Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course

Full immersion in interventional GI endoscopy

Over the last years, therapeutic endoscopy has progressively become the first-line treatment for a variety of pathologies involving the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Superficial early gastrointestinal neoplasia and preneoplastic lesions may safely be removed with endoscopic mucosectomy (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR): these organ-sparing procedures have completely changed the approach for a multitude of patients benefiting from early diagnosis thanks to major advances in endoscopic imaging.

Many benign esophageal diseases (e.g. Zenker’s diverticulum, achalasia, symptomatic esophageal diverticula, gastroesophageal reflux) may also benefit from a minimally invasive endoscopic approach. The course will focus on
the technical aspects, treatment of potential complications, results and novelties of these endoscopic treatments. The IRCAD course is a unique opportunity to learn about modern
approaches to a wide range of clinical scenarios, and to train for the management of digestive diseases.

Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course


Course date

Course status

  • No more courses for this period

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

Course information

Course director

J. Marescaux (FR-RW)

Course supervisors

G. Costamagna (IT), H. Inoue (JP)

Faculty panel

G. Andrisani (IT)
F. Barbaro (IT)
I. Boskoski (IT)
P. Familiari (IT)
A. Forgione (IT)
H.A. Lehr (DE)
A. Lemmers (BE)
H. Neuhaus (DE)
S. Perretta (IT)
C. Spada (IT)
M. Vix (FR)

Course objectives

  • To provide the knowledge required to make progress in the field of gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy

  • To describe the technical steps which are used for advanced endoscopic procedures

  • To describe results and potential complications, and how to prevent them

  • To practice on live tissue in order to give participants the technical capacity to improve their expertise

Target audience

Hepatogastroenterologists, GI endoscopists, surgeons

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions in gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy on live tissue under expert tutorial

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

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