As endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has evolved from a diagnostic strategy to an interventional tool for managing gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases, new devices are coming to market to address a range of therapeutic outcomes. From managing bile drainage, inducing tumor ablation or removing intestinal blockages, emerging EUS technologies are redefining how GIs provide effective and safe treatments.
Leading experts will gather at the 2019 AGA Tech Summit, April 10-12, in San Francisco, to discuss how EUS is expanding the repertoire of GI interventions, analyze current EUS procedures and techniques, and assess challenges yet to be met. Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD, Stanford University Medical Center will moderate sessions focusing on:
- EUS-guided biliary access and drainage.
- EUS-guided tumor ablation or liver applications.
- EUS-guided luminal anastomoses.
Registrants can save up to $150 with early bird rates through Feb. 11. Third year, fourth year and advanced endoscopy GI fellows in training who are interested in learning about medical technology development processes, entrepreneurships, potential new technologies and innovations can apply for a grant to attend the Tech Summit through the fellows program. Selected fellows will be reimbursed up to $2,000 to cover expenses related to attending. Apply now as the submission process closes on Feb. 15, 2019. For more information about the Tech Summit and to register, visit techsummit.gastro.org.