ESPGHAN Pediatric Endoscopy Hands-On Course 2017


Application Deadline: 30.04.2017



Registration Fee

Registration Fee (without accomodation) (480.00€)


ESPGHAN Athens Pediatric Endoscopy Hands-On Course 2017



Background:



Endoscopy is an essential part of the training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (PGH&N) and the required skills are well described in the recently published by ESPGHAN Syllabus of the subspecialty training in Europe.
Pediatric gastroenterology successful practice is only possible if experienced endoscopists and specializing pediatricians exchange and combine skills and knowledge. In this context, ESPGHAN endeavors to establish a Post Graduate Course on advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The course will take place in Athens in collaboration with ELPEN Experimental Research Center. The course will cover endoscopic diagnostic techniques such as capsule endoscopy, transnasal endoscopy, narrow banding imaging and chromoendoscopy and will provide hands-on training in therapeutic techniques such as hemostasis techniques of bleeding varices (banding, injections), bleeding ulcers (APC, gold probes, clips), gastrostomy tube placement, foreign body removal, over-the-scope-clip systems, esophageal dilatation and others.
In order to achieve maximum simulation and interaction, the participants will be divided in small groups and will perform supervised hands-on training on biological models and on mannequins. All of the participants will be asked to complete a MCQ test at the end of the course and an evaluation form on the course. The course will be granted CME credits by EACCME.



Dates:
June 8-10, 2017



Venue:
The hands-on training in endoscopy will take place in the facilities of ELPEN Experimental Research Center


Experimental Research Center ELPEN S.A.
95 Marathonos Av., 19009, Pikermi, Attica, Greece
[w]: www.elpen.gr/elpenre/

Participants:
The hands-on course is intended for trainees with some experience of endoscopy in children. It is also suitable for those already trained who wish to brush up on their skills in therapeutic endoscopy as well as for pediatric nurse endoscopists.


Registration Fees:
Registration fees: 480€. The fees will cover the local transfers from and to the airport on the 7th and the 11th of June 2017 respectively, as well as the transport to and from ELPEN ERC, to and from the restaurants, lunches and coffee-breaks on the 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2017, and dinners on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2017. The fees do not cover accommodation.

Accommodation:

Aquamarina Hotel is holding a number of rooms ata special price for the participants of this course that will be allocated on a first come - first serve basis.  Please contact the hotel directly and quote the reference number ESPGHAN 2017 to book your accommodation. The special conference rates are EUR 60.- for single occupancy rooms and EUR 80.- for double/twin occupancy rooms (incl. 24% VAT and breakfast).


Aquamarina Hotel
55-57 Posidonos Avenue, 19005 Μati, N. Makri, Attica, Greece
[p]: 0030 22940 77555
[e]: info@aquamarina.gr
[w]: www.aquamarina.gr


Application:
The application should be submitted online together with a short CV and a motivation letter. The applicants who are not ESPGHAN members should also provide a support letter from an ESPGHAN member or their supervisor.

ESPGHAN Athens Endoscopy Hands-On Course

June 8 - 10, 2017
ELPEN Experimental Research Center

FACULTY

Course Coordinators:

Hon. Prof. Dr. Med. Alexandra Papadopoulou
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Children’s hospital «Agia Sofia», Athens, Greece. ESPGHAN GIC Education Secretary.

Prof. Apostolos E. Papalois
Director, ELPEN Experimental – Research Center.
Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School.

Speakers/Tutors:

Prof. Mike Thompson
Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology
International Academy for Paediatric Endoscopy Training, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Weston Bank, Sheffield, U.K.

Chair, ESPGHAN Endoscopy Special Interest Group.

Dr Jorge Dias
Pediatric Gastroenterology Department,
Hospital Sao Joa, Porto, Portugal

Dr Luigi dall’ Oglio
Digestive Surgery and Endoscopy Unit,
Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy

Prof. Frederic Gottrand

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,

Jeanne de Flandre Children University Hospital, Lille, France



Dr Valerio Balassone
Digestive Surgery and Endoscopy Unit,
Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy

Dr Christos Tzivinicos
Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.  


Preparation of biological models (ELPEN ERC staff):


Apostolos E. Papalois, PhD, KGSJ, AMACS, Director, Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School
Argyro Zacharioudaki DVM, MLAS, PhD ( c ), Veterinary Department, Felasa –C
Evripidis Gerakis, Department of Animal Facilities, Felasa - B
Stergios Gerakis, Department of Animal Facilities, Felasa - B
Eleftheria Karampela MSc, Medical Department, Felasa –C
Maria Karamperi, Laboratory Department, Felasa –C
Antonios Karaiskos, Technical Department &Mutlimedia, Felasa –C
Nikolaos Psychalakis, MSc (c), Department of Training Courses &Infrastructure, Felasa –C
Georgios Stagias, MSc (c), Department of Administartive Support, Felasa– B and C
Kalliopi Tsarea, Nursing Department, Felasa –C
Charikleia Vidopoulou, Staff



ESPGHAN Athens Endoscopy Hands-On Course


ELPEN Experimental Research Center


June 8 - 10, 2017



Preliminary Programme


 June 7, 2017: Arrival Day


19.00 Welcome reception. Dinner.
 
DAY 1: June 8, 2017


8.00–8.30: Breakfast


8.30 Departure to ELPEN


9.00-9.15 Introduction to the Course (Alexandra Papadopoulou)


9.15 - 9.40 What lies ahead in Paediatric Endoscopy? (Mike Thomson).
                     Discussion - All


9.40 – 10.00 Train the trainers courses (Mike Thomson)
                    
  Discussion - All


10.00 – 10.20 Αssessment of competence. Current evidence and experience of JETS in the
                      UK (Christos Tzivinikos)

                       Discussion - All


10.20 – 11.00 Hemostasis techniques in variceal bleeding: Drug treatment and endoscopic hemostasis techniques (banding, injections) (Mike Thomson)*


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break


11.00 – 13.00 Hands-on training in variceal banding/injections


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 15.00 Hands-on training in variceal banding/injections


15.00 – 15.30 Narrow banding imaging: when it helps? (Valerio Balassone)


15.30 – 16.00 Chromoendoscopy: indications, stains and techniques (Valerio Balassone)


16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break


16.30 – 17.00 Transnasal endoscopy: Technical considerations, advantages and limitations (Mike Thomson)


17.00 – 17.30 : Capsule endoscopy (Christos Tzivinikos)


17.30 – 18.30: Hands-on training on capsule endoscopy


18.30 Departure


19.00 Dinner


(*) Recorded videos and/or live demonstration from Endoscopy Unit will be incorporated in the morning session

DAY 2: June 9, 2017


8.00–8.30: Breakfast


8.30 Departure to ELPEN


9.00-9.15 Pearls from experience (Luigi dall’Oglio).
  
9.15 – 9.45 Hemostasis techniques in non-variceal bleeding: drug treatment and endoscopic hemostasis with APC/Gold probes/clips/hemospray (Luigi dall’Oglio)*


10.00 - 11.00 Hands-on training
in endoscopic hemostasis techniques in non variceal bleeding  
 


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break


11.00 – 13.00 Hands-on training
in endoscopic hemostasis techniques in non variceal bleeding  


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 14.30 Multipurpose use of the over-the-scope-clip system (Valerio Balassone)


14.30 – 15.30 Hands-on training on over-the-scope-clip system


15.30 – 16.00 Foreign body removal: which devices for which foreign body (Jorge Dias)


16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break


16.30 – 17.30 Hands-on training on foreign body removal


17.30 – 17.45 Intestinal biopsies - how to take and how to process them? (Jorge Dias)  
                 

17.45 – 18.30 Endoscopic ultrasound: Indications and clinical impact (Luigi dall’ Oglio)

18.30 Departure


19.00 Dinner


(*) Recorded videos and/or live demonstration from Endoscopy Unit will be incorporated in the morning session

DAY 3: June 10, 2017


8.00–8.30: Breakfast


8.30 Departure to ELPEN


9.00-9.45 Esophageal dilatation: indications, contraindications, presentation of different techniques (bougie, balloon), complications (Jorge Dias)*


9.45 - 11.00 Hands-on training on esophageal balloon dilatation


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break


11.00 – 12.00 Hands-on training on esophageal balloon dilatation


12.00 – 13.00 Gastrostomy button and j-PEG placement: indications, contraindications, presentation of different techniques, complications, care of the button after insertion, how to feed and when? (Frederic Gottrand)*


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 16.00 Hands-on training on gastrostomy button placement


16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break


16.30 – 17.00 Electromagnetic guided placement of nasoenteral feeding tube: indications, technique and limitations (Christos Tzivinikos)


 17.00 – 17.30 Hands-on training on electromagnetic guided feeding tube placement


17.30 – 18.30 MCQ and course assessment by all participants


18.30 Departure


19.00 Farwell dinner


(*) Recorded videos and/or live demonstrations from Endoscopy Unit will be incorporated for both sessions


June 11, 2017: Departure


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