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

Course Goals

This two-day course will inform participants of updates in innovations for the management of gastrointestinal diseases. The program will offer a forum to discuss optimal approaches between endoscopic and surgical management in the setting of these new technologies and procedures. Internationally and nationally recognized faculty will address issues in current clinical practice, adverse events 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 endoscopy and interactive case presentations and hands-on advanced techniques tissue lab.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify advances in therapeutic endoscopic procedures for the management of acid and esophageal motility disorders 
  • Discuss the management of tumor diagnosis and resection, including advanced imaging and neoplasia
  • Explore advances in endoscopic bariatric therapies
  • Understand options for interventional endoscopy in the liver 
  • Discuss advancements in imaging and management of pancreatic cysts and related conditions
  • Identify options in addressing biliary topics, including difficult stones and EUS-guided interventions
  • Learn new concepts in third-space endoscopic arena, as well as innovations in endoscopy

Target Audiences

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Interventional Endoscopists
  • Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Colo-Rectal Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants

Meeting Locations

The didactic and live case programs on April 12 and 13 will be held at:

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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The Hands-On Tissue Lab on April 13 will be held at:

Columbia University Medical Center
Vagelos Education Center
Simulation Center
104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(The Vagelos Education Center is a five-minute walk from the Daniels Auditorium).
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