Theraputic Endoscopy

Hands-On Demonstration - Breakfast I

Tuesday, October 9
7:05 AM - 8:15 AM
Location: Exhibit Halls DE (level 200)

Category: Theraputic Endoscopy

This session will begin with two didactic lectures then attendees and faculty will move to the hands-on demonstration area in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to gain tactile, first-hand experience using a variety of tools and techniques. The hands-on workshop portion of the session does not offer CME.

Laith H. Jamil

Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, MI, US

Laith H. Jamil, MD, is the Program Director for the advanced endoscopy fellowship and the Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Jamil earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University in Baghdad, Iraq. He performed an internal medicine residency where he also served as chief resident at the Hurley Medical Center at Michigan State University; hepatology and liver transplant and advanced endoscopy fellowships at the Mayo Clinic; and a gastroenterology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan where he also served as a research trainee in gastroenterology and hepatology. He has written articles on numerous subjects related to gastroenterology that have published in peer-reviewed publications, and is currently one of the associate editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Jamil's current academic appointments are an Associate Professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


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Shivangi T. Kothari

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Endoscopy
University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, New York

Dr. Shivangi Kothari is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director of Endoscopy at University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. She is also the Co-Director of Developmental Endoscopy Lab at the University of Rochester (DELUR). Dr. Kothari received her medical degree from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. She completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Seton Hall University's School of Health and Medical Sciences, and went on to complete interventional endoscopy training at Stanford University Hospital. Her clinical expertise is in interventional endoscopic ultrasound, advanced therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), esophageal endotherapy for Barrett's esophagus, double balloon enteroscopy, and pancreatic-biliary disorders. She also performs basic endoscopic submucosal dissections (ESD). Dr. Kothari's interest in academic medicine led her to practice evidence-based medicine and conduct multiple research projects. She has published her research in various peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at various national and international GI meetings. Her research interests include development of EUS FNA techniques and devices, endoscopic ablation and therapy of Barrett's esophagus, and evaluation of new devices and technology in the diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases. Dr. Kothari is an active member of multiple scientific GI societies, including the ACG, serves on several national and international gastroenterology committees, and is a reviewer for various journals.


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Christopher C. Thompson

Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Brigham Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG, is the Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include advanced endoscopy as applied to pancreatobiliary disease, postsurgical complications, bariatric endoscopy, and reflux. He spends the majority of his time conducting clinical activities, which include seeing patients in the ambulatory setting and on the Gastroenterology Inpatient Consult Service, and performing general and advanced endoscopic procedures. The remainder of his time is devoted to research activities in therapeutic endoscopy, with a focus on pancreatic disease, obesity, natural orifice surgery, and endoscopic education. He currently has active clinical, translational, bench, and large animal protocols. His research has resulted in several patents, the development of new endoscopic procedures, and numerous publications. His important clinical innovations include the development of new endoscopic techniques for treating pancreatic necrosis, pancreatojejunal anastomosis strictures, and postsurgical complications. Additionally, he was awarded the Brigham and Women's Physician Organization Clinical Innovation Award in 2007 for developing and performing the first human endoscopic obesity procedure. These accomplishments have led to a vast clinical referral base, and to national and international invitations for lectureships and live case demonstrations, including The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture for the ACG, the AGA Presidential Plenary, numerous post-graduate education courses for major U.S. gastroenterology and surgical societies, and respected courses in Europe, Asia, and South America.


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