ESPGHAN Endoscopy Hands-On Course

Application Deadline: 29.04.2019



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


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, water colonoscopy, endoscopic full thickness rectal biopsy 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. In addition, the course will provide life demonstrations of advanced endoscopic techniques from the Endoscopy Suits of the Children’s hospitals of Boston and Houston. 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)

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)

Course venue: ELPEN Experimental Research & Training Center, Pikermi-Attica, Greece

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


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

June 19, 2019: Arrival Day 

19.00 Welcome reception. Dolce Attica Riviera hotel. 

 

DAY 1: June 20, 2019 

8.00–8.30: Breakfast 

8.30 Departure to ELPEN 

09.00 – 09.15 Introduction to the Course (Alexandra Papadopoulou) 

09.15 – 10.00 Advances in pediatric therapeutic endoscopy (Mike Thomson)  

10.00 – 10.30 Peroral endoscopic myotomy for treating achalasia and esophageal motility disorders (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

10.30 – 11.00 Esophageal dilatation (bougie, balloon) (Jorge Dias) 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break 

11.30 – 13.00 Hands-on training on biological models and simulators  

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 14.45 Dynamic stent placement in benign esophageal strictures (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

14.45 – 16.00 Hands-on training on biological models and simulators  

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break 

16.30 – 17.00 Endoscopic injection of Botulinum toxin: indications and protocols (Mike Thomson) 

17.00 – 18.00 Skype connection with Boston, US, for a live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit (Victor Fox) 

18.00 – 18.30 Endoscopic management of complications during endoscopy (Luigi dall’Oglio) 

19.00 Dinner  

 

DAY 2: June 21, 2019 

8.00–8.30: Breakfast 

8.30 Departure to ELPEN 

09.00 – 09.15 Advanced endo-diagnostic imaging (Mike Thomson) 

09.15 – 09.45 Tricks and tips for an easy colonoscopy (Mike Thomson)  

09.45 – 10.15 Water colonoscopy (Raoul Furlano) 

10.15 – 11.00 Hands-on training on simulators   

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee-break 

11.30 – 12.00 Hemostasis techniques for non-variceal bleeding: APC/Bipolar probes/clips Mike Thomson)  

12.00 – 13.00 Hands-on training on biological models   

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 14.30 Hemostasis techniques in variceal bleeding: banding of esophageal varices (Alexandra Papadopoulou) injections of gastric varices (Matjaž Homan) 

14.30 – 16.00 Hands-on training on biological models   

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break 

16.30 – 17.00 Over the scope clips placement and endoscopic full thickness rectal biopsy (Mike Thomson) 

17.00 – 17.30 Recent trends in endoscopic bariatric therapies in children (Matjaž Homan) 

17.30 – 19.00 Skype connection with Houston, US for a live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit (Douglas Fishman) 

19.00 Departure Dinner  

 

DAY 3: June 22, 2019 

8.00–8.30: Breakfast 

8.30 - 9.00 One step gastrostomy button and j-PEG placement (Frederic Gottrand) 

09.00 – 11.00 Hands-on training on manequins 

11.00 – 11.30 Capsule endoscopy (Christos Tzivinicos)   

11.30 – 12.00 Foreign body removal: which device for which foreign body (Raoul Furlano) 

12.00 – 13.00 Hands-on training on mannequins 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  

14.00 – 14.30 Polypectomy: different techniques (Raoul Furlano) 

14.30 – 15.30 Hands-on training on biological models  

15.30 – 16.00 Transnasal endoscopy (Alexandra Papadopoulou) 

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break 

16.30 – 17.00 Electromagnetic sensor-guided enteral access systems (Christos Tzivinicos) 

17.00 –18.00 Hands-on training on mannequins 

18.00 – 19.00 Skype connection with Messina, Italy for a live demonstration from the Endoscopy Suit (Claudio Romano, Carmelo Romeo, Filippo Torroni) 

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 Tzivinicos (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)