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Register Now! Advanced Hands-On Therapeutic Endoscopy Course

This course is for physicians (gastroenterologists and surgeons) interested in learning and improving endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and endoscopic suturing. This course is also for endoscopic procedure room nurses and technicians interested in learning and improving advanced therapeutic endoscopy skills.


Date and Time: August 17, 2024 7:00 am - 5 pm ET
Location: Mercy Medical Center

To register contact Dalibor Zafka at 410-951-7951 or email

Course participants will learn the following practical skills:
1. EMR with submucosal fluid injection (injection needle and Coagrasper, Olympus America,Center Valley, PA, USA),              Captivator EMR kit, Captivator II snares, Resolution 360 clipsand RescueNet retrieval device (Boston Scientific                        Corporation, Natick, MA, USA).
2. Classic ESD with distal attachment, injection needle, Coagrasper, Dual knife, IT knife, IT-nano, SB knife, TT knife, Hook    knives (Olympus America, Center Valley, PA, USA) andDiLumen retractor (Lumendi LLC, Westport, CT, USA).
3. Classic ESD with distal attachment (Olympus America, Center Valley, PA, USA),HybridKnife and VIO 3 generator (ERBE    USA Inc, Marietta, GA, USA).
4. Use of EleviewTM for submucosal injection during EMR and ESD.
5. Endoscopic suturing with Overstitch Suturing device (Apollo Endosurgery Inc, Austin,TX, USA).
6. ESD with advanced traction device and dual channel endoscope, TRACMOTION, ClutchCutter, and FlushKnife (FUJILFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, Lexington, MA, USA)

Course structure: 
Lectures and hands-on training 

1. To review indications and currently available techniques of endoscopic piecemeal(EMR) and en-block resection (ESD) of GI tract lesions.
2. To review endoscopic suturing device and its practical use for endoscopic correction of obesity, stent fixation, closure of        perforations, fistulas and other indications.

Course Director: 
Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy
Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Course Schedule:
7:00 AM : Continental breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Lecture: EMR and ESD
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Hands-on stations to practice EMR and ESD
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Lecture: Endoscopic suturing for correction of obesity, tissue approximation and other indications
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Hand-on stations to practice endoscopic suturing and ESD
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Questions and answers

Registration Fees:

On or before July 25, 2024: $500.00 | after July 25, 2024: $550.00
Team Members (up to 2 people: Nurse / Technician):
On or before July 25, 2024: $200.00 | after July 25, 2024: $250.00

To register contact Dalibor Zafka at 410-951-7951 or email