WVU Medicine is proud to host the WVU Interventional Surgical Endoscopy (WISE) Conference.

WISE will feature a comprehensive demonstration and review of various endoscopic procedure techniques and technology to benefit general and therapeutic gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, fellows, endoscopy nurses, and technicians. Multiple live procedures combined with extensive discussions will demonstrate cutting-edge advances in luminal endoscopy – third space, bariatric and surgical endoscopy, EUS, and ERCP. WISE will also feature various lectures by leaders in the field of endoscopy and dedicated fellows and nurses’ sessions with intensive hands-on training to help them improve their skills and stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies.

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Topics include:

  • Esophageal Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies
  • Therapeutic EUS
  • Third Space Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Management of Hilar Strictures
  • Pancreas Cyst Management and Ablation
  • Endoscopic Management of Leaks, Fistulas, and Perforations
  • Disposable Endoscope
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Expanding Horizons of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy and Climate Change
  • Endoscopic Resection


Mucosal Resection (EMR/ESD/FTER)

Endoscopic Suturing

Disposable Duodenoscope and Cholangioscopy

Bariatrics (TORE and ESG)

EUS Drainage

Advanced Hemostasis and Closure



  • Physicians (live in-person course and hands on): $125
  • Residents/fellows/trainees/students: Free
  • Nurses/NPs/PAs/technicians/Allied Health professionals (live in-person course): $50


DATE: April 26 — 27, 2024
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
Phone: 866-344-6957

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Target Audience This conference has been designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and endoscopy technicians.

Learning Objectives
Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the current optimal endoscopic techniques
  • Discuss the latest advances and future technology in luminal,
    pancreaticobiliary, surgical, and bariatric endoscopy
  • Describe techniques for endoscopic procedures, such as
    advanced resection, defect closure, endoscopic suturing,
    hemostasis, third space, and bariatric and surgical endoscopy
  • Discuss and describe the latest breakthrough procedures in
    diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Discuss endoscopic oncology, surgical endoscopy, and artificial intelligence

Accreditation and Designation

  • The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This continuing education activity has been provided by the WVU School of Nursing for 15.6 contact hours.
  • The WVU School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule #19CSR11-4 under provider number 50-26086.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Points to be determined. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Additional Information

For questions or for more information prior to or during the conference, please contact Lori Kozikowski at 304-293-0709. For information on other upcoming CE conferences, contact the Office of CE at 304-293-3937, visit our website at ce.wvu.edu, or email us at ce@wvu.edu. In case of emergency during the conference, please call Lori Kozikowski at 304-293-0709.


It is the policy of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty/authors/planners participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relevant relationships they may have with commercial companies.

  • Ji Young Bang, MD, received an honorarium from Olympus and Boston Scientific.
  • Mohammad Bilal, MD, received payment from Boston Scientific.
  • Christopher Chapman, MD, received an honorarium from Boston Scientific, Apollo Endosurgery, Olympus, Medtronic, AbbVie, and STERIS.
  • Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH, received an honorarium from Apollo Endoscopy (consultant, research support, advisory board) and Boston Scientific. She also has ties to EndoSim (royalties); Erbe (consultant, fees); Fractyl Health (research support, fees); G.I. Dynamics (consultant, research support fees); Spatz Medical (consultant, fees); and USGI Medical® (research support fees).
  • Shivangi Kothari, MD, MS, received an honorarium from Boston Scientific, Olympus, and Castle Biosciences.
  • Thomas Kowalski, MD, received payment and an honorarium from Boston Scientific.
  • Jason Samarasena, MD, MBA, FACG, AGAF, is a consultant for Cook Medical, Olympus, Boston Scientific, Neptune Medical, Ovesco, STERIS, and Medtronic. He has educational grant support ties to CONMED and Cook Medical, and ownership ties to Satisfai Health.
  • Neil Sharma, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, received an honorarium from Boston Scientific, Olympus, STERIS, Mauna Kea Technologies, Medtronic, and NanOlogy.
  • Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, received an Institutional Research Grant from Apollo Endosurgery. He also has ties to BlueFlame Healthcare Venture Fund (founder, general partner, ownership interest); Boston Scientific (consultant, research support with Institutional Research Grant); Medtronic (consultant); ELLES (founder, board member, owner interest); Endoquest Robotics (consultant, Institutional Research Grant); EnteraSense Ltd. (founder, consultant, board member, ownership interest); EnVision Endoscopy (founder, board member, consultant, ownership interest); Erbe (Institutional Research Grant); Fractyl Health (consultant, advisory board member, research support); Fujifilm (consultant, Institutional Research Grant); G.I. Dynamics (consultant, research support); GI Windows (founder, board member, ownership interest); Lumendi (consultant, Institutional Research Grant); Olympus/Spiration (consultant, research support); Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Endoscopy, Inc. (founder, president, ownership interest); Softac (consultant, ownership Interest); USGI Medical® (consultant, advisory board member, research support); and Xenter (consultant, ownership interest).
  • Shyam Varadarajulu, MD, received an honorarium from Boston Scientific, Olympus, and Medtronic.

These relationships, along with the educational content of this program, will be reviewed and any potential conflicts of interest will be resolved to the satisfaction of the WVU School of Medicine Office of CME before the activity. If a conflict cannot be resolved, the person involved will be removed from all content.

All others in control of content have indicated they have no relevant relationships to disclose.

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