2019 Hands-on Certificate Sessions

We are pleased to be able to offer to you the opportunity to participate in optional hands-on courses  on Thursday and Friday after the main course concludes.  These hands-on courses provide a certificate of completion that can be presented to the credentialing committee at your hospital to facilitate obtaining privileges to use these technologies and devices, and to enhance your knowledge and skill in these areas. We have partnered with EndoSim to be able to provide indication-specific explants for use with the courses, and expect each of the course options to provide in-depth and valuable information as well as hands-on experience for participants.

 

This year the optional hands-on courses will be as follows:

Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2019:

1.    Motility  (sponsored by Medtronic):   This course is designed for both beginners and intermediate high-resolution manometry users who want to gain further insights into HRM performance and interpretation.  Each participant will have their own computer with pre-loaded studies to analyze with key points for the analysis and expert tips provided by the faculty leading the session.  For those interested, information will also be available on FLIP technology.  Enduring materials  will be provided for each participant to take home as a reference.

2.    Advanced endoscopic intervention (sponsored by Boston Scientific): This hands-on session will feature 4 stations: stents and clips, endoscopic resection, Apollo Overstitch sewing and TruFreeze cryoablation.  Participants can choose any or all of the stations  and obtain a certificate of completion for each of the selected.  Faculty oversight at each station will allow exchange of tips and tricks as well as indications and pros and cons of the various options for different clinical scenarios. 


Friday afternoon, February 22, 2019

1.    Advanced endoscopic imaging course (sponsored by Mauna Kea and Nine Point):  This course will have two stations.  Participants can choose to complete one or both of the stations.  One station will be Cellvizio where participants will learn how to use the Cellvizio probe and interpret images to distinguish normal gastric mucosa and squamous cell mucosa from cardiac mucosa, intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and cancer.  This technology allows real-time assessment of the tissues so that immediate ablation or endoscopic resection can be performed when appropriate, and facilitate targeting biopsies during surveillance.  The second station will feature the NvisionVLE imaging system with real-time targeting and newly introduced Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation (IRIS) as part of the volumetric laser endomicroscopy system. This technology allows rapid evaluation of up to 6 cm of the esophageal mucosa at a depth of 3 mm and 7 micron resolution circumferentially with lesion targeting and assessment of the surface mucosa and buried Barrett’s glands. These two technologies are highly recommended for anyone interested in or doing surveillance and endoscopic therapy for Barrett’s esophagus.

2.    Advanced endoscopic intervention course (Sponsored by Medtronic): This course will feature 3 stations: radiofrequency (BarrX) ablation, Trufreeze cryotherapy and Apollo Overstitch sewing.  Participants can choose any or all of these stations to gain detailed hands-on experience with the technologies and obtain a certificate of completion for each of the selected stations. Faculty oversight at each station will allow exchange of tips and tricks as well as indications and pros and cons of the various options for different clinical scenarios. 

 

Registration

  • Each course will last approximately 2.0 hours.

  •  Participants can only select 1 course per afternoon, 2 courses total. 

  • A $50 registration fee is required to sign-up and reserve your place for each course.

  • Space at each course is limited, and once the course is full we will shut off registration for that course, so if you are interested please sign up promptly. 

  • Each afternoon there will also be a cocktail social to allow further interaction with faculty and vendors for the course participants.   

Typically these courses would cost hundreds of dollars at a national meeting, but we are pleased to offer these course options for our participants at no cost other than the $50 registration fee.


REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Register for both Thursday and Friday. You will have the option to select one of the courses for each day. Total cost is $100.

$100 Thursday and Friday Hands-on Sessions

Register for Thursday only. You will have the option to select one of the courses offered on Thursday. Total cost is $50.

$50 Thursday Hands-on Session

Register for Friday only. You will have the option to select one of the courses offered on Friday. Total cost is $50.

$50 Friday Hands-on Session