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ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Endoscopy Around the World: Video Case-Based Pearls from the Masters (On-Demand) | April 2021
Release Date: April 2021
Viewing Time: 8 hours
This is the On-Demand version of the Annual Postgraduate Course virtual course held on April 24, 2021.

Learn about the latest endoscopic techniques and technologies during ASGE’s 2021 Annual Postgraduate Virtual Course that was held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. This is a world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Course materials will be available prior to the start of the course, upon completion you will receive a access to the recording of each presentation along with pdf files of presentations in GI Leap.  Looking to access CME and MOC credit, then plan your participation in this program so you can earn both of these valuable credits.

The framework for this year’s course is based upon the “The Day in the Life of an Endoscopist” concept, where we proceed from one case to another.  You will benefit from a blended approach of video-case-based presentations augmented by the practicalities of diagnostic and therapeutic procedural techniques, followed by supporting best practices.  Hear more about the course format from the Course Directors here.

Over 20 world-renowned faculty have curated their premier videos from the top live endoscopy courses worldwide. From their clinical practice to your practice, faculty will cover a wide array of case-based scenarios, including the latest endoscopic innovations. Throughout the four sessions, panelists will challenge presenters on their selection of techniques and technologies, highlighting evidence-based practice guidelines to enhance the quality of care.

Clinical topic areas have been carefully selected to reflect critical areas in endoscopy that will update all attendees. Topic highlights include adenoma detection and resection, polypectomy and clipping, Barrett’s esophagus, eosinophilic esophagitis, GI bleeding, dysplasia in IBD, deep enteroscopy, bariatric endoscopy, stenting vs. surgery, management of pancreatic fluid collections, and the latest in ERCP techniques, just to name a few. This course emphasizes video case-based instruction but also incorporates live expert panel discussions with audience participation and didactic lectures to optimize your overall learning experience.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best approach to the management of complex endoscopic challenges presented.
  • Compare and contrast new and updated endoscopic techniques to enhance patient outcomes in common disease states
  • List quality standards used for best clinical practice in selected endoscopic techniques
  • Appraise the value of emerging technologies in gastrointestinal endoscopy
Target Audience
This course is ideal for international and U.S.-based participants, including practicing gastroenterologists, surgical endoscopists, gastroenterology trainees, endoscopy nurses and technicians.
Course Directors and Faculty
Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE
National Director of Gastroenterology
Veterans Health Administration
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Robert A. Enns, MD, FASGE
Clinical Professor of Medicine
St. Paul's Hospital
The University of British Columbia
Pacific Gastroenterology Associates
Vancouver, BC Canada


Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Marianna Arvanitaki, MD, PhD
Erasme Hospital
Brussels, Belgium

Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Kenneth F. Binmoeller, MD, MASGE
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Michael J. Bourke, MD, MBBS
Westmead Hospital
Westmead, Australia

Michael F. Byrne, MD
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver BC CANADA

Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Jacques Deviere, MD, PhD
ULB Hospital Erasme
Brussels, Belgium

Peter V. Draganov, MD, FASGE
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Grace H. Elta, MD, MASGE
Ann Arbor, MI

 Gregory B. Haber, MD, MASGE
Tisch Hospital-NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Ikuo Hirano, MD
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Chicago, IL

Haruhiro Inoue: MD, FASGE, PhD
Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FASGE
San Francisco VA Health System
San Francisco, CA

James Y.W. Lau, MD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Endoscopy Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital
Prince CHINA

Gary R. May, MD, FASGE
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Horst Neuhaus, MD
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Duesseldorf
Dusseldorf GERMANY

Heiko Pohl, MD
VA Medical Center
White River Junction, VT

Thierry Ponchon, MD
Hospital E. Herriot, FRANCE

D. Nageshwar Reddy, MD, MASGE
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology
Hyderabad, INDIA

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Thomas Roesch, MD
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

The agenda can be found on the course website prior to the course and will also be available in the course content in mid-April of 2021. 
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Hardware/Software Requirements
Windows Requirements: 
Operating system: Windows 7+ 
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+ 
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection 
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+ 

Macintosh Requirements: 
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+ 
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+ 
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+
Contact Information
For technical difficulties or questions related to content or CME credits, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-866-353-2743 or email
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 01, 2024
Cost: Member: $395.00
Non-Member: $525.00
Credit Offered:
9 CME Credits
9 ABIM-MOC Points
9 Participation Credits
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