Esophageal disease is a rapidly-developing area marked by significant advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases. In this course, a comprehensive approach will be taken to explore these exciting advancements including high-resolution manometry, FLIP topography, impedance monitoring, new techniques in endoscopic detection and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, and insights into the evolving approach to eosinophilic esophagitis, as well as updated management strategies for rumination.
A special feature of this program is a hands-on workshop for interpretation and performance of motility studies, new endoscopic imaging techniques, and endoscopic treatments including mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, and endoscopic myotomy.
New this year is a breakout session designed specifically for advanced practice providers and nurses. High-resolution manometry, gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia and clinical management of Barrett’s Esophagus will be discussed.
This course is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, fellows and residents in gastroenterology. Thoracic surgeons, otolaryngologists and pulmonologists, as well as other healthcare professionals with an interest in esophageal diseases may benefit from this program.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Summarize the appropriate use of current tools available for GERD diagnosis.
Outline a structured approach for evaluation of patients with PPI-refractory symptoms.
Identify appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies for rumination.
Recognize the role of PPI therapy as the first treatment step when esophageal eosinophilia is diagnosed.
Recognize current management options for early esophageal cancer, including endoscopic approaches.
Describe the role of new diagnostic tools such as FLIP topography, and new treatment options (POEM) in achalasia patients.
Identify appropriate patients for self-dilation, and understand how to establish a self-dilation program.
Describe non-endoscopic methods of screening for Barrett’s esophagus and diagnosis and monitoring of eosinophilic esophagitis.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.