CME Courses and Workshops

Upcoming CME Courses

20th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live 2015

November 13-15, 2015

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) has become a widespread endoscopic technique in diagnosis, staging and biopsy of gastrointestinal malignancies. Course highlights include two full days of live EUS procedures, interactive debates, video quizzes and lectures. There will also be an optional half-day hands-on lab where expert faculty will teach important EUS skills and techniques. More details will become available soon. The 20th Annual Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live will feature internally renowned faculty.

Guest Speakers:

  • Jacques Deviere, MD
  • Julio Iglesias-Garcia, MD
  • Alberto Larghi, MD
  • Fauze Maluff-Filho, MD
  • Peter Vilmann, MD
  • Brenna C. Casey, MD
  • Michael Jack Levy, MD
  • Kai Matthes, MD
  • Jason N. Rogart, MD
  • Vanessa M. Shami, MD
  • Shyam Varadarajulu, MD

University of Chicago Faculty:

  • Tatjana Antic, MD
  • Brian Funaki, MD
  • Andres Gelrud, MD
  • Neil H. Hyman, MD
  • Vani Konda, MD
  • Mitchell C. Posner, MD

Conference Co-Directors:

  • Irving Waxman, MD
  • William R. Brugge, MD
  • Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD

To learn more, visit the EUS 2015 website:

Past CME Courses and Lectures

Endoscopic Advances for Clinical Practice 2015

April 17-18, 2015

This two-day course focused on a variety of therapeutic endoscopy techniques, including ERCP, EUS, endoscopic mucosal resection, difficult colonoscopy, dilation and ablation.

Andrew Ross, MD, Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Virginia Mason Medical Center discusses the value of ongoing learning, including the benefits of attending the renowned Endoscopic Advances for Clinical Practice course at the University of Chicago Medicine.

» Download the brochure for more information (PDF).

EUS Live 2014

November 14-16, 2014

A collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine, this event was attended by gastroenterologists, endoscopists, endosonographers, surgeons, oncologists and GI fellows committed to the advancement of endoscopy.

William R. Brugge, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital explains why the Endoscopic Ultrasonography Live conference is important to the advancement of the field of endoscopy.

» Download the flyer for more information (PDF).

Digestive Disease Week 2014

May 2-6, 2014

The CERT team was actively involved in Digestive Disease Week 2014. Uzma Siddiqui, MD, served as director for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy's ERCP Hands On Workshop. Andres Gelrud, MD, moderated the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/Sociedad Interamericana De Endoscopia International Symposium on ERCP/Therapeutic Endoscopy. In addition, our physicians gave the following oral presentations:

"Detection of Portal Vein Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Pancreatic Cancer Patients Obtained by EUS-Guided Portal Vein Sampling: A Safety and Feasibility Trial." Waxman I.

"Optical Biopsy Approaches for Barrett's Esophagus with Next Generation Optical Coherence Tomography." Konda VJ.

Live from the University of Chicago: Endoscopy and Novel Technologies (LUCENT)

April 11-12, 2014

This course outlined standard practices in endoscopy and discussed how new innovations may enhance or revolutionize endoscopy practice in the future. A series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials were conducted by an expert international endoscopy faculty.

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