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Symposium 2D: Live From Orlando! The 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

Symposium 2D: Live From Orlando! The 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

Monday, October 16
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: W414 (Level 4)

Category: Interventional Endoscopy

Learning Objectives:

Seth A. Gross

Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine; Chief of Gastroenterology, Tisch Hospital
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Medical School. He currently Chief of Gastroenterology at Tisch Hospital part of the NYU Langone Medical Center. He is active both locally and nationally in the field of gastroenetrology, and serves on several committees in the ACG.


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Vitor Arantes

Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy Unit
Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dr. Arantes holds a PhD and MSc in gastroenterology, and is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Endoscopy Unit at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, in Brazil. He is President of the Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (Minas Gerais state), and a member of the upper GI cancer committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). He has been a visiting professor at Kobe University Hospital in Japan (2012), a research fellow in endoscopic ultrasound at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a trainee in therapeutic endoscopy at the Universidad Aautonoma de Barcelona in Spain.


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Qiang Cai

Professor of Medicine, Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Qiang Cai is a Professor of Medicine, Master Clinician, Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the School of Medicine of Emory University. He is a graduate of Jiangxi Medical College in China and completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology training in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, one of the best hospitals in China, where he began his career in Gastroenterology. In 1992, he obtained his PhD in gastrointestinal physiology from Cornell University, where he studied intestinal calcium absorption under the guidance of Dr. Robert H. Wasserman, the father of intestinal calcium binding protein. He completed his second internal medicine residency training at Marshfield Clinic, and his second gastroenterology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty team at Emory University School of Medicine in July 2001. His main research interests are pancreatobiliary diseases and therapeutic endoscopy. He is one of the few gastroenterologists who can perform all diffrent kinds of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, including ERCP, EUS, STER, EFTR, Zenker's diverticulostomy etc. He is capable of removing large flat polyps and stromal tumors in the gastrointestinal system, More recently, he started new endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic submusocal dissection (ESD) for gastrointestinal cancers, per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for patients with achalasia and gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) for patients with gastroparesis. Those procedures are only available in a few centers in the United States. In addition to his research and clinical work, he teaches medical students, internal medicine residents and gastroenterology fellows. He has been awarded as best teacher three times. He serves as a member on several ACG and ASGE committees. He also serves as editor, associate editor and member of editorial boards for many journals, including American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is the current president of Georgia State Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Society.


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Evelien Dekker

Professor and Gastroenterologist
University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Dr. Evelien Dekker is a board-qualified gastroenterologist working at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated from the same university, and obtained her PhD in 1996 at the same university. She received her training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Center. Dr Dekker joined the AMC-staff in 2005 and is currently head of the multidisciplinary clinic for hereditary colorectal cancer and medical director of an expert colonoscopy center at the AMC. She was appointed as a professor in GI Oncology at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. She is actively involved in the national screening program for colorectal cancer since more than 10 years, for which she has been awarded a honourable "Pearl" by ZonMW. Prof Dekker leads research group of 10 fellow and 4 research-nurses. Her research focuses on quality and new techniques in colonoscopy, population screening for colorectal cancer and familial cancer and polyposis syndromes and takes part in several national and international research consortia. She has supervised 25 students for their PhD-thesis, and has been an examiner for PhD candidates over 20 times (for most universities in the Netherlands and some abroad). She has co-authored over 240 scientific articles and has chaired and participated in several national and international guidelines.


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Jean-Marc Dumonceau

Senior Endoscopist
Gedyt Endoscopy Center
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. J.-M. Dumonceau currently serves as an endoscopist at the Gedyt Endoscopy Center, Buenos Aires, where he recently moved.
J.-M. Dumonceau graduated from the University of Brussels, Belgium, in 1982. After working for ten years with Drs J. Deviere and M. Cremer in a high volume tertiary referral endoscopy center (Brussels), he moved to the University Hospital of Geneva (2002-2013). There, he was Chief of Therapeutic Endoscopy. He has a wide field of clinical and scientific interests which include:1. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy 2. Biliary and pancreatic diseases 3. Diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of early gastrointestinal neoplasms.
J.-M. Dumonceau has been Chairman of the Guideline Committee of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the Editorial Board of various Journals.
With over 170 publications and 10 book chapters, Dr. Dumonceau's research has primarily focused on interventional endoscopy.


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Haruhiro Inoue

Director, Digestive Diseases Center
Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital
Tokyo, Not Applicable, Japan

Dr. Inoue is a world-renowned surgeon and endoscopist. He is a Professor at Showa University School of Medicine and Director of the Digestive Disease Center at Showa University Koto-Toyosu Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Inoue graduated from Yamaguchi University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed residency in General Surgery at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and he remained on the faculty at the University and its affiliated hospitals for more than 13 years. In 2009 he was promoted to full Professor at Showa University. Dr. Inoue's clinical achievements are numerous. In 1993 he developed a technique (cap-EMR) that simplified the performance of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR). In 2000 he reported the world's first EMR for Barrett's intramucosal cancer, and in 2003 he reported a circumferential EMR for Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia. This also served as the first clinical case of Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS). In 2008 he performed the world's first clinical case of Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), and to date he has treated more than 1400 achalasia patients with the POEM procedure. In 2014 he reported the endoscopic removal of a submucosal tumor (SMT) using a POEM-like procedure, Per-Oral Endoscopic Tumor Resection (POET). And in 2014 he reported the ARMS procedure for PPI-resistant GERD. His publications have a combined impact factor of more than 500. Dr. Inoue is an honorary member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the Russian Society of Endoscopy, and the German Society of Radiology and Digestive Endoscopy. In 2008 he became a Fellow of ASGE, and he has twice been honored with the society's Crystal award for international service (in 2006 and 2013). In 2011 he received the Pioneer in Endoscopy award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).


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Vivek Kaul

Segal-Watson Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY, US

Dr. Vivek Kaul is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is in full time academic practice with 16 years experience in the field. His clinical, research and education efforts are focused in the field of advanced therapeutic endoscopy, including advanced ERCP, interventional EUS, pancreatic diseases, esophageal endotherapy, and hepatobiliary diseases. He has published several articles in the field, presents regularly at national and international meetings, is a reviewer for several journals and is a sought after speaker. He is a Fellow of the ACG, ASGE, and AGA. He also served as the ACG Governor for the Northern New York region. He is passionate about teaching, training and innovation in endoscopy and regularly shares his expertise at centers and workshops nationally and around the world.


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Enqiang Linghu

Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Beijing, Beijing, China (People's Republic)

Dr. Enqiang Linghu is the Director of the Department of GI and Hepatology and Endoscopic Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital. He is the President-elect of the Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopy and the Director of its branch study group for diagnosis and treatment of digestive varices. Dr. Linghu is the President of the Digestive Endoscopy Innovation and Development Branch of the Chinese Association for the Medical Device Industry and the President-elect of the Beijing Society of Digestive Endoscopy. He also serves as the Vice President of the Endoscopy Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, and is the Head of the Stomach Cancer Group of the WEO’s Upper GI Cancer Committee. Dr. Linghu is the Chief Editor of the Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Deputy Editor in Chief of the Chinese Journal of Digestive Endoscopy. He is an International Member of American Digestive Endoscopy, and member of the GIE Editorial Board. His scientific achievements include the 81th American ACG International Award, First Prize for the 2016 Military Science and Technology Progress Award, First Prize for the 2015 Beijing Medical Award, 78th American ACG International Award, and First Prize for the 2013 Military Medical Award. Dr. Linghu was awarded the 2016 First Class Award for Science and Technological Advancement of CMC.


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Luis C. Sabbagh

Director of Postgraduate Program on Gastroenterology, Sanitas University Foundation; WGO Bogota Training Center Director; Chair, Department of Gastroenterology
Reina Sofia and Colombia University Clinics
Bogota, Colombia

Luis C. Sabbagh, MD, FASGE, is Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at Reina Sofia and Colombia University Clinics, as well as Director of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) Bogota Training Center. He also serves as the Director of the Postgraduate Program on Gastroenterology at Sanitas University Foundation. Dr. Sabbagh is a Past President of the Pan-American Gastroenterology Organization (OPGE), Past President of the Colombian Association for Gastroenterology, and Past President of the Colombian Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


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Prateek Sharma

Professor of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Leawood, MO, US

Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Director of the Fellowship Training Program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from M.S. University of Baroda India, completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Sharma's research has focused on upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has over 100 publications including original articles and book chapters related to these topics and has presented at major national and international meetings. He recently co-edited a book entitled "Barrett's Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma." Dr. Sharma has had publications in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Gut. He serves as a reviewer for most of the major medicine and gastroenterology subspecialty journals. Dr. Sharma is a Fellow of the ACG and ACP, and has received the ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Diseases of the Esophagus, Journal of Digestive Endoscopy, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Journal of Digestive Endoscopy, Advances in Therapy, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, and the World Journal of Gastroenterology.


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Michael B. Wallace

Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL, US

Dr. Wallace received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1992. He completed a residency program in Internal Medicine in 1995 and a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1998 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During that time, he also completed a Master's in Public Health with a focus on clinical research at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Wallace completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship in Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in 1999 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He remained on faculty there until 2003, when he joined the Mayo Clinic as associate professor and director of Gastroenterology Research. He was promoted to professor in 2007. Dr. Wallace is certified by the ABIM and has served on the ACG and ASGE research committees. He has served as Editor in Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy since 2015. Dr. Wallace's research focuses on advanced endoscopic imaging technologies. In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he pioneered the development of light scattering spectroscopy, which has now been applied to detection of early cancer in Barrett's esophagus, colon cancer, and other non-GI cancers. His work in this area now focuses on applications of advanced imaging, narrow band imaging, confocal endomicroscopy, and molecular imaging. Dr. Wallace has published more than 300 peer reviewed manuscripts and more than 250 abstracts, book chapters, review articles, and editorials. In addition, he has mentored more than 20 Advanced Endoscopy fellows from around the world.


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