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Speaker Spotlight: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH

GI section chief, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System; Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Minnesota
Twitter: @AasmaShaukatMD


ASGE Presidential Plenary 1: “#StickItToCOVID — Advancing Endoscopic Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Lecture Title:

“Taking Your Colonoscopy to the Next Quality Level”

DDW Tracks:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Education and Training
  • Technologies and Procedural Innovation

Date and Time:

Saturday, May 22, 10–11:30 a.m.


1.5 hours

Session Description

Dr. Shaukat’s state-of-the-art lecture will address what every endoscopist and endoscopy unit needs to know about establishing a high-quality colonoscopy program. She will review the evidence-based interventions that improve colonoscopy quality indicators such as ADR, withdrawal time and preparation quality. The lecture will conclude with a discussion of the future technologies that will enhance colonoscopy practice. This session will feature a live Q&A session so attendees can ask questions in real time. Continue learning during ASGE Presidential Plenary II, taking place Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.

This session is included in the cost of registration for DDW 2021 and will be available to watch live or on demand until Aug. 23, 2021. View the DDW Online Planner for the full DDW agenda over May 21-23.

Dr. Shaukat’s area of research is epidemiology and prevention of colorectal cancer. Her focus is on studying effectiveness of screening for colorectal cancer, developing and validating risk scores to optimize screening strategies, and developing and validating quality indicators for screening colonoscopy programs. You can connect with her via live chat during the session.

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