Gastroenterology: Neurogastroenterology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Target Audience:
Gastroenterologists, gastroenterology residents and 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 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge and competencies for functional and pelvic floor disorders
  • Review the latest protocols and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of functional and pelvic floor disorders:
  • Enhance competencies in the use of physiological tests in upper and lower GI motility disorders
  • Enhance competencies in anorectal and pelvic floor imaging
  • Observe contemporary sacro-neuromodulation techniques
  • Manage multidisciplinary team pelvic floor rehabilitation

Main topics

  • Best clinical practice and clinical protocols for functional and pelvic floor disorders: IBS, Dyspepsia, GERD, fecal incontinence, chronic constipation
  • Physiological tests in upper and lower GI motility disorders:
    • o High-resolution esophageal manometry
      o High-resolution anorectal manometry
      o PH impedance tracing
      o BRAVO capsule PH measurement
      o Colonic follow-through exam

  • Anorectal and pelvic floor imaging:
    • o 3D transrectal ultrasound
      o Dynamic transperineal ultrasound
      o X-ray defecography
      o MR defecography
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Sacro-neuromodulation and a multidisciplinary team

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Frontal lectures
  • Observation in the GI physiological testing lab
  • Imaging case study discussions
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Journal club
  • M.S.R / 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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