ESPGHAN Endoscopy Hands-On Course

Application Deadline: 28.04.2019



Registration Fee

Endoscopy course (100.00€)



ESPGHAN Postgraduate Course on Practical Techniques in  

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

Athens Endoscopy Hands-On Course 

With live demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques from  

Pediatric Endoscopy Units from Europe and US 

Athens, June 19 - 23, 2019


Athens Endoscopy Hands-On Course with live demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques from Paediatric Endoscopy Units from Europe and USA.


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 transnasal endoscopy, water colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, narrow banding imaging, chromoendoscopy, water colonoscopy and endoscopic full thickness rectal biopsy and will provide hands-on training in therapeutic techniques such as hemostasis of bleeding varices (banding, injections), bleeding ulcers (APC, clips), over-the-scope clip placement, esophageal dilatation, esophageal dynamic stent placement, peroral endoscopic myotomy, endoscopic injections of Botulinum toxin, one step gastrostomy button and J-PEG placement, foreign body removal, endoscopic bariatric therapies 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. In addition, the course will provide live demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques from the Endoscopy Suits of the Children’s hospitals of Boston, Houston and Messina. 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. 

Course director: Alexandra Papadopoulou (Athens, Greece)

 

Biological models: Experimental, Educational and Research Center ELPEN, Accredited Center and member of NASCE 

Director: Apostolos Papalois (Athens, Greece)

Registration fees: A registration fee of EUR 100 will apply for delegates attending the endoscopy course. ESPGHAN will cover the catering and accommodation costs as well as attendance to social events. Please note that participants are expected to cover their travel expenses.   


Application: All applicants will be requested to submit a short CV, motivation letter and a letter of support by ESPGHAN member (if not ESPGHAN member)


Accommodation: Dolce Attica Riviera hotel. Vravrona, Marathon, Attica, Greece 


Endoscopy equipment and consumables: Fujifilm, Erbe, Halyard, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Novinium


The Endoscopy Hand on course flyer is now available here:

ESPGHAN Postgraduate Course on Practical Techniques in  

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

Athens Endoscopy Hands-On Course 

With live demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques from  

Pediatric Endoscopy Units from Europe and US 

Athens, June 19 - 23, 2019 

 

 

PROGRAMME

Arrival Day: WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 

19.00 Welcome reception. Dolce Attica Riviera hotel. 


DAY 1: THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast 

08:30 Departure to ELPEN ERC 

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction to the Course (Alexandra Papadopoulou) 

09:15 – 09:45 Advances in pediatric therapeutic endoscopy (Mike Thomson) 

09:45 – 10:15 Peroral endoscopic myotomy for treating achalasia and esophageal motility disorders 

(Luigi dall’Oglio) 

10:15 – 11:00 Esophageal dilatation (bougie, balloon) (Jorge Amil Dias) 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 

11:30 – 12:00 Dynamic stent placement in benign esophageal strictures (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

12:00 – 13:00 Hands-on training on biological models on esophageal dilatation 

with bougie / balloon / dynamic stent placement 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 14:45 Endoscopic management of complications during endoscopy (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

14:45 – 15:15 Capsule endoscopy (Christos Tzivinicos) 

15:15 – 16:00 ERCP in children (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break 

16:30 – 19:00 Skype connection with Boston, US, for live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit (Victor Fox) 

19:00 Departure for dinner


 

DAY 2: June 21, 2019 

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast 

08:30 Departure to ELPEN ERC 

09:00 – 09:30 Tricks and tips for an easy colonoscopy (Jorge Amil Dias) 

09:30 – 10:00 Water colonoscopy (Raoul Furlano) 

10:00 – 10:30 Hemostasis techniques for non-variceal bleeding: APC/gold probes/clips/OTSC/fibrin glue/ 

Hemospray (Matjaž Homan, Alexandra Papadopoulou) 

10:30 – 11:00 Polypectomy: different techniques (Raoul Furlano) 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee-break 

11:30 – 13:00 Skype connection with Messina, Italy for a live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit 

(Claudio Romano, Carmelo Romeo, Filippo Torroni) 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 14:30 Endoscopic Closure of tracheoesophageal fistulas using APC, fibrin sealant and/or OTSC 

(Alexandra Papadopoulou) 

14:30 – 16:00 Hands-on training on biological models on hemostasis techniques for non-variceal bleeding 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break 

16:30 – 19:00 Skype connection with Houston, US for a live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit 

(Douglas Fishman) 

19:00 Departure for dinner


 

DAY 3: June 22, 2019 

08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast 

08:30 Departure to ELPEN ERC 

09:00 – 09:30 Hemostasis techniques in variceal bleeding: banding of esophageal varices 

(Alexandra Papadopoulou) injections of gastric varices (Matjaž Homan) 

09:30 – 10:30 Hands-on training on biological models 

10:30 – 11:00 One step gastrostomy button and j-PEG placement (Frederic Gottrand) 

11:00 – 13:00 Hands-on training on mannequins 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 14:15 Advanced endo-diagnostic imaging (Mike Thomson) 

14:15 – 14:30 Endoscopic injection of Botulinum toxin: indications and protocols (Mike Thomson) 

14:30 – 15:00 Foreign body removal: which device for which foreign body (Raoul Furlano) 

15:00 – 16:00 Hands-on training on biological models 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break 

16:30 – 17:00 Endoscopic full thickness biopsy (Mike Thomson) 

17:00 – 17:30 Electromagnetic sensor-guided enteral access systems (Christos Tzivinicos) 

17:30 – 18:15 Hands-on training on mannequins 

18:15 – 19:00 Recent trends in endoscopic bariatric therapies in children (Matjaž Homan) 

19:00 – 19:30 MCQ and course assessment by all participants 

19:30 Farewell Dinner



DAY 4: June 23, 2019 

8.00 – 8.30 Breakfast and departure 

 


Faculty

Alexandra Papadopoulou (Athens, Greece)

Mike Thomson (Sheffield, UK)

Jorge Amil Dias (Porto, Portugal)

Luigi dall'Oglio (Rome, Italy)

Frederic Gottrand (Lille, France)

Raoul Furlano (Basel, Switzerland)

Matjaz Homan (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Christos Tzivinikos (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Live transmissions from Endoscopy Units

Claudio Romano (Messina, Italy)

Carmelo Romeo (Messina, Italy)

Filipo Torroni (Rome, Italy)

Victor Fox (Boston, USA)

Douglas Fishman (Houston, US)

Biological models  

ELPEN Experimental Research & Training Center 


Director Apostolos Papalois (Athens, Greece)