NYSGE | New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The Course 2014

38th Annual New York Course
The New Scope of Endoscopy

December 18-19, 2014

Course Preview Brochure
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Intended Audience
Practicing gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal endoscopists and surgeons, GI fellows and GI nurses and associates.

Preliminary Topics
  • Difficult Polypectomy
  • Improving Polyp Detection at Colonoscopy: Technological Advances
  • Surveillance Guidelines Following Colon Polyp Removal                 
  • Preps, Preps, Preps—All You Ever Need to Know
  • Colonoscopy in IBD Management: Role of Mucosal Healing
  • Advances in Upper GI Imaging (NBI, Confocal, OCT)
  • Contrast Enhanced EUS (Elastography)
  • GI to the Rescue:  Management of Colonoscopy Complications
  • GERD: Medical vs. Interventional Treatment
  • Colonoscopy in Evaluating Patients with Colon Ischemia
  • Endoscopic Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
  • What’s New in Autoimmune Pancreatitis
  • Cholangiocarcinoma: Diagnosis and Palliation Options
  • Endoscopic Approaches to the Management of Obesity
  • GI and Social Media
  • New Directions in EUS-Guided Techniques
  • Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease
  • Managing Celiac Disease Mimics
  • What’s New in Small Bowel Imaging?
  • POEM from Around the World
  • Anesthesia and Anesthetics in the Endoscopy Suite
  • Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of IPMNs
Live Endoscopy
Based on case schedule for December 19, 2014. Procedures telecast live and may include:
  • Ampullectomy
  • Challenging polypectomy
  • Difficult cannulation
  • Double balloon enteroscopy
  • EUS/FNA cyst drainage
  • Therapeutic APC
Hands-On Demonstrations
  • NBI
  • ERCP Techniques
  • Hemostasis Including Clips
  • Lithotripsy
  • Latest Animal Models
  • Live Endoscopy from Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
  • Fellows Poster Session and Reception
  • Fellows Forum
  • Peter D. Stevens 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 goals are to help participants improve their knowledge of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, enhance the quality of their practice, 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.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is experiencing a rapid expansion of knowledge and technological innovation. Advances in therapeutic endoscopy continue to challenge or entirely replace certain purely diagnostic endoscopy techniques. This course will enable participants to learn and apply new information and evolving technological innovations to the enhancement of patient care and 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 topics
  • 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 endsocopy
  • 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 heathcare 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 Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 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.

Optional Advanced Hands-On Workshops and Satellite Symposia
  • Option 1: Advanced Capsule Endoscopy: Exploring the Depths of the Small Bowel and Beyond
  • Option 2: Hot Topics in Esophageal Disease: On the Cutting Edge
  • Option 3: Advancements in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Option 4: Practical EUS: Case Discussions with the Experts
  • Option 5: Advanced Endoscopic Resection and Closure: ESD/POEM Endoscopic Suturing
  • Option 6: Advances in Hepatitis Therapies
  • Option 7: ERCP Master Class 2014: Practical Lessons for Advanced Care
  • Option 8: Advanced Colon Diagnostics and Therapeutics: Improving Skills in Complex Procedures
Course Directors
38th Annual New York Course
Sammy Ho, MD; Amrita Sethi, MD, MSc; David A. Greenwald, MD
Live Endoscopy Course Directors
Gregory B. Haber, MD
Frank G. Gress, MD, NYSGEF
Advanced Hands-On Workshops and Satellite Symposia Course Directors
Brian P. Bosworth, MD, NYSGEF
Jonathan Cohen, 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 Hands-On Workshops and Satellite Symposia
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Exhibits and Sponsorships
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Doris C. Barnie GI Nurses and Associates Course
December 18-19, 2014
Preliminary Topics:
  • Esophageal Disorders: Surgical Considerations
  • The Biliary System: A View from the Inside
  • Infection Control: Is That Scope Really Clean?
  • Quality and Benchmarking
  • EBP, QI and Research: What's the Difference? 
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Bariatric Surgery; Emerging Endoluminal Techniques
  • Update on the Treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Mentorship
Note: All of the physician programs are open to GI nurses and associates and will be submitted for credit hours.

Nursing Accreditation Statement
This educational activity has been submitted to the Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates, Inc. for approval. The Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.