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The Eighth Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on 
Innovations in Digestive Care

17.50 AMA PRA Category I Credits™
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 

Learning Objectives 

  • Identify advances in therapeutic endoscopic procedures for the management of acid and esophageal motility disorders 
  • Discuss the management of tumor diagnosis and resection, including advanced imaging and neoplasia 
  • Explore advances in endoscopic bariatric therapies 
  • Understand options for interventional endoscopy in the liver 
  • Discuss advancements in imaging and management of pancreatic cysts and related conditions 
  • Identify options in addressing biliary topics, including difficult stones and EUS-guided interventions 
  • Learn new concepts in third-space endoscopic arena, as well as innovations in endoscopy

This year's course stands to be exceptional. Twenty-Two Didactic Lectures, Seven Live Case Presentations, and Hands-On Workshop. Get the Latest Innovations in Digestive Care from World Renowned Faculty.

Below review the 2019 Program Agenda- please refer to the preliminary 2020 program under the Course tab.

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019  
Session 1:   Esophageal Disease – 2.25 credits Julian Abrams, MD- Moderator
Barrett’s Esophagus: Detection & Surveillance Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD
Evaluation of Dysmotility and Severe Reflux Disease Philip Katz, MD
Endoscopic Treatment Options for Reflux Disease Kenneth Chang, MD
Barrett’s Esophagus: Ablate and/or Resect? Charles Lightdale, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases Julian Abrams, MD
Session 2:   Gallbladder and Bile Duct – 2 credits Tamas Gonda, MD - Moderator
ERCP – Management of Difficult Stones Betsy Rodriguez, MD
EUS-Guided Biliary Intervention – New Standard? Mouen Khashab, MD
Percutaneous Biliary Intervention – Old Standard? Jonathan Susman, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases Tamas Gonda, MD
Session 3:  New Frontiers in Endoscopy I – 2 credits David Carr-Locke, MD - Moderator
Distinguished Peter D Stevens Lecture – AI in Colonoscopy: Will This Boost Our IQ? John Vargo, MD
Transmission of Infection: Problem and Solution Raman Muthusamy, MD
Therapeutic interventions in Hepatology Kenneth Chang, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases David Carr-Locke, MD
Session 4:  Complications of Endoscopy and Surgery – 2 credits John Poneros, MD- Moderator
Perforations/Leaks and Where to Find Them David Carr-Locke, MD
Strictures and Obstructions Raman Muthusamy, MD
Fistulas - Plug, Stent or Close? Alessandro Repici, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases John Poneros, MD
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019  
Session 5:   The Pancreas – 2.25 credits Reem Sharaiha, MD - Moderator
Management of Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis John Poneros, MD
Oncotherapeutic EUS in Pancreatic Cancer Tamas Gonda, MD
What to do With All These Pancreatic Cysts? Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases Reem Sharaiha, MD
Session 6:   Management of Benign Colonic Neoplasia – 2 credits Amrita Sethi, MD - Moderator
EMR is Adequate Michael Wallace, MD
ESD is Essential Amyn Haji, MD
Full-Thickness Resection is Here! Alessandro Repici, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases Amrita Sethi, MD
Session 7:   New Frontiers in Endoscopy II – 2 credits John Vargo, MD- Moderator
How Successful is Endobariatrics? Reem Sharaiha, MD
Gastrojejunostomy – Stents or Magnets Amrita Sethi, MD
Merging of Surgical and Therapeutic Endoscopy Parul Shukla, MD
Live Endoscopy Cases John Vargo, MD
Hands-On Course – 3 credits  Concurrent Sessions:  
Hands-On at State-of-the-art Animal Tissue Lab, hosted by – Sunil Amin, MD, Amit Desai, MD, Lauren Khanna, MD, Nikhil Kumta, MD, Tina Park, MD, Monica Saumoy, MD
Station 1A & 1B Esophageal module, Endoflip, ablation and cryotherapy
Station 2 Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) /Cannulation/Stone Management/Stenting
Station 3 Endoscopic ultrasound liver biopsy, FNA and FNB technology
Station 4 Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) & Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
Station 5A & 5B Endoscopic bariatric therapies, balloon and suturing
Station 6 Endoscopic Reflux and GERD treatment
Station 7 Endoscopic full thickness resection device
Station 8 Endoscopic Ultrasound of Pseudocysts

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An overview of the course can be found on the course page and futher details, including the full program brochure, are located on the program page

Registration is limited and reduced advance registration fees expire April 15, 2019.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Innovation in Endoscopy. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

   ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 
                       Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.