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Hands-On Basic Skills Endoscopy Course (PART 1)

66 Reviews
Melle, Belgium
1-day course / 8 effective hours
26 attendees per session

Course details

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

This is a beginner course intended for aspiring fellows in intern medicine or aspiring fellows in gastroenterology who want to improve their set of skills.

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, On-site

Advantages of the procedure

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

Target audience

This course is for GSO's (geneesheer-specialisten in opleiding) considering to specialize in gastro-enterology or aspiring internists & gastroenterologists. The course serves as an 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




Program Basic Endoscopy Course


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

Practical details

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


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4.8 /5
Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Nele V.
Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Aude V.
Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Wouter C. Very satisfactory course! The colonoscopy models need some work (colon preparation was not perfect), but overall very well presented and nice introduction to the technique.


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12

9090 Melle, Belgium