Advanced GI Endoscopy Workshop


This two day workshop is designed for Consultants and Trainees who have demonstrated competence in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to expand their skills to incorporate more advanced endoscopic techniques using the latest technologies. This workshop is held bienially and will next be offered in 2025.

Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.


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 This highly practical comprehensive program will cover a broad range of common clinical scenarios that require more advanced endoscopic techniques for management and will be delivered through focused discussion sessions followed by small group hands-on stations utilising the latest endoscopic devices.

Participants may gain valuable experience on equipment from the clinical setting and will consolidate their knowledge of latest techniques, demonstrated by experts in therapeutic endoscopy.

This workshop is suitable for Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.  Attendees must be competent in basic endoscopic techniques and /or have participated in CTEC's Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop.  This workshop is highly recommended for all endoscopists wishing to expand their knowledge in advanced endoscopic skills. 

Eligible WA based participants will receive a 50% subsidy of the workshop fee due to generous support from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. 

Workshop Content

Day 1 - Upper GI Practical Animal Tissue and Mechanical Simulation Session 

The Endoscopic Approach to Upper GI /Bleeding (Variceal / Non-Variceal)

  • Haemostasis techniques for non-variceal bleeding - APC, endoscopic clips and injection/diathermy
  • Haemostasis techniques for variceal bleeding - endoscopic banding and Sengstaken-Blakemore tube
  • Angiodysplasia - APC and clipping
  • Bleeders - sclerotherapy, injector (Gold Probe) and clipping

Management of Benign Strictures

  • Endoscopic dilatation - including bougie and balloon dilatation
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Upper GI polypectomy skills, including management of complications

Day 2 - Lower GI Practical Animal Tissue and Mechanical Simulation Session

Management of Colonic Bleeding and PEG Tubes

  • Colon polyps, colon bleeders and PEGS
  • SPOTTattoo injection techniques 
  • Polyp characterisation, from normal to abnormal
  • Treatment of gastric varices (gluing and stent)
  • Discussion: Approach to the difficult endoscopy - advice from an expert

Participants will use animal (porcine) tissue* models (Koken model, EASIE).

Workshop Inclusions

  • Pre-reading
  • Porcine tissue* and computerised simulation models
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


2023 Fee

WA Consultant: $2620 *
Non-WA Consultant: $3600 
WA Trainee: $2265 *
Non-WA Trainee: $3200 

*Eligible WA based participants will receive a 50% subsidy of the workshop fee due to generous support from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. 


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions


*Use of porcine simulators is not compulsory

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This educational activity was approved in the 2023 and prior RACS CPD Programs.


"I found the entire course useful and perhaps it should be a must in the training program. "
"Great simulation."
"The small group format allowed for great exposure and practice of the skills. "
"The faculty were all excellent teachers and very approachable. "
- Past Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

Elisha Thompson
Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8695

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