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NYSGE | New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Annual Course

Game Changers:
New Perspectives on Endoscopic Challenges


December 13-14, 2018

Intended Audience

Practicing Gastroenterologists, Gastrointestinal Endoscopists, Surgeons, GI Fellows, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and GI Nurses and Associates


Featuring a faculty of more than 80 distinguished educators and clinicians, the conference is comprised of:
  • Educational Lectures
  • Live endoscopy from NYU Langone Health – Tisch Hospital
  • Exhibits
  • Animal Tissue Labs and Demonstrations
  • Scientific Poster Session
  • Video Forum
  • Satellite Workshops and Symposia
  • Integrated course for GI Nurses and Associates
  • Annual New York GI Fellows Endoscopy Course
Conference topics include GERD, ablation and resection therapies for Barrett’s esophagus and other esophageal disorders; motility testing; GI bleeding; advanced imaging and new technologies; small bowel disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, management of colitis; biosimilars; colorectal cancer screening, early onset colorectal cancer and disorders of the colon and rectum; polyp detection and removal; ESD and POEM, GI complications, endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic EUS; ERCP for biliary and pancreatic disease including strictures, cysts and drainage of fluid; pancreatic cancer; managing neuroendocrine tumors; viral hepatitis and endoscopy in liver disease; infection control in the endoscopy suite; endoscopic therapies for obesity, and many others.

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, educational 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 and safety in all practice settings, recognize trends in interventional endoscopic and surgical procedures, apply state-of-the-art technology in a cost-effective way, embrace advances in healthcare delivery, payment, and information sharing; and to foster an evidence-based approach to endoscopic decision-making for commonly encountered and controversial problems in gastroenterology.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy continues to experience rapid expansion of knowledge and technological innovation, both of which are impacting the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, advances in therapeutic endoscopy are challenging or entirely replacing certain endoscopic techniques that previously were purely diagnostic. Gastroenterologists must understand and effectively apply current and emerging diagnostic and treatment options while maximizing quality and safety. In view of these developments, 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

  • Discuss the spectrum of commonly seen disorders of the esophagus and stomach, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, motility disorders, and peptic ulcer disease, and outline related treatment options and their effectiveness 
  • Evaluate advances in the methods of assessing disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and discuss the application of these techniques to patient treatment
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of treatments for viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic liver disorders
  • Identify appropriate methods to detect and treat common disorders of the small bowel and colon, such as colon polyps, as well as endobariatric therapy for obesity, and review the effectiveness of these approaches
  • Examine the diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of current and emerging advanced endoscopic techniques to diagnose and treat disorders of the hepatobiliary tract, pancreas, and luminal gastrointestinal tract and to detect and manage obscure upper and lower GI bleeding

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.

Credit Designation

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Directors

Annual New York Course
Patrick I. Okolo III, MD, MPH
Tamas A. Gonda, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD, NYSGEF

Live Endoscopy Course Directors
Gregory B. Haber, MD, NYSGEF
Sammy Ho, MD, NYSGEF

Sponsorships Director
Adam J. Goodman, 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
535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036


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Exhibits and Sponsoship

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Doris C. Barnie GI Nurses and Associates Course

In addition to nursing-specific programming, all of the physician programs are open to GI nurses and associates and will be submitted for nursing contact hours, with the exception of the poster session, certain lunch sessions, and satellite programs.

Nursing Accreditation Statement

This educational activity has been submitted to the Northern California Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. Northern California SGNA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 6900 (contact hours pending) and by ABCGN for GI-specific 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.