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Upper GIT Basic Endoscopy Workshop

Date: Postponed to 2018
Venue: Red Cross Hospital
​Time: 08h00 to 16h30

Course fee is R 1 500 per person
CPD points = 8 | Level 1

This full-day course will focus on the fundamentals of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, basic technique and practical tips, normal anatomy and common pathology.

A live link to the Groote Schuur Endoscopy Unit, during which upper endoscopies will be demonstrated, will form part of the academic session. Participants will have the opportunity to gain practical skills by performing endoscopies on porcine stomachs.

Course content:
Basic interventional endoscopy including mucosal biopsy, polypectomy by hot snaring,foreign object retrieval, injection, haemostatic clip and variceal band application will form part of the practical training. PEG insertion technique will be demonstrated. Medical officers, medical and surgical registrars who wish to begin training in upper endoscopy are encouraged to attend.
Faculty: Prof S Thomson, Dr G Chinnery, Dr J Plaskett, Sr M van Wyk, Prof A Numanoglu, Ms N Tuna and Karl Storz technical team

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This course will be held at the Surgical Skills Training Centre at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

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