CME Course

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The Congress will begin (Saturday, Sept.1) with a CME multi-disciplinary course, made up of ten-minute “How I…” presentations  given by recognized specialists followed by a 5 minute discussion.
This course is intended for practicing physicians and trainees (residents and fellows) with an interest in the physiology and diseases of the esophagus.

In particular, this body of knowledge is expected to be of use to those who need to keep abreast of the latest practical knowledge in the field and who would get very practical updates on what can be done and how to do it.

Post – Graduate Course
: R.P. Tatum (Seattle) – G. Costamagna (Rome) – N. Tipnis (San Diego)

“Secrets on how to...”
Saturday, September 1, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session I: GERD Diagnosis and Therapy
How I:

  • Evaluate patients with refractory symptoms on PPI R. Hunt (Hamilton)
  • Use impedance-pH monitoring in the workup of PPI-refractory GERD R. Tutuian (Bern)
  • Workup a patient with suspected reflux laryngitis I. Herrmann (Munich)
  • Perform and interpret videofluoroscopy in patients with dysphagia, aspiration and reflux symptoms  P. Pokieser (Vienna)
  • Assess patients with symptoms after fundoplication? T. Lee (Omaha)
  • Manage eosinophilic esophagitis in children and beyond N. Tipnis (San Diego)

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. – Discussion

Session II: Motility Disorders and Endoscopic Therapies
How I:

  • Interpret a high-resolution manometry tracing 
 C.P. Gyawali (St Louis)  
  • Perform transoral fundoplication
 L.L. Swanström (Portland)  
  • Perform laparoscopic Heller myotomy R.P. Tatum (Seattle)
  • Treat spastic esophageal dysmotility R.V. Soares (Chicago) 
  • Perform POEM L.L. Swanström (Portland) 

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. – Discussion

Session III: Current Practice in esophageal neoplasia

How I:

  • Evaluate esophageal biopsies performed as follow-up after endoscopic mucosal treatments
    (ablation or resection)? 
    M. Upton (Seattle)
  • Perform radiofrequency (HALO) ablation R.I. Rothstein (Lebanon)
  • Perform EMR of Barrett’s dysplasia and early cancer  R.E. Sampliner (Tucson)
  • Perform endoscopic ultrasound staging of esophageal cancer
  • Treat esophageal anastomotic leak and/or stricture after esophagectomy P.C. Wu (Seattle)
  • Decide amongst the possible current clinical trials in Esophageal Cancer D.H. Ilson (New York)

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Discussion

A Pathology CME course
will be held In parallel 
“Pathology of the esophagus: cases we have known and loved”

06:30 pm

OPENING CEREMONY (Piazza Verdi - Como)