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Experts will discuss best practices for endoscopy units

During an ASGE Clinical Symposium Sunday afternoon, four experts will discuss evidence-based best practices in four different types of endoscopy. The symposium is titled Lessons From the Masters: What You May Not be Doing in the Endoscopy Unit but Should.

“The goal of the symposium is to touch upon important topics within each type of endoscopy and hear from some of the top experts in their fields about where we stand with providing the highest quality and safest type of procedures,” said Victoria Gomez, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the section of advanced endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Gomez will co-moderate of the symposium with David R. Lichtenstein, MD, FASGE, associate professor and director of the endoscopy program at Boston University School of Medicine, MA.

Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE, associate professor and director of the fellowship training program and clinical research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, will discuss esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), including biopsy protocols for eosinophilic esophagitis and celiac disease, narrow-band imaging (NBI) for Barrett’s esophagus and how to assess Helicobacter pylori.

Charles J. Kahi, MD, FASGE, associate professor and chief of the gastroenterology section at Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, will provide an update on best practices in colonoscopy, including colon preparation, cecal retroflexion and the use of carbon dioxide to insufflate the colon lumen.

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE, professor in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, will discuss endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), including the placement of stents in the pancreatic duct and methods to prevent pancreatitis.

Robert H. Hawes, MD, FASGE, medical director of the Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy, Orlando, will discuss endoscopic ultrasound, including the role of antibiotics, how to improve onsite diagnostic yield and choosing the best needle for a biopsy.
“This symposium is a great opportunity for attendees to hear from some of our field’s top experts and reflect on how they’re doing things in their endoscopy units,” Dr. Gomez said. “We should always be thinking about what modifications and improvements can be made in our practice or institution to ensure the highest-quality care for their patients.”

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

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