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Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy

A Hands-On Course

Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine Building

2109 Adelbert Road Cleveland OH 44106 United States of America
Friday 2/2/2018 07:30AM EST
Friday 2/2/2018 03:00PM EST

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Jeffrey Marks, MD, FACS, FASGE (Course Director)

Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Endoscopy
Program Director
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Jeffrey L. Ponsky Professorship in Surgical Education

Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD, MBA, FACS

Lynda and Marlin Younker Chair in Developmental Endoscopy
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

John Dumot, DO

Department of Medicine
CWRU School of Medicine
Medical Director
University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Course Description

This course is an update in new technology for research and clinical application of Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for the treatment of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. The course is for Gastroenterologists and Surgeons. This course will provide information regarding the techniques, indications, and complications which will be encountered by the gastroenterologist and general surgeon. Course content will include state-of-the-art lecturers, panel discussions, instructive video presentations and a porcine laboratory session. A live POEM case broadcast is planned.

Meeting location will be held at:

Case Western Reserve UniversitySchool of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
2109 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

7:30 AM
Meet at security desk for escort to the conference room and lab. Continental Breakfast will be served in the conference room

8:00 AM
Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Achalasia – Overview
Katarina Greer, MD

8:20 AM
Medical Management and Endoscopic Treatments for Achalasia
John Dumot, DO

8:40 AM
POEM and G-POP Overview and History
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD

9:10 AM
POEM: Tricks of the Trade/Prepping of Patient and Room
Jeffrey Marks, MD

9:40 AM
Question & Answer session

10:00 AM
Hands-On Lab


12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Live P.O.E.M. Case Observation if a case can be scheduled. If no live case, unedited videos shown and discussed

3:00 PM

Educational Objectives

Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of advanced endoluminal techniques and Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Gastric peroral pyloromyotomy (G-POP)

  2. Demonstrate the technical components of POEM in a porcine lab setting

Our Commitment

The commitment to exceptional patient care begins with revolutionary discovery. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a national leader in medical research and education and consistently ranked among the top research medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Through their faculty appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physicians at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center are advancing medical care through innovative research and discovery that bring the latest treatment options to patients.

Policy Disclosure

The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of "off-label" or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Continuing Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is not designating this live activity for Category 1 CreditsTM.


Educational grants from corporate sponsors in support of this course are gratefully acknowledged. Acceptance of funding in support of this program does not constitute endorsement of any product or manufacturer. A full listing of supporters will be provided in the course syllabus.

Registration Cancellation Policy

The Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will refund payment but deduct a $50.00 fee from registrations canceled prior to January 19, 2018. All registrations canceled after January 19, 2018, are non-refundable.