ASGE Highlights at DDW 2017


Join ASGE in Chicago May 6-9, 2017 for Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the world’s leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees where almost 15,000 GIs working in gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields gather.


ASGE has comprehensive programming, including sessions and activities that are designed to advance your knowledge and skills in endoscopy, under the direction of world-renowned faculty. Enhance your overall DDW experience and plan ahead now by reviewing the downloadable brochures for program and pricing information. You can also sign up here to be notified of registration opening and updates to ASGE programming at DDW.

Mon4:00-5:30S402(371)ISASGE/Sociedad Interamericana de Endoscopia Digestiva (SIED) International SymposiumAsadur Tchekmedyian (Uruguay), Julio Pereira Lima (Brazil – President of SIED), and Andres GelrudEverson Artifon
Jose Celso Ardengh
Nicole Pena
Felix Tellez Avila
David Zagalsky
Tue2:00-3:30S402(371)ISBest of ASGE DDW en EspañolLeopoldo Lopez Roses and Roque SaenzLuis Caro
Diego Juzgado
Clara Martinez-Garcia
Jorge Orillac
Juan Vila

ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course 
Best Tips, Worst Mistakes: Lessons from the Masters 

Sunday, May 7, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday, May 8, 7:00 am – Noon

(Breakfast will be served from 6:30 am -7:00 am)

Earn up to 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 9 MOC Points!

A must attend for every GI physician who performs endoscopies, this comprehensive course will feature lectures, video-based discussions and audience interaction with Q&A. Key features include tips, tricks and worst mistakes related to GI endoscopy from internationally-renowned experts. Learn how to approach common endoscopic problems, recognize pitfalls and incorporate new modalities into your clinical practice. Evidence-based practice, endoscopic challenges and emerging technologies will be highlighted. A variety of GI conditions will be discussed, including Barrett’s esophagus, colorectal neoplasia, pancreaticobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as novel interventions, such as bariatric endoscopy.Download brochure      Register

2017 ASGE Presidential Plenary: Hot Coffee, Donuts, Debates…and Our Best Science

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 –10:00 am

Get ready for the 2017 ASGE Presidential Plenary! This is not your ‘Daddy’s’ Plenary! Start off your DDW experience by enjoying some hot coffee, donuts and a menu of debates, lectures…and science. Highlights include the two distinguished J. Edward Berk, MD, DSC, FASGE, and Jack A. Vennes, MD and Stephen E. Silvis, MD endowed lectures, hot topic debates, and ASGE’s top abstracts delivered in rapid-fire fashion. Join your colleagues and ASGE President Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE in this decidedly UN-Plenary Plenary Session.

Hands-On Workshops 

Saturday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 9
These innovative sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty as they demonstrate various cutting-edge techniques. Space is limited to 40 participants per session; register early.    Brochure

ASGE Maintenance of Certification Course 

Tuesday, May 9, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
This live self-assessment course has been designed around ASGE’s GESAP content to provide registrants with the opportunity to benchmark their medical knowledge in endoscopy related topics against competence standards as determined by the ABIM. This two-hour course has been approved for AMA Category 1 Credit™ ABIM MOC Points and will utilize audience response technology to test your knowledge in real-time.

ASGE Crystal Awards 

Sunday, May 7, 6:15 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner and Program

The 2017 Crystal Awards is the year’s most elegant gala recognizing notable achievements and significant contributions to the profession from GI’s top global leaders. This year’s event will be held at the posh Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Make your reservations today!   Download Brochure

ASGE Video Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 9, 8 am – Noon
The 21st Annual Endoscopic ASGE Video Plenary Session represents the “best of the best” high-quality, cutting-edge, fully edited endoscopic video footage presented at DDW. These submitted videos received the top ratings during our double blind peer review. New this year, the highest scoring video from the peer-reviewed process for each section will be presented an award by the moderators at the end of each section. Following the live session, all Video Plenary selections will be available for online viewing through the ASGE Online Learning Center

ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 –3:00 pm
ASGE’s Seventh Annual World Cup of Endoscopy will feature a friendly international competition of selected videos representing different countries. All selected videos will be presented and scored live by an international panel of judges during the session; one winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive medals.

Fellows Hands-On Workshop: Beyond the Basics

Monday, May 8, 8:00 – 11:00 am 
This hands-on course is intended for second- and third-year fellows going into practice and will provide an updated review of hands-on skills. Topics include Management of GI Bleeding, Colon Polyp EMR, Esophageal Stricture, and Stent Replacement.

Fellows Update: Are you a 2nd – 3rd Year Fellow?

Saturday, May 8, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Second- and third-year fellows are invited to this session for an updated review of topics including essential esophageal therapies, using chromoendoscopy, anorectal disease, bleeding perforations and when to call for help, and tricks and tips in colonoscopy and polypectomy.

ASGE Fellows Networking Session

Saturday, May 6, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
This session offers trainees an opportunity to network with ASGE leaders and discuss topics specifically of interest to trainees.

ASGE Learning Center

Saturday, May 6-Monday, May 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 9, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The ASGE Learning Center is a dynamic, interactive educational resource that provides DDW attendees the opportunity to:

  • View videos from ASGE’s complete Endoscopic Learning Library and earn additional CME credits.
  • Participate in hands-on endoscopic demonstrations.
  • Learn how ASGE is advancing the practice of endoscopy.
  • Interact with colleagues from around the world.

ASGE Store

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, May 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 9, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The ASGE store is the place at DDW to learn about and purchase ASGE products. Explore ASGE’s Endoscopic Learning Library, the premier collection of educational DVDs featuring live-action demonstrations of endoscopic procedures. Check out the large selection of ASGE physician and patient education products.  You can also pick up the latest issue of GIE Journal, ASGE Connections and upcoming course information. Learn about the benefits of ASGE membership, donate to the ASGE Foundation, and findpractice management resources. Don’t miss out on ASGE signature logo items featuring clinical wear as well as logo merchandise that are ideal take-home gifts for family and friends.

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