NYSGE | New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Spring Course

The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2019




Japan Society
333 East 47th Street (near First Avenue)
New York, NY 10017

Intended Audience

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


Registration Fees

By May 8

After May 8

Member Physicians



Non-Member Physicians



GI Fellows



Nurses/GI Associates



Course Description

The Spring Course is devoted to a review of the most compelling topics in gastroenterology, endoscopy, and liver disease as presented during Digestive Disease Week®, May 18-21, 2019. At this event, the most significant data from national and international research efforts is presented, affording attendees a first look at 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 in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, and GI surgery. 
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 those who were there.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the spectrum of commonly seen disorders of the esophagus and stomach, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, and motility disorders, 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

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.

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

Nursing Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Nurse Planner: Maria Alma Estrera-Yorke, BSN, MSN, MHA, CGRN, CFER

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 continuing education credit toward maintenance of certification.

Special Needs

The facilities used for NYSGE seminars are in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special accommodations, please contact the NYSGE Office at 646-218-0650.

Photography Waiver

From time-to-time, NYSGE takes photographs or video during educational courses and events and reproduces them in educational, informational or promotional materials including print, electronic or other media such as the NYSGE website. By participating in this course, you grant NYSGE the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes and all such postings become the property of NYSGE.