Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Further places on this workshop are currently reserved for WA Gastroenterology Trainees. Please register your interest for places which may become available in the near future once WA trainees registrants are confirmed. An email will be sent to those who have registered interest, should further places become available. WA Trainees should contact CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator John Linehan directly (see below.) 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: Further places on this workshop are currently reserved for WA Gastroenterology Trainees. This workshop is suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy Training


Sold out (doctor)
Friday, 8 February 2019 to Saturday, 9 February 2019


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)
  • Foreign body retrieval

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).

Workshop Inclusions

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


WA Participant: $1875
Non-WA Participant: $1970


This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"This was more useful and advanced than other endoscopy courses I have attended."
"Excellent course, with knowledgeable and patient instructors."
"A really valuable course, I would highly recommend it to all gastro / surgical trainees. "
- 2018 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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