ASGE Highlights

$ ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course

Endoscopic Oncology 2016: The Integral Role of the Gastroenterologist in Personalized Cancer Management

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1 –6 p.m.
Monday, May 23, 2016, 7 a.m.–Noon

*Breakfast will be served from 6:307 a.m.

Course Directors: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE, Ferga C. Gleeson, MD, FASGE, and Jason B. Klapman, MD, FASGE

The ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course will focus on the evolving trends in endoscopic oncology that will highlight the importance of multidisciplinary and personalized care of patients with GI cancer and how to integrate that into your practice. Topics to be covered will include the diagnosis, management, treatment and surveillance options for patients with cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions in an era of precision medicine. Video-based case discussions with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts will be utilized to illustrate clinical challenges. Earn ABIM MOC points!

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

ASGE Presidential Plenary

Monday, May 23, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m.

ASGE’s Plenary Session will feature a combination of the latest, most novel and innovative research in GI endoscopy and two distinguished lectures from world-renowned experts to illuminate the future for endoscopic research and clinical practice. ASGE President Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FASGE will deliver the ASGE 2016 Presidential Address.

$ Hands-On Workshops

Saturday, May 21 Tuesday, May 24, 2016

These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate techniques in the following areas. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early. View the brochure.

Registration fee (Per Session)

On or Before April 6 After April 6
ASGE Member $395 $445
November $475 $525
ASGE Trainee Member $175 $225
Saturday, May 21
8–10 a.m. Hemorrhoid Therapies (HW1)  
Course Director: Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FASGE
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Suturing and Closures (HW2)
Course Directors: Sri Komanduri, MD, FASGE, and Reem Z. Sharaiha, BSc, MBBS
3–5:30 p.m. Suturing and Closures (HW3)
Course Directors: Sri Komanduri, MD, FASGE, and Reem Z. Sharaiha, BSc, MBBS
Sunday, May 22
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EMR (HW4) 
Course Director:  Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FASGE
2–4:30 p.m. Advanced Hemostasis Techniques (HW5)
Course Director: John M. DeWitt, MD, FASGE
Monday, May 23
12:30–3 p.m.  ESD (HW7)
Course Director:  Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE
Tuesday, May 24
7:30–10 a.m.  Bariatric Therapies (HW8)
Course Directors:  Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, and Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

$ Senior Fellows Hands-On Workshop (HW6)

Monday, May 23, 2016, 8–11 a.m.

Course Director: Brian P. Bosworth, MD, FASGE, and Ji Young Bang, MD, MPH

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 $175
Nonmember Trainee $225

$ Challenging Cases in Capsule Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Course Directors: Elizabeth Rajan, MD, FASGE, and Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FASGE

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

Topics include:

  • Update on Capsules
  • Bowel Prep
  • Competency and Colon Capsule-Description and Reporting
  • Common and Subtle Findings (Bleeding Lesions/Inflammation/Masses)
  • Errors in Reading: Why Do We Miss Things?
  • Challenging Clinical Cases and Commentary (Attendee Participation)

Cases include:

  • Bleeding Tumors
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • NSAID and Radiation Injury
  • Capsule Retention and Interplay with Deep Enteroscopy and Radiology
Registration Fee
(Includes Lunch)
On or Before April 6 After April 6
ASGE Member $375 $475
ASGE Trainee Member $250 $325
Nonmember $495 $595

Senior Fellows Update

Saturday, May 21, 2–3:30 p.m .
Second and third year fellows are invited to  this session for an updated review of topics  including essential esophageal therapies,  using chromoendoscopy, anorectal disease,  bleeding perforations and when to call for  help, and tricks and tips in colonoscopy and  polypectomy.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 21, 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 Clinical Symposia and Special Sessions

Saturday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Session topics include:
(titles subject to change)

  • 2016 State-of-the-Art CRC Screening
  • Advanced Endoscopic Resection of Colonic Lesions
  • ASGE/Australian International Symposium
  • ASGE/China International Symposium
  • ASGE/INDO International Symposium
  • ASGE/JGES International Symposium
  • ASGE/KSGE International Symposium
  • ASGE/OSA Symposium on Frontiers of Gastrointestinal Imaging
  • ASGE/SIED International Symposium
  • ASGE/SOBED International Symposium
  • Basics of EUS
  • Best of ASGE DDW en Español
  • Clinical Challenges of Pancreatic Cysts
  • Cut, Burn or Freeze for Barrett’s Esophagus?
  • Endoscopic Resection of Colon Polyps: When and How?
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Pancreaticobiliary Cancer
  • Endoscopy in IBD
  • ERCP in Difficult Situations
  • Everyday Challenges in ERCP
  • Getting Your Paper Published: Tips and Tricks from the Editors of GIE
  • I Have a Great Idea: Now What?
  • Legal Issues in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Management of Obscure GI
  • Bleeding in Your Practice
  • Management of the BIG Bleeds
  • Managing Anticoagulation Pre- and Post-Procedure
  • Obesity Management for the Endoscopist
  • Pancreatic Fluid Collection: Where Are We Now and What Is the Future?
  • Performing the Perfect EMR: Secrets From the Experts
  • Quality in Colonoscopy
  • The Future of Procedural Sedation
  • The Future of Therapeutic EUS
  • Update on Infections Related to Endoscope Reprocessing

ASGE Video Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 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 24, 2016, 1–3 p.m.

ASGE’s sixth 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 Store

Saturday, May 21–Monday, May 23, 2016, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

The ASGE Store 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 JournalASGE Connections and upcoming course information, learn about the benefits of ASGE membership, and find resources to help your practice succeed.

$ ASGE Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Course

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 3:30–5:30 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 21–Monday, May 23, 2016, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 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.
  • Participate in hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
  • Learn how ASGE is advancing the practice of endoscopy.
  • Interact with colleagues from around the world.

$ = An additional fee is required for this session.