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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month 

Congratulations to NYSGE trainee member Amit Sachdev, MD whose video Go for the Gold has received one of two 2017 Community Outreach Awards from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  

Please share this excellent educational tool with your patients, colleagues, and networks. Also, be sure to register for our Fifty Years of Colonoscopy evening seminar on March 22 at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. There is no cost to attend and 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits will be awarded. See Upcoming Events at upper right.

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NYSGE Joins with National GI Societies to Oppose Legislation Recently Introduced in New York. On April 5, 2016, New York Assembly Member David I. Weprin, District 24, introduced the Endoscope Reform Act (A9763) in the state of New York. NYSGE, ASGE, AGA and ACG strongly oppose this legislation. Since the introduction of this legislation, NYSGE has worked with the national GI societies to release the following statement.

The New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE), together with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), urge the New York State Assembly to oppose legislation introduced recently that requires the New York Department of Health to develop a set of requirements to govern the practice of all upper endoscopic examinations. The “Endoscope Reform Act” (A9763) introduced by Assembly Member David I. Weprin, District 24, would require that patients in New York undergo transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) instead of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Read Full Statement)

Ask Larry

A Curious Case from Cairo. This case was submitted by Dr. Mazen Naga of Cairo, Egypt and describes a man with dysphagia since birth, blistering of the skin after trauma, dystrophic nail changes, and membranous webs in the esophagus. Of course, more details would be helpful and, as Sherlock Holmes cried in The Adventure of the Copper Beaches “data, data, data...I can’t make bricks without clay.” Nonetheless, we have sufficient clay here to begin building read more

Fellows Corner

Welcome to the NYSGE Fellows Corner, dedicated to providing a wide variety of information specific to the interests of gastroenterology fellows. Drawing on the rich expertise of NYSGE members and thought leaders at the forefront of endoscopic research, the Fellows Corner explores challenging cases and examines rapidly read more

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GI Around NY

Day in the Gut XXIV
Issues and Controversies in Gastroenterology
March 24, 2017
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Montefiore Medical Center

Big Gut Seminars
Focus on Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease
March 31, 2017
Focus on Complex Colorectal Disease
April 1, 2017

NYU School of Medicine

1st Annual Meeting and Conference
International Society for Endomicroscopy
April 8-9, 2017
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Weill Cornell Medical College

6th Annual Peter D. Stevens Course
Innovations in Digestive Care
April 27-29, 2017
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Weill Cornell - Columbia University Medical Center


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