Live from the University of Chicago! Endoscopic Advances For Your Clinical Practice 2016

Chicago, IL US
April 8, 2016 to April 9, 2016

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.

For information on the option hands-on workshop for fellows, please visit the course page.

Target Audience

This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Surgeons, Oncologists, GI fellows, 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 for Barrett’s esophagus and colon cancer in practice;
  • State the importance of detailed white light examination in endoscopic examinations;
  • Define the roles of digital imaging, chromoendoscopy, endomicroscopy, accessory cameras, and other advanced imagining in detection of luminal lesions;
  • Define principles of safe and effective polypectomy and endoscopic resections;
  • Recognize diagnostic options in tissue acquisition in pancreaticobiliary tumors;
  • Describe the management of pancreatitis and biliary pathology and the roles of endoscopic procedures in these diseases;
  • Discuss endoscopic options for dealing with 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: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 Participation
Event starts: 
04/08/2016 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
04/09/2016 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. An upscale high-rise hotel that lies within a 7 minute walk from Millennium Park and 1.2 miles from the Willis Tower!

ROOM RATES: $189 Single or Double Occupancy

  • Book Online: Simply follow the prompts to book your stay.


  • Book by Phone: Call toll free at 1-866-540-4408 and mention your with the University of Chicago Endoscopic Advances in Clinical Practice 2016 to book your stay.

HOTEL CUT OFF DATE: March 10, 2016
Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than March 10, 2016 to gaurantee the reduced rate. We urge you to make your reservation early as rooms will sell out.

Complimentary parking will be provided for registrants driving to the University of Chicago for this event.


  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

  Vani Konda, MD, FASGE
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Endoscopic Research and Educational Programs

  Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Director, Pancreatic Diseases Center and Advanced Endoscopy



Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, MD, FASGE
Pancreato-Biliary Endoscopy and Endosconography Division
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Douglas Rex, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chancellor’s Professor IUPUI
Director of Endoscopy
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Andrew Ross, MD
Section Head, Gastroenterology
Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy Center of Excellence
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Lee Swanstrom, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Surgery Fellowship Program
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR

John Vargo II, MD, MPH, FASGE
Department Chair
Cleveland Clinc
Cleveland, OH

Kenneth K. Wang, MD
Russ and Kathy Van Cleve Professor of Gastroenterology Research
Director, Advanced Endoscopy Group
Co-Director, GI Cancer Program, Mayo Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN 

Karen Woods, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 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.

To register for this exciting conference, click here or download the brochure below.


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