Advanced GI Endoscopy Workshop


This 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. This workshop is offered on a biennial basis and will next be offered in 2021.

Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology


No dates set


The 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 lectures later consolidated in small group practical hands-on sessions in the laboratory.

Workshop Content

  • Practice-orientated lecture program
  • Techniques demonstrated by experts in therapeutic endoscopy
  • Extensive simulator-based teaching of endoscopic skills using animal tissue, mechanical simulators
  • Demonstrations in advanced endoscopic therapeutic techniques:
    • Endoscopic dilatation - including bougie and balloon dilatation
    • Foreign body retrieval
    • Polpectomy skills - management and complications
    • Management of upper and lower GI bleeding

Participants will use animal (porcine) tissue* models (Koken model, EASIE, Endo-trainer) and the computerised EndoscopyVR simulator.    The EndoscopyVR simulator offers superior force feedback sensation and physiological and anatomically correct simulation for the Trainee.

Limited sponsorship is available to WA participants from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. Upon completion of this workshop, WA participants may apply to CTEC for a 50% rebate of the workshop fee.

The acquisition of the EndoscopyVR Simulator was made possible due to part funding provided by HealthWorkforce Australia, an Australian Government Initiative.


Workshop Inclusions

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


2019 Fee

WA Consultant: $2125
Non-WA Consultant: $2535
WA Trainee: $1840
Non-WA Trainee: $2200

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. 


RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2019.


"Wonderful, informative, hands-on course, provided me with confidence in dealing with GI bleeding. "
"Terrific workshop, very professional and fantastic to have the Consultants in attendance. Thank you! "
"This course was incredibly helpful. "
- Past Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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