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NYSGE | New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Annual Course

40th Annual New York Course
Four Decades at the Forefront of Endoscopy
December 15-16, 2016

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Intended Audience
Practicing gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, GI fellows, and GI nurses and associates.

NYSGE: 40 Years at the Forefront of Fighting Colon Cancer
Colonoscopy Quality: Adenoma Detection Rates and Beyond
Innovation in Colonoscopy: Pushing the Envelope
40 Years of Polypectomy: Doing It My "Waye"
40 Years of Bleeding and Emergencies
Small Bowel Bleeding: What Are We Looking At?
Capsule Endoscopy: Forging Forward, Seeing More
Upper and Lower GI Emergencies

GI Motility
Esophageal Motility Disorders: New Testing, New Treatments
Gaastric and Small Bowel Motility: Smart Pills, Smarter Physicians
Myotomies for All? Achalasia, Gastroparesis and Beyond
Options in Bariatrics
Making It Smaller: Endoscopic Gastroplasty
Complications of Bariatrics Procedures
Surgical vs. Endoscopic Treatment for Obesity
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Biologics and Beyond in iBD Therapy
EUS for Perianal Crohn's Evaluation
Advanced Imaging in Barrett's Esophagus
Approaches to Barrett's Ablation
Endoscopic Treatment for GERD

Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy

A Rock Stuck in a Hard Space: Chronic Pancreatitis
ERCP in the Next 40 Years

Endoscopic Oncology
Early Gastric Cancer: Resect, Dissect or Cut?
Malignant Obstruction: Stent or Bypass -- What Should We Do?

Therapeutic EUS for Cancer: The New Frontier

Back to the Future: 40 Years Ahead of Their TIme
Cool Stuff Happening Right Now
Fast Forward: Endoscopic Research in the Next 40 Years

More Great Topics
Surveillance in IBD: Finding Non-Polypoid Dysplasia Using Enhanced Imaging
Colitis in the Elderly: Anything Special?
Pancreatic Cancer: Bench to Bedside
Endoscopic Closure of Fistulas and  Perforations
The 2016 Election: The Next 4.0 Years
Proton Pump Inhibitors: Risks and Realities

Live Endoscopy
Expanded Thursday-Friday Broadcast!
Procedures telecast live from NYU Langone Medical Center and may include:
Challenging Polypectomy
Colonoscopy for IBD
Difficult cannulation
Double Balloon Enteroscopy
EUS/FNA Cyst Drainage
Electrocautery and APC
RFA for Barrett's Esophagus

Hands-On Demonstrations
ERCP Techniques
Hemostasis Including Clips
Latest Animal Models

Fellows Poster Session and Reception
Fellows Forum
Peter D. Stevens, MD Endoscopic Video Forum
Product, Service, and Device Exhibits
Breakfasts, Breaks, and Lunches Included

Course Description
Under the direction of expert faculty, this course is designed to improve endoscopic practice through live case presentations, video and hands-on demonstrations, didactic lectures including audience interaction and questions, and hands-on training using animal tissue models. 

The course goals are to help participants improve their ability to accurately diagnose and effectively treat the spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, enhance quality in all practice settings, embrace advances in healthcare delivery, payment systems, and healthcare information sharing; apply state-of-the-art technology in a cost-effective way, understand trends in interventional endoscopic and surgical procedures, and to foster an evidence-based approach to endoscopic decision-making for commonly encountered and controversial problems in gastroenterology.
As gastrointestinal endoscopy continues to experience a rapid expansion of knowledge and technological innovation, and advances in therapeutic endoscopy challenge or entirely replace certain purely diagnostic endoscopy techniques, the need for superior continuing education becomes increasingly important. This course will enable participants to attain and apply cutting edge information and evolving technological innovations to elevate practice levels and enhance patient care and treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop practice patterns and standard procedures that incorporate objective measurements of quality metrics in the daily clinical practice of endoscopy, and use the results to make continuous improvement in patient care across a range of clinical gastroenterology procedures
  • Examine and discuss novel endoscopic therapies in comparison to traditional medical and interventional treatments
  • Demonstrate tools and skills necessary to accurately identify and effectively treat complications of gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Identify appropriate tests and methods to assess mucosal damage and disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and then apply methods to evaluate healing and successful treatment
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and safety of new treatments for hepatitis C
  • Identify novel therapies in the management of both uncomplicated and complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease, including medical, endoscopic and surgical approaches
  • Recognize the various common swallowing disorders, including how to evaluate these with common tests such as manometry and radiologic testing, and apply appropriate treatment options
  • Discuss the spectrum of commonly seen motility disorders of the GI tract, including esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and outline current treatment options and the effectiveness of current therapies
  • Evaluate the commonly seen types of colon polyps, recognize the progression of such polyps to malignancy, and review data on the efficacy and safety of techniques for removal of colorectal polyps
  • Recognize the various etiologies and manifestations of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, evaluate methods for diagnosis and management of upper and lower GI bleeding, and review algorithms for evaluation and treatment of obscure GI bleeding
  • Evaluate current advances in both diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, including management and treatment of biliary stones, cholangitis, strictures, malignancies, and prevention of pancreatitis associated with ERCP
  • Review state-of-the-art use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the diagnosis of and therapy for disorders of the GI tract, including pancreatic cysts, solid masses, lymph nodes, injection therapies, and drainage of collections
  • Identify the presence and treatment of common disorders of the small bowel including celiac disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, diarrhea, maldigestion and malabsorption, malignancies, and diverticular disease
  • Recognize the diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of interventional endoscopy. Identify appropriate methods to detect and assess dysplasia and early mucosal cancers of the GI tract, and evaluate the various endoscopic and surgical treatment modalities for these early malignancies
  • Identify the implications of healthcare reform for the practice of gastroenterology and understand health information technology as it impacts the endoscopy community
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Description
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Optional Satellite Programs: Advanced Hands-On Workshops and Symposia

Option 1: Management Pearls for Handling the Difficult Esophageal Patient
Option 2: Advanced Colon Diagnostics and Therapeutics: Improving Skills in Complex Procedures
Option 3: Practical EUS: Case Discussions with the Experts
Option 4: ERCP

Course Directors
40th Annual New York Course
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, NYSGEF; Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD; David A. Greenwald, MD, NYSGEF

Live Endoscopy Course Directors
Gregory B. Haber, MD
Frank G. Gress, MD, NYSGEF
Optional Satellite Programs:
Advanced Hands-On Workshops and Symposia

Brian P. Bosworth, MD, NYSGEF
Jonathan Cohen, MD, NYSGEF
Doris C. Barnie GI Nurses and Associates Course
Barbara Zuccala, MSN, RN CGRN; Nancy S. Schlossberg, BSN, RN, CGRN


New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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Optional Satellite Programs: Advanced Hands-On Workshops and Symposia
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Exhibits and Sponsorships
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Doris C. Barnie GI Nurses and Associates Course
In addition to nursing-specific programming, all of the physicians program is open to GI nurses and associates and will be submitted for nursing credit hours, with the exception of the poster session and optional satellite programs.

This educate GI nurses and associates about current and emerging therapeutic and technical advances in the practice of gastroenterology.

Nurses Accrediatation Statement
This educational activity has been submitted to the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. for approval. The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours
16 Contact Hours Pending

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution
This educational activity has been submitted to the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) for approval of continuing education units (CEUs) Toward Maintenance of Certification.