6th Annual Orlando Live EUS 2019

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, Celebration, FL

August 28-30, 2019

Components

  • EUS
  • Didactic Sessions
  • EUS-FNA and Cytopathology
  • Interventional EUS
  • Self-assessment Examination
  • Hands-on Workshop

Course Directors

Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Center for Interventional Endoscopy
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Robert Hawes
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Organizing Faculty

Dr. Ji Young Bang
Director of Clinical Research
Center for Interventional Endoscopy

Dr. Muhammad Hasan Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Udayakumar Navaneethan
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Center for Interventional Endoscopy

Faculty

Prof Dr Pierre H. Deprez, MD, PhD – Belgium
Hepato-gastroenterology Dpt Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc Université Catholique de Louvain Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FACG, FASGE – Japan
Professor and Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Tokyo Medical University
Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Sundeep Lakhtakia, MD – India
Senior Consultant Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hydebad, India

Dr. Michael Levy, MD – USA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, FASGE - Brazil
Endoscopy Unit of the Cancer Institute of São Paulo - ICESP
Department of Gastroenterology of the University of São Paulo
Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rösch, MD, PhD - Germany
Director of Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany

Anand Sahai MD, MSc (EPID), FRCPC – Canada
Professor of Medicine, Chief, GI Division, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Nirag C. Jhala, MD, MIAC
Professor, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Director, Anatomic Pathology/Cytology Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA

Darshana Jhala, MD, B MUS, FCAP
Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service CMC VAMC Professor Clinical Pathology and Lab medicine University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Tomas Hecl - Czech Republic
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

6th Annual Orlando Live EUS 2019 Overview

The 6th Annual Orlando Live EUS 2019 will have six components to provide participants with a comprehensive education in endosonography

Diagnostic EUS
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.

EUS-FNA 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 location of lesions, adapting evidence-based techniques when performing FNA maneuvers and appropriate processing of specimens based on the presence or absence of an onsite cytopathologist are factors that determine outcomes for EUS-FNA.

Centers with onsite cytopathology access: Several studies have shown that the diagnostic sensitivity of EUS-FNA is strongly associated with the availability of onsite cytopathology services. While it is important to provide an adequate quantity of representative material, steps must be taken to provide the best quality specimens. 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 different 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. Specimen yield from the four currently available core biopsy needles will be demonstrated.

Interventional EUS
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 gastro-jejunal anastomosis will be demonstrated. New technologies and evidence-based techniques will be demonstrated by expert faculty.

Hands-on Workshop
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).

Didactic Sessions
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.

Self-assessment Examination
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.

Physicians  
Didactic Sessions $550
Didactic Sessions and Hands-On Lab $700
Didactic Sessions and Cytopathology Program $700
Complete Program (Didactic Sessions, Lab and Cytopathology Program) $800
Others (Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Allied Health and Industry  
Didactic Sessions Only $350
Didactic Sessions and Hands-on Lab $475
Didactic Sessions and Cytopathology Program $500
Complete Program (Didactic Sessions, Lab, and Cytopathology Program) $625
Cytopathology Program Only $200

The registration fee covers general session, live demonstration, breakfast and lunch

Registration Information

To register, visit FHCIEevents.com
For more information, call 407-303-9863

Course Location

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place, Celebration FL 34747

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, fellows-in-training, general surgeons, oncologists, allied health professionals and nurses

Lodging Information

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL
For more information on hotel reservations visit FHCIEevents.com
Please note that we will provide daily transportation from the Gaylord Palms to the Nicholson Center

CME Information

CME August 28-29, 2019 / Didactic Including Optional Sessions
Florida Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Florida Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.99 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.

CME August 30, 2019 / Hands-on Lab
Florida Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Florida Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 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.

American Disabilities Act

Florida Hospital is committed to making our activities accessible to all individuals. If you have a disability, please submit a description of your needs, along with your registration, to assure that you will be able to participate in this activity.

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 gastro-jejunal anastomosis will be demonstrated. New technologies and evidence-based techniques will be demonstrated by expert faculty.