ASGE-AGA Hands-On Endoscopy Courses: State-of-the-Art Expert Techniques 2013

State-of-the-Art Expert Techniques 2013
Date: Jan. 17, 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
CME Credits: 4 (2 per course)

Online registration is no longer available. You must register onsite.


Explore the latest endoscopic techniques and technologies to gain a comprehensive understanding on optimal approaches for diagnosing, managing, and treating disorders of the upper and lower GI tract. Attendees of the course will be instructed by a world-renowned faculty of active practitioners from both academic and private settings.

Target Audience

Practitioners in gastrointestinal endoscopy, especially gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, gastrointestinal nurses, and trainees.

Endoscopy Courses Director

John A. Martin, MD, FASGE
Associae Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL


Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
David A. Lieberman, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

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Learning Objectives

As a result of attending these courses, participants will be able to:

  • Apply advanced endoscopic skills and techniques to clinical practice in upper and lower GI endoscopy.
  • Evaluate the benefits, applications and limitations of advanced endoscopic devices.

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Upper GI Endoscopy: Esophagus and Gastric Therapies

Thursday, Jan. 17
12:30–2:30 p.m.

Focused on endoscopic techniques and therapies for the upper GI tract, this course features comprehensive coverage of the latest endoscopic technologies for the management of esophageal, gastric, and duodenal lesions and disorders. This course provides timely, stem-to-stern coverage of upper GI endoscopic therapies taught by world-renowned expert faculty. Expert application of essential techniques as well as the latest technologies will be demonstrated in the following:

  • Clip hemostasis
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Esophageal stenting

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Lower GI Endoscopy: Colonic and Intestinal Therapies

Thursday, Jan. 17
4–6 p.m.

This hands-on course features comprehensive coverage of the most up-to-date colonoscopy and deep enteroscopy techniques and technologies taught by world-renowned faculty, from essential techniques to advanced technologies.

Techniques in the prevention and treatment of post-polypectomy bleeding will include:

  • Hemostatic clipping
  • Detachable snares (loops)
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Injection therapies

Advanced technologies will feature:

  • Balloon enteroscopy
  • Perforation management techniques
    w/cutting-edge closure technologies
  • Dye-spraying and other enhanced endoscopy techniques
  • Colonic and intestinal stenting
  • Hemorrhoid treatments

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CME 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.

ASGE designates each hands-on course for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Additional Information 

Registration Information
Contact AGA Member Services at 301-941-2651 or

Program Information
Contact Rebecca DeVivo at

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