of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Endoscopy Learning Zone

We are delighted to announce for the first time at an ESPGHAN Annual Meeting the addition of an on-site Learning Zone within the exhibition hall. The Learning Zone will provide an opportunity for you to develop your endoscopy skill training. The training will involve highly skilled trainers and some of the most experienced endoscopists in Paediatrics in Europe.

You will have an opportunity to learn basic techniques using actual endoscopes on mannequins, gain knowledge on identifying lesions with the ESGE (Europe Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) DVD learning stations plus the chance to learn more sophisticated techniques over and above diagnostic upper GI endoscopy and ileocolonoscopy. Examples of techniques included are correct placement of gastrostomies, foreign body retrieval, stricture dilation and various GI bleeding approaches.  Also within the Learning Zone will be virtual skill simulators for upper GI endoscopy and ileocolonoscopy.

The Learning Zone is generously supported by some of the big endoscopy companies, to whom we are very grateful, including Olympus, Pentax and Fujion.  

The DVD library and virtual simulators are available for all Annual Meeting delegates to use. A competition using the endoscopy simulators will be running throughout the Annual Meeting so please take the time to stop by and take part.

The beginners endoscopy skill training sessions are restricted to a very limited number of places. Information will be sent on how to book to attend these sessions shortly.