21st Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2016

Chicago, IL US
November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016
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.
The goal of this course is to improve patient care by providing practicing physicians with the latest standard practices in endoscopy and elucidating new innovations that have the potential to enhance or revolutionize endoscopy practices in the future. Optional hands-on learning sessions with experts in the field will provide physicians with practical skills to immediately improve their surgical techniques.
This course is endorsed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Endorsed by the AGA Institute



Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how to implement standard guidelines for screening and surveillance for Barrett’s esophagus and colon cancer into practice;
  • Appraise the importance of detailed white light examination following recent polypectomy of high-risk colorectal polyps;
  • Describe the roles of digital imaging, chromoendoscopy, endomicroscopy, accessory cameras, and other advanced imagining in detection of luminal lesions;
  • Identify principles of safe and effective polypectomy and endoscopic resections;
  • List diagnostic options in tissue acquisition in pancreaticobiliary tumors;
  • Summarize the role of  endoscopic procedures in the management of pancreatitis and biliary tract disease;
  • Select endoscopic options for treating bariatric patients and achalasia patients.


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: 
Available credit: 
  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 20.75 Participation
Event starts: 
11/04/2016 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/06/2016 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 South Maryland, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
We have reserved a block of rooms at Hotel Chicago. Sophisticated, stylish, and comfortable, Hotel Chicago is located in the heart of the city in the River North area. The hotel is part of the Marina City complex and is convenient to the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife downtown Chicago has to offer. The famed House of Blues is outside the front door. Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, kayaking in the Chicago River, architectural boat tours, and world-class shopping on the Magnificent Mile are minutes away. We will provide shuttle bus service to/from hotel and conference location.
Hotel Chicago
333 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
Reserve your room by October 14 to receive the discounted rate.
Phone: Call (312) 245-0333, and state that you are part of the University of Chicago group to receive the discounted rate.
Online: Register via the conference-only registration site.
Room Rates: $229 
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Benefits of staying at Hotel Chicago include
  • Complimentary internet access in guest rooms
  • 50% discount on all overnight valet parking
  • Complimentary access to Crossroads at the House of Blues nightly blues show
  • Complimentary use of the 24 hour business and fitness center
  • Seven restaurants and a bowling alley on the property
Signing privileges to four restaurants within the complex at which to receive Marriott Reward Point credit
We urge you to make your reservation early as rooms will sell out. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.4%. The “cut-off date” for reserving rooms is 5:00 pm (central time) on October 14, 2016. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.
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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.

  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

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.

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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 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.
Under the "Registration" heading below, select your profession type. Click "Register Now!" and simply follow the prompts to complete your registration. For the conference brochure, please click on the pdf link below.

The registration fee includes conference materials, an electronic syllabus, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and welcome reception. The optional Sunday, Nov 6th Hands-On Skills Assessment and Training Session has an additional registration fee. Residents must fax letters of verification to (773) 702-1736.
Register before October 7 to receive $75 off your registration!
Enter the code "EARLY75" in the Discounts box to receive the early registration rate for the conference. Then enter the code "HANDSON" in the Discounts box for the early registration rate for the optional hands-on session.

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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-926-8430 or via email at bbradie@bsd.uchicago.edu.

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by September 15, 2016. No refunds will be made after September 15, 2016.

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