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Gastroenterology

10th Annual Course: 2013 Mayo Clinic EUS Summit and Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

EUS Summit:

  • Establish the T, N and M stages for luminal tumors and pancreatic cancer
  • Differentiate the various types of cystic pancreatic tumors
  • Identify the utility of EUS for evaluating patients with chronic pancreatitis
  • Differentiate the various subepithelial mass lesions
  • Recognize the technical aspects and role of interventional EUS procedures
  • Demonstrate proper technique for EUS guided biopsy (cytology and histology)

Principles and Pearls in Pancreatology:

  • Discuss the art of clinical decision making in pancreatic disease
  • Review the basics of pancreas imaging (CT and MRI) and its role in diseases
  • Review pancreatic pathology and how it correlates with clinical presentation
  • Identify the appropriate use of endoscopic and non-endoscopic approaches to diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases
  • Discuss the indications and techniques of surgical management of pancreatic diseases

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.