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Join ASGE in San Diego, CA on May 18-21, 2019 for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), the world’s leading educational forum on GI Endoscopy. ASGE offers comprehensive programming, including sessions and activities that are designed to advance your knowledge and skills in endoscopy, under the direction of renowned faculty.  

ASGE Highlights at DDW 2019

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms

Sunday, May 19, 12:55 6:00 pm and Monday, May 20, 7:00 am–Noon

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

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course will include discussions on tools and techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes for everyday, as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The program will offer innovations in endoscopy that have led to paradigm shifts in disease management and practical approaches to incorporate them into your practice. The broad spectrum of gastrointestinal endoscopy including colonoscopy, endoscopic resection techniques, enhanced imaging, Barrett’s eradication, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy and obesity management will be covered. We will integrate didactic lectures, case-based discussions, video-cases, and panel discussions with audience participation to optimize the learning experience.

Exclusively for ASGE Trainee members – your registration for the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course AND DDW conference registration is free! You must be an ASGE member at the time of registration to receive complimentary access to the ASGE Postgraduate Course. Not an ASGE member? Join now!

Hands-On Workshops 

Friday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 21

These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques inspecific clinical areas: Train the Trainer, Bariatric Therapies, Suturing and Closures, Advanced Polypectomy and Hemorrhoid Therapies, EMR, ESD, a Customized Hands-on Lab (choose your specific technique), and Fellows Hands-On Workshop: Beyond the Basics. Space is limited in every session, so register early to secure your spot.

2019 ASGE Presidential Plenary: "Endoscopic Innovation at Center Stage"

Saturday, May 18, 9 am –  Noon

Join ASGE President Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE and your colleagues for coffee, doughnuts and a comprehensive overview of today’s best science in GI endoscopy. Enjoy spirited debates on controversial topics, endowed lectures from the world’s luminaries in gastrointestinal endoscopy, and of course, ASGE’s top rated abstracts in rapid-fire fashion. We look forward to seeing you at this extremely popular un-Plenary Plenary Session.

Events for Trainees at DDW® 2019

Your membership with ASGE demonstrates your commitment to the continued advancement of your endoscopic knowledge and skills. ASGE has a full schedule of onsite educational and networking activities planned, and many of them are free to ASGE Trainees, including the ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course! You can also choose from scientific sessions, ticketed sessions, clinical symposia and more. Join ASGE at DDW this year and advance your knowedge and skills. We hope to see you there!

Crystal Awards

Sunday, May 19

The 2019 Crystal Awards is the year’s most elegant gala recognizing notable achievements and significant contributions to the profession from GI’s top global leaders. This year’s event will be held at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego, California.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, May 18 – Monday, May 20, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

San Diego Convention Center
Back by popular demand. The ASGE Learning Center is the interactive and networking hub at DDW 2019. Stop by and take the opportunity to experience hands-on technology demonstrations, informational micro-sessions, and self-directed, case-based procedural videos housed on GI Leap – ASGE’s new online learning platform. And, check out the latest features of GESAP IX Self-Assessment Program

ASGE MarketPlace - New!

Visit the ASGE MarketPlace to learn about and purchase ASGE products, join ASGE, and explore ASGE’s new online learning platform – GI Leap – containing demonstrations of endoscopic procedures, recorded courses, as well as, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Self-Assessment Program (GESAP IX) and more.  Check out the large selection of ASGE physician and patient education products and signature logo items. 

ASGE Special Interest Group Meetings

Join us on Monday, May 20, 2019, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis to participate in one of 10 ASGE SIG meetings.

There is no charge to attend the meetings, but you need to register and be a SIG member. For more information on the SIG presentations, click here. To register for a SIG meeting, click on the SIG listed below.

Want to join a SIG? Click on application to download the form or contact ASGE Customer Care at or 630-573-0600.

8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

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 a.m.

Endoluminal Therapy for Esophageal Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (ETED/GERD)                     

Interventional IBD (IIBD)  

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