Masterclass EGD: EoE, Strictures and Pre-Malignant Gastric Conditions

January 28, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Course Director(s):
Vani Konda, MD, FASGE and Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE


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The increasing prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and gastric cancer represents a growing public health problem for the GI and endoscopic community. Meanwhile, our understanding of benign conditions of the foregut have expanded with examples such as EoE and esophageal strictures. Forward trends are inclusive of new endoscopic techniques and treatments, which are becoming more widely available. Upper GI endoscopy is commonly used for diagnosis, screening, surveillance, treatment and monitoring purposes for a variety of these pathologies. The quality of the examination varies based on both technology and the individual endoscopist. These variations can translate into significantly different clinical outcomes because of the often-subtle presentations of upper GI tract diseases, ranging from benign to precancerous to cancer. This course will cover a range of upper GI techniques and technologies, focusing on certain image-enhancing technologies or tissue acquisition strategies to aid in overall detection rates and classification of upper GI cancers, precancers and benign pathologies. 

Register for this course today to reserve time on your calendar to listen, discover and engage with ASGE master EGD gastroenterologists and endoscopists. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to learn from the very best!

  • Identify, characterize and diagnose patients who present with dysphagia and determine appropriate management plans to optimize endoscopy and reduce delay in diagnosis
  • Classify a diagnosis for eosinophilic esophagitis and determine appropriate plans for monitoring disease and response to therapy
  • Recognize mucosal irregularities and visible lesions and how tissue can be diagnosed, biopsied, excised or sampled in the esophagus and stomach
  • Select the role of and optimal management of H. pylori and atrophic gastritis and gastric intestinal metaplasia

Vani Konda, MD, FASGE

Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, Texas


Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Kansas City, Kansas

January 28, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome & Agenda Review: Why Are These Topics Important to Your Practice?

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Upper EGD Utilization and Yield and the Need for Improvement

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM

Case Study

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Questions and Answer Discussion


Review of additional resources and bonus materials to help you and your colleagues know more about dysphagia and esophageal strictures

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Update Your Approach to Dysphagia

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Esophageal Strictures and Management

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Question and Answer Discussion

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM



Additional resources to help you and your colleagues know more about EoE

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Endoscopic Assessment and Dilation

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diet and Medical Therapy

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Question and Answer Discussion


Review of additional resources and bonus materials to help you and your colleagues know more about H. pylori, atrophic gastritis, metaplasia and gastric cancer

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

H. Pylori, Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Gastric Cancer

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Question and Answer Discussion

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Additional Cases and Final Q & A

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Key Take Home Points and What to Do Short & Long-Term in Your Clinical Practice

 Registration Fee
ASGE Member$175
ASGE Member Trainee$99
Non-Member Trainee $175
Non-Physician Member$99
Non-Physician Non-Member$175

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 for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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 ineligible companies. ACCME defines an ineligible company as those 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 ASGE Masterclass 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.

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