Invited Lecture (JGES)
November 5 (Sat.), 14:00–14:40, Room 3 (Portopia Hotel South Wing Portopia Hall)
Video journalism for endoscopists
- Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Over a decade ago, endoscopists learnt their skills by watching and learning from a mentor in the endoscopy suite; or by getting a glimpse of the video presented by a few well funded endoscopists who were supported by professional videographers that could record, edit, and produce videos. Very few submitted to the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Video Plenary Session. Endoscopy societies produced print journals, with no video or multimedia in the journal.During the last decade, advances in computers and imaging devices created an unprecedented opportunity to record video easily, edit it, and share it. Videos of endoscopy procedures opened up opportunities for learning and refining techniques, sharing knowledge and communicating ideas either for one on one training, or for a small group learning, or for a huge international meeting where novel ideas were explored. Along with these developments, we have seen a shift from traditional textbook learning to multimedia learning, with the widespread use of smart phones and devices as the Millennials started entering medical and endoscopy practice. The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy explored to stay ahead of the game by developing dedicated training programs to teach the art of video capture, video editing, and video production to its younger generation of endoscopists as they were finishing the training and entering work force. Along with this initiative, ASGE also explored the idea of launching a multimedia journal, the Video GIE, in 2016, to create an opportunity for the tech-savvy younger generation to publish in a video journal. The goal of my presentation include a review on the history of video journalism as it evolved in the United States; training in the art of video editing and how to go about setting a program to teach video editing for trainees; opportunities to publish or present multimedia at national and international meetings or on the web; the tricks of the trade in the development of a product for publication as video journalist; and what it takes to serve as a good reviewer for video journalism.