Friday, April 1, 2016 LIVE Endoscopy & Didactics 
(9.0 CME-CE Credits)


7:00a Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits 


7:30a Welcome and Introduction 
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, FASGE

7:45a KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Peter Stevens Memorial Lecture 
Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection: 
Targets, Techniques and Translation
from the Animal Lab to the Endoscopy Lab

Christopher J. Gostout, MD

8:05a POEM: What Do the Emerging Mid and Long Term Data Show?
Haruhiro Inoue, MD

8:25a STER and EFTR: Techniques and Outcomes
Ping-Hong Zhou, MD, PhD

8:45a An Asian Master’s Perspective of ESD Principles
Advances and Techniques for the Western Resectionist
Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD

9:05a The New NOTES: From POEM to EFTR and Beyond:
A Western Perspective

Stavros N. Stavropoulos, MD, FASGE

9:25a Panel Discussion, Q & A
All Faculty

9:45a Coffee Break and Exhibits

10:05a Live Endoscopic Procedures

1:25p Luncheon and Exhibits 

1:55p Endoscopic Suturing and its Diverse Applications
Sergey Kantsevoy, MD, PhD

2:10p Advanced Techniques and Technologies in the Colon:
From Visualization-Balloon-Assisted Colonoscopy to Colonic ESD 
with the LumenR & Overstitch systems 
Sergey Kantsevoy, MD, PhD

2:25p Panel Discussion, Q & A
All Faculty

2:30p Coffee Break and Exhibits

2:50p Live Endoscopic Procedures 

4:10p Coffee Break and Exhibits

4:30p Live Endoscopic Procedures 

5:55p Closing Remarks and Adjourn 

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – Hands-On Course With The Masters 
(5.0 CME Credits)

Separate registration and fee required. 


8:00a-1:00p Participants will be divided into groups of 2
and will rotate through 5 stations for 
maximum experience.
(POEM, ESD, Suturing, New Technology).
Ex-vivo laboratory models will be used.

Lab Faculty: Drs. Inoue, Zhou, Gostout, Kantsevoy,
Shaikh, Feng Ji, Piskun, Sharaiha, Shaikh and Stavropoulos.

SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 – POEM, ESD & Suturing Master Class 
(6.5 CME Credits)

Separate registration and fee required.


7:00a Breakfast

7:20a POEM / ESD Didactics
Stavros N. Stavropoulos, MD, FASGE

7:40a ESD / Suturing Didactics
Sergey Kantsevoy, MD, PhD

8:00a Porcine Animate Model Laboratory (POEM, ESD & Suturing)

11:00a Luncheon and Discussion

12:30p Porcine Animate Model Laboratory (POEM, ESD & Suturing)

3:30p Wrap-up and Adjourn