Advances in Biliary Endoscopy

Chicago, IL US
November 10, 2017

Featuring Expert Visiting Faculty: Greg Haber, MD and Cyrus Piraka, MD

University of Chicago’s Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT) group is a nationally recognized interventional gastroenterology group dedicated to evaluating and treating difficult gastrointestinal diseases through advanced endoscopic technologies. This course will highlight advanced endoscopic skills in ERCP, cholangioscopy, and EUS in the management of biliary diseases. This includes topics such as biliary cannulation, difficult bile duct stones, cancers of the pancreas and bile ducts, complications related to acute and chronic pancreatitis and prevention of adverse events related to ERCP. Faculty will present the latest information on biliary endoscopy using a variety of traditional formats, including lectures, panel discussions, interactive video forum, and Q&A. Endoscopic skills can then be enhanced during a hands-on workshop with expert faculty. Balanced viewpoints, special techniques and practical clinical approaches will be highlighted throughout the program.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for gastroenterologists, endoscopists, endosonographers, surgeons, oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals committed to the advancement of biliary endoscopy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) techniques for successful biliary cannulation, large stone removal, and stenting;
  • Define advanced endoscopic ERCP modalities, including cholangioscopy, mechanical lithotripsy, radiofrequency ablation, electrohydraulic lithotripsy, and photodynamic therapy;
  • Identify diagnostic options in tissue acquisition in pancreaticobiliary tumors;
  • Characterize endoscopic management options for cholangiocarcinoma, including stenting and ablative therapy;
  • State how multi-disciplinary collaboration with radiology, pathology, surgery, and oncology can improve the management of pancreaticobiliary diseases.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Breonda Bradie
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 926-8430
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.40 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.50 Participation
Event starts: 
11/10/2017 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
11/10/2017 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

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 The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Associate Director of The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
  Director of Advanced Endoscopy Training
  Irving Waxman, MD, FASGE
  Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery
  Director of The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)

  Christopher Chapman, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy
Gregory B. Haber, MD  Gregory B. Haber, MD
  Faculty Member, Chief of Endoscopy
  Director of Advanced Therapeutics and Innovation Division of Gastroenterology,
  Department of Medicine
  NYU Langone Medical Center
  Cyrus Piraka, MD
  Program Director, Advanced Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship
  Henry Ford Hospital
  John Alverdy, MD
  Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery
  Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
  Steven Zangan, MD
  Associate Professor of Radiology
  Associate Program Director, Interventional Radiology Residency

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)  (OH-355, 7/1/2019)
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing contact hours are provided for this live activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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