COURSE DIRECTORS

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Mihir Wagh 

MD, FACG, FASGE

 

Course Director

Professor of Medicine and

Head, Endoscopic Surgery and Tissue Apposition

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Aurora, CO

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Paul Menard-Katcher, MD

 

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

GI Fellowship Program Director

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Aurora, CO

GUEST FACULTY

Peter Draganov, MD

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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Fabian Emura, MD

Universidad de La Sabana

Bogota, Colombia

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Kenneth Chang, MD

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA

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Christopher Thompson, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FACULTY

Steven Edmundowicz, MD

Anna Duloy, MD

Shelby Sullivan, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze indications, contra-indications and techniques to optimize success in performing newer interventional endoscopic procedures such as POEM, ESD, Endoscopic Anti-reflux Therapies, Endoscopic suturing, EndoHepatology, and Interventional EUS

  2. Implement best endoscopic treatment strategies for achalasia, gastroparesis, GERD, obesity, and early gastrointestinal neoplasia. 

  3. Identify techniques and treatment strategies for obesity with intragastric balloons, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and endoscopic Transoral Outlet Reduction. 

  4. Compare endoscopic therapies in appropriate patients as alternatives to more invasive surgical options. 

  5. Understand and minimize adverse events related to advanced procedures in interventional endoscopy. 

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Vivek Kumbhari, MD

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, FL

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Rastislav Kunda, MD

Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

Brussels, Belgium

Alexander Schlachterman, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 

Philadelphia, PA

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Larissa Muething, MD

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