Women Teaching Women: Retooling Your Clinical Toolbox

March 3, 2023, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Director(s):
Amandeep K. Shergill , MD, FASGE and Joanna Law, MD, FASGE

ASGE IT&T – Downers Grove, IL

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Designed by women for women, this brand-new course will enable female gastroenterologists to become more knowledgeable, skilled and successful clinicians.

Using an effective mix of didactic lectures and hands-on simulation training, some of the leading women faculty in the GI field will address the latest endoscopic tools and techniques – including treatment of esophageal disorders to polypectomy/EMR, controlling bleeding, defect closure, ergonomics of endoscopy and more. Plus, every participant will leave this course with a custom toolbox of resources that will meet their individual needs, including a checklist for how to incorporate new ergonomic and endoscopic techniques into their practice.

If you’re a female gastroenterologist who wants to learn from leading women in the field how to refine your endoscopy skills and techniques, register for this course today!

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply updated guidelines and literature to their clinical and endoscopic practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate tools and techniques for treatment of esophageal conditions, colonic polypectomy, hemostasis & defect closure
  • Identify the risk factors associated with work related repetitive strain injury that are present when they are performing endoscopy
  • Implement a pre-procedure endoscopic ergonomic time-out

Amandeep K. Shergill , MD, FASGE

Professor of Clinical Medicine Chief, GI Section

San Francisco VA HCS/University of California

San Francisco, CA

Joanna Law, MD, FASGE

Director, Hereditary Cancer Program

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA

March 3, 2023

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Rotating Shuttle Service from Marriott Suites to ASGE IT&T

7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM


Amandeep Shergill, MD, FASGE & Joanna Law, MD, FASGE

Session 1: Updates & Best Practices

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

The Alphabet Soup of Esophageal Disorders: From BE to EoE

Vani Konda, MD, FASGE
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

Cold vs. Hot Polypectomy: A Practical Approach

Ashley Faulx, MD, MASGE
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM


8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Guidelines That Will Change My Practice in 2023

Audrey Calderwood, MD, MS, FASGE

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

State of the Art: GI Bleed Emergencies

Joanna Law, MD, FASGE
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM


9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Applying Ergonomics to Your Practice

Amandeep Shergill, MD, FASGE
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Reactivating in Real Time: Stretches Designed for Women in GI Endoscopy

Nao Kusuzaki, Houston Ballet, Creative Minds Collaborative
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Break & Exhibits

Session 2: Tools – Hands-On Training Rotation Part I

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM

Esophageal: RFA and Cryoblation

Vani Konda, MD, FASGE, Kristle Lynch, MD
11:35 AM - 12:25 AM

Polypectomy: EMR and Cold Snare

Ashley Faulx, MD, MASGE, Shreya Patel, MD

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

Session 3: Hands-On Training Rotation Part II

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Hemostasis: Clips, Sprays & Injectables

Audrey Calderwood, MD, MS, FASGE, Jennifer Maranki, MD, MSc, FASGE
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM

Defect Closure: Defects and Suturing

Nazia Hasan, MD, Allison Schulman, MD, MPH, FASGE

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Break & Exhibits

Session 4: Hands-On Ergonomics Assessment

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Ergonomics Station Rotation

Rotation 1: Ergonomics Assessment with Time-out Simulation
Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS, FASGE, Eun Ji Shin, MD

Rotation 2: Ergonomic Principles
Karen Woods, MD, MASGE

4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Members            $599

Non-Members   $799

Hotel Accommodations

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL  60515

Group Rate: $121.00 per night
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 17, 2023

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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 7.0 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:

This course is designed to meet ASGE’s Outcome Level 3b Learning (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.

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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