Endoscopy Train the Trainers

October 06 2023

General Information

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 learning objectives of this course are:

(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.
This school is supported by the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.

Registration & Fees

Application will open in June 2023.
Participation 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.
ESPGHAN Members may attend two courses per year and non-members may attend one course before becoming members of the society. 


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - October 06

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


Application for this course will open in June 2023. Please monitor this webpage for updates.