March 18th Morning


Scientific Session: Foregut

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Plenary Session 1

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Presidential Address "Out of Chaos Comes Opportunity"

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Speaker: Brian J. Dunkin, MD
Dr. Dunkin is a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Head of the Section of Endoscopic Surgery and Medical Director of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. His clinical practice is focused on advanced laparoscopic surgery and flexible GI endoscopy. His research centers on the development of novel methods and devices for endoscopic surgery, as well as the use of leading-edge technology in the development of improved training programs for surgeons.

Gerald Marks Lecture "Tying it all together: Steps on the Path to Optimizing Surgical Training in Residency and Beyond"

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Speaker: Jo Buyske, MD
Dr. Buyske is the Associate Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery, and the Director of Evaluation. She is a past president of SAGES, and remains active on several committees. Her clinical career was in minimally invasive foregut surgery. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she does clinical work and teaching on the emergency surgical services. Her passions include training surgeons, taking care of patients, working to provide equitable global access to surgery, running, fresh local food, and being with friends and family.

Panel: Uh oh! What do I do? Management of Endoscopic Misadventures

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session Chair: John Romanelli, MD
Session Co-chair: Leena Khaitan, MD

Session Description

With the increasing use of flexible endoscopy in the armamentarium of surgeons, it is important to regularly review the complications that can occur and how to manage them. There are several new products and techniques available to manage complications, such as stents or endoscopic over-the-scope clips that can potentially keep a patient with an endoscopic complication out of the operating room. This session is designed for surgeons that perform flexible endoscopic cases.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Categorize the types of complications after POEM, and describe techniques to address them

  • Employ new strategies to address complications after colonoscopy

  • Diagnose common complications after ERCP and review current management strategies for them

Session Outline

Time Presentation Title Faculty Name

Panel: Uh oh! What do I do? Management of Endoscopic Misadventures


Perforation After Dilation of a Stricture

Chris Thompson, MD


Bleeding from a Biopsy Site

Jeffrey Marks, MD
11:50am Common Complications After Colonoscopy

Patricia Sylla, MD

12:00pm Complications after ERCP David Desilets, MD
12:10pm Complications after POEM

John Romanelli, MD


Wrap Up/Q & A

Leena Khaitan, MD


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