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Annual Course

41st Annual New York Course
Precision Endoscopy: The Scope of the Future
December 14-15, 2017

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

Topics include GERD, ablation and resection therapies for Barrett’s esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, and other esophageal disorders; motility testing; upper, lower and obscure GI bleeding; advanced imaging and new technologies; small bowel and colon capsule endoscopy; small bowel disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, management of colitis; biosimilars; fecal transplantation for C. difficile; colorectal cancer screening, and disorders of the colon and rectum; polyp detection and polypectomy including duodenal polyps; ESD and POEM, GI complications, endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic EUS; ERCP for biliary and pancreatic disease including cysts and drainage of fluid collections; hereditary pancreatic and colon cancer syndromes; managing neuroendocrine tumors; viral hepatitis and endoscopy in liver disease; infection control in the endoscopy suite; endoscopic therapies for obesity, and many others.

Live Endoscopy
Procedures telecast live from NYU Langone Medical Center and may include:
Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy

Challenging Polypectomy
Colonoscopy for IBD
Difficult Cannulation
Endoscopic Fundoplication
EUS/FNA Cyst Drainage

Obesity Therapy
RFA for Barrett's Esophagus

Hands-On Demonstrations
Enhanced Colonic Visualization
ERCP Techniques
Bariatric Therapy
Argon Plasma Coagulation
Radiofrequency Ablation

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.

Credit Designation
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course Directors
41st Annual New York Course
John M. Poneros, MD, NYSGEF
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc
David A. Greenwald, MD, NYSGEF

Live Endoscopy Course Directors
Gregory B. Haber, MD, NYSGEF
Frank G. Gress, MD, NYSGEF

Annual Course Consultants

Brian P. Bosworth, MD, NYSGEF
Jonathan Cohen, MD, NYSGEF
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
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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Optional Satellite Programs
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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 physicians program is open to GI nurses and associates and will be submitted for nursing contact hours, with the exception of the poster session and optional satellite programs.

Nursing Accreditation Statement
This activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours. Northeast Multi-State Division 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.