The Third Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on Innovations in Digestive Care

Welcome to NewYork-Presbyterian's Third Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on Innovations in Digestive Care.

As one of the largest and most comprehensive medical centers in the nation, we are at the leading edge of new therapies.

This two day course will inform participants of the latest innovations for the management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, and will offer a unique opportunity to learn more about the current trends in interventional endoscopic and surgical procedures.

Program Co-Directors

John A. Chabot, MD, FACS
Frank G. Gress, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE
Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS, FACG
Amrita Sethi, MD
Robbyn Sockolow, MD, AGAF

Endorsements

This course meets the guidelines as established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). This course is also endorsed by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
The Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032

Overall Goals

This two day course will inform participants of the latest innovations for the management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, and will offer a unique opportunity to learn more about the current trends in interventional endoscopic and surgical procedures. Internationally recognized faculty will address issues in current clinical practice, complications and pitfalls of newer technologies, and the evolution of the field. Attendee participation and interaction will be emphasized and facilitated through Q&A sessions, live OR and interactive case presentations and hands-on animal tissue labs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand endoscopic drainage of pancreatic fluid collections
  • Describe endoscopic drainage of pancreatic fluid collections
  • Demonstrate minimally invasive techniques in surgery
  • Identify options in acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Discuss the latest progress in biliary and pancreatic cancer
  • Apply the use of ablation therapy for GI cancer
  • Learn and discuss the latest in prevention of complications in endoscopy
  • Understand and discuss the endoscopic approach/management of surgical complications
  • Describe the most current advances in pancreatic disorders
  • Understand robotic surgery for gastrointestinal surgery
  • Discuss the early diagnosis of esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Explore different palliation for pancreatic-biliary cancers
  • Recognize the latest advances in colorectal cancer surgery
  • Identify the latest advances in therapeutic endoscopy
  • Apply knowledge of optimal screening for pancreatic and biliary cancers
  • Understand the management of malignant and benign biliary strictures
  • Discuss the usage of interventional echoendoscopy
  • Increase knowledge of the use of robotics in the digestive tract
  • Identify the latest advances in imaging for colorectal disease
  • Recognize the latest surgical interventions for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Increase knowledge about peroral endoscopic myotomy and endoscopic fundoplication

Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Interventional Endoscopists
  • Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Thoracic Surgeons
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses