Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit

Dates: February 29, 2020

ASGE Quality Course: Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit
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This highly popular course was developed by ASGE to educate physicians and non-physician staff of endoscopy units on how to translate quality and safety concepts into everyday practice. The content of the course is dynamic, addressing the fundamentals of quality and safe practice as well as emerging trends and evidence.Through a mixture of didactic lecture and interactive sessions taught by leading experts in the field, participants of the course will advance their knowledge of endoscopy unit quality and safety. They will also be prepared to apply for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program or be able to renew their current participation.


  1. In-Person Click here to register
  2. Live Stream Click here to register
  3. On-Demand  Details Forthcoming


Who Should Attend


Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, medical directors, nurse managers, unit managers and allied professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in endoscopy unit quality and safety.

Units interested in applying for the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) or renewing their ASGE EURP Certificate are encouraged to send both a physician and a non-physician manager to the course. Program eligibility criteria require completion of this course by at least one unit representative in-person within one year prior to program application for newly applying units. Renewing units should complete the course within one year prior to recognition expiration.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

• Identify ways to define and measure quality in endoscopy
• Describe techniques to make endoscopy more efficient while maintaining safety
• Describe methods to improve patient satisfaction in endoscopy, including improved doctor-patient communication
• Recognize the potential sources of infection from contact with various body fluids, their transmissibility during gastrointestinal endoscopy, and their susceptibility to potential disinfectants
• Specify measures for improving unit quality, including training and credentialing for new procedures, quality assurance programs, sedation and monitoring, and unit accreditation and re-accreditation

Course Directors and Faculty

Keswani-Rajesh-MD-201311-LBP8730Rajesh Keswani , MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Rajesh Keswani is an associate professor of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he has been since 2008. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Keswani completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago and an additional year of training in interventional endoscopy at Washington University St. Louis. He most recently completed a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Keswani’s clinical practice is focused on therapeutic endoscopy, gastrointestinal oncology, and complex pancreatic and biliary disorders. He is the director of quality for the Digestive Health Center and enjoys his role as an educator and a researcher focusing gastrointestinal endoscopy quality and safety.

Eun Shin

Eun Ji Shin, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Eun Ji Shin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She is the Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound Program, Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program and the co-Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.  Dr. Shin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with B.A. in Biology.   She received her M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine and her Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Shin completed her internal medicine residency, Gastroenterology fellowship and advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Shin has clinical and research interests in GI malignancy, Barrett’s esophagus, pancreato-biliary disease, and advanced endoscopy, including ERCP and EUS.

Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit
Saturday, February 29, 2020
6:30 – 7:30 am

7:30 – 7:40 am
Course Directors’ Welcome & Introductions
Eun Ji Shin, MD and Rajesh N. Keswani, MD

7:40 – 8:10 am
What Constitutes a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit?

8:10 – 8:40 am
Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy

8:40 – 9:10 am
Advanced Endoscopy and Upper GI Bleeding Quality Indicators

9:10 – 9:40 am
Round Table Discussion I: Challenges to Establishing and Maintaining a High-Quality Endoscopy Unit

9:40 – 10:00 am

10:00 – 10:30 am

Improving Bowel Preparation in Your Endoscopy Unit

10:30 – 11:00 am

Endoscopy and Sedation: Adhering to Quality and Patient Safety

11:00 – 11:30am

Improving Efficiency in the Endoscopy Unit

11:30 – 11:45 am

Panel Discussion

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:20 pm

Infection Control in Endoscopy: Updates and Challenges

1:20 – 1:40 pm

Infection Control in Endoscopy: Nuts and Bolts

1:40 – 2:20 pm

Infection Control Q&A

2:20 – 2:30 pm


2:30am – 2:50 pm
How to be Prepared and Successful for Endoscopy Unit Survey Accreditation

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Enhancing the Employee Experience, Maintaining Staff Morale and Managing a Disruptive Staff Member

3:10 – 3:30 pm

Improving the Patient Experience

3:30 – 3:50 pm

Round Table Discussion II: Creating a Quality Culture

3:50 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Course Adjournment
Registration and Hotel

Register Now

Two way to participate: Attend in-person or Live stream the course!

When you attend the classroom course, you’ll join your peers at the state-of-the-art ASGE IT&T for a day of education and networking. After the course you’ll receive complimentary access to the on-demand recorded session.

The live simulcast is a practical solution for those who aren’t able to take time away from their practice. You’ll still receive the world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE courses, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Materials will be available prior to the start of the course, and you will receive the on-demand recorded session after the course.

When you register, you will be prompted to choose either the in-person or live streaming option.

Please note: attendees taking the course in pursuit of honoree status in the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program, as first-time applicants to the program, must have at least one unit representative attend the course in-person.

Registration Fees
ASGE Physician Member $450
Physician Nonmember $550
ASGE Trainee/Nurse Member $450
Nonmember Nurse/Trainee $550

Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program Honorees
: Contact ASGE Customer Care at 630-573-0600 for special discounted pricing.

NOT AN ASGE MEMBER?  Save even more when you join ASGE prior to registering for the course. Visit to join today!

Industry Representatives
Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact Vanita Jordan-Moore, Senior Manager, Sales and Business Development (Tel: 630.570.5625; email: or Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development (Tel: 630.570.5601; email: In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not ask questions during a CME course.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

Hotel Accommodations

ASGE courses have a history of selling out. It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you have received confirmation of registration from ASGE.

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 630-852-1500

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $109 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before February 7, 2019. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations.  Please mention the name of the ASGE course when making your reservation.

A free shuttle will be provided between the hotel and the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology.

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CME and Other Information

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS - ASGE designates the Improving Quality and Safety in Your Endoscopy Unit course for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES  will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This certificate can be used toward nursing requirements.

ALL OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Photography Waiver
ASGE periodically takes photographs and/or video during our educational courses and events, and reproduces them in ASGE educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the ASGE website. By participating in this course, you grant the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes to ASGE. All postings become the property of ASGE. 

Educational programming through the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology is supported, in part, by the ASGE Foundation.  To donate visit www