Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Workshop

The Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop has been designed for practitioners embarking on a career requiring the regular use of GI endoscopic skills.  The major emphasis of the workshop will be on gaining practical experience. 

Suitable for: This workshop is suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training

Dates

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About

The Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop has been designed for practitioners 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 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 (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.

Workshop Content

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
  • Recognition of upper and lower GI common pathology
  • Polypectomy using the EndoscopyVR Simulator

Endoscopic techniques to treat the following conditions will be demonstrated:

  • GI bleeding (injection, diathermy and clipping)
  • Oesophageal strictures (oesophageal dilatation)
  • Mucosal polyps (polypectomy)

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).

Limited sponsorship is available to WA participants from the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network and WA participants will receive a 50% rebate of the workshop fee.

Workshop Inclusions

  • Porcine tissue and computerised simulation models
  • Didactic Sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited to 10 places to maximise practical learning time

2021 Fee

WA Participant: $2265 (WA participants will receive a 50% rebate due to workshop sponsorship by the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network).
Non-WA Participant: $2380 

 

RACS CPD Update

CTEC's workshop participants have always benefited from CTEC's long-standing course accreditation status with The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).  RACS is currently undertaking a review and suspension of its CPD Program for Australasian external providers from January to 1 July 2021. The new RACS CPD Program will launch 1 July 2021.  Please contact RACS on +61 3 9276 7417 for further information.
 

 

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

Testimonials

"All faculty members were amazing and went out of their way to make it simpler and as interactive as it can be. "
"Great instruction from faculty and 1:1 time."
"An excellent workshop."
- 2021 Workshop Participants

Venue

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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049
E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au

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