Endoscopy Summer School

June 14- June 16, 2022

General Information

This will be a fabulous opportunity to mix with and learn from some of the most experienced paediatric endoscopists from all over the world.
There will short interactive lectures intermixed with hands-on learning using mannequins and more sophisticated virtual training modalities with small group training. Importantly, there will be multiple opportunities for delegates to present their own video cases with lively discussion.
All aspects of diagnostic endoscopy will be covered including video capsule, EUS etc and standard therapeutic tecnhiques including GI bleeds, PEGs, stricture management etc along with exposure to more advanced therapeutic techniques.
For trainers we will add a break out group for a ‘Training the Trainers’ taster course. A day of live cases at Sheffield Children’s Hospital will combine with live cases from other centres in Europe and the North America. The last half day may include animal model endo-therapeutic training for the more advanced trainees (TBC).
The setting will be within a lovely country house hotel set in 15 acres of beautiful grounds where the delegates and Faculty will stay ensuring the development of a family environment and many friends for life will be made and remade, going on past experiences of the Endoscopy Summer Schools. 

The course language is English.


This school is planned for onsite participation only. We will be carefully monitoring the situation in the UK and Europe as well as national COVID-19 regulations. ESPGHAN reserves the right to postpone/cancel the course or change its current format if deemed necessary to protect the health of our delegates, faculty and staff.

For more information please contact the ESPGHAN Office.

Application & Fees

Application will open early 2022.
Application Fees:
Standard Registration Fee: EUR 400

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online tool, please contact office@espghan.org. Applications will be reviewed after the above application deadline.


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - June 14 2022

Session 01
Chairs: M. Thomson, D. Fishman

09.00 - 09.05 Introduction
09.05 - 09.30 
Upper endoscopy: principles and practice
09.30 - 10.00 Ileo-Colonoscopy: basic skills and loops
10.00 - 10.15 Coffee and introduction to Industry Sponsors

Session 02
Chairs: P. Rao, R. Furlano

11.00 - 11.30 
Evidence-based Guidelines in Endoscopy
11.30 - 12.00 Delegates’ Cases and Videos
12.00 - 12.30 Lunch and continued informal hands-on training

Session 03
Chairs: J. Amil Dias
13.30-14.45 Delegates` video cases
14.45 - 15.15 Tea Break

Session 04
All faculty

15.15 - 17.30 
Virtual endoscopy and colonoscopy: Virtual training with delegate participation
17.30 - 18.00 Close

In the afternoon there will be an opportunity for more senior Trainers to attend a parallel ‘Training the Trainers’ Course to be held at Sheffield Children’s Hospital arranged and conducted by Dr Priya Narula from 13.30 to 17.30 with transport from hotel and back.

Day 02 - June 15 2022

Session 05
Chairs: C. Walsh

09.00 - 09.30 Polyps: Pitfalls and Guidelines
09.30 - 10.00 
AVMs, occult bleeding and endoscopy
10.00 - 10.30 Setting up and ideal application of electro-cautery
10.30 - 10.45 EMR and ESD
10.45 - 11.00 Obesity endotherapy
11.00 - 11.30 
Wireless capsule endoscopy
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee Break

Session 06
Chair: J. Viala

11.45 - 12.15 Enteroscopy and small bowel investigation
12.15 - 12.35 PEG: technique and complications
12.35 - 13.00 
Single stage PEG
13.00 - 14.00 
LUNCH and Hands-On Endoscopy Simulator Training/Mannequin training with Faculty
14.00 - 14.30 Advances in imaging in endoscopy
14.30 - 14.45 
Trans-nasal endoscopy
14.45 - 15.05 
Application of endo-ultrasound in paediatrics
15.05 - 15.45 ESPGHAN Endoscopy fellows presentations and tea
15.45 - 18.00 Learning about accessories with representatives of the endoscopy companies and hands-on mannequin training
18.00             Close

free evening

Day 03 - June 16 2022

Session 09 - Live Cases from Sheffield, UK and Rome, Italy
Chairs: D. Frishman, A. Urs

09.00-09.50 Stricture endoscopic management and stents (Boston, USA)
09.50-10.10 Mitomycin C and TOF/stricture endoscopy approaches (Lille, France)
10.10-10.30 Achalasia and POEM (Rome, Italy)
10.30 - 11.00 Over The Scope Clips and Full Thickness Biopsy (Sheffiled, UK)
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

Session 10- Live Cases from Sheffield, UK and Rome, Italy
Chair: J. Amil Dias

11.30-12.15 Endoscopy and Grading systems (Curitiba, Brazil)
12.15 - 13.00 The surgical-endoscopic interface (Sheffield, UK)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch (live cases continue)

Session 11 - Live Cases from Sheffield, UK and Boston, USA
Chair: F. Gottrand

14.00 - 14.30 Foreign body retrieval: focus on magnets and button batteries (Boston, USA)
14.30 - 15.00 
Advances in Endo-haemostasis (Sheffield, UK)
15.00 - 15.30 
Excursion to Chatsworth House and cricket match between Faculty and Delegates
20.00 Dinner 

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will cover the following for onsite delegates

  • 4 nights accommodation in single occupancy for June 27 - 30 (pre-arranged by ESPGHAN)
  • Dinners on June 28 and 30 (pre-arranged by ESPGHAN)
  • Course catering
  • Course material


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


Application will open in early 2022. Please monitor this webpage for updates.