Gain valuable insight as world-leading gastroenterologists
focus on a global view of GI and hepatology diseases and treatments
at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Friday Courses

Get in-depth discussions on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: two, half-day courses, GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; and two, full-day courses, Practice Management Course and the ASGE-WGO Endoscopy Course.

Attending the Postgraduate Course? Register for GI Pathophysiology and What’s New in GI Pharmacology and save up to 10 percent! The GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Postgraduate Course make up the Three-day Clinical Review, your comprehensive clinical update.

Course Directors: Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc, FASGE and Mark D. Topazian, MD, FACG, FASGE

This course will highlight state-of-the-art endoscopic management of gastrointestinal diseases that attendees encounter daily, and present important recent innovations that are changing clinical practice. The faculty will provide tips and techniques that can be immediately employed to improve endoscopic outcomes. The series of course presentations will include case discussions and video content to stimulate audience dialogue with world-renowned faculty experts. This course gives expert solutions based on data and personal experience for challenging yet common problems such as antithrombotic management, treatment of challenging colonic polyps, detection and management of Barrett’s esophagus, screening for early gastric cancer, new methods of controlling GI hemorrhage, ERCP management of difficult stones, how to avoid post-ERCP pancreatitis, optimization of EUS-guided tissue acquisition, endoscopic repair of GI perforations and leaks, management of difficult esophageal strictures, and how to develop an endoscopic bariatric practice.

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
6:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Welcome and Introductions by Course Directors
Session 1 Preliminaries
7:40 am Anti-thrombotic Drugs
8:00 am Endoscope Disinfection: What You Need to Know
8:20 am Panel Discussion Q & A
Session 2 Cancer Screening, Prevention and Diagnosis
8:40 am Colon Polyps Big and Small
9:00 am Diagnosis and Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett's
9:20 am Screening for Early Gastric Cancer
9:40 am EUS: How to Maximize Your Tissue Yield
10:00 am Panel Discussion Q & A
10:30 am Break
Session 3 Bariatric Endoscopy
10:55 am Managing Complications of Bariatric Surgery
11:15 am Primary Bariatric Endoscopy
11:35 am How to Start a Bariatric Practice
11:55 am Panel Discussion Q & A
12:15 pm Lunch Break
Session 4 Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
1:15 pm Preventing and Managing Complications of ERCP
1:35 pm Biliary Stones
1:55 pm Pancreatic Fluid Collections and Necrosis
2:15 pm Panel Discussion Q & A
Session 5 Emerging Endoscopic Techniques
2:40 pm Enternal Stents: What’s new
3:00 pm New Ways to Control Hemorrhage
3:20 pm Treatment of Difficult Esophageal
3:40 pm Endoscopic Repair of Acute GI
Perforations and Leaks
4:00 pm Panel Discussion Q & A
4:30 pm Course Adjourned

WGO-ASGE Endoscopy Course Faculty

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Peter Draganov, MD, FACG, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
Program Director of Endoscopy
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Steve A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado

Andres Gelrud, MD, MSSc, FASGE
Gastro Health
Medical Director, Pancreatic Disease Center
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Antonio Rollan Rodriquez, MD
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Reem Z. Sharaiha, BSc, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Advanced Endoscopy Training
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Claudio R. Teixeira, MD, PHD
Interventional Endoscopy
Moinhos Vento Hospital
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Mark D. Topazian, MD, FACG, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

ACG and ASGE Member Registration Pricing

Member Type Price
Physician $395
Resident/Trainee/Candidate $200
NP/PA $200
Allied Health $200
Practice Manager $200

Non-Member Registration Pricing

Non-Member Type Price
Physician $495
Resident/Trainee $250
NP/PA $250
Allied Health $250
Practice Manager $250
Exhibitor/Guest/PharmD/PhD $495


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.