Tuesday’s eighth annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy features nine of the best endoscopic videos from around the globe. After surviving a rigorous review process to make it to DDW®, the videos will be scored by a panel of international judges to see which three will take home gold, silver and bronze medals for their respective countries.

ASGE Educational Products Committee Chair Gerard Isenberg, MD, FASGE, AGAF, chief medical quality officer at the Digestive Health Institute at University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, said the annual World Cup video competition is always one of the stand-out events at DDW.

“The videos selected for the World Cup showcase state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques, as well as some really intriguing or unusual cases from around the globe,” he said. “The World Cup also brings with it that spirit of friendly international competition, which makes it entertaining beyond the fascinating science.”

This year’s World Cup competition features videos from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and the United States, giving attendees an opportunity to see how endoscopy is approached differently in different parts of the world.

Following the competition, the videos will be available for viewing in ASGE’s new online learning platform at learn.asge.org.

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Tuesday’s issue for the time and location of this and other DDW events.

2018 World Cup Participants

Hepatico-Duodenostomy with a Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent (LAMS) to Achieve Complete Biliary Drainage in a Metastatic Bilateral Hilar Stricture
Ramon Sanchez-Ocana, Spain

Endoscopic Restoration of a Completely Transected and Prolapsed Common Bile Duct
Jorge Vargas, Costa Rica

Sealing the Leaking Pancreatic Duct with Endoprosthesis in Failed ERCP
Anoop K. Koshy, India

Endoscopic Vacuum Therapy for Esophageal Post-Megastent Perforation
Vitor Brunaldi, Brazil

Clip-Assisted EMR: A New Resection Technique for Treating Flat Remnants of Colonic Polyp Tissue During Piecemeal EMR
Matthijs Schwartz, the Netherlands

That’s No Moon: Trans-Oral Excision of an Esophageal Giant Fibrovascular Polyp in a Pediatric Patient
Cheyenne Sonntag, United States

Insulated-Tip (IT) Knife – Alternative Method of Marsupialising a Symptomatic Duodenal Duplication Cyst in a 15-month-old Boy
Ennaliza Salazar, Singapore

EUS-Guided Gallbladder Drainage (EGBD) for Carcinoma of the Gallbladder
Shannon Chan, Hong Kong

Single-Scope Transgastric Antegrade Cholangioscopy (STAC) and Intraductal Polypectomy via EUS-Guided Hepaticogastrostomy (HGS) with a Lumen-Apposing-Metal Stent (LAMS)
Mariano Villarroel, Argentina