Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Endoscopy workshop


This workshop will be very hands-on course where both virtual reality endoscopic simulators and bench task trainers will be used to practice doing gastroscopy and colonoscopy, on modules with different pathologies. In some of the modules tasks such as polypectomy and biopsy will be performed.

The workshop will be run in two parallel sessions to maximise simulator use. The interactive case based discussions will deal with themes such as oesophageal, gastric and small and large bowl diseases with video and visual footage of real cases.

Upcoming course dates

  • Friday, 8 December 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
  • Friday, 16 March 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Increase your knowledge of endoscopic handling and orientation
  • Improve your skills in preventing complications such as looping
  • Increased confidence in performing a gastroscopy
  • Increased confidence in performing a colonoscopy
  • Acquire increased knowledge in the types and application of sedation
  • Understand the methods of bowel preparation
  • Have an increased insight into the visual changes in GI pathology
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs in general surgery, upper GI and colorectal surgery
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Mr Tim Ryan, Consultant Surgeon, Letterkenny
Mr Paul McCormack Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Hands-on practice"
  • Improved my skills"