Masterclass Colonoscopy

Masterclass Colonoscopy: Trends and Recommendations Forward

February 10, 2024, 8:50 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Director:
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE


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Colorectal cancer remains the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates in the U.S. annually, there are 107,000 new cases of colon cancer and 46,000 new cases of rectal cancer.  This masterclass on colonoscopy will review trends of colorectal cancer risk patterns in various global regions, screening trends and advances in colonoscopy technologies. A review of accumulating evidence from studies of cancer registry data will highlight why we are observing increasing trends in young-onset colorectal cancer. Innovations in colonoscopy technology are progressing rapidly with increasing potential to revolutionize colonoscopy effectiveness.

Topics will include:

  • Advances in bowel preparations
  • Color imaging
  • MRI colonography
  • CT capsule
  • Artificial intelligence
  • And more!

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Participants will be able to:

  • Identify benchmarks for cecum rates, adenoma detection rates and other key quality colonoscopy indicators referenced
  • Review up to date screening for and surveillance recommendations of colorectal cancer
  • Interpret various cases, videos and images from colonoscopy procedures
  • Review principles of managing common complications that can potentially occur in colonoscopy
  • Compare and contrast the use of existing and newer endoscopic device technologies in colonoscopy

Course Directors


Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN


Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, FASGE

San Francisco VA Health System

San Francisco, CA

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Kansas City, KS

February 10, 2024

*Times Listed in CT

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Course Overview and Introductions

Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Safety in Colonoscopy: Avoiding Complications and Medical/Legal Risk

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Very Difficult Insertion: The Angulated Sigmoid, The Redundant Colon

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Detection in Colonoscopy: How to Maximize It and How to Measure It

Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, FASGE
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lesion Assessment Colonoscopy: Translating Lesion Assessment into Resection Decisions

Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, FASGE
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How to Remove Lesions ≤ 10 mm, Pedunculated Lesions, SSLs and 10-20mm Adenomas

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Questions & Answers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Video Quiz

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

EMR with Electrocautery: Cautery Settings, Avulsion and STSC

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Closure: When to Clip, When Not to Clip, How to Clip and Using X-Tack

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Cases & Discussion

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE & Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Full Thickness Resection

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Managing Recurrences

Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Taking on Larger Polyps in Clinical Practice, Pre-Referral Management, Tattooing and Technique

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Wrap-Up: Anything You Want to Ask

Registration Fees

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

Registration Options

  • Click here to register online
  • Call 630.573.0600 Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm CT to register by phone
  • If you would like to submit a check, please make it payable to ASGE and mail to:

    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    P.O. Box 809055, Chicago, IL 60680-9055
    Attention: Masterclass Colonoscopy

View ASGE’s Policies and Procedures for information on Cancellation & Refunds.

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.

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level

The ASGE Masterclass 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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