Postgraduate Course

Learning Luncheon 03: Tough Colons and Tough Polyps: Tips and Tricks

Saturday, October 6
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: 125 (level 100)

Category: Colon

Admission to the optional Learning Luncheon sessions on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased for $75 each; register online at until September 28, 2018. During the meeting, visit the Registration Desk to purchase admission; some sessions may be sold out.

Learning Objectives:

Tonya R. Kaltenbach

Associate Professor
University of California-San Francisco; San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, CA, US

Tonya Kaltenbach, MD, MS, is Clinical Associate Professor at Veterans Affairs San Francisco, University of California San Francisco. Dr. Kaltenbach has a keen interest in gastrointestinal cancer prevention through the endoscopic detection, diagnosis, and removal of pre- and early cancer. She completed internal medicine and gastroenterology subspecialty training at Stanford University. During GI fellowship, she matriculated in a clinical research masters program in epidemiology and biostatistics, and then pursued an additional year of training in advanced endoscopic mucosal imaging and therapy and endoscopic ultrasound. Over the years, she has also collaborated and directly trained with Japanese experts. Dr. Kaltenbach is an active researcher and educator in the field of advanced endoscopic imaging and therapy, and colonoscopy competency, training and quality. She has numerous publications on non-polypoid neoplasia and serrated lesions, image enhanced endoscopy, and endoscopic resection techniques as well as audiovisual contributions to the ASGE Learning Library, including Chromoendoscopy with Targeted Biopsy to Detect Nonpolypoid Colorectal Neoplasm in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Endoscopic Gluing Technique Using the Cyanoacrylate Super Glue, Endoscopic Approach to Hemorrhoids, Treatment of Acute Severe Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Image Enhanced Endoscopy, Non-Polypoid (Flat and Depressed) Colorectal Neoplasm, and Endoscopic Closure of Gastrointestinal Leaks. She continues to serve as faculty at various didactic and hands-on courses worldwide.


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