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Hands-On Basic Skills Endoscopy Course (PART 1)

23 Reviews
Melle, Belgium
1 day course / 8 effective hours
24 attendees per session

Course details

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

All trainees in Internal Medicine with an interest in Gastroenterology, are invited to participate.

You will be instructed in the hardware of endoscopy equipment and the basic handling of the endoscope. In the hands-on session on cadaver animal models, you get plenty of opportunity to practice gastroscopy and colonoscopy.


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, (aspiring) 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-enterology. 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.


08h30 Welcome

09h00 Lessons on the hardware endoscopy equipment

09h40 Theory and practical application of coagulation techniques

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

Orsi has a cooperation with taxi company 'Limo Saelens'. For urgent matters, you can reach them 24/7 on +32 475 27 89 36+32 495 57 27 21 or via [email protected]

Where to stay

Click here to 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 Odile. 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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Feb 3, 2020
Dr. Pieter Jan P.
Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Hannes R.
Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Sander S.


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12

9090 Melle, Belgium