Current Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery - PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissecetion (ESD)

Evanston, IL US
October 3, 2015

This course includes didactic and hands-on surgical practice on extracted porcine organs and live porcine surgery. With the knowledge and surgical skills learned in this course, participants will be able to expand their treatment options for achalasia and other related esophageal and GEJ lesions.

This course will introduce the participants to the POEM and ESD procedures including indications, equipment, surgical technique and postoperative care. A multidisciplinary team approach is encouraged to include all members of the surgical team: gastroenterologist, nurse, physician assistant and surgeon. 

Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, attendees will be able to:

  • List indications and contra-indications for POEM and ESD;
  • Describe equipments neccesary for POEM and ESD;
  • Describe surgical techniques of POEM and ESD;
  • Describe pre and post-operative management in POEM and ESD.



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: 
NorthShore University HealthSystem
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.50 Participation
Event starts: 
10/03/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/03/2015 - 4:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Simulation and Innovation, NorthShore University HealthSystem
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

Michael B. Ujiki, MD, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, IL
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Haru Inoue, MD
Professor, Digestive Disease Center, Northern Yokohama Hospital, Showa University, is the innovator of the POEM technique. Professor Inoue has performed 300 cases of POEM for patients with achalasia in Japan and international countries since 2008.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME 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 7.5 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. 


For complete activity information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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