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ASGE will co-host joint sessions with Korean, Latin American societies on Monday

Now in its fourth year, the ASGE International Program at DDW® features seven joint symposia with international organizations from Korea, Latin America, India, Australia, Japan, China and Brazil. On Monday, ASGE will host concurrent afternoon sessions with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) and the Sociedad Interamericana de Endoscopia Digestiva (SIED).

“These symposia have become very popular and are an important part of ASGE’s ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships with international societies,” said ASGE International Committee Chair Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FASGE, professor of medicine in gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “They offer attendees a unique opportunity to meet our colleagues from other countries and hear from some of the top GI endoscopists and researchers from around the world.”

The ASGE/KSGE International Symposium Summit on Advanced Endoscopic Pancreatobiliary Intervention will be co-moderated by KSGE President Yong-Tae Kim, MD, of Korea University Guro Hospital in Seoul, and Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, professor and director of the advanced endoscopy program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

The symposium will begin with a presentation by Do Hyun Park, MD, of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, who will discuss endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage. Sunguk Jang, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, OH, will follow with a presentation on EUS-guided ablation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Next, Eun Taek Park, MD, of Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea, will discuss endoscopic versus pharmacologic prevention of post-ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) pancreatitis. Then, Simon K. Lo, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, will discuss endoscopic intervention for pancreatobiliary diseases in patients with surgically altered anatomy. In the final presentation, Young Koog Cheon, MD, of Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, will discuss endoscopic intervention for malignant hilar obstruction.

The ASGE/SIED International Symposium will be co-moderated by SIED President Julio C. Pereira Lima, MD, of Fundaçao Riograndense Universitaria de Gastroenterologia, Porto Alegre, Brazil; SIED President-Elect Asadur Tchekmedyian, MD, of Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay; and Andres Gelrud, MD, FASGE, of the University of Chicago Medicine, IL.

Nicole Pena, MD, of Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will open the presentations with an update on the endoscopic treatment of obesity. Jose Celso Ardengh, MD, of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil, will follow with a discussion on endoscopic ampullectomy.

Next, David H. Zagalsky, MD, of the Instituto Quirurgico del Callao, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will examine ways to maximize success and minimize adverse events in ERCP. Felix Tellez-Avila, MD, of the Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, Mexico City, will then discuss new treatment options in endoscopic therapy of the difficult biliary stone. And Everson L. Artifon, MD, of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil, will present an evidence-based update on EUS-guided biliary access.

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Sunday’s DDW Daily News for additional details on these and other DDW events.

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