Gastroenterology: Advanced Endoscopies

Target Audience:
Gastroenterologists, gastroenterology residents, and gastroenterology fellows

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 10-15
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 2
  • Digital training course: 30-40

Duration:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital training course: 6 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (24 academic hours in total)*
  • *One academic hour comprises a 45min. lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and competencies in advanced endoscopic procedures
  • Review the latest protocols and guidelines for advanced endoscopic procedures
  • Enhance competencies in the use of endoscopic ultrasounds
  • Observe contemporary endoscopic techniques
  • Observe contemporary endoscopic bariatric techniques
  • Review the endoscopic management of cholelithiasis

Main topics

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – multiple stenting, diagnostic and therapeutic cholangioscopy (Spyglass DS II) with EHL, and ampullectomy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound – fine needle biopsy, coil and glue embolization of gastric varices, fiducial markers for brachytherapy, use of contrast (SonoVue), and transluminal drainage with the Hot AXIOS system
  • Motorized spiral enteroscopy
  • Radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Endoscopic bariatric sleeve gastroplasty
  • Full-thickness resection device for flexible endoscopy
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) for polyp detection

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Endoscopy unit: live case observation (ERCP, EUS, RFA, FTR, etc.)
  • Ward rounds
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Journal club
  • MSR / drill / simulation / simulators
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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