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Wasif Abidi, MD, Ph. D.
Wasif Abidi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Herbert Burgos Quiros, MD
Herbert Burgos Quiros, MD

Director of the World Gastroenterology Organisation Training Center
Professor of Internal Medicine

Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica

San Jose, Costa Rica

Marc Catalano, MD
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Director of UT- Memorial Hermann Advanced Endoscopy Training Program

Director of UT Community Adv. GI Program

Assistant Division Chief

Professor, GI, Hepatology & Nutrition

McGovern Medical School at UT Health

Houston, TX

Markus Goldschmiedt, MD
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Assistant Professor of Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Department of Gastroenterology

Digestive Disease Clinic

Dallas, Texas

Shawn Groth, MD
Shawn Groth,MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Hazem Hammad, MD
Hazem Hammad, MD

Director, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Asst. Prof. of Medicine

Section of Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

Div. of GI & Hepatology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Eduardo de Moura, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director of Endoscopy

University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil

Dang Nguyen, MD
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Digestive Associates of Houston
Houston Methodist Hospital,
Houston, Texas

Mohamed Othman, MD
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Associate Professor of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Chief of Gastroenterology Section

Baylor St Lukes Medical Center

Kalpesh Patel, MD
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Associate Professor Director of Center for Advanced Endoscopy​

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Gottumukkala Raju, MD

John Stroehlein Distinguished Professor of Gastroenterology

MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, TX

Tarun Rustagi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Alexander Schlachterman, MD

Third Space Endoscopy 

Jefferson University Physicians

Philadelphia, PA

Nirav Thosani, MD

Atilla Ertan MD Chair in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Director, Interventional Gastroenterologists of the University of Texas (iGUT)

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Amy Tyberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal. Med.,
Associate Director of Endoscopy,
Director of Therapeutic EUS & Associate Director of the Pancreas Program
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey

Hani Zamil, MD

Director, Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates

Houston Methodist West
Houston, TX

Isaac Raijman, MD

Chief of Gastroenterology at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Hospital

Greater Houston Gastroenterology 

Houston, TX


7:00-7:45             Breakfast

7:45-8:00           Course inauguration & introduction

                              GS Raju, MD & Mohamed Othman, MD

8:00-9:20           Session I: Round table discussion part 1


8:00-8:20           POEM: Indications, techniques, post-procedure & follow-up

                               Eduardo de Moura, MD

8:20-8:40           G-POEM: Indications, techniques, post-procedure & follow-up

                               Mohamed Othman, MD

8:40- 9:00          Esophageal & Gastric ESD: Indications, techniques, post-procedure & follow-up

                               Hazem Hammad, MD

9:00-9:20           Colonic & Rectal ESD: Indications, techniques, post-procedure & follow-up

                               Alexander Schlachterman, MD

9:20-9:40          Break

9:40-11:40         Session II: Hands-on Animal Lab Rotations; Part 1: Transluminal Endoscopy (limit 3 attendees per station)


                               Eduardo de Moura, MD; Shawn Groth,MD; Marc Catalano, MD


                               Hazem Hammad, MD; Hani Zamil, MD

                          Esophageal/Gastric ESD

                               Amy Tyberg, MD; Bing-Rong Liu, MD; Herbert Burgos, MD

                         Colon ESD (Utilizing Lumendi stabilizing & traction device)

                              Mohamed Othman, MD; Alexander Schlachterman, MD

11:40-12:30       Lunch

12:30-1:50         Session III: Round table discussion part 2

12:30-12:50       Endoscopy guided gallbladder (drainage, technique & pitfalls)

                               Amy Tyberg, MD

12:50-1:10         EDGE procedure (Indications, techniques & AE)

                              Isaac Raijman, MD

1:10-1:30           Endoscopy-guided GSJ (Indications, techniques & AE)

                               Nirav Thosani, MD

1:30-1:50           TIF (indications, techniques & pitfalls)

                              Kalpesh Patel, MD

1:50-2:10           Break

2:10-4:20           Session IV: Hands-on animal lab part 2, parallel sessions

                                       Parallel Session IV (A)                                                                 Parallel Session IV (B)

2:10-2:40           Suturing for closure                                             Suturing for stomal reduction

                              Tarun Rustagi, MD                                                         Wasif Abidi, MD

2:40-3:10           EUS-guided gallbladder drainage                      Submucosal tunneling endoresection

                              Dang Nguyen, MD; Robert Sealock, MD                      Hazem Hammad, MD; Alexander Schlachterman, MD

3:10-3:40           EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy                          Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

                              Nirav Thosani, MD                                                         Amy Tyberg, MD

3:40-4:20           EUS-guided ERCP & gastric bypass                   Transoral Incisionless Fundoplacation (TIF)

                              Isaac Raijman, MD                                                         Kalpesh Patel, MD; Marc Catalano, MD

Needs Statement

The Submucosal & Transluminal Endoscopy Workshop aims to update practicing advanced endoscopists in the latest procedures in gastroenterology. The goal of this course is to review current as well as emerging medical therapies and procedures in gastroenterology and offer a roundtable discussion as well as a hands-on teaching course for the most effective ways to integrate this information into clinical practice.


Target Audience

  1. Gastroenterologists with experience in EMR interested in familiarizing themselves with principles of submucosal endoscopy.

  2. Advanced endoscopists interested in therapeutic EUS techniques.

  3. Advanced endoscopy fellows interested in submucosal and extra-luminal endoscopy.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the basic techniques and indications for esophageal, gastric and colonic ESD and apply them in clinical practice

  • Outline the basic techniques and indications for per-oral endoscopic myotomy and implement them in practice

  • Recognize the adverse events associated with submucosal endoscopy and how to manage them

  • Discuss the basic techniques for trans-luminal endoscopy and lumen opposing metal stents placements and apply them in appropriate patients

  • Recognize the indication, technique and adverse events of endoscopic-guided gallbladder therapy

  • Recognize the indication, technique and adverse events of creating enteric anastomosis using endoscopy

  • Explain the correct methods of performing fundoplication in GERD


Educational Methods

Lecture, Demonstration, Small Group Breakout Session, Hands-on Workshop



Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.


Accreditation/Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Interventional Endoscopy Group. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.