5th Annual Orlando Live EUS

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 07:00 to Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00

EUS 2017

5th Annual Orlando Live EUS

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COURSE DIRECTORS

  • Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu
  • Dr. Robert Hawes

ORGANIZING FACULTY

  • Dr. Ji Young Bang
  • Dr. Muhammad Hasan
  • Dr. Udayakumar Navaneethan

FACULTY

  • Dr. Pierre Deprez - Belgium
  • Dr. Paul Fockens - The Netherlands
  • Dr. Bronte Holt - Australia
  • Dr. Julio Iglesias-Garcia - Spain
  • Dr. Darshana Jhala - USA
  • Dr. Nirag Jhala - USA
  • Dr. Takao Itoi - Japan
  • Dr. Sundeep Lakhtakia - India
  • Dr. Michael Levy - USA
  • Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho - Brazil
  • Dr. Thomas Rösch - Germany
  • Dr. Anand Sahai – Canada 

Course Description

The 5th Annual Orlando Live EUS 2017 will have six components to provide participants a comprehensive education in endosonography.

Interventional 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. The latest diagnostic technology such as contrast-enhanced imaging and elastography will be demonstrated.

EUS-FNA and Cytopathology

The key to success of an EUS program is in 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 of 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. 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 corebiopsy 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, medium required to collect core specimens, and most importantly, how to use a microscope and assess for specimen adequacy. Using a stepwise approach, the different techniques to perform celiac plexus interventions, pancreatic fluid collection drainage, biliary/gallbladder drainage, pancreatic cyst ablation, fiducial placement, varices obliteration, radiofrequency ablation and gastroentral anastomosis will be demonstrated.

Hands-on Workshop

The objective of this session is to teach participants how to (a) handle specimens, (b) operate microscopes, (c) assess for onsite diagnostic sufficiency, (d) learn the different techniques of FNA (standard, fanning, core biopsy) and (e) perform EUS-based interventions (celiac plexus neurolysis, fiducial/coil placement, pseudocyst and biliary ductal 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.

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 knowledge in endosonography.

Agenda

Day One and Two: Breakfast Sessions
August 30: 7:00-7:45am
August 31: 7:15-7:45am

BREAKFAST SESSIONS:
Which endoscope for a particular indication and how to perform a thorough examination? Dr. Bronte Holt and Dr. Paul Fockens
Tricks to maximizing yield at EUS-guided FNA, FNB and Liver Biopsies Dr. Anand Sahai and Dr. Julio Iglesias-Garcia
Pancreatic Cysts: How to investigate and survey Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Thomas Rösch
Technical Focus: Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections Dr. Takao Itoi and Dr. Sundeep Lakhtakia
EUS-guided Biliary Drainage: How to maximize success and minimize adverse events? Dr. Pierre Deprez and Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho

Day One: August 30, 2017

7:00-7:15 am Breakfast & Registration
7:00-7:45 am Breakfast Sessions
7:50-8:00 am Welcome and Address. Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu
Morning Session - Pancreatic Cysts
8:00-8:20 am Pancreatic Cysts: When to sample, what investigations to order and how to survey? Dr. Michael Levy
8:20-8:30 am Questions
8:30-10:30 am Live Demonstrations
10:30-10:45 am Break & Visit Exhibits
10:45-11:05 am Radial EUS: For which indication is it better than Linear EUS Examination? Dr. Paul Fockens
11:05-11:15 am Questions
11:15 am-12:30 pm Live Demonstrations
12:30-12:55 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibits
12:55-1:30 pm Lunch Lecture – Diagnostic EUS literature update. Dr. Bronte Holt
Afternoon Session - Diagnostic EUS
1:30-1:50 pm EUS-based algorithmic approach in the work-up of Recurrent Pancreatitis. Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho
1:50-2:00 pm Questions
2:00-3:45 pm Live Demonstrations
3:45–4:00 pm Break & Visit Exhibits
4:00-4:20 pm Procurement of histology samples using core biopsy needles: Will cytology become obsolete? Dr. Anand Sahai
4:20-4:30 pm Questions
4:30-5:00 pm Technique of EUS-guided liver biopsy: Is it a valid indication? Dr. Julio Iglesias-Garcia
5:00 pm Adjourn
7:00 pm Welcome Reception, Gaylord Palms

Day Two: August 31, 2017

7:15-7:45 am Breakfast and/or Breakfast Sessions
Morning Session – Interventional EUS
7:45-8:00 am Short Break – Visit Exhibits
8:00-8:20 am Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections and Obstructed Bile Ducts: What is new in 2017? Dr. Pierre Deprez
8:20-8:30 am Questions
8:30-10:30 am Live Demonstrations
10:30-10:45 am Break & Visit Exhibits
10:45-11:05 am EUS-guided Radiofrequency Ablation: Current status and future prospects. Dr. Sundeep Lakhtakia
11:05-11:15 am Questions
11:15 am-12:30 pm Live Demonstrations
12:30-12:55 pm Lunch & Visit Exhibits
12:55-1:30 pm Lunch Lecture - Interventional EUS literature update. Dr. Bronte Holt
Afternoon Session – EUS-FNA and Cytopathology
1:30-1:50 pm EUS-related Cytopathology: How to investigate when the diagnosis is indeterminate. Dr. Nirag Jhala
1:50-2:00 pm Questions
2:00-3:45 pm Live Demonstrations
3:45–4:00 pm Break & Visit Exhibits
4:00-4:20 pm Diagnostic and Interventional EUS: How to move forward. Dr. Thomas Rösch
4:20-4:30 pm Questions
4:30-5:00 pm Test your EUS knowledge: A video based self-assessment. Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu
5:00 pm Adjourn

Day Three: September 1, 2017

Hands-On Lab Experience
6:50–7:20am Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
7:20-7:30am Hands On Lab Overview – NC Staff
7:35-7:50am Gown & Glove
7:50-11:30am Hands On Lab


Time Topic

Group I: Fine Needle Aspiration and 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

Dedicated Cytopathology Program 

August 30, 2017; 1:30-3:30pm
Topic: Everything an endosonographer needs to know about EUS-Cytopathology | Faculty: Dr. Darshana Jhala and Dr. Nirag Jhala
This half-day program for endosonographers, cytopathologists and technicians will include two hours of didactic lectures and roundtable 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.

Course Location
Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747 

Hotel Accommodations
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A group discount has been arranged for all participants. Free transportation is provided from Gaylord to Nicholson Center everyday.

Course Fee

Physician
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 Hands-on Lab $475
Didactic Sessions and Cytopathology Program $500
Complete Program (Didactic Sessions, Lab and Cytopathology Program) $625
Cytopathology Program Only $200

Registration Information
To register please visit:
https://www.regonline.com/5thOrlandoEUS

For more information, call 407.303.9863. The registration fee covers general session, live demonstration, breakfast, lunch and welcome reception.