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ASGE will co-host joint symposia with Indian, Brazilian endoscopic societies on Tuesday

The ASGE International Program continues Tuesday with concurrent joint sessions organized in collaboration with the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Endoscopia Digestiva (SOBED).

“We started offering these joint sessions a few years ago as a way to share information and foster collaboration with our international colleagues,” said ASGE International Committee Chair Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FASGE, AGAF, professor of medicine in gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “They have grown to be among the most popular sessions we offer at the meeting and are an invaluable platform for exchanging ideas and comparing different perspectives.”

Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FASGE, AGAF

Dr. Iyer will co-moderate the ASGE/SGEI joint symposium with SGEI President Mahesh K. Goenka, MD, FASGE, AGAF, director of the Institute of Gastrosciences at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India, and Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FASGE, AGAF, professor of medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. The symposium will feature six presentations covering recent advances in therapeutic endoscopy from renowned Indian and U.S. practitioners and educators.

Mohan J. Ramchandani, MD, consultant gastroenterologist at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India, will discuss peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. Shobna J. Bhatia, MD, professor and head of the department of gastroenterology at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, will review recent advances in the management of Barrett’s esophagus.

Amit P. Maydeo, MD, FASGE, chief of gastroenterology and GI endoscopy at the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences at Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, will explore the latest advances in intramural, or “third space,” endoscopy. Todd H. Baron, MD, FASGE, director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, will offer tips for handling difficult biliary cannulation.

D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, FASGE, chief of gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India, will examine endotherapy as a viable option for the management of pancreatic stones in chronic pancreatitis. In the final presentation, Peush Sahni, MD, professor and head of the department of GI surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, will analyze whether surgery leads to better long-term resolution of pancreatic stones in chronic pancreatitis.

The ASGE/SOBED joint symposium will be co-moderated by Ram Chuttani, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of interventional gastroenterology and endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, and Angelo Ferrari, MD, of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo and the Hospital Albert Einstein, Brazil.

Dr. Chuttani will open the symposium with an analysis of the future of intragastric balloons. Fernanda Martins, MD, also of the Hospital Albert Einstein, will follow with a discussion of post-liver-transplant stenosis and the use of plastic or self-expandable metallic stents.

Next, Dalton Chaves, MD, of the University of the São Paulo Medical School, Brazil, will provide an update on endoscopic pyloromyotomy. Vitor Arantes, MD, of the Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, will explore new trends in the endoscopic resection of gastric subepithelial tumors, including the concept of “cooperative surgery.” And in the final presentation, Julio Pereira Lima, MD, of the Fundaçao Riograndense Universitaria de Gastroenterologia, Porto Alegre, Brazil, will analyze the use of sphincterotomy versus papilloplasty for giant biliary stones.

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Tuesday’s DDW Daily News for the time and location of these and other DDW® events.

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