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2nd Edition of International Conference on Gastroenterology

October 21-23, 2024, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

October 21 -23, 2024 | Baltimore, MD, USA
Gastro 2024

Monique Barakat

Speaker at Gastroenterology Conferences - Monique Barakat
Stanford University School of Medicine, United States
Title : Complex endoscopy in pediatrics: Optimizing care


Complex endoscopy procedures are important for the care of pediatric patients. Although endoscopic procedures such as removal of foreign bodies are frequently performed in pediatric patients, other interventions such as endoscopy for management of hemostasis are less commonly performed. As a consequence, pediatric gastroenterologists are less trained and less comfortable performing endoscopy for hemostasis and complex endoscopic procedures for other indications. We developed and implemented an Advanced Complex Endoscopy Team (ACE) team at our institution, which provides inpatient/outpatient endoscopy back-up support and found that this led to improvement in both hemostasis procedures quality measures and provider satisfaction.

Audience Takeaway Notes: 

  • Role of complex endoscopic procedures in pediatrics

  • Landscape of pediatric endoscopy training in pediatric gastroenterology practice

  • This research could lead to improvements in teaching, training and clinical practice.

  • We report a clinical intervention to improve care for pediatric patients who experience GI bleeding.


Monique Barakat is an interventional endoscopist with an active endoscopic research program who performs complex endoscopic procedures including ERCP and EUS for adult and pediatric patients. She serves as Associate Director of Pediatric Endoscopy at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. On a national level, she has recently served as Chair of the ASGE ERCP group and Sub-Committee Chair of the NASPGHAN (North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition) Business & Innovation Endoscopy Committee and Associate Editor of GIE (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy).