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.
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.
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).
- Porcine tissue* and computerised simulation models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
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.
*Use of porcine simulators is not compulsory
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia