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ASGE Postgraduate Course will showcase emerging paradigms in GI endoscopy

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE

GI endoscopy never stands still. Neither can GI endoscopists, which is why ASGE brings its extended Postgraduate Course to DDW® every year.

This year’s 9.5-hour course, Best Practices and Emerging Paradigms, is divided into two half-day sessions. The first three sessions take place Sunday afternoon with the final three on Monday morning.

“The emphasis of the course is a focus on state-of-the-art, evidence-based lectures with video-based discussions to bring home salient clinical points,” said course co-director Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, director of endoscopic services and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

“The course is a tremendous value for all GI endoscopists,” Dr. Ginsberg added. “Attendees will earn American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification points as well as CME credit. And ASGE offers free registration for its trainee members.”

Dr. Ginsberg’s course co-directors are Shelby Sullivan, MD, director of the gastroenterology metabolic and bariatric program and associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, and Sreenivasa Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE, professor of medicine and director of therapeutic and biliary endoscopy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

The three have crafted a program that will showcase expert approaches to common and uncommon endoscopic problems. The six sessions range from general, evidence-based endoscopy to focused, disease-based explorations.

Postgraduate course sessions will examine: the latest in the detection and eradication of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus; endoscopic therapy for ampullary and duodenal adenomas; acute upper GI bleeding; colorectal cancer detection and prevention; endoscopic closure techniques; bariatric therapies; pancreatic disorders, including pancreatic cystic lesions; familial pancreatic cancer; and specific endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography cannulation, endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary access, and updates on chromoendoscopy and endoscopic reprocessing.

“An attendee can plant him or herself at the ASGE Postgraduate Course and receive the depth and breadth of state-of-the-art endoscopic education from the world’s premier experts,” Dr. Ginsberg said. “The program has developed a well-deserved reputation for incorporating state-of-the-art video and audio training platforms. You won’t find a better learning experience in San Diego.”

Separate registration is required. Visit asge.org/home/education-meetings/advanced-education-training/ddw-digestive-disease-week/annual-postgraduate-course-at-ddw for more information.

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program & Exhibits sections in the Sunday and Monday issues for the times and locations of these and other DDW events.

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