ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course. May 19, 2024. DDW 2024. Digestive Disease Week.

2024 ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

May 19, 2024, 7:50 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Directors:
Akwi W. Asombang, MD, FASGE
Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE
Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, FASGE

Washington, D.C. or Virtual

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Gastrointestinal endoscopists across the globe look to future trends, such as the conversion of GI endoscopy data into 3D images, and how this and other technologies may advance endoscopic practice that improves patient care.  Yet, how can endoscopists integrate all these technologies when the cost of procedures continues to challenge early practice adoption? How do endoscopic practices address managing larger geriatric patient populations who present with increasing co-morbidities? Also, how does one manage the ever-changing patient lifestyle where unhealthy nutritional habits continue to grow, increasing other GI disease states? ASGE’s 2024 Postgraduate Course: Leveraging New Advances to Improve Patient Outcomes is guaranteed to provide essential endoscopic resources, current research highlights and forward practice trends. 

During the course, you’ll identify practice resources you can use with sessions that cover topics such as:

  • Pancreatobiliary disease states
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Emerging trends in high-quality colonoscopy techniques
  • Management of endoscopic varices
  • And more!

If you register early, you’ll have the opportunity to access special features and resources, along with an invitation to an expert panel Q&A session separate from the day of the course.

Don’t miss out on the leading GI endoscopy course!

Participants will be able to:

  • Appraise evidence-based practice recommendations in the management of colon polyps and high-quality colonoscopy
  • Discuss critical updates in endohepatology and endobariatrics
  • Recognize endoscopic complications and management techniques
  • Identify management of pancreatitis and associated complications
  • List key indications, contraindications and set-up of endoscopic procedures in pregnant and other high-risk patients
  • Compare and contrast practical approaches to gastrointestinal health in LGBTQIA+ patients
  • Discuss advancing endoscopy training throughout post-gastroenterology fellowship years

Course Directors

Akwi W. Asombang, MD, FASGE

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, FASGE

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Gesisel School of Medicine

Lebanon, NH


Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FASGE

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FASGE

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL

Marla Dubinsky, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Moamen Gabr, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Timothy B. Gardner, MD

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, NH

Shivangi Kothari, MD, FASGE

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Rochester, NY

Kristle Lee Lynch, MD

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer L. Maranki, MD, FASGE

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

Meir Mizrahi, MD, FASGE

Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

Marvin Ryou, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, FASGE

Michigan Medicine

Ann Arbor, MI

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, MASGE

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FASGE

University of Colorado

Denver, CO

Edward Sun, MD, MBA, FASGE

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, NY

Jianhua (Andy) Tau, MD

Austin Gastroenterology

Austin, TX

Christopher D. Velez, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH

City of Hope Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA

May 19, 2024

Print Agenda

*Times Listed in Eastern Time

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM

Introductions from Course Directors

Akwi W. Asombang, MD, FASGE, Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE and Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, FASGE


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Management of Early Fluid Collections in Acute Pancreatitis

Brenna W. Casey, MD, FASGE  

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Endoscopic Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis: When to Get in and When to Get Out? (Stones, Strictures and ESWL) – Case-Based

Timothy B. Gardner, MD  
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Proving Cancer in Indeterminate Biliary Strictures

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, MASGE
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Questions & Answers

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM



9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Moving Beyond Medical Therapy for Refractory GERD

Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS  
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM

Esophageal Leaks and Fistulae – Choosing Your Intervention (Stent vs. Not Stent, Clip, Wound Vacuum-Assisted Closure)

Jianhua (Andy) Tau, MD 

9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

Optimal Treatment and Disease Monitoring in EoE

Kristle Lee Lynch, MD
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM

Questions & Answers

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM



10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Jerry Waye Endowed Lecture: Top 10 Things You Must Be Doing for High-Quality Colonoscopy

Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FASGE
10:55 AM - 11:10 AM

Preventing the Post-Polypectomy Bleed (Hot vs Cold, Clip vs Not Clip and Suturing) - Video

Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

Immediate Post-Endoscopic Management of Colonic Perforation: What to Do When the Patient Hits Recovery – Case-Based/Video

Shivangi Kothari, MD, FASGE
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

Questions & Answers

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM



11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Basil I. Hirschowitz Endowed Lecture: Entrepreneurship in GI

Marla Dubinsky, MD
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch (On Own)


1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Endoscopic Management of Gastric Varices (Glue, Inject, Band or Coil)

Marvin Ryou, MD
1:35 PM - 1:50 PM

Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies (ESG and Balloons): Current Options, Efficacy and Long-Term Outcomes (Medical vs. Endoscopic vs. Surgical Data)

Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, FASGE
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

The Risky Business of Endoscopic Therapies for Duodenal Adenomas

Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FASGE

2:05 PM - 2:20 PM

Questions & Answers

2:20 PM - 2:30 AM


2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Gene and Lyn Overholt Endowed Lecture: Better Billing in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Edward Sun, MD, MBA, FASGE
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM



3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

Key Considerations for Digestive Health in People from LGBTQIA+ Communities

Christopher D. Velez, MD
3:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Endoscopy in Pregnancy (General and Advanced Endoscopy): Preprocedural, Intraprocedural (Positioning of Patient, Padding, Sedation, etc.) and Post-Procedural Management (Breastfeeding)

Jennifer L. Maranki, MD, FASGE
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Fireside Chat: Expanding Your Endoscopic Skillset: Training After Fellowship - My Personal Journey

Moderator: Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE
Panelists: Meir Mizrahi, MD, FASGE (ESD), Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FASGE (Bariatrics), and Moamen Gabr, MD (Academics)

4:10 PM - 4:20 PM

Questions & Answers

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wrap-Up from Course Directors

Akwi W. Asombang, MD, FASGE, Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE and Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, FASGE

Registration is handled through the DDW website.

Registration Fees

 Early Bird (On or Before March 13, 2024)Regular (After March 13, 2024)
ASGE Member $299 $399
ASGE Member Associate $99$150
ASGE Member Postdoctoral Fellow $299$399
ASGE Member Student$99$150
ASGE Member Trainee$99$150
ASGE Nonmember $399$499
ASGE Nonmember Associate $150$200
ASGE Nonmember Postdoctoral Fellow $399 $499
ASGE Nonmember Student$150 $200
ASGE Nonmember Trainee$150$200
Exhibitor Attendee$399$499
Practice Manager$99 $150

Hotel Accomodations

If you are planning to attend DDW 2024 in-person, hotel information will be available through the DDW website.

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

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.50 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.

After completing the course evaluation on ASGE GI Leap at 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 ASGE Annual Postgraduate 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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