GI Prime Time Programs

These "bonus" sessions will explore approaches to common GI problems through demonstration and discussion of back-to-basics or advanced endoscopic techniques. Four 75-minute non-CME programs will be offered concurrently on Thursday after the main programming concludes. Programs are led by expert NYSGE faculty who will present guidelines and industry solutions for improving clinical care for patients with related disorders. There is no registration fee to attend. 

Choose any one of these four concurrent, non-accredited programs

Program 1
Advances in Esophageal Motility
Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Course Description
This course will review recent advances in the diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders including utilization of esophageal high-resolution manometry, and the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) for upper endoscopy. Both diagnostic options can be important in the evaluation of patients with dysphagia and other symptoms suggestive of an esophageal motility disorder. This program will discuss how to apply these technologies to patient care.

Learning Objectives
  • Using the recently updated Chicago Classification version 4.0 and clinical case applications, review interpretation of esophageal high-resolution manometry tests for esophageal motility disorders
  • Describe and demonstrate functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) planimetry interpretation of esophageal motility disorders

Agenda
5:30 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Abraham Khan, MD

5:30 – 5:50 pm
Chicago Classification Version 4.0: Advances in Esophageal High-Resolution Manometry
Daniela Jodorkovsky, MD

5:50 – 6:10 pm
FLIP Planimetry on Upper Endoscopy: Updates and Applications
Abraham Khan, MD

6:10 – 6:25 pm
Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Matthew Whitson, MD, MSEd

6:25 – 6:45 pm
Audience Q & A
Engage with Sponsors

Non-Accredited Program
This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Program 2
Managing the Difficult Polyp
Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Course Description
This course will help participants improve their ability to effectively treat difficult colon polyps, and to recognize trends and advances in devices and techniques for managing them.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the management of difficult colon polyps
  • Describe the use of new devices and techniques for managing difficult polyps

Agenda
5:30 pm 
Welcome and Introductions 
Nikhil A. Kumta, MD, MS

5:30 – 5:50 pm 
How I Approach Difficult Colon Polyps: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons from 50 Years of Experience
Jerome D. Waye, MD

5:50 – 6:10 pm 
Novel Devices and Techniques for Difficult Polyps
Amrita Sethi, MD, MSc

6:10 – 6:25 pm Case 
Presentation and Panel Discussion
Sherif Andrawes, MD

6:25 – 6:45 pm 
Audience Q & A
Engage with Sponsors

Non-Accredited Program
This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Program 3
Improving Adenoma Detection Rates
Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Course Description
Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is a key quality measure for colonoscopy. This program will discuss key colonoscopy quality metrics that are linked to ADR. It will also present new technologies for improving adenoma detection rates such as optical. mechanical, and artificial intelligence enhancements.

Learning Objectives
  • Review colonoscopy quality measures related to adenoma detection rate
  • Discuss the use and impact of new technologies on improving adenoma detection rates

Agenda
5:30 pm 
Welcome and Introductions 
Seth A. Gross, MD

5:30 – 5:50 pm 
Achieving Quality Indicators in Colonoscopy and Improving Your Adenoma Detection Rates 
Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH

5:50 – 6:10 pm 
Use of Colonoscopy Enhancements to Improve ADR: Optical, Mechanical, Artificial Intelligence 
Seth A Gross, MD

6:10 – 6:25 pm 
Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
Douglas K. Rex MD (Invited)

6:25 – 6:45 pm 
Audience Q & A
Engage with Sponsors

Non-Accredited Program
This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Program 4
Workup of Refractory GERD
Thursday, December 16, 2021 • 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Course Description
Substantial numbers of patients with reflux symptomatology do not achieve satisfactory symptomatic improvement with traditional antisecretory therapy. This course will address a best practice approach to the evaluation and management of this complex and challenging patient population. The most recent evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice updates will be addressed.

Learning Objectives
• Devise a practical approach to the workup of refractory GERD based upon most recently published guidelines
• Evaluate the role of endoscopic and surgical management of refractory GERD

Agenda
5:30 pm 
Welcome and Introductions 
Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD

5:30 – 5:50 pm 
Optimizing the Use of Diagnostic Tests in the Workup of Patients with Refractory GERD
Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD

5:50 – 6:10 pm 
Personalizing the Choice of Treatment for Refractory GERD
Philip O. Katz, MD

6:10 – 6:25 pm 
Case Presentation and Panel Discussion 
Amir Soumekh, MD

6:25 – 6:45 pm 
Audience Q & A
Engage with Sponsors

Non-Accredited Program
This program is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.