GI Unit Leadership. EQuIP Yout Team for Success.

GI Unit Leadership: EQuIP Your Team for Success

February 24, 2024, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Course Directors:
Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH
Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE


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Every member of the healthcare team must be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to fully maximize their role and ensure the delivery of high-quality, safe, patient-centered care. Strengthen the foundation of your Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program, where practical, creative problem-solving begins, by attending the 2024 GI Unit Leadership Course. Participants will leave feeling vibrant, engaged and ready to prioritize essential, value-added work to ensure optimal patient outcomes, positive patient experiences and a healthy work environment.

Register now to hear from expert faculty who will offer practical approaches to solving common challenges faced by endoscopy units through a mix of didactic and case-based interactive discussions.

Participants will be able to:

  • List the key components of a quality assurance performance improvement program
  • Recognize approaches to build the most effective team in your unit
  • Indicate one method learned you could use to make the unit the best environment for patients, staff, and the procedures performed
  • Identify measures you could use within your endoscopy unit’s quality improvement program and explain why

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Columbia, MD

Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE

University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute

Cleveland, OH

February 24, 2024

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*Times Listed in Central Time

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Course Directors’ Welcome and Introductions

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH and Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE 

Session 1: Creating a Healthy Work Environment

Clinical teams that are patient, not provider, centered, achieve better patient outcomes and have greater staff satisfaction. During this series of talks and discussion period, we will discuss being intentional about team-based care from governance to team member empowerment.
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

The Case for Team-Based Care

Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA FASGE
9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

Leading From Where You Are

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

Enhancing the Employee Experience

Lisa Fleming, RN
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Case-Based Interactive Discussion

Session 2: Delivering High-Quality Care

There is a throughput from process to outcomes to the goals you want to achieve. What we choose to measure along the way says a lot about us. It is the foundation to fulfilling our commitment to effective, efficient, safe, equitable, patient-centered care. Endoscopy units that deliver on this commitment will thrive. During this series of talks, we will discuss best practices for leveraging data to improve performance.
10:20 AM - 10:35 PM

Empowering the Team Through Benchmarking and Quality Metrics

Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Conducting Quality Improvement Projects: The Nuts and Bolts

RN Faculty
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

High-Impact Quality Improvement Projects

Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Case-Based Interactive Discussion

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM


Session 3: Creating Exceptional Patient Experiences

Meeting patients where they are at is essential and committing to this principle will benefit your patients and your practice and improve your unit’s reputation. During this series of talks and the discussion period, we will discuss demonstrating in a durable way our commitment to equitable, patient-centered care.
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM

Mastering the Patient-Centered Experience

Lisa Fleming, RN
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM

Special Populations: Understanding the Patient Perspective

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH
12:35 PM - 1:10 PM

Case-Based Interactive Discussion

Session 4: Exploring Dimensions of Community Engagement

Healthcare teams are trusted members of their communities. We have the desire, knowledge and vision to advance digestive health care in our local communities. During this series of talks and the discussion period, we will discuss community engagement by GI endoscopy healthcare teams.
1:10 PM - 1:25 PM

Practical Tips for Improving Community Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up

T.R. Levin, MD
1:25 PM - 1:40 AM

Strategies for Better Educated Patients: The Art of Mitigating No Shows

RN Faculty
1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

Improving the Diversity and Cultural Competency of Your Team

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH
1:55 PM - 2:30 PM

Case-Based Interactive Discussion

2:30 PM -

Final Remarks and Adjournment

Tsion Abdi, MD, MPH and Gerard Isenberg, MD, MBA, FASGE

Registration Details

Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) honorees are eligible for a discounted registration rate and can use this course to reapply to the EURP – which your practice can use as a marketing tool to promote its commitment to high-quality care.

Registration Fees

To access the EURP rate, EURP Units are required to first download and complete the registration form, as this rate becomes available only upon form completion.

 Individual RateGroup Rate
EURP Honoree$200$400

An on-demand recording of this event in GI Leap is included with your registration and will be available within four weeks of the event date.

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: GI Unit Leadership: EQuIP Your Team for Success

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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 internet live activity for a maximum of 4.50 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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