Endoscopic Management of GI Bleeding


This workshop is designed for endoscopists and trainees who have demonstrated experience in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to become skilled in the endoscopic management of GI bleeding. It is offered on a biennial basis and will next take place in 2019. Please register your interest in this workshop below.

Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology


No dates set


The endoscopic control of bleeding requires a team approach and endoscopy nurses looking to provide assistance for therapeutic endoscopy are encouraged to attend.

The comprehensive program teaches the procedures required for endoscopic haemostasis and reviews the background knowledge necessary to manage these problems effectively. Participants will gain knowledge and familiarity with the procedural skills needed to manage patients with a range of gastrointestinal bleeding lesions.

Workshop Content

  • Practice-orientated lecture program
  • Techniques demonstrated by experts in therapeutic endoscopy
  • Extensive simulator-based teaching of endoscopic skills using animal parts, mechanical simulators
  • Exposure to a wide range of lesions and control techniques: upper and lower GI bleeding; ulcers, varices, superficial bleeding, lesions, diverticular disease and post-polypectomy bleeding; sclerotherapy, bipolar coagulation, endoscopic clipping, variceal gluing, looping, balloon tamponade

Novel approaches to teaching these skills and to the overall management of the bleeding patient have been developed.  
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

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


2017 Fees

Non-WA Consultants: $2300
WA Consultants: $1780
Non-WA Trainees: $1995
WA Trainees: $1665

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.  *Use of porcine simulators is not compulsory


This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 11 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into the Fellows' RACS CPD Online.


"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. "
- 2017 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
E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au

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