Endoscopy Train the Trainers

March 25, 2022 - Sheffield, UK

General Information

This study day will equip independent paediatric colonoscopists involved in teaching and training with the core skills required to deliver high quality colonoscopy training. The core principles learnt can be applied to improve teaching of other endoscopy skills.
This will be a very interactive day with small group discussions and model based learning.

The course will be held in Sheffiled, UK.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 has proven challenging in the organisation of onsite courses in the past year. ESPGHAN remains dedicated to the realisation of our educational programme without compromising the health of our delegates.
We are carefully monitoring the developments and follow the recommendations and information provided by the national Health Authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Preparations for an onsite course are proceeding as planned at this point. Applicants will be updated on any potential changes to the format of the school.
As the number of participants is a critical part in the planning and realisation of our schools, we encourage all interested HCPs to apply. If the situation does not allow for the responsible realisation of onsite participation, your application will be valid for virtual participation. Registration fees will be reimbursed or adapted accordingly. 

For more information please contact the ESPGHAN Office.


Learning objectives:
(1) Understand the need to deconstruct endoscopy skills to support acquisition and learning
(2) Understand the concept and need for conscious competence in both endoscopy skill and the teaching of it
(3) Practice practical teaching skills and consider how you may use these approaches in your own teaching
(4) Understand the need for set, dialogue and closure within a teaching episode
(5) Develop a framework for teaching endoscopy skills including establishing an educational contract and setting SMART objectives
(6) Understand the importance of well-defined clear instructions in endoscopy training and the benefits of performance enhancing feedback

The course language is English.

Registration & Fees

Application Deadline: January 30, 2022
Registration fee: EUR 200

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghanCandidates will be selected based on a supporting letter from a Full ESPGHAN member and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. The number of participants is limited and a selection will be made by the school organisers after the deadline. Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members.


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - Friday, March 25

09:30 - 09:30   Introductions and Overview
09:35 - 09:40   Obtain delegates experience and aims
09:40 - 10:00   Back to basics (loops, TI intubation, position change)
10:00 - 10:10   Use of Scope Guide   
10:10 - 10:20   High Quality Colonoscopy    
10:20 - 10:30   Conscious competence
10:30 - 10:45 ‘Taking over scope’
10:45 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15   Use of Set Dialogue closure  
11:15 - 11:30   Physical and Verbal Set
11:30 - 11:45   Review of aims and SMART
11:45 - 12:00   Endoscopy language (timing, type, specifics)          
12:00 - 12:30   Paediatric endoscopy quality standards and training
12:30 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15                Introduction of 5 minute teaching sessions
Lead on closed and open discussion
Delegates present their topics (given pre course) 
Performance enhancing instruction            
Performance enhancing feedback
13:45 - 15:00   Remaining delegates present
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee
15:30 - 17:00   Model Training
17:00               Summary and Close

19:30 Dinner


Mike Thomson - Chair ESPGHAN Endoscopy SIG
Priya Narula - Course Lead
Prithviraj Rao

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation for 1 night (arranged by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinner
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 


If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 9000 401
Email: office@espghan.org