Special THANK YOU to Amy Komp for your ‘vision to collaborate’!

2018 FALL CONF logo

October 26th and 27th
Hilton – Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI   





FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA – October 26th  (Only available for in person attendance)

5:00-5:55 PM      Registration
5:55-6:00 PM      Welcome/Announcements 
                      Amy Komp and Cathy Johnson, Event Co-Chairs
6:00-6:45 PM      The Nuts and Bolts of ERCP-Cannulation, Sphincterotomy, Stone Extraction, and Stent Placement
                  John Martin, MD Mayo Clinic and Stuart Sherman, MD Indiana University
6:45-7:30 PM      Interventional EUS: Cyst Aspiration, Fine Needle Aspiration, Cyst Gastrostomy and Stenting
                     John Dewitt, MD Indiana University and Shawn Mallery, MD University of Minnesota
7:30-8:15 PM      Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)/Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
                             Adam Aziz, MD, Northwestern 
 8:15-9:00 PM     Stents for Strictures
                            Jay Bosco, MD Aurora Baycare Medical Center and Kulwinder Dua, MD Medical College of                                    Wisconsin 
9:00-9:30 PM      Course Evaluation and Questions
5:00-9:30 PM      Vendor Exhibits/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments/Cash Bar

SATURDAY AGENDA – October 27th

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast
7:45 – 8:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks  
                               Kulwinder Dua, M.D. — Medical College of Wisconsin
                               Nalini Guda, M.D. — GI Associates, LLC
                               Patrick Pfau, M.D. — UW-Madison, School of Medicine
Moderators: Jay Bosco and Patrick Pfau

8:00 – 8:20 a.m. – Barrett’s esophagus – Burn/Resect/Freeze or Just Watch – Strategies for Evaluation, Treatment and Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus                                                                                           
                           Amitabh Chak, M.D.– Case Western University, Cleveland
8:20 – 8:40 a.m. – Role of EUS in the Staging of Esophageal Cancer, Tricks and Pitfalls                                                           
                            John Dewitt, M.D. —  Indiana University
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. – Relevance of Treatment of H. pylori and Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in the United States:  Surveillance/Surgery                                                    Nimish Vakil, M.D. —  Aurora Health Care  
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. – Malignant GOO: Stent Vs Surgery
                              Venkata Muddana, M.D. — GI Associates, LLC
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. – Questions
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Break/Snacks/Exhibits

Moderators: Nalini Guda and Joseph Geenen
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. – Ampullary Neoplasms. Endoscopic Approach to Ampullectomy
                                  Irving Waxman, M.D. — University of Chicago
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. – Pancreatic Cysts – What to Make of all the Guidelines. Strategies for Diagnosis and Survellance
                                  Sri Komanduri, M.D. — NW University, Chicago
10:40 – 11:00 a.m. – Evaluation of Indeterminate Bile Duct Stricture 
                                  Stuart Sherman, M.D. — Indiana University
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. – Endoscopic Necrosectomy. Time to Put the Scalpel Away. 
                                  Martin Freeman, M.D. — University of Minnesota
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. – International EUS in Malignant Biliary Obstruction
                                  Shawn Mallery, M.D. — University of Minnesota
11:40 – 12:00 p.m. – Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer
                                  Suresh Chari, M.D. — Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch/Exhibits 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – MEG/IDCA Oration. Towards R0 Resections in Pancreatic Cancer.  Changing Paradigms of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery 
                                 Susan Tsai, M.D. — Medical College of Wisconsin 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Break 
Moderators: Brian Moloney and Kulwinder Dua
1:15 – 1:40 p.m. – How Do I Do Colonoscopy to Detect Lesions. Can I Increase My ADR.
                               Amit Rastogi, M.D. — Kansas University
1:40 – 2:10 p.m. – Polyp Resection – Practical tips and pitfalls 
                              Patrick Pfau, M.D. — University of Madison
2:10 – 2:30 p.m. – ESD in Colonic Lesions. Ready for Prime Time. 
                               Andres Yarur, M.D. — Medical College of Wisconsin
2:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Managing Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Agents in Endoscopy, What Should I Know?
                               Michelle Anderson, M.D. — University of Michigan
2:50 – 3:00 p.m.  – Questions
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Wrap up, ideas for next meetings, research etc.
3:15-3:30 – Course Evaluation

 Live streaming is only available for the Saturday Conference.


To provide continuing education for gastroenterology nurses and associates.
To foster evidence-based practice in gastroenterology.
To facilitate networking among GI and endoscopy professionals.

Contact hours have been applied for both Friday and Saturday programs.
Full attendance and completion of the evaluation is required to receive contact hours for each of the conferences attended.

Continuing Education Certificate (3.5 GI Specific CE’s for Friday and 6 GI Specific CE’s for Saturday)