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2018 Advanced Endoscopy Workshop Registration

2018 Advanced Endoscopy Workshop Registration | ASCRS

About the Workshop

The adoption of new technology and techniques for surgeons in practice is challenging. There is often insufficient opportunity for the practicing surgeon to be exposed to the most state-of-the-art methods. In addition, it can be difficult for physicians to incorporate these techniques into their practice. In order to surmount these obstacles, it is necessary for the surgeon to acquire an in-depth understanding of the available technology, the indications for its use and the potential benefits to the intended patient population.

A number of new, advanced endoscopic techniques have been developed over the past few years. These techniques have not only broadened the ability of the endoscopist to successfully scope all patients, but they also allow identification and treatment of colonic pathologies, such as polyps, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. New endoscopic techniques have resulted in higher cecal intubation rates and lesion identification. Enhanced imaging technology increases polyp detection. Endoscopic clipping can control bleeding and treat colonic perforation. Extended submucosal dissection and the use of both CO2 and laparoscopic assistance have allowed surgeons to resect more complex colonic lesions without major surgery.

The workshop will provide the basis for meaningful implementation of newer endoluminal techniques and improve patients' colorectal care.

The Advanced Endoscopy workshop is Sunday, May 20, 2018. The didactic session is 7:30 - 9:15 am and the hands-on workshop is 9:30 - 11:30 am. The cost is $625 per person for ASCRS members and $750 for nonmembers.

Registration Information and Pre-registration Survey

The full Advanced Endoscopy workshop includes both the didactic session and hands-on lab. Although the didactic session is open to all registrants for a nominal fee, the hands-on lab will be limited to colorectal surgeons with the necessary prerequisite skills.  

Please complete the pre-registration survey if you are interested in taking this workshop. You must download and save the survey to your computer before filling it out. If you complete the survey before downloading and saving, your information will not be saved. When you have completed and saved the survey, email it to the ASCRS Executive Office at education@fascrs.org

You must be registered for the Annual Meeting before your pre-registration survey will be reviewed. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be enrolled in the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. You will not be registered for the workshop and your credit card will not be charged until after your pre-registration survey is approved.