Annual Course

Excellence in Endoscopy:
Where Tradition Meets Innovation
December 19-20, 2019


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 includes:
  • Educational Lectures
  • Live Endoscopy from NYU Langone Health
  • Exhibits
  • Scientific Poster Session
  • Integrated Course for GI Nurses and Associates
  • Optional Advanced Courses
  • Annual New York GI Fellows Endoscopy Course

Course Topics

  • GERD Therapies
  • Treatments for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
  • Achalasia
  • Motility Testing
  • GI Bleeding
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Small Bowel Disorders
  • Treat-to-Target: Mucosal Healing in IBD
  • Dysplasia in IBD Surveillance
  • J-Pouch and Related Complications
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Biologics, Small Molecules & Biosimilars in IBD 
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
  • Polyp Detection and Removal
  • GI Complications
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic EUS
  • ERCP for Biliary and Pancreatic Disease
  • Strictures, Cysts and Fluid Drainage
  • Cannulation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Endoscopic Therapies for Obesity
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Endoscopy in Liver Disease
  • Infection Control
  • Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy
  • New Tools and Technologies

Course Directors

43rd Annual New York Course Directors
David P. Hudesman, MD
Sherif Andrawes, MD
David A. Greenwald, MD

Associate Course Directors
Gregory B. Haber, MD
Live Endoscopy Course Directors
Adam J. Goodman, MD
Annual Course Consultant
Barbara Zuccala, MSN, RN, CGRN and Nancy S. Schlossberg, BSN, RN, CGRN
Doris C. Barnie GI Nurses and Associates Course Directors

Optional Advanced Courses
Annual New York GI Fellows Endoscopy Course 
Christopher J. DiMaio, MD and Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD
Yes, You Can Do That! Adding More Endoscopy Skills to Your Practice
Adam J. Goodman, MD and Lauren G. Khanna, MD, MS
New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools for Creating a Modern IBD Practice
Shannon Chang, MD and Dana J. Lukin, MD, PhD
Management of Dilemmas in Hepatology for the Practicing Gastroenterologist
Ayse Aytaman, MD and Ira M. Jacobson, MD

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 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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


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Annual Course Preview Brochure

Optional Advanced Programs

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Annual New York
GI Fellows
Endoscopy Course

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Exhibits and Sponsoship

Exhibit Space Reservations and Sponsorships

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.