Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th, 2019
Course Co-Directors: Kevin El-Hayek, MD, Scott Melvin, MD
Hands-on lab Co-Directors: Sammy Ho, MD, Reem Sharaiha, MD

Day 1: Friday, October 18th
7:30-8:00 am
Registration, Breakfast

8:00-8:10 am
Welcome and Introductions

8:10-8:40 am
Keynote Address: The Future of Gastrointestinal Interventions: What’s changing? What’s staying the same?

Session 1: Flexible Endoscopy: The Fundamentals
Moderator: Scott Melvin, MD

8:40-9:00 am
Updates in Anesthesia Management for Endoscopy

9:00-9:20 am
Shifting Paradigms of Endoscopic Training: A Surgical Perspective

9:20-9:40 am
Measuring Endoscopic Quality: Should We Get an “Endoscopic Report Card?”

9:40-10:00 am
Panel Discussion

10:00-10:20 am
Break and Coffee

Session 2: Barrett’s and GERD
Moderator: Amrita Sethi, MD Columbia University Medical Center, New York

10:20-10:40 am
Barrett’s Esophagus: Diagnosis and Therapy (EMR/RFA/Cryotherapy)

10:40-11:00 am
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Endoscopic Therapies

11:00-11:20 am
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: What to do when the Endoscope Fails?

11:20-11:40 am
Panel Discussion

11:40 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Endoscopic Therapies
11:00-11:20 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: What to do when the Endoscope Fails? Scott Melvin, MD Montefiore Medical Center, New York. wsmelvin@montefiore.org
11:20-11:40 Panel Discussion
11:40-1:00 Lunch

Session 3: Endoscopic Surgery
Moderator Aurora Pryor, MD

1:00-1:20 pm
EMR vs. ESD in Upper GI Lesions: How to choose the approach?

1:20-1:40 pm
Management of GI Obstructions: The Endoscope or the Knife?

1:40-2:00 pm
Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: From A(chalasia) to Z(enker’s)

2:00-2:20 pm
Panel Discussion

Session 4: Bariatric and Metabolic Diseases
Moderator: Matthew Dong, MD Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

2:20-2:40 pm
Primary Endoscopic Bariatrics: An Update

2:40-3:00 pm
My Bariatric Procedure Didn’t Work, Now What?

3:00-3:20 pm
Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Complications

3:20-3:40 pm
Panel Discussion

Session 5: Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts and Walled Off Pancreatic Necrosis
Moderator: Sammy Ho, MD Montefiore Medical Center, New York

3:40-4:00 pm
Pancreatic pseudocysts and WOPN: The Endoscopic Persective.

4:00-4:20 pm
Pancreatic pseudocysts and WOPN: The IR Perspective

4:20-4:40 pm
Pancreatic pseudocysts and WOPN: The Surgical Perspective.

4:40-5:00 pm
Panel Discussion

Day: Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Weill-Cornell Simulation Center

7:30-8:00 am
Welcome and Breakfast

8:00 am -12:00 pm
Hands-On Stations
Station 1: Endoscopic Handling Simulation
Station 2: Endoscopic Bleeding Management and Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Station 3: Esophageal Interventions: Endoflip and Barrett’s Ablation
Station 4: Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: POEM/POP/Zenker’s Endoscopic Stent Placement
Station 5: Endoscopic Suturing and Endoscopic Bariatrics