James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE

12:30 PM - 12:40 PM

Point Counterpoint: Clear the Path: Papillary Dilation for Bile Duct Stones

Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FASGE, FACG
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM

Point Counterpoint: Go to the Source: Cholangioscopy for Bile Duct Stones

Raj J. Shah, MD, MASGE, FACG
12:50 PM - 1:10 AM

Practice Updates: Endoscopic Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Shyam S. Varadarajulu, MD
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

State of the Art Lecture: Endohepatology: New Frontier for the Gastroenterologist

David L. Diehl, MD, FASGE
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Cases: Biliary Stenting for Cholangiocarcinoma, Endoscopic Gastro-jejuostomy, Endoscopic Cyst Gastrostomy and Necrosectomy Pancreatic Cyst Radiofrequency Ablation

Ji Young Bang, MD, MPH, Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE, V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, FASGE, FACG
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

Questions and Answers

2:05 PM - 2:20 PM



Moderator: Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE, FACG and James L. Buxbaum, MD, FASGE

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM

Point Counterpoint: Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstruction - Duodenal Stenting Is the Time-Tested Therapy

Andy Tau, MD

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Point Counterpoint: Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstruction. EUS Guided Gastro-Jejunostomy Is the Preferred Endoscopic Therapy in 2022

Mouen A. Khashab, MD, MASGE
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Practice Updates: EMR Techniques: How to choose the optimal one

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE, MACG

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

State of the Art Lecture:  The POEM Alphabet

Dennis J. Yang, MD, FASGE, FACG
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Cases: Tips, Technique, and Tricks (POEM, TIFF, STER)

Sofiya Reicher, MD, FASGE, FACG, Neil R. Sharma, MD

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Questions and Answers

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Closing Announcements and Course Adjourns


ASGE or ACG Member








Allied Health Professional



Practice Manager



Hotel & Travel Accommodations

The official ACG 2022 headquarters hotel is the Westin Charlotte, located at 601 South College Street. Rooms have been blocked for ACG attendees at a reduced rate at the Westin and 13 additional hotels near the Charlotte Convention Center. Book your room now


Click here to register for this course whether you’re participating on a live or virtual basis – as this course is limited to online registration. 

Can’t join us in-person in Charlotte? Maximize your learning with one of our VIRTUAL All-Access Pass options and save 20%!

The ACG All-Access Pass includes virtual-only access to the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, Practice Management Summit, Postgraduate Course + Bonus Sessions (formerly Learning Luncheons), and the Annual Scientific Meeting + Bonus Sessions (formerly Breakfast Sessions). Registrants will also receive online access to the 2022Self-Assessment Test.

The ACG All-Access Pass also includes virtual-only access to all the courses in the ACG All-Access Pass PLUS the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Cancellation & Refund Policies 

Individuals must be ASGE members at the time of registration to receive the member rates for this course. Refunds will not be issued for the difference in registration fees if the attendee becomes an ASGE member after they register for this course. ASGE does not accept phone cancellations. ASGE will not accept refund requests for this course after September 28. Registrants must provide an explanation for requesting a refund. All refunds will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds will be process following the meeting. Refund requests must be e-mailed to or mailed to ASGE, Attention: Post Graduate Course (Registration), 3300 Woodcreek Drive, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA  60515. Substitutions are not permitted. 

Photography and Video Waiver 

ASGE takes photographs and video during its courses and reproduces 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 ASGE the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes. 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 is as a general rule permitted for personal, social, or noncommercial use. However, presenters have the right to request that photographs not be taken, and photography is prohibited in those instances. Attendees taking photos must do so in a nondisruptive manner, so as not to disturb the presenter and other attendees. Flash photography is not permitted at ASGE events. Video recording, live audio, video streaming, and recording for commercial use is prohibited at ASGE events. Failure to comply with these policies will result in an attendee’s removal from an ASGE program without having their registration refunded.   

Hotel Accommodations 

Click here to reserve a discounted room at the Westin Charlotte (601 South College Street) – the official ACG headquarter hotel – or other hotels that are close to Charlotte Convention Center. The deadline to get the ASGE/ACG discount is September 28. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ACG attendees who need who have special needs should contact ACG at no later than September 28.

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 6.75 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, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 Medical Knowledge 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. 


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 financial relationships with ineligible companies in which ACCME defines ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships in any amount are considered a potential conflict of interest with ineligible companies and are peer-reviewed and resolved by mitigation methods used by the ASGE prior to the planning of this program. All planner, faculty and staff disclosures are available in course materials prior to the start of the program and verbally acknowledged by each presenter prior to the start of their educational materials and/or presentation. Any potential conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity were addressed and mitigated in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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).

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level

The 2022 ASGE Postgraduate at ACG Course is designed to meet ASGE’s Level 3a-Learning: Declarative knowledge on an anticipated outcome-based education (OBE) scale. ASGE’s OBE level designation is an educational indicator on what is anticipated for participants to gain from this program’s instruction and objectives.

Educational Attributes

This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attributes that align with ACGME/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) Medical Knowledge b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement c) Provide Patient-Centered Care and d) Employ Evidence-Based Practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners

ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: three half-day courses, the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Practice Management Summit; and one full-day course, the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

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