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Upcoming Events
The 93rd Congress of Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES)
May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Osaka, Japan
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2nd Asian EUS Congress (AEC 2017)
September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Mumbai, India
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The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Biliary Association
September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Yamagata, Japan
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Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW)
September 23, 2017 - September 26, 2017
Hong Kong
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Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW)
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Fukuoka, Japan
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31st International Workshop on Therapeutic Endoscopy
December 6, 2017 - December 8, 2017
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April 24th, 2017

In 1982, Endoscopy division co-founders Bill Cook and Don Wilson wanted to create a robust international presence for their young company. They found that “presence” in the charismatic Jean Brihay, the company’s first European representative. With his flair for connecting with people and creating effective networks, Jean pioneered the “clinical endoscopic workshop,” a powerful educational…

April 21st, 2017

We always look forward to gastroenterology meetings. They are a great opportunity not only to showcase the latest advances in our field, but also to meet with you face to face. We look forward to getting acquainted or reacquainted with you and discussing your challenges and how we can help you. We hope you will…

March 27th, 2017

Country Music Artist Wade Hayes Has Used His Battle with Stage IV Colon Cancer to Inspire and Inform Others. by Jennifer Sellers “We’ll know something Thursday. That’s what the doctors said. We’ll see what we’re dealing with. We’ll see how far it spread.” Throughout history, songwriters have used music to express both the pain and…

March 20th, 2017

The purpose of this post is to thank our community of physicians, nurses, scientists and industry for their leadership in making a real difference in the public health of the nation through colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Yet, if we are to hit the lofty goals set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for 2018 of…

March 16th, 2017

Cook cares about raising awareness of Colon Cancer; join us in raising awareness of this disease. Share this infographic!!

February 28th, 2017

Cook cares about raising awareness of Colon Cancer; join us in raising awareness of this disease. Share this infographic!!

February 27th, 2017

March is here and with it comes Colon Cancer Awareness Month. We believe that colon cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer – if it’s caught early enough. That’s why patients need to be informed about things like risk factors, symptoms, and screenings in order to help prevent 50,000 people in the…

February 14th, 2017

Our recently launched EchoTip® Ultra 22 gage Fiducial needle is the latest tool to help endoscopists mark the spot for future radiation therapy. The needle allows placement of up to four pure gold preloaded fiducials in one procedure, potentially saving valuable procedure time when compared to traditional methods of manually loading fiducials. See for yourself…

December 12th, 2016

At this joyous time of year, we all reflect on the things we are grateful for. One of the things for which we are most thankful is our relationship with you. Our mission has always been to help you care for your patients and we appreciate your allowing us to do that again this year….

December 5th, 2016

In this series we meet members of the Endoscopy team from different countries throughout Asia Pacific. This month we talk to John, our Regional Manager for South Korea and Taiwan. 1. What is your current position with Cook Medical and how long have you been in this position? I’m the Regional Sales Manager for both…

November 15th, 2016

November 17th is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day and once again Cook Medical employees are helping to bring attention to this difficult-to-diagnose and often-deadly disease. All month, we will be raising awareness across multiple Cook communication channels and our people will again participate in “Dress in Purple” day on the 17th at many locations around the…

October 11th, 2016

We are actively preparing for the upcoming UEG Week 2016. Now in its 24th year, the event is expected to attract thousands of attendees to the Austria Center Vienna who are interested in the latest advances in digestive disease research and clinical management. This year you’ll find hands-on learning areas devoted to endoscopy procedures, ultrasound…

October 5th, 2016

Cook Medical’s Endoscopy division wouldn’t be what it is today without Marsha Dreyer. Her passion for gastrointestinal medicine began when she was a technician for some of the world’s earliest interventional endoscopists. She went on to become an international representative for Cook and lifelong champion for GI training and education worldwide. Thanks to Marsha’s fun…

September 26th, 2016

Our Cook Medical team always looks forward to gastroenterology conferences. They not only offer a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest advances, but also give us a priceless opportunity to meet with so many of you face-to-face. We’re especially excited about the upcoming United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week, scheduled for October 15-19 in…

September 1st, 2016

Cook Medical’s Vista Education and Training Programs focus on best practices in using innovative techniques and technologies designed to improve patient care. Led by physician and nurse experts, these opportunities offer discussion of procedural techniques and hands-on device sessions featuring one-on-one instruction. The ultimate goal of the Vista programs is to improve patient outcomes in…

June 7th, 2016

It was great seeing so many of you at DDW in San Diego! This meeting is always a wonderful time to catch up and to explore our shared vision for the future of patient care in our field. It is a future that holds much promise. As in any field, there are challenges, as well….

May 24th, 2016

  Every successful company needs at least one visionary. Cook’s Endoscopy Division was lucky enough to have two. See the fascinating story of how Bill Cook and Don Wilson partnered with prominent clinicians to create Cook Medical’s Endoscopy division, which today produces more than sixteen hundred unique devices that gastroenterologists use to treat patients all…

May 17th, 2016

Cook Medical Booth #605 Endoscopic Clipping with Instinct™ Your Clinical Solution SUNDAY, MAY 22   1:00 – 1:30 pm 2:00 – 2:30 pm Miguel Ordonez, MD Rockwood Clinic Spokane, WA MONDAY, MAY 23   11:45 – 12:15 pm 12:45 – 1:15 pm Bryan Balmadrid, MD UW Medicine Seattle, WA Miguel Ordonez, MD, and Bryan Balmadrid,…

May 17th, 2016

ASGE Learning Center Industry Hands-On Demonstration Area Instinct and Duette Hands-on Training with Guest Faculty SATURDAY, MAY 21   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Rishi Pawa, MD Director, Advanced Endoscopy Innovation and Education Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Non-Variceal UGI Bleeding (presentation in the theatre section) SUNDAY, MAY 22   11:00 – 11:30…

April 19th, 2016

We are very excited to announce our Strategic Business Unit (SBU) leader, Barry Slowey has been promoted to President of Cook Medical Winston-Salem and Cook Medical’s Endoscopy Division! Barry started with Cook back in 1996 as the European marketing manager at Cook Ireland. He was the second employee in Ireland and initially supported the OB/GYN…

April 13th, 2016

Incorporating extensive feedback provided by clinicians, we now offer you our latest developments in needle flexibility and sampling capability, tailored to you and your pathologist’s needs and heavily supported by published study data. The EchoTip Ultra and EchoTip ProCore needles are designed specifically to enhance target access and tissue acquisition. By balancing sample size and…

March 21st, 2016

  Cynthia Gomez is crafty. She can take everyday, household items and create art or recycle old materials into something functional. Cynthia is also a GI technician at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas, and recently she used her craft skills to make a difference at the hospital. Fellows often have limited opportunity to routinely…

March 17th, 2016

  Can a single individual transform the practice of medicine? Colleagues of Norman Marcon, a professor and prominent Toronto gastroenterologist, say the answer is a resounding “yes.” At the time that Prof. Marcon entered the medical profession, there was limited use of therapeutic endoscopy in Canada. Instead, gastroenterology was an offshoot of internal medicine focused…

March 7th, 2016

As we celebrate the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) GI Nurses and Associates Week, we would like to acknowledge GI nurses and associates everywhere. We thank each and every one of you for your passion and commitment to your patients and to our field. This week also brings to mind one of Cook’s own, beloved…

February 10th, 2016

A new global design standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for medical tubing connectors is currently being applied to enteral feeding devices in the marketplace. In this issue of The Channel, we speak with Tom Hancock, a founder and executive director of the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) about how that organization…

February 10th, 2016

Tom Hancock, a founder and executive director of the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA), further discusses the new design standard and its impact on the entire enteral feeding system. Visit for more information on GEDSA The Channel: What can you share with the readership regarding the deadlines and objectives related to the transition?…

February 4th, 2016

Euro EUS, the leading European congress for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), will be held at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France, April 14-15 and Cook Medical is delighted to once again be a congress partner. The president for Euro EUS 2016, Erwin Santo, MD (Head of Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky…

December 10th, 2015

Cook Medical’s Vista Education and Training Programs focus on best practices in using Cook products, advanced techniques and innovative technologies designed to improve patient care. Each year Cook Medical offers thousands of sessions around the globe for training professionals on Cook products in a wide range of clinical specialties. One example is the highly interactive,…

November 23rd, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Endoscopy clinical division announces the introduction of the latest addition to the EchoTip ProCore® product line, the EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle with ReCoil Stylet™. This needle’s flexible design allows physicians to obtain histological samples from difficult anatomical locations¹. The EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle can be used with an…

November 11th, 2015

Pancreatic cancer. Being the Endoscopy division of Cook Medical, pancreatic cancer is something that we are very familiar with. We know the ins and outs of symptoms, treatment options, and up-and-coming technology. But recently, we were reminded that what matters most about pancreatic cancer are the people that suffer from it. Last week, we had…

November 6th, 2015

Collaboration among several endoscopic ultrasound centers in the UK has led to significant improvements in how practitioners are diagnosing and staging pancreatic cancers, reports Harriet Gordon, MD, a consultant gastroenterologist with the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust. In a recent article authored for Cook Medical’s Channel newsletter, Dr. Gordon says endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered the…

October 30th, 2015

You can help right now with your Likes, Shares and Retweets! Please help us raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by sharing some vital information with your family, friends and colleagues. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and is expected to become the second leading cause by 2020.¹ ²…

October 26th, 2015

When facing any GI bleed, the more simple and effective treatment options you have, the better your patient outcomes can be. That’s why, for the past 30 years, Cook has given you a wide variety of easy-to-use, efficient hemostasis options. From the Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip, to the market-leading Saeed Six Shooter Multiband Ligator and a…

October 19th, 2015

As happens every year, we are busily preparing for UEG Week 2015, the largest and most prestigious meeting of its kind in Europe. This year’s event will be at the Fira Barcelona Congress Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Please be sure to join us at Booth 134 in Exhibition Hall 8. At our ERCP Skills Lab,…

September 23rd, 2015

The EchoTip ProCore® High Definition Ultrasound Biopsy Needle introduced by Cook Medical has become a game changer for gastrointestinal physicians and their patients. With a hollowed-out notch at the tip, the device allows clinicians to potentially retrieve larger tissue samples from hard-to-reach regions using minimally invasive endoscopic ultrasound procedures. The story behind the launch of…

August 26th, 2015

I was delighted to be in attendance at two important—and stimulating—meetings in recent months. During Euro EUS 2015 I experienced the excellent faculty and the great new facilities at Paoli Calmettes Institut in Marseille, France. Almost 300 attendees from 45 countries were on hand to view the 24 live cases performed by experts on Day…

August 25th, 2015

Ongoing clinical research: An update Clinical studies are key to bringing more innovative treatment options to patients and physicians around the world. That’s why Cook Medical makes it a priority to remain actively involved in clinical reseach. There are currently three studies utilizing Cook’s EchoTip ProCore ultrasound needles: One in the EUS field and two…

June 24th, 2015

Cook Medical has led the EUS field by collaborating with practicing endosonographers who require devices with ever-advancing clinical capabilities. It began with the first contoured handle on the market, followed by patented, high-definition dimpling technology for enhanced needle visualization. Recently, Cook pioneered the EchoTip ProCore, which merges histology and cytology, allowing clinicians to increase yields…

May 29th, 2015

Every year nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness, which is the single most preventable cause of death globally. On May 31, please help Cook spread the word about the World Health Organization’s “World No Tobacco Day.” This is a day to focus on the health risks—including GI-related diseases—associated with tobacco use and advocate…

May 13th, 2015

Several thought-provoking clinical presentations will feature abstracts involving Cook Medical products during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2015, May 16-19 in Washington, DC. Click on the abstracts below to explore interesting new data on the EchoTip ProCore® HD Ultrasound Biopsy Needle and Evolution® Biliary Controlled-Release Stent. These abstracts reflect Cook’s commitment to collaborating with clinicians to…

May 5th, 2015

DDW is an important meeting for us every year. It’s one of the best opportunities for us to engage with you, and we always look forward to hearing from the best and brightest in digestive disease. This year, based on past feedback from physicians, we are offering a new Vista® Collaboration and Learning Program at…

May 4th, 2015

One of the interviews included in the second volume of the special edition of The Channel, celebrating 40 years of Interventional ERCP, was between Dr. Peter Cotton and Dr. Claude Liguory. Dr. Liguory continues to be the unmistakable face of French endoscopy. Dr. Liguory started in surgery back in 1967 in Paris but gravitated to…

April 22nd, 2015

EURO EUS 2015—held in Marseilles, France, April 23-24—is the leading European congress for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and Cook Medical Endoscopy is delighted to be a congress partner. For two days, live courses will be streamed from the Paoli Calmette Institute with its prominent international faculty of endoscopic ultrasound clinicians, led by Dr. Marc Giovannini. Cook…

April 14th, 2015

“So, forty years on. Where are we now and where are we heading?” – Dr. Peter Cotton This year Cook Medical is celebrating 40 years of interventional ERCP. To mark this milestone we have put together two special editions of The Channel. In the second volume of 40 Years of Interventional ERCP: Stories from the…

April 6th, 2015

For the 40th anniversary of Interventional ERCP, we worked with Dr. Peter Cotton to develop a special edition of The Channel ‘40 Years of Interventional ERCP: Stories from the Pioneers. Dr. Cotton set out on a quest to interview many of the key ERCP pioneers from the early and mid -1970s and received so much…

April 1st, 2015

It is more important than ever to keep up with—and stay ahead of—fast-developing procedural trends and technologies in the field of GI endoscopy. That’s why we created The Channel newsletter. Here you will find relevant, reliable and accessible information on the latest trends in technology and procedures. In each issue of The Channel, you will…

March 25th, 2015

The rapid growth in technology in Endoscopy units across the country has led to tremendous improvements in patient care. Advanced GI suites now have the technology and patient acuity that rivals critical care units. GI interdisciplinary teams—made up of nurses, technicians, GI physicians, anesthesiologists and others—are necessary in order to maintain a culture of safety and…

March 13th, 2015

The month of March, which many know as colon cancer awareness month is here, but colon cancer does not affect people only during this first month of Spring. Colon cancer affects people every hour, every day, every year. Colon cancer is not biased or gender specific, it affects both men and women alike. But the…

February 23rd, 2015

For more than 30 years, physician education and training has been an integral part of Cook Medical’s overall mission to enhance patient care across the globe. It’s all part of our continuing commitment to education and professional development in endoscopy through Vista training programs. For example, we recently began a new venture with the European…

January 21st, 2015

The ERCP Basic Training Course is intended for fellow endoscopists at the beginning of their ERCP career. The two-day course—based in the European Endoscopy Training Centre (EETC) in Rome, Italy and led by Professor Guido Costamagna—combines live cases, clinical discussion and hands-on training. The scientific programme will cover four key subject areas: Basic Cannulation, Stricture…

November 25th, 2014

Learn more from the multi-disciplinary cancer team at the University of Michigan Health System as they continue to discuss their approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. This week’s videos focus on surgical, radiation therapy, and stenting options as well as future research for early detection. This 9-part video series features the following…

November 13th, 2014

Did you know that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month? The incidence and mortality rates for this aggressive disease have been rising steadily for the last few decades. It’s time for us to act. Help us raise awareness and education about the risk factors, prevention and treatment for pancreatic cancer. Learn more from the multi-disciplinary…

November 13th, 2014

This week, we’ve launched a new YouTube channel that features exclusive video from our Endoscopy division. Our channel will include endoscopy-related procedural and product education, clinical case videos, and updates on the latest innovations from Cook Medical. For easy navigation we’ve organized our videos into procedural and disease categories, which include ERCP, EMR, Hemostasis, EUS,…

July 3rd, 2014

Srinadh Komanduri, MD (Director of Interventional Endoscopy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL) provides an overview and discusses key results of a multi-center prospective randomized controlled crossover trial comparing EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle biopsy (FNB) for pancreatic and non-pancreatic masses. This study experience was an abstract presentation during Digestive Disease Week 2014.

June 30th, 2014

Dr. Masayuki Kitano discusses findings of the prospective multi-center randomized controlled trial comparing histological yield of 25 gage EUS-FNA needles with and without a core trap in solid pancreatic masses. This overview summarizes the details and results of the abstract presented at Digestive Disease Week 2014.

June 25th, 2014

Dr. John Morris, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, discusses how to overcome challenging anatomy while treating a GI bleed. [brightcove 3629427176001]   Dr. John Morris Glasgow Royal Infirmary 2:20 Dr. David Carr-Locke, Beth Israel Medical Center, discusses preferred treatment modalities for various types of GI bleeds. [brightcove 3629427181001]   Dr. David Carr-Locke Beth Israel Medical Center 2:21

June 23rd, 2014

Dr. Alan Barkun, McGill University Health Centre, discusses GI bleeding, specifically treatment of bleeding ulcers.   Dr. Alan Barkun McGill University Health Centre 1:09

June 10th, 2014

  Case History A 45-year-old patient who underwent a Nissen fundoplication six years prior for gastroesophageal reflux disease had heartburn symptoms for 20 years. On endoscopy, the patient’s Barrett’s disease demonstrated a long segment (Prague Criteria C9M10) without nodules with areas of HGD at multiple levels extending throughout biopsy surveillance. Previous surveillance had demonstrated multi…

June 9th, 2014

Several thought-provoking clinical presentations featured abstracts involving Cook Medical products during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2014, May 3-6 in Chicago. Click on the abstracts below to explore interesting new data from innovative applications of the EchoTip ProCore® HD Ultrasound Biopsy Needle and Duette® Multi-Band Mucosectomy. These abstracts reflect Cook’s commitment to collaborating with clinicians to…

June 4th, 2014

Hemostasis: The cessation of bleeding via mechanical or chemical means. Hemostasis is most commonly achieved by two mechanisms, tamponade and coagulation. Examples of the tamponade mechanism of hemostasis include tourniquets, clipping, and cyanoacrylate sealants. Examples of the coagulation mechanism include thrombin, argon plasma, RF electrocautery. Where does Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding occur? 70 to 75% in the…

May 28th, 2014

Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India Tobacco increases the risk of GI disease by five-fold in people under the age of 50 and doubles the risk for those over-60. The prevention of children and adolescents from taking up smoking is essential to the future health of India and rest of world….

May 28th, 2014

Dr. Wu Qi, Chief Physician, Endoscopy Center of Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing, China There are more than 1400 ingredients within cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes causes smoke which contains more than 40 different substances that cause cancers, and more than 10 different substances that promote cancerous cell growing. Among these substances, the most harmful to human…

April 24th, 2014

The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. The Instinct clip has two specific features that can help a physician achieve hemostasis more quickly…

April 10th, 2014

Cook Medical has initiated a clinical study in the U.S. to evaluate the removability of a new Evolution® Esophageal Fully Covered Stent. This is the first multicenter U.S. study to evaluate the possibility of removing a self-expanding metal stent after malignant and benign strictures have been treated. The stent design used in the study has…

March 13th, 2014
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On March 8th 2014, Cook Medical’s Endoscopy team in Winston-Salem was a sponsor of the Colon Cancer Coalition’s “Get Your Rear In Gear” 5K. This 5K is a nationwide event that works with healthcare providers, corporations and the media to encourage people to “Get Your Rear In Gear” and learn more about colon cancer. We…

March 7th, 2014

Today, Cook Medical employees participated in “Dress in Blue Day!” Every year, the Colon Cancer Alliance encourages anyone and everyone to wear blue on March 7th as a way to raise awareness for colon cancer. Awareness is one of the most important factors in catching colon cancer in its first stages. We believe it to…

December 12th, 2013
Evo Biliary UC Mosaic

Expandable metal biliary stents are currently used to treat biliary tract obstruction. Malignant biliary obstruction can be caused by direct tumor infiltration, extrinsic compression, adjacent inflammation, desmoplastic reaction from tumors or, more commonly, a combination of more than one of the aforementioned factors. Pancreatic cancer is the most common cause of malignant biliary obstruction and…

December 9th, 2013
Acrobat Blog Mosaic

Interventional Radiology access now for ERCP The same performance that sets the standard for wire guide access in interventional radiology is now available for ERCP. We tailored interventional radiology technology specifically for ERCP wire guide access. With one of the most flexible tips on the market, Acrobat gives you the same Cook-pioneered technology that interventionalists…

November 19th, 2013
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Background The first description of a clip used in gastrointestinal endoscopy was by Hayashi and colleagues more than 35 years ago in Japan in 19751 but it was Prof. Soehendra and his group in Hamburg, Germany, 20 years ago, who helped popularize the clip for hemostasis when the design of the delivery system had been improved.2 This…

October 18th, 2013
Evolution Family Mosaic Image

Whether treating strictures in the biliary tract, duodenum, colon or esophagus, the Evolution family of stents gives you the unique ability to deploy, recapture and/or reposition the stent. Unlike with other systems, Evolution stents do not jump during deployment, giving you smoother, more predictable delivery. That kind of precision and control makes it easier to…

February 1st, 2013
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[brightcove 1678942313001]   Jacques JGHM Bergman; MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands Michael J. Bourke, MD Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 6:59 Click here for more information on Duette™ Multi- Band Mucosectomy

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