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Hands-On Basic Skills Endoscopy Course

18 Reviews
Melle, Belgium
1 day course
24 attendees per session

Course details

The Hands-On Basic Skills Endoscopy Course is a 1-day course organized by Department of Gastroenterology OLV-Aalst and the Belgian Society of Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy.

What will you learn?

- You will improve your basic navigation skills during hands-on gastroscopy

- You will learn advanced techniques such as biopsy, polypectomy, lifting, injection, clipping, ...

- You will receive theoretical information about the different endoscopic materials and coagulation principles.

Educational methods

Hands-on, Cadaver, Lectures

Advantages of the procedure

In Belgium, there is need for proper endoscopic training outside the OR. Through this course, (aspriring) internists will be optimally prepared to do their first gastroscopy/colonoscopy on a live patient or improve their existing set of skills.

Who is this course for?

This course is for GSO's (geneesheer-specialisten in opleiding ) considering to specialize in gastro-enterologie. The course serves as a introduction to endoscopy and a basic training program.


Participants are young doctors employed in a Belgian hospital at a Department of Internal Medicine.

Medical devices

- Olympus

- Erbe


8h30 : Welcome

9h00 : Lessons on the hardware endoscopy equipment (OLYMPUS)

9h40 : Theory and practical application of coagulation techniques (ERBE)

10h20 : Coffee break

10h45 : Basic technique in endoscope handling (Dr. Jo Vandervoort & Dr. Geetrui Coppens)

11h30 : Hands-on session on porcine cadavers

12h30 : Lunch break

13h30 : Hands-on session on porcine cadavers (including biopsy, poliepectomy, injection & lifting technique, …)

16h00 : Adjourn



Getting there

  [email protected]

Where to stay

Click hereto have a look at our partner hotels in Ghent and in Aalst. Each location offers fixed prices or discounts. If you are interested in making a reservation, please ask for a room with Orsi-rates or contact Jana. The fixed prices can vary depending room availability. There is an additional fee of 3 euros city tax per person per night. Group reservations apply different prices that differ upon request.

Practical details

We will provide you with scrubs and shoes. Nothing to bring.


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Jul 7, 2019
Dr. Pieter C.
Jun 29, 2019
Dr. Reine D. Very interesting course, learned a lot about the practical aspects of endoscopy.
Jun 26, 2019
Dr. Marie T. Zeer interessante cursus, goede ondersteuning vanuit het team gastroenterologie van Aalst met zeer veel teaching. Het zou aangenaam zijn geweest indien er vegetarisch eten voorzien was, maar toen ik hier achter de receptie voor vroeg zijn we wel onmiddellijk goed geholpen geweest.


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