EGD (Gastroscopy)
EGD Hands-on CME Course


 
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Course Schedule
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EGD is a two-day course.
Faculty: Michael B. Harper, MD AND Marc W. Chaudoir, MD


2019 Course Discounts
Early Bird Discount for Houston: Register by August 13 and enter code EarlySeptember to save $100
Book two courses for Houston and save $200! Enter code September2 at checkout.

Course Credits
Earn up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

2019 Course Location Information
Course Dates: September 14-15, 2019
JW Marriott Houston Galleria
5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Reservations: 800-228-9290
Group Rate per room night: $119
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EGD (Gastroscopy) Course Description

EGD is the diagnostic procedure of choice in many cases of upper GI disease. With the advent of smaller (ultrathin) fiber-optic endoscopes and office-based EGD can now be readily performed. If these procedures are performed in the office, reimbursement is usually higher. Primary care physicians nationwide are acquiring skills to perform these procedures and research has documented excellent quality of care. Patients can benefit from rapid, accurate, cost-effective diagnosis. Participants will appreciate the practical pointers of getting started in the office or GI lab. Proper patient selection, sedation needs, and necessary equipment will be reviewed. Videos will reinforce lecture materials. Teaching models will provide “hands-on” experience in using the gastroscope.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Enumerate the indications and contraindications for EGD procedures.
  • Discuss the proper use of sedation and monitoring.
  • Recognize the normal anatomy of the UGI tract and nasopharynx.
  • Perform the mechanical aspects of endoscope insertion and manipulation during EGD.
  • Interpret pathologic findings through the UGI tract and naopharynx.
  • Discuss and demonstrate techniques for the biopsy of lesions and H. pylori urease testing.
  • Discuss management of esophageal strictures.
  • Describe the technique for using EGD to place an enteral feeding tube.
  • List complications of EGD and describe how to deal with them.
  • Perform more advanced EGD techniques including snare, submucosal injection, tattooing, and hemorrhage control.
  • Implement strategies for obtaining privileges and credentials.
  • Discuss coding practices and reimbursement patterns for upper GI endoscopy.

2019 Course Accreditation
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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