Advances in Tissue Resection and Polypectomy  

Sunday, November 15, 2020

8:05 am - 8:35 am

Professor Michael J. Bourke, MBBS, FRCAP 

Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Sydney, Australia
Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia 

Professor Michael Bourke of the University of Sydney is Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Westmead Hospital. He is previous Co-editor of Endoscopy (official journal of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2011-2019), past Chairman of the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association (2007-2009), the NSW Department of Health Bowel Cancer Screening Program (2010-2012) and Convenor of the Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium (2008-2020,

Professor Bourke is a world-renowned international authority in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Through scientific research, he has invented, pioneered, developed and established key techniques in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed research papers, expert reviews and editorials with more than 7750 citations, in the leading Gastroenterology journals. He has received numerous Visiting Professorships, honours and awards including the GESA Distinguished Clinician Award for contributions to the specialty, research, and the society (2012), the Christopher Williams medal from British Society of Gastroenterology (2017) and the GESA Distinguished Researcher Prize (2019).

Presentation Overview:

Underpinned by high-quality scientific evidence, the endoscopic management of colonic neoplasia has undergone a rapid sequence of changes in the last 5 -10 years, which has resulted in substantial improvements in cost-efficacy, safety, and clinical effectiveness. I will talk about progress in conventional polypectomy including the science of cold snare polypectomy. I will also discuss the evidence and direction of travel for complex tissue resection including EMR, techniques for minimizing adverse events and recurrence, and the role of ESD.