The Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop has been designed for Trainees embarking on a career requiring the regular use of GI endoscopic skills. The major emphasis of the workshop will be on gaining practical experience.
The Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop has been designed for Gastroenterology Trainees embarking on a career requiring the regular use of GI endoscopic skills. It is also suitable for GSET and SET 4-5 Trainees in General Surgery.
The major emphasis of the workshop will be on gaining practical experience. The workshop will focus on the basic techniques necessary to safely carry out a gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and will provide frequent opportunities for supervised practise of these skills on endoscopy simulators.
Participants will use animal (porcine) tissue* models and synthetic models.
Eligible WA based Trainees will receive a 50% subsidy of the workshop fee due to generous support from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
This workshop is not recommended for SET/GSET Trainees Levels 1-3. Junior Trainees in General Surgery are recommended to CTEC's new General Surgery Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop on Friday 15 November 2024.
Practical Stations include:
- Endoscope handling and troubleshooting of common equipment problems
- Basic methods in gastroscope insertion and examination of the upper GI tract
- Basic methods in colonoscope intubation and examination of the lower GI tract
- Difficult foreign body retrieval: intubation, manipulation
- Safe use of diathermy and argon plasma coagulation
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube insertion
- Haemostasis exercises: sclerotherapy, dilatation and variceal banding
- Recognition of upper and lower GI common pathology
- Polypectomy using endoscopic snares
Endoscopic techniques to treat the following conditions will be demonstrated:
- GI bleeding (injection, diathermy and clipping)
- Oesophageal strictures (endoscopic balloon dilatation)
- Mucosal polyps (polypectomy with snaring)
Post Workshop Practise
To achieve the appropriate level of competence in these techniques, the Introductory Workshop must be followed by a period of supervised clinical practise (in accordance with the recommendations of the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy).
- Porcine tissue* and computerised simulation models
- Didactic Sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited to 9 places to maximise practical learning time
* The use of porcine tissue models is not compulsory
WA Participant: $2310 (Eligible WA based Trainees will receive a 50% subsidy of the workshop fee due to generous support from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network).
Non-WA Participant: $2870
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia