2:05 pm – 2:30 pm

Therapeutic Endoscopy

Session Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about the latest innovations in therapeutic endoscopy.
  • To learn about new applications of the currently available endoscopic technologies.
  • To learn about perspectives on the future of endoscopy.
Dr. Mohammad Yaghoobi, MD, MSc. (Epi), AFS, FRCPC, FACG

Therapeutic Endoscopist, Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology, and Associate member,
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact,
McMaster University

Dr. Mohammad Yaghoobi earned his medical degree from Tehran University School of Medicine and pursued a master’s degree in health research methodology at McMaster University. His training includes residency at the University of Toronto, GI fellowship at McGill University, and advanced endoscopy training at the Medical University of South Carolina.

He serves as the medical director of McMaster Barrett's clinic and holds key editorial and research roles. These include editor of Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases, associate editor of the Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (JCAG), inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the ACG Case Reports Journal, member of the ACG educational affairs committee and the codirector of the GI health technology assessment group at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.

His clinical and research interests revolve around therapeutic endoscopy, focusing on complex polyp removal, Barrett's esophagus, EUS procedures, and the utilization of artificial intelligence. He possesses extensive expertise in evidence-based medicine, particularly in conventional meta-analysis, meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy, and health technology assessment methodologies.