Events for Trainees at DDW® 2019

Your membership with ASGE demonstrates your commitment to the continued advancement of your endoscopic knowledge and skills. We hope to see you this year at DDW 2019, May 18-21 in San Diego, CA. ASGE has a full schedule of onsite educational and networking activities planned. You can choose from scientific sessions, ticketed sessions, clinical symposia and more.

ASGE Hands-on Workshops at DDW - Discounted Pricing for ASGE Trainee Members!

May 17-21
San Diego Convention Center

The workshops offer participants the opportunity to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate cutting-edge techniques.

Friday, May 17  1:00 to 5:00 pm   
Train the Trainer
Saturday, May 18   
8:00 to 10:30 am     
Bariatric Therapies
  12:00 to 2:30 pm
Suturing and Closures
Sunday, May 19  9:00 to11:30 am
Customized hands-on lab 
1:00 to 3:30 pm
Advanced Polypectomy and Hemorrhoid Therapies 
Monday, May 20  8:00 to 11:00 am
Fellows Hands-on Workshop: Beyond the Basics
  2:30 to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21
8:30 to 11:00 am

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FREE to ASGE Trainee Members: all the events that follow:

2019 ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms    

Sunday, May 19,12:55 to 6:00 pm
Monday, May 20, 7:00 am to 12 pm

San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6AB

Course directors: Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, and Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE. 

Integrating evidence-based, state-of-the-art lectures, and expert opinion from thought leaders on the most pressing questions in the field of endoscopy, this course will include video cases, expert panels, and plenty of time for questions from the audience, all focused on the evolving trends in endoscopic oncology. Registration required, but no charge.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 18, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom C

This “speed-networking” event gives trainees the opportunity to join friends, peers, ASGE leaders and other GI experts to network, explore future professional opportunities, and discuss the latest in the GI field. The ASGE Trainee Engagement Task Force, which is composed of fellows, selected the following topics for 2019.Registration required but no charge.

  1. New for 2019: How to develop your niche after fellowship
  2. New for 2019: Understanding the essentials of practice management
  3. Survival tips for your transition from fellow to junior faculty
  4. The secrets to a healthy work-life balance
  5. Top 5 "must-do’s" to prepare for the GI Boards
  6. Common mistakes fellows make finding their next job
  7. Is an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship worth it?
  8. 3 things you must do to make the most of your GI fellowship
  9. Continue your career advancement with ASGE

ASGE President’s Reception

Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom, Salon E

All ASGE members are invited to join their colleagues, ASGE President John J. Vargo II, MD, MPH, FASGE and the ASGE Governing Board for a fun evening of camaraderie,  music and hors d’oeuvres.

Gastroenterology Women’s Coalition Symposium   

Sunday, May 19, from 8:00 to 9:30 am
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6C

Becoming a Successful Gastroenterologist with Confidence, Balance and Professionalism:

  • “Carrying Yourself as a Confident Female Physician”
  • “Choosing Your Battles: What Are Your Non-Negotiables”
  • “How to Support, Mentor and Promote Other Women”
  • “The #MeToo Movement in GI”

ASGE Fellows Lunch    Sponsored by Salix

Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom, Salon A

Take a break during sessions and join your colleagues for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch, made possible by Salix.

ASGE Shared Interest Group (SIG) Meetings      

Monday, May 20
Marriott Marquis

Each SIG Meeting session is 90-minutes, focused on specific topics.Registration Required. Click on individual SIG.

8:00 to 9:30 am  
Ambulatory Endoscopy Centers (AEC) 
  ASGE Women in Endoscopy (AWE)
  Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 
  Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
  Intraductal Endoscopy and Cholangiopancreatoscopy (IECP)     
  Latin American Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists (LATAM)  
  Small Bowel Endoscopy and Capsule Endoscopy (SBE/CE
10:00 to 11:30 am  
Endoluminal Therapy for Esophageal Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease  (ETED/GERD) 
  Interventional IBD (IIBD)  

Tips and Tricks for Funding Endoscopic Research 

Monday, May 20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
San Diego Convention Center

Moderator: Gregory A. Cote, MD, MS, FASGE

Multiple speakers on topics such as how to get funded, the impact of research on your career and the importance of research to advance GI endoscopy.

Diversity Session

Monday, May 20, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6C

Confronting Unconscious Bias and Its Impact on Career Development and Patient Care:

  • “Defining Unconscious Bias and Ways to Identify It”
  • “Confronting Unconscious Bias and Strategies to Address It”
  • “How Unconscious Bias Impacts Patient Care”

DDW® Diversity Reception

Monday, May 20, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6F

Join your colleagues for a reception to continue the conversations you started during the Diversity Session.


Join ASGE and receive FREE access to the ASGE Postgraduate Course, DDW registration and other ASGE events!

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