"Endoscopy for Malignant and Premalignant Lesions of the GI Tract"

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Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W Wisconsin Avenue


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FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA (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 (In person attendance limited to the first 75 registrants, live-streaming available)

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
Nalini Guda, M.D. -- GI Associates, LLC

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

There is limited space for the Saturday Conference. As space allows, more attendees may be added. Watch for email updates from WSGNA. 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
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments Friday evening and Breakfast/Lunch Saturday if attending in person.

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