ASGE Highlights

$ ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

Best Endoscopic Practices 2015: Understanding the Evidence and Enhancing Your Skills

Monday, May 18, 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
*Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m.

Course Directors: Brenna Casey, MD, FASGE, Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE, and Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, FASGE

Live self-assessment content for benchmarking medical knowledge in endoscopy-related topics. ABIM-approved for MOC Points. Audience response system for real-time testing of knowledge. Learn the latest developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy while interacting with an internationally renowned faculty. Presentations will include video demonstrations, case-based presentations, didactic lectures, panel discussions and debates on some of the controversial areas in endoscopic therapy. Common issues encountered daily in your practice, such as quality colonoscopy and removal of defiant polyps, will be discussed. Breakout sessions will allow attendees a choice of topics and interaction with faculty in smaller groups. Join your colleagues for a full day of outstanding presentations that will be directly applicable to your endoscopic practice.

Registration fee includes syllabus, continental breakfast and lunch. For complete details, please visit the ASGE website at

AGA/ASGE Joint Presidential Plenary

Sunday, May 17, 2–5 p.m.

AGA and ASGE will present the most novel and innovative research in gastroenterology and GI endoscopy at this collaborative session. The plenary will feature both abstract and invited speaker presentations interspersed in the program. Both societies have scheduled their postgraduate courses and other DDW programming around this session to help attendees stay up-to-date with the latest research without missing other educational opportunities.

$ Hands-On Workshops

Saturday, May 16, Sunday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 19

These two-and-a-half-hour sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques in the following areas:

Registration fee (Per Session)

On or Before April I After April I

ASGE Member

$325 $395


$395 $450

ASGE Trainee Member

$175 $225

These two-and-a-half hour sessions provided an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques in the following areas:

Saturday, May 16
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Hemorrhoid Therapies (HW1)  
Course Director: Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FASGE

3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Course Director: Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FASGE

Sunday, May 17
7:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Enteral Access (HW3) Course Directors: Stephen
A. McClave, MD, FASGE, and Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE 

3:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Suturing and Closures (HW5)
Course Director: Amrita Sethi, MD

Tuesday, May 19
7:30–10 a.m.         

Course Director: Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE

$ ESD Hands-On Workshop (HW4)

(Maximum of 40 attendees.)

Sunday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Course Director: Norio Fukami, MD, FASGE

This two-and-a-half-hour session is intended for those who seek hands-on experience in endoscopic mucosal dissection. Faculty consists of the leading authorities worldwide in this technique.

Registration Fee (Per Session) On or Before April I After April I

ASGE Member

$425 $495

ASGE Trainee Member

$275 $325


$495 $550

$ Senior Fellows Hands-On Workshop (HW6)

Monday, May 18, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

Course Director: Walter J. Coyle, MD, FASGE

This hands-on workshop is intended for second and third year fellows going into practice and will provide an updated review of hands-on skills. 

Registration Fee (Per Session)

ASGE Trainee Member


Nonmember Trainee


$ Advanced Capsule Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 19, 11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Course Directors: Carol E. Semrad, MD, and Laurel R. Fisher, MD, FASGE

This case-based session is intended to assist current practitioners in advancing their skills
in capsule endoscopy.

Registration Fee
(Includes Lunch)
On or Before April I After April I

ASGE Member

$350 $425

ASGE Trainee Member

$250 $325


$425 $495

ASGE Clinical Symposia and Special Sessions

Saturday, May 16–Tuesday, May 19

Session topics include:
(titles subject to change)

  • Advanced ERCP.
  • Advances in Detection and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • ASGE/Chinese Society of Gastroenterology (CSGE) International Symposium.
  • ASGE/Indian Societies for Gastroenterology International Symposium.
  • ASGE/Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) International Symposium.
  • ASGE/Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) International Symposium.
  • ASGE/Sociedad Interamericana de Endoscopia Digestiva (SIED) International Symposium.
  • Best of ASGE DDW in Spanish.
  • Big Problems in the Small Bowel: A Case-Based Approach.
  • Colonoscopy: What’s New and What Should I Be Doing?
  • Controversies in Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • ERCP Essentials.
  • EUS-Guided Interventions in GI Oncology.
  • How to Succeed in Endoscopy: The Early Years.
  • Interventional and Therapeutic EUS: Yes, It’s Here!
  • Is Less More? A Balanced View of Stenting.
  • LEADing Women Forward in Gastroenterology Careers.
  • Managing Perforations, Leaks and Fistulas.
  • Optimizing Costs and Efficiency in a Value?Based World.
  • Optimizing the Management of Gastric Variceal Hemorrhage.
  • Real Time Assessment of Diminutive (< 5 mm) Polyps Histology: Are We Confident?
  • Role of Endoscopy in ‘Idiopathic’ Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis.
  • The Future of Advanced Endoscopic Imaging Techniques.
  • The Many Ways to Skin a Polyp.
  • The New Frontier of Submucosal Endoscopy.
  • The Role of Endoscopy in the Bariatric Patient.

ASGE Video Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m.–Noon

The ASGE Endoscopic Video Plenary Session features peer-reviewed videos demonstrating the most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual cases from around the world. Don’t miss these diverse, cutting-edge presentations.

ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 19, 1–3 p.m.

ASGE’s fifth annual World Cup of Endoscopy will feature leading videos representing different countries. All selected videos will be presented and scored by a panel of international judges live at DDW!

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 16, 5–6 p.m.
This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE leaders and discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees. 

Register online for this event at

ASGE International Sessions 

Societies from China, India, Japan, Korea and Latin America will be showcasing their endoscopic advances during jointly sponsored sessions with ASGE at DDW 2015. This is your opportunity to learn about other countries’ advancements in the field through didactic presentations and open discussions.

ASGE Resource Center

Saturday, May 16, Noon–6 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

The ASGE Resource Center is the place at DDW to learn about and purchase ASGE products. Explore ASGE’s Endoscopic Learning Library of DVDs containing demonstrations of endoscopic procedures. Check out the large selection of ASGE physician and patient education products and signature logo items. You can also pick up the latest issue of GIE Journal, ASGE Connections, upcoming course information; learn about the benefits of ASGE membership; and resources to help your practice succeed.

$ ASGE Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Course

Tuesday, May 19, 1–3 p.m.

Session Fee: $150
(Register for both the ASGE and AGA MOC Course for $200 combined.)

This live self-assessment course has been designed around ASGE’s GESAP content to provide registrants with the opportunity to benchmark their medical knowledge in endoscopy-related topics against competence standards as determined by the ABIM.This two-hour course has been approved for ABIM MOC Points and will utilize audience response technology to test your knowledge in real-time.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, May 16–Monday, May 18, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource that provides
DDW attendees the opportunity to: 

  • View videos from ASGE’s complete endoscopic learning library, including newly commissioned DVDs and winners of the 2015 ASGE Audiovisual Award.
  • Earn CME for free. 
  • Attend hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.

Senior Fellows Update 

Saturday, May 16, 2-3:30 p.m

Second and third year fellows are invited to this session for an updated review of topics including EMR, anorectal disease, “on-call” emergencies, chromoendoscopy, dilation, and tricks and tips in colonoscopy.

$ = An additional fee is required for this session.