ASGE Endoscopy Course at ACG: Innovative Practices for the Endoscopist of Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

October 20, 2023, 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Course Directors:
Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE
Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS
Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE

Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada or Virtual

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Get a practical approach to understanding the most updated guidelines focusing on endoscopy and innovative techniques at the forefront of gastroenterology.  Learn from a variety of clinical backgrounds and perspectives on the most up-to-date management of important digestive disease states and the use of endoscopic techniques.

Topics will include:

  • Post-ERCP pancreatitis
  • Continued potential uses of AI in endoscopy
  • Importance of health equity in the endoscopic suite
  • And more!

Whether you participate in-person or on a virtual basis from your home or office, you'll receive top-notch professional development that is the hallmark of ASGE – including real-time Q&A sessions. 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, earn valuable CME and MOC credit.

Join us for this world-class educational experience! 

Participants will be able to:

  • Review the most relevant ASGE guideline recommendations and its application to your endoscopic practice
  • Discuss the importance of health inequities and the impact it has on your endoscopic practice
  • Compare and contrast the latest endoscopic technologies and techniques (e.g. ERCP, EGD, EMR, EUS, AI etc.) and how each could be benefit your patient services
  • Recognize the interplay of health professions, education and research in endoscopy

Course Directors

Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE

Northwell Health

Manhasset, NY

Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS

Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE

NYU Langone Health

New York, NY


Tyler Berzin, MD, FASGE

Harvard Medical School/BIDMC

Boston, MA

B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical

Aurora, CO

Yakira N. David, MD

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mankato, MN

Larissa L. Fujii-Lau, MD

The Queen’s University Medical Group

Honolulu, HI

Rachel B. Issaka, MD, MAS

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA

Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE

University of California Davis

Sacramento, CA

Rabia De Latour, MD

NYU Langone Health

New York, NY

Joanna Law, MD, FASGE

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD


Los Angeles, CA

Swati Pawa, MD, FASGE

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

Nicolette Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Brijen Shah, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Andrew C. Storm, MD

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

J. Andy Tau, MD

Austin Gastroenterology

Austin, TX

Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC

Hospital for Sick Children

Ontario, Canada

Matthew J. Whitson, MD

Northwell Health

Manhasset, NY

Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Patrick E. Young, MD, FASGE

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, MD

October 20, 2023

7:00 AM – 4:45 PM | Pacific Time Zone

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

Introductions by Course Directors

Course Directors: Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE, Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS and Renee Williams, MD, MHPE

Session 1

Clinical Application of Updated Guidelines in Endoscopy
Moderators: Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS and Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE

8:05 AM - 8:20 AM

Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Prevention Strategies: What’s the Latest?

B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD
8:20 AM - 8:35 AM

Reducing Adverse Events Associated with EGD and EUS-Related Techniques

Swati Pawa, MD, FASGE
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM

Cancer Focus: Screening for Pancreas Cancer in Individuals with Genetic Susceptibility

Nicolette Rodriquez, MD, MPH
8:50 AM - 9:05 AM

Updates in the Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Cholangitis

Larissa L. Fujii-Lau, MD
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Video-Based Cases: Management of Hilar Obstruction

Andrew C. Storm, MD (presenter), Joanna Law, MD, FASGE (Panel) and Swati Pawa, MD, FASGE (Panel) 
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM


9:40 AM - 10:00 AM


Session 2

Health Equity in Endoscopy
Moderators: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE and Matthew J. Whitson, MD

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Social Determinants of Health and Impact on Access to Endoscopy

Matthew J. Whitson, MD and Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Using Artificial Intelligence to Mitigate Health Disparities in Gastroenterology

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

Distinguished Lecture: Health Advocacy for Colonoscopy & Policy - Where Are We Now?

Rachel B. Issaka, MD, MAS
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

ASGE Presidential Lecture: Endoscopy for Functional Colon Rectal Disorders

Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Networking (Round Tables)

Session 3

Endoscopic Frontiers in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Moderators:  Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS and Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, FASGE

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Point Counterpoint/Panel Discussion: Advantages and Disadvantages of EMR vs ESD in the Colon

Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE and Yakira N. David, MD
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Updates in the Role of Endoscopy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gursimran S. Kochhar, MD, CNSC, FACP
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Going Green: Sustainability in Endoscopy

Rabia De Latour, MD
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

State of the Art Lecture: Directions in Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy (With Videos)

Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FASGE
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM


2:40 PM - 2:50 PM


Session 4

Endoscopy Education: Training and Safety
Moderators: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE and Brijen Shah, AGAF, MD

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Video Session: Teaching Endoscopy/Competency Based Medical Education

Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE and Matthew J. Whitson, MD
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Updates in Assessing Competency in Endoscopy

Brijen Shah, AGAF, MD
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Ergonomics for the Endoscopist

Patrick E. Young, MD, FASGE
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Medical Education Research and Endoscopy

Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC
4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Hot Cases with Videos: Using Old Devices in New Ways

J. Andy Tau, MD
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM


4:45 PM -

Closing Announcements and Course Adjourns

Registration Fees

  ASGE or ACG Member Non-Member
Physician   $390   $490
Trainee   $200   $250
Allied Health Professional   $200   $250
Practice Manager   $200   $250


All registration is handled through the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) here.

ACG is offering flexible registration options for this year’s hybrid conference. Registrants can choose to attend in-person in Vancouver, participate virtually, or select a combination of both. Pricing is the same for all courses, whether selecting in-person or virtual registration.

Hotel Accommodations

In-person participants who require lodging are encouraged to book a room at:

Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hotel Cut-Off Date:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Book your room now

Rooms have been blocked for ACG attendees at a reduced rate at the Fairmont Waterfront and eight additional hotels near the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Attendees at ACG 2023 who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the ACG office at no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2023.


Registration cancellations must be emailed to by Wednesday, September 27, 2023. You must provide an explanation. You will be charged a $50 administrative fee for cancellation of any paid event. Refunds, less the $50 administrative fee, will be processed after the meeting. After Wednesday, September 27, 2023, no refunds will be possible.

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

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Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 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.

You will be prompted to enter your ABIM ID number and your date of birth (MM/DD) this information will be shared on the ACCME PARS system and automatically sent to ABIM on your behalf.  Please allow up to 24 hours to appear on your ABIM profile.

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level

The 2023 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.

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