Spring Course Information

The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2021


The New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is excited to present The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2021 in a virtual format this year. Using a state-of-the-art virtual conference platform, which includes a Virtual Exhibit Hall, our premier program will be broadcast live and deliver educational content in a lecture, case, and discussion-based format designed to encourage participation and actively engage participants in the learning experience.
 

Intended Audience

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

Course Description

The Spring Course is devoted to a review of the most compelling topics discussed during Digestive Disease Week® 2021. Faculty will present critically important information on new drugs, the etiology and pathophysiology of disease states, the epidemiology of diseases, the medical, surgical and endoscopic treatment of disease, and the social impact of disease states pertaining to gastroenterology, endoscopy, and liver disease. 

The program includes a video forum of new endoscopic techniques as well as a summary of the major topics presented at the most important academic forum in gastroenterology, making for an invaluable educational experience for those who were unable to attend Digestive Disease Week® and an excellent summary review for all others.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases such as motility disorders and colorectal cancer and outline the enhancement and effectiveness of related treatment options such as the use of artificial intelligence in the detection and resection of polyps during colonoscopy
  • 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 portal hypertension, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), 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 expanded therapeutic capabilities of ERCP and EUS to detect and treat disorders of the hepatobiliary tract, pancreas, and luminal gastrointestinal tract and to detect and manage suspected small bowel bleeding
     

Agenda

7:45 am – 8:00 am
Exhibits Open for “First Look”
Engage with Exhibitors and Start Earning Game Points
 
8:00 am
Welcome to The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2021
Franklin E. Kasmin, MD; Sam Serouya, MD; Julie Yang, MD
 
8:00 am - 9:35 am
SESSION 1
Moderator: Sam Serouya, MD
Improving Safety, Efficacy, and Tolerability of Preparation for Endoscopy: Rabia de Latour, MD
Colorectal Cancer and Colonoscopy: Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD
Advances in Polyp Resection Technology: SriHari Mahadev, MD, MS
Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy: Seth A. Gross, MD
Panel Discussion: Rabia de Latour, MD; Seth A. Gross, MD; SriHari Mahadev, MD, MS; Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD
 
9:35 am – 10:50 am
SESSION 2
Moderator: Julie Yang, MD
Advances in ERCP: Sam Serouya, MD
Interventional EUS: Pancreaticobiliary: Franklin E. Kasmin, MD
Interventional EUS: Transluminal: Julie Yang, MD 
Panel Discussion: Sam Serouya, MD; Franklin E. Kasmin, MD; Julie Yang, MD
 
10:50 am - 11:20 am
BREAK
Engage with Exhibitors and Continue Earning Game Points
 
11:20 am - 12:10 pm
SESSION 3
Moderator: Ira M. Jacobson, MD
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Sonal Kumar, MD, MPH
Portal Hypertension and Other Liver Diseases: Clara Y. Tow, MD 
Panel Discussion: Ira M. Jacobson, MD; Sonal Kumar, MD, MPH; Clara Y. Tow, MD
 
12:10 pm - 12:25 pm
SESSION 4 
Moderator: Franklin E. Kasmin, MD
Highlights of the ASGE Video Plenary Session, Part 1
David L. Carr-Locke, MD and Sammy Ho, MD
12:25 pm - 12:55 pm
BREAK
Engage with Exhibitors and Continue Earning Game Points
 
12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
SESSION 5 
Moderator: Sam Serouya, MD
Esophageal Disease: Kimberly Cavaliere, MD
Panel Discussion: Kimberly Cavaliere, MD; Philip O. Katz, MD and Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA 
 
1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
SESSION 6 
Moderator: Arun Swaminath, MD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Maia Kayal, MD
Panel Discussion: Shannon Chang, MD, MBA; Maia Kayal, MD; Arun Swaminath, MD
 
1:55 pm - 2:45 pm
SESSION 7 
Moderator: Franklin E. Kasmin, MD
Advances in Endobariatrics: Monica Saumoy, MD, MS
Medical Issues in Weight Loss: Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion: Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD; Monica Saumoy, MD, MS; Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc 
 
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
BREAK
Winners of the Engage with Exhibitors Game Are Announced
 
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
SESSION 8
Moderator: Julie Yang, MD  
Highlights of the 2021 ASGE Video Plenary Session, Part 2
Lionel S. D'Souza, MD and Michel Kahaleh, MD
 

Course Directors

Franklin E. Kasmin, MD, NYSGEF Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Medical Director, The Pancreas and Biliary Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Sam Serouya, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY

Julie Yang, MD Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Einstein Division, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
 

Faculty

David L. Carr-Locke, MD, NYSGEF Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, Center for Advanced Digestive Care, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY   

Kimberly Cavaliere, MD Third Year Fellow in Gastroenterology, Northwell Health, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital, Manhasset, NY; Anticipated August 2021, Associate Director, Disorders of the Esophagus, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside Hospitals; New York, NY

Shannon Chang, MD, MBA Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Rabia de Latour, MD Director of Endoscopy, Bellevue Hospital Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

Lionel S. D’Souza, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; Director of Endoscopic Surgery, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Seth A. Gross, MD, NYSGEF Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Chief of Gastroenterology, Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Sammy Ho, MD, NYSGEF Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of Pancreaticobiliary Services and Endoscopic Ultrasound, Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 

Ira M. Jacobson, MD Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Hepatology, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Michel Kahaleh, MD, NYSGEF Clinical Director of Gastroenterology, Chief of Endoscopy, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Director, Pancreas Program and Medical Director, Advanced Endoscopy Research Program, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Philip O. Katz, MD Professor of Medicine, Director of Motility Laboratories, Division of Gastroenterology, Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell, New York, NY

Maia Kayal, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Sonal Kumar, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 

SriHari Mahadev, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Associate Attending Physician, Clinical Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service, Program Director, Clinical Nutrition Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health; Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY

Monica Saumoy, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Philadelphia, PA

Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, NYSGEF Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Therapeutic and Advanced Endoscopy, Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Endoscopy, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center Cornell, New York, NY 

Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside Hospitals, New York, NY

Arun Swaminath, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Director, IBD Program, Lenox Hill Hospital–Northwell Health, New York, NY

Clara Y. Tow, MD Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Department of Medicine (Hepatology), Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
 

Registration


Registration Fees

Early
By May 7

Regular
After May 7

Member Physicians

$75

$100

Non-Member Physicians

$125

$150

GI Fellows

$0

$0

Nurses/GI Associates

$50

$50


Contact info@nysge.org for assistance or call 646-218-0650
 

Faculty Disclosure

Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in a CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest with regard to their contribution to the activity will not be permitted to present.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved in the United States.
 

Joint Providership

The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2021 is jointly provided by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
 

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-Montefiore Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Conflict of Interest Statement

The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with commercial interest; pharmaceutical or equipment company*. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device, not yet approved in the United States.

*The ACCME defines a Commercial Interest as an entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interest – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

 

Nurse Planner

Maria Alma Estrera-Yorke, BSN, MSN, MHA, CGRN, CFER Nurse Manager Endoscopy Suites, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, NY
 

Nursing Accreditation Statement

Montana Nurses Association
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours: 6.0

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN*  

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution
This educational activity was approved by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) for 6.0 continuing education units toward maintenance of certification.

Certificate of Completion
A certificate of completion will be provided after completion of the program. Criteria for successful completion includes:
  1. Must attend the entire program; no partial credit will be awarded
  2. Completion and submission of the online evaluation
     

Recording Waiver

NYSGE will record this program to use in educational, informational or promotional materials including print, electronic or other media such as the NYSGE website. By participating in this program, you grant NYSGE the right to record and use your remarks should this program offer live or online submission of questions and all such recorded live or online submissions become the property of NYSGE.