AdventHealth Nicholson Center
August 28 to 30, 2019
AdventHealth Nicholson Center, Celebration, FL
Registration and Information: Call407-303-9863
- Diagnostic EUS
- Interventional EUS
- EUS-Guided Tissue Acquisition and Cytopathology
- Didactic Lectures
- Hands-on Workshop
- Self-assessment Examination
The 6th Annual Orlando Live EUS 2019 will have six components to provide participants a comprehensive education in endosonography
Procedures will be demonstrated using the "station-based" approach for identification of normal structures and pathology using both the radial and linear array echoendoscopes. Mediastinal, pancreaticobiliary and upper and lower gastrointestinal system examinations will be taught in a structured format. The latest technology such as contrast-enhanced imaging and elastography will be demonstrated so that participants are aware of the various options available for performing diagnostic examinations of the different organ systems. We will demonstrate the versatility of the latest generation echoendoscopes that are currently available.
Using a stepwise approach, the different techniques to perform celiac plexus interventions, pancreatic fluid collection drainage, biliary/gallbladder drainage, pancreatic cyst ablation, tumor ablation by RFA, fiducial placements and possibly gastrojejunal anastomosis will be demonstrated. New technologies and evidence-based techniques will be demonstrated by expert faculty.
EUS-Guided Tissue Acquisition and Cytopathology
The key to success of an EUS program is providing the best-quality samples in the most efficient manner. Proper selection of needles based on the presence or absence of an onsite cytopathologist are factors that determine outcomes of EUS-guided tissue acquisition.
Centers with onsite cytopathology access: Several studies have shown that the diagnostic sensitivity of EUS-guided tissue acquisition is strongly associated with the availability of onsite cytopathology services. Participants will be educated on the best techniques to procure specimens with minimal bloodiness. This will include discussion about appropriate needle selection for sampling of solid and cystic lesions and education on the optimal specimen processing techniques. The utility of EUS-FNA and core-biopsy needles will be discussed and demonstrated.
Centers without onsite cytopathology services: For centers that do not have access to onsite cytopathology, the key to success is in providing adequate amounts of material to assure an accurate diagnosis. Participants will be educated about cell block, core biopsy, accessories used to procure core specimens, the medium required to collect core specimens, and most importantly, how to use a microscope and assess for specimen adequacy.
Breakfast sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to interact with expert faculty and gain first-hand knowledge in specific areas of interest. Luncheon sessions conducted by faculty will provide a comprehensive literature update on diagnostic and therapeutic EUS. The most recent and important publications in EUS literature will be reviewed in these sessions.
Limited slots are available for delegates to gain hands-on experience in the lab. The objective of this session is to teach participants to (a) handle specimens, (b) operate microscopes, (c) assess for on-site diagnostic sufficiency, (d) learn the different techniques of FNA (standard, fanning, core biopsy) and (e) Perform EUS-based interventions (celiac plexus neurolysis, fiducial/coil placements, pseudocyst drainage).
Interesting videos and cases will be presented by the course directors in a quiz format. This will enable participants to self-evaluate their diagnostic interpretation skills and theoretical knowledge in endosonography.
Dedicated Cytopathology Program
Dr. Darshana Jhala and Dr. Nirag Jhala
This half-day program for endosonographers, cytopathologists and technicians will include three hours of didactic lectures and round-table discussions that provide tips to improve the quality and efficiency of the EUS cytopathology service. This session will be particularly useful for units that do not have access to onsite cytopathology support. The main focus of this session will be on (a) how to collect and process specimens, (b) self-assess for diagnostic adequacy and (c) how to maximize the outcomes of EUS-guided tissue acquisition.
Day One: August 28, 2019
Time Topic Speaker 6:30 am to 8 am Registration Breakfast Sessions 7 am to 7:45 am How to accelerate my learning curve in EUS? Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu Tips to maximize yield at FNA, FNB and liver biopsy? Anand Sahai, Fauze Maluf-Filho Pancreatic cysts: When to sample and when not to instrument? Michael Levy Pancreatic Fluid Collection Drainage: When to place metal or plastic stents? Sundeep Lakhtakia EUS-guided biliary drainage: How to minimize adverse events? Pierre Deprez 7:50 am to 8 am Welcome and Introduction Morning Session - Pancreatic Cysts 8 am to 8:20 am Pancreatic Cysts: How to evaluate correctly and survey appropriately? Dr. Michael Levy 8:20 am to 8:30 am Questions 8:30 am to 10:30 am Live Demonstrations 10:30 am to 10:45 am Break & Visit Exhibits 10:45 am to 11:05 am Luminal Cancer Staging: What is the role of EUS in 2019? Dr. Tomas Hucl 11:05 am to 11:15 am Questions 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Live Demonstrations 12:30 pm to 1 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibits 1 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Lecture: Diagnostic EUS literature update Dr. Vivek Khumbari Afternoon Session - Diagnostic EUS 1:30 pm to 1:500 pm Elastography and Contrast Imaging: Time to learn or waste of time? Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho 1:50 pm to 2 pm Questions 2 pm to 4 pm Live Demonstrations 4 pm to 4:15 pm Break & Visit Exhibits 4:15 pm to 4:35 pm EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy: How to perform and is it better than other alternatives? Dr. Anand Sahai 4:35 pm to 4:45 pm Questions 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm Test Your Knowledge in Diagnostic EUS: A video based self-assessment Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu 5:15 pm Adjourn 7 pm Welcome Reception, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Day Two: August 29, 2019
Time Topic Speaker Breakfast Sessions 7 am to 7:45 am How to accelerate my learning curve in EUS? Dr. Robert Hawes, Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu Tips to maximize yield at FNA, FNB and liver biopsy? Dr. Anand Sahai, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho Pancreatic cysts: When to sample and when not to instrument? Dr. Michael Levy Pancreatic Fluid Collection Drainage: When to place metal or plastic stents? Dr. Jayapal Ramesh EUS-guided biliary drainage: How to minimize adverse events? Dr. Pierre Deprez Morning Session - Interventional EUS 7:45 am to 8 am Short Break - Visit Exhibits 8 am to 8:20 am Treatment of Pancreatic Fluid Collections in the era of LAMS Dr. Pierre Deprez 8:20 am to 8:30 am Questions 8:30 am to 10:30 am Live Demonstrations 10:30 am to 10:45 am Break & Visit Exhibits 10:45 am to 11:05 am EUS-Guided Billary Drainage: When to do and using which approach? Dr. Jayapal Ramesh 11:05 am to 11:15 am Questions 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Live Demonstrations 12:30 pm to 1 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibits 1 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch Lecture: Interventional EUS literature update Dr. Vivek Khumbari Afternoon Session - EUS-FNA and Cytopathology 1:30 pm to 1:50 pm EUS-Guided Sampling of Solid Mass Lesions: Are FNB needles the (only) way to go? Dr. Thomas Rosch 1:50 pm to 2 pm Questions 2 pm to 4 pm Live Demonstrations 4 pm to 4:15 pm Break & Visit Exhibits 4:15 pm to 4:35 pm EUS-Guided Sampling in the Era of FNB: Is ROSE obsolete? Dr. Nirag Jhala 4:35 pm to 5 pm Questions 4:30 p.m to 5 pm Test You Knowledge in Therapeutic EUS: A Video base self-assessment Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu 5 pm Adjourn
Day Three: August 30, 2019
Hands on Lab Experience 6:50 am to 7:20 am Breakfast and Visit Exhibits 7:20 am to 7:35 am Hands-on Lab Overview 7:35 am to 7:50 am Gown & Glove 7:50 am to 11:30 am Hands on Lab Group I Fine Needle Aspiration & Liver Biopsy Techniques Group II How to make slides, check for diagnostic sufficiency and process an FNA sample Group III Pseudocyst Drainage (Using a dedicated one-step device) Group IV Celiac Plexus Interventions/Fiducial Placement Group V Biliary Drainage/Other Interventions
- How to accelerate my learning curve in EUS? - Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu
- Tips to maximize yield at FNA, FNB and liver biopsy? - Anand Sahai, Fauze Maluf-Filho
- Pancreatic cysts: When to sample and when not to instrument? - Michael Levy
- Pancreatic Fluid Collection Drainage: When to place metal or plastic stents? - Sundeep Lakhtakia
- EUS-guided biliary drainage: How to minimize adverse events? - Pierre Deprez
Dedicated Cytopathology Program
August 28, 2018; 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Topic: Everything an endosonographer needs to know about EUS-related pathology
This 90-minute program for endosonographers, cytopathologists and technicians will include didactic lectures and round table discussions that provide tips to improve the quality of EUS-pathology service. This session will be particularly useful for centers that do not have access to onsite cytopathology support. The main focus of this session will be on (a) how to collect and process specimens, (b) self-assess for diagnostic adequacy, and (c) how to maximize the outcomes of EUS-guided tissue acquisition.
- Target Audience
Gastroenterologists, Fellows-in-training, General Surgeons, Oncologists, Allied Health Professionals and Nurses
Physicians Complete Program (Didactic Sessions, Lab and Cytopathology Program) $800 Didactic Sessions and Hands-On Lab $700 Didactic Sessions and Cytopathology Program $700 Didactic Sessions $550 Cytopathology Program Only $200 Others (Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Allied Health and Industry Complete Program (Didactic Sessions, Lab, and Cytopathology Program) $625 Didactic Sessions and Hands-on Lab $500 Didactic Sessions and Cytopathology Program $500 Didactic Sessions Only $350 Cytopathology Program Only $150
- Registration Link
Presented by Center for Interventional Endoscopy
AdventHealth Nicholson Center
400 Celebration Place, Celebration, Florida 34747
- Lodging Information
As all rooms at Gaylord Palms, the symposium hotel, have sold out, alternative accommodation is available at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration (link below) which is located very close to the Nicholson Center (conference venue). Please book immediately to secure your place.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection
700 Bloom Street, Celebration, Florida 34747
For a discounted room rate, click here to reserve
- CME/MOC Information
August 28 to 29 | Didactic Sessions, Including Optional Sessions
AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.
August 30 | Hands-on Lab
AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. The participant will only receive the MOC points upon successful completion (75% or higher) on post exam.
- American Disabilities Act
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