John A. Martin, MD, FASGE

John A. Martin,
MD, FASGE

The best endoscopic videos from around the world will be showcased during Tuesday’s seventh annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy. Each video will be presented and scored by an international panel of 10 judges. One winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive gold, silver and bronze medals.

“The central purpose of DDW® is to highlight and share the very best of scientific and clinical innovation in the world of gastroenterology,” said John A. Martin, MD, FASGE, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “Likewise, the World Cup showcases the best-of-the-best endoscopic video presentations of innovation and ideation in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.”

Dr. Martin was a member of the review committee that selected this year’s videos and will serve as co-moderator of the World Cup session. The committee received more than 40 video submissions this year and selected the top nine, which come from Singapore, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Greece, China and the U.S.

“In selecting the videos, the review committee looks for submissions that demonstrate incredibly expert skills, unusual findings, rarely encountered situations or novel resolutions to common situations we encounter every day,” Dr. Martin said. “Endoscopy doesn’t stand still, and these videos offer an invaluable opportunity for people to see breakthrough endoscopic procedures, new ways to use existing technology and new technologies that may not yet be available in their country or region of the world.”

In addition to being highly educational, the World Cup session is designed to entertain, Dr. Martin noted. The presenters are encouraged to dress in attire representing their country or culture and the audience is encouraged to cheer on their colleagues and their favorite videos.

“While it’s a fun and friendly competition, it’s also an important opportunity to celebrate the unifying aspects of GI practice,” Dr. Martin said. “The pain of disease knows no international boundaries and, as physicians, we all share the same hope to heal. The World Cup is a great chance for us to gather together and celebrate international collaboration by sharing global examples of the best science and best practices in clinical GI endoscopy.”

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Tuesday’s DDW Daily News for additional details on this and other DDW events.

2017 World Cup Participants

Delayed Endoscopic Closure of a Giant Gastric Perforation
Roy M. Soetikno

Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Coiling of Hepatic Artery Pseudo Aneurysm in Two Stages
Malay Sharma

Insulated Tip Knife Tunneling Technique with Clip Traction for Safe ESD of Large Circumferential Esophageal Cancer
Seiichiro Abe

Endoscopic Removal of a Large Kitchen Knife
Alkesh Zala

EndoLuminal Appendectomy (ELA)
Carlos K. Furuya

Combined Laser and Hydrostatic Balloon Lithotripsy as Endoscopic Therapy of Bouveret Syndrome
Sergio Sevilla Ribota

Salvage therapy for Colonic Mechanical Obstruction with Introducer-Type Colostomy and Colopexy
Georgios Mavrogenis

Treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum by a Novel Technique of Endoscopic Tunneling
Ting Xie

Submucosal Tunneling Endoscopic resection of a Gigantic Esophageal Leiomyoma
Saowonee Ngamruengphong