The Endoscopy Course: 6th Annual Harvard vs. Yale, Live Cases and Controversies in Endoscopy

Friday & Saturday, April 21-22, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


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The field of endoscopy has rapidly evolved with the introduction of innovative diagnostic techniques and novel therapies. The endoscopist frequently encounters difficult issues and controversies in patient management. This program is designed to take a case-based and endoscopic video approach to understand the current role of endoscopy in the care of patients with a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. Numerous challenging topics will be explored including the basics of endoscopy, innovations in upper and lower GI disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas and biliary tract disorders.  In addition, this year's course will feature live endoscopy cases and lectures on practice management as well as GI fellowship related topics. 


This program will feature debates between Harvard and Yale faculty on areas of endoscopic controversy. The Endoscopy Course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows, nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners interested in endoscopy and the care of patients with gastrointestinal diseases and the latest information on state of the art treatment of these illnesses.

Friday & Saturday, April 21-22, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM)

The Newport Marriott
Newport, Rhode Island

2017 Learning Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  • Discuss optimal approaches to the management of anti- coagulants and anti- platelet agents in patients undergoing endoscopy
  • Review new developments in the management of Barrett’s esophagus including the endoscopic management of dysplasia
  • Examine newer technologies and developments in the endoscopic management of obesity
  • Be familiar with guidelines to recognize and manage high risk patients for colorectal cancer including polyposis syndromes
  • Gain awareness of recent progress and refinement in imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Describe best practices for the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic and solid lesions
  • Review appropriate indications, electrosurgical generator settings as well as technique related to Endoscopic Submucosal dissection
  • Discuss technical progress and the expanding role of digital cholagioscopy in clinical practice


Registration fee* includes all conference materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch:

Physicians - $350

Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals - $200

Residents/Fellows^ - $200    

*All cancellations must be received in writing (or via email) at least 20 days prior to the start of the conference to receive a refund.  Any requests for refunds received after this date, or by telephone, will not be honored.

^A letter of verification from department head must accompany registration. Letter should be sent separately to Yale CME at the below below. You may also e-mail a pdf copy of your verification letter to


If paying via check, include conference name in the memo, make check payable to Yale University and send to:

Center for Continuing Medical Education
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
PO Box 208052
New Haven, CT 06520-8052

Accreditation Statement The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.  All faculty participating as speakers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they (or spouse or partner) have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount that has occurred within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests.  The Center for Continuing Medical Education will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs.