20th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2015
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a widespread endoscopic technique in the diagnosis, staging, and tissue acquisition of gastrointestinal malignancies. High resolution imaging of the pancreas has also been a major strength of EUS. This course will offer gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, and nurses an opportunity to review the indications and techniques used for EUS, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and injection therapy. A series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials will be conducted by an expert international EUS faculty.
This course is endorsed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy false
Endorsed by the AGA Institute
This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Endosonographers, Surgeons, Oncologists, Nurses and GI fellows committed to the advancement of endoscopy.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the most recent advances in EUS technology and equipment;
- Describe the role of EUS in the diagnosis, staging, and management of gastrointestinal malignancies;
- Identify the applications for the radial, sector-scanning echoendoscope and the curved lineararray echoendoscope, including EUS-guided fine needle aspiration and EUS probes;
- Explain how EUS is utilized to evaluate pancreatic diseases including malignancy, cystic neoplasms, and chronic pancreatitis.
Irving Waxman, MD, FASGE
Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Director, The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Advanced Endoscopy Training
William R. Brugge, MD
Director, Pancreas Biliary Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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.
Credit Designation Statement
GENERAL SESSIONS (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY)
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
OPTIONAL HANDS ON WORKSHOP (SUNDAY)
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.