Intensive Course on Basic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Full immersion in gastrointestinal endoscopy

The intensive course on basic digestive endoscopy is intended to provide the knowledge required to perform a highquality
endoscopic exploration of the upper, mid and lower gastrointestinal tract in different clinical scenarios.

The practical sessions in the dry lab and with ex-vivo animal models will provide the trainees with a full immersion experience in endoscope manipulation to improve hand-eye coordination. This is a unique opportunity to train the basic therapeutic techniques, such as hemostasis and polypectomy.

Intensive Course on Basic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Course information

Course status

Practical training on dry-lab simulators and toolbox

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the fees for participants

Course information

Course director

J. Marescaux (FR-RW)

Course supervisor

G. Costamagna (IT)

Faculty panel

G. Andrisani (IT)
F. Barbaro (IT)
M. Barthet (FR)
F. Borrelli de Andreis (IT)
I. Boskoski (IT)
M. Bulajic (RS)
F. Caillol (FR)
P. Familiari (IT)
S. Godat (CH)
A. Lemmers (BE)
A. May (DE)
H. Neuhaus (DE)
S. Perretta (IT)
C. Spada (IT)

Course objectives

  • To provide the basic knowledge required for the safe use of gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • To describe all technical and physiological principles of gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • To critically review the most common endoscopic procedures
  • To learn or improve endoscopic skills by repeatedly handling the endoscope and performing polypectomy and hemostatic procedures, becoming confident with capsule endoscopy during hands-on sessions

Target audience

Hepatogastroenterologists, GI endoscopists

Beginners and physicians already in training

Educational methods

  • Interactive didactic and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Supervised hands-on training on dry-lab simulators and toolboxes
  • Objective structured assessment of technical skills

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

October 23-27, 2023
35 CME credits
CVS compliant
TPPT compliant

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


Excellent combination of theoretical + live demonstration & hands-on training. High level faculty experts

Excellent course!!! Concept of live animal models is unique!

Amazing course!

Wonderful course, great experience, would love to return again

Very good, better than any European ESD course I have attended