Live from the University of Chicago! Endoscopic Advances For Your Clinical Practice 2019

Chicago, IL US
April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019
The field of endoscopy burgeoned from the ability to look at gross lining with the scope camera to broaden out to a myriad of different technologies using the scope as the vehicle. Visualization has gone beyond looking at the surface to assessing details at even a microscopic level with endomicroscopy. Diagnostics have improved with improved tissue acquisition in previously challenging areas in the pancreaticobiliary system with ERCP, cholangioscopy, advanced imaging techniques, and EUS FNA. Surgeons and oncologists increasingly rely on endoscopists for appropriate diagnosis and staging. Previously surgically treated benign and malignant diseases are now treated endoscopically, including pseudocyst drainage, endoscopic resection and ablation. The lines between surgery and endoscopy are blurred with the entertainment of transluminal surgery.
All of these new frontiers of endoscopy are rapidly evolving, and it is critical for practicing physicians to be updated on the latest evidence, practice, and technology. In a dynamic and interactive setting, this conference will outline where standard practices in endoscopy are currently and new innovations may enhance or revolutionize endoscopy practices in the future.

Learn more about our endoscopy courses for clinicians here!

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement standard guidelines for screening and surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus and colon cancer in their practice;
  • Analyze the importance of detailed white light examination for all indications of upper endoscopy;
  • Describe the roles of digital imaging, chromoendoscopy, endomicroscopy, accessory cameras, and other advanced imaging techniques in the detection of luminal lesions;
  • Define the principles of safe and effective polypectomy and endoscopic resections;
  • Enumerate different diagnostic options in tissue acquisition in pancreaticobiliary tumors;
  • Discuss management techniques of pancreatitis and biliary pathology and roles of endoscopic procedures in these diseases;
  • Evaluate endoscopic options for treating bariatric and achalasia patients with gastrointestinal 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: 
Polly Rossi
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(219) 465-1115
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Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 15.75 Participation
Event starts: 
04/12/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/13/2019 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S Maryland Avenue
7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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We have reserved a block of rooms at Sophy Hyde Park. Sophisticated and eclectic, the Sophy Hotel embodies the crafts and passions of art, science, literature, and music that are the inspiration of today’s Hyde Park. The Sophy Hotel infuses the community’s academic and artistic contributions, allowing the curious visitor to delight in discoveries at every turn from arrival to departure.

Please make your reservations directly with the Sophy. Please call 773.289.1003 and state that you are part of the Endoscopy Advances for Your CPC University of Chicago group to receive this rate. We urge you to make your reservation early as rooms will sell out.

Room Rates: $249 Single or Double Rate
Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes. Reservations must be made by Monday, March 11, 2019. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

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We will provide shuttle bus service to and from the hotel and the conference location.
Free valet parking is available at the Center for Care and Discovery for all conference participants. Valet parking in not free at any other location.

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 Polly Rossi via email at

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 of The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)

  Uzma Siddiqui, MD, FASGE
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Associate Director of The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
  Director of Advanced Endoscopy Training

  Christopher Chapman, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy

Barham A. Dayyeh, MD
United States
Mark Ferguson, MD
United States
Neil Gupta, MD
United States
Klaus Mergener, MD
United States
Carol Semrad, MD
United States
Sharmila Anandasbapathy, MD
United States
John Fung, MD
United States
Neil Hyman, MD
United States
Mitch Posner, MD
United States
Shyam Varadarajulu, MD
United States
Marianna Arvanitakis, MD
Michael Bourke, MBBS
Herbert Burgos, MD
Costa Rica
Horst Neuhaus, MD
Thierry Ponchon, MD

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 any commercial 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.

Physician Credit
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 Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
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)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 15.75 continuing nursing education units.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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Profession Type
 Early Bird Fee
Early Bird CodeStandrard Fee
Other Healthcare Professionals$50EXPIRED$150
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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $50 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by March 29, 2019. No refunds will be made after March 29, 2019.

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