Place of Endoscopy in Oncology Advanced Course

Full immersion in interventional GI endoscopy

Accurate staging is necessary to select the best treatment and evaluate prognosis in oncology. Staging usually begins with noninvasive imaging, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or positron emission tomography.

In the absence of distant metastases, endoscopic ultrasound plays a vital role in the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal tumors, being the most accurate modality for local-regional staging.

Its use for tumor and nodal involvement in pre-surgical evaluation has been proven to reduce unnecessary surgeries.

The aim of this article is to review the current role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of esophageal, gastric, biliary-pancreatic, and ano-rectal cancer.

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn about modern approaches to a wide range of clinical scenarios and to train for the management of digestive diseases.

Place of Endoscopy in Oncology Advanced Course


Course date

Course status

Practical training on live tissue and models

Starting at 2040 €

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

Course information

Course directors

M. Giovannini (FR)

G. Costamagna (IT)

J. Devière (BE)

H. Neuhaus (DE)

Faculty panel

T. Beyna (DE)
F. Caillol (FR)
A. Lemmers (BE)
M. Perez-Miranda (ES)
S. Godat (CH)
E. Perez Cuadrado (FR)
A. Kozlowska (PO)

Course objectives

  • To provide the knowledge required to make progress in the field of endoscopy and oncology

  • To describe the technical steps which are used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pre-malignant and malignant GI diseases

  • 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

Educational methods

  • Lectures and live or pre-recorded operative demonstrations with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members

  • Supervised hands-on training on live tissue and models

  • Objective structured assessment of technical skills

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

September 11-12, 2024
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training

    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