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Advanced training in endoscopy gastro-intestinal cancers

18 ESCO credits

20.09.2024  -  23.09.2024

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Endoscopy, Gastro-intestinal tumours

Description


 

Chairs: Massimo Conio, IT – Peter D. Siersema, NL

The last five years, gastrointestinal endoscopy has seen an impressive progress in diagnosing and treating premalignant and early malignancy but also palliating malignancy at a stage when cure is no longer possible. The aim of this advanced course is to provide an update by experts in the respective fields.

The advanced course is specifically addressed to junior specialists and each topic will be analyzed in a systematic and propaedeutic way, from basic to the most complex and difficult procedures. The advanced course will consist of a series of focused presentations, update lectures and video sessions. Presenters will be using case illustrative examples and high-quality video throughout the programme. In addition, live endoscopy cases will be demonstrated.

We aim to for high level interaction between the faculty and the participants throughout the course and clinical case discussions in groups will be scheduled each day where the participants’ clinical cases will be discussed. The importance of the multidisciplinary approach to gastrointestinal cancers will be highlighted.

Together with gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons and oncologists, participants will be actively involved both in the presentations and in the discussions.

The key aim of the course is to illustrate that gastrointestinal endoscopy may offer its best potential particularly when it is part of a comprehensive clinical evaluation of the patient.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Update on epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers and precancerous conditions/lesions.
• Appraise the role of endoscopy in several scenarios.
• Discuss cancer genetics and the role of endoscopy.
• Update on endoscopic diagnostic approaches and endotherapy in a multidisciplinary perspective.
• Update on technological innovations.
• Discuss indications and limits of endoscopy and methods to acquire competency in endoscopy.
• Competency in endoscopy but also in clinical research: how to prepare a research protocol.

Information

TEACHING FORMAT

The advanced course offers plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation and treatments with reference to clinical guidelines, which will be concluded in take-home messages.
Participants will deliver case presentations and discuss these with the chairs and the faculty.
Admitted participants will be requested to take part in the whole event. The advanced course will be entirely in English and fluency in English is necessary for admission.

THE ADVANCED COURSE:
  • Is a 4-day, educational and practical event
  • Presents full covering of premalignant lesions and malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Is clinically and multi-disciplinary-oriented
  • Includes a broad international faculty of top experts delivering lectures and holding interactions focusing on the management of esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and colon cancer
  • Provides active interaction with other junior specialists from various countries and the experts
  • Is located at the renowned teaching university hospital, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam
ACCREDITATION

Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance. An online evaluation questionnaire and learning assessment test will need to be completed in order to get the certificate that will be sent by email.
Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE). The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuous Medical Education (ACCME) designate this type of educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA category 1 credits per hour of activity.

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Being selected to take part in this ESO activity gives participants eligibility to enrol in ESCO - the College of the European School of Oncology.
This event also enables ESCO students to earn ESCO credits and therefore access more ESCO benefits.
Full and active participation in the event earns participants 18 ESCO credits.
Visit www.ESCO.org for more information on how to join ESCO.

LANGUAGE

The advanced course will be held in English and translation will not be provided.

INSURANCE

The organizers bear no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the participation in the Conference. Participants are advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the event organiser:

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the event organiser:

Alice Ciocchini – aciocchini@eso.net

Elena Fioreefiore@eso.net

 

Programme

20 September

13:30Registration
14:30Welcome
14:45ESOPHAGUS – BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS Part 1
 14:45Screening and Surveillance of squamous cell cancer
 15:05Live Endoscopy
 15:50When to perform esophageal resection or ablation in Barrett’s esophagus?
16:10Coffee break
16:35ESOPHAGUS – BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS Part 2
 16:35Early esophageal cancer – EMR or ESD?
 16:55Screening and Surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus
 17:15Discussion
 17:30Clinical case presentation
18:30End of the day

21 September

9:00ESOPHAGUS – ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
 9:00Novel developments in endoscopic mucosal imaging
 9:20Update lecture: Barrett’s esophagus – new development (role of artificial intelligence)
 9:50Palliation of advanced esophageal cancer
 10:10Discussion
 10:25Clinical case presentation
11:10Coffee break
11:45ESOPHAGUS – POTPOURRI
 11:35POEM: when and how
 11:55Zenker’s diverticulum: the endoscopic solution
 12:15Endoscopic management of problematic strictures (hypopharynx…)
 12:35Clinical case presentation
13:25Lunch
14:15STOMACH – (EARLY) GASTRIC TUMOR AND OTHER TUMORS - Part 1
 14:15Update lecture: Endoscopic and clinicopathological characteristics of early gastric cancer
 14:45Surveillance of atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia
 15:05Diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of submucosal tumors
 15:25Familial Gastric Cancer
15:45Coffee break
16:10Clinical case presentation
17:10STOMACH – (EARLY) GASTRIC TUMOR AND OTHER TUMORS - Part 2
 17:10Diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of GIST
 17:30Update lecture: Endoscopic treatment of gastric outlet obstruction
 18:00Missing upper gastrointestinal cancer at endoscopy – How often and how to prevent?
18:30End of the day

22 September

9:00PANCREATICOBILIARY CANCER
 9:00Update lecture: The role of EUS-guided interventions in pancreaticobiliary malignancies
 9:30Tips and tricks for a successful ERCP cannulation in pancreaticobiliary malignancies
 9:50Management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
 10:10Update lecture: The multidisciplinary approach for pancreatic cancer and cholangiocarcinoma
 10:20Discussion
 10:35Clinical case presentation
11:30Coffee break
11:55GI BLEEDING
 11:55Update lecture: Endoscopy in patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy, including direct oral anticoagulants
 12:25New hemostatic therapies – Sprays, gels, clips, OTSCs
12:45SMALL BOWEL TUMORS
 12:45Update lecture: Small-bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy for diagnosis and treatment of small-bowel tumors
 14:15Update lecture: Endoscopic management of enteral tubes – Indications and management
13:15Lunch
14:45COLON – POLYPS Part 1
 14:45Endoscopic and clinicopathological characteristics of premalignant colorectal lesions
 15:05Why is it important to differentiate between adenomatous and serrated polyps, or is it not?
 15:25When to perform EMR and when ESD for in advancer colorectal neoplasia?
 15:45Computer-assisted systems (CADe/CADx) for detection and characterization of colorectal neoplasia – hype of here to stay?
 16:05Discussion
16:20Coffee break
16:45COLON – POLYPS Part 2
 16:45Update lecture: Challenges in T1 colorectal cancer
 17:15Clinical case presentation
18:15End of the day

23 September

8:30COLON – POLYPS Part 3
 8:30When to perform EMR and when ESD for in advancer colorectal neoplasia?
 8:50Tips and tricks for performing polypectomy – hot snare, cold snare, underwater, etc.
 9:10How to treat recurrent of residual colorectal lesions?
 9:30Discussion
 9:45Clinical case presentation
10:15GI BLEEDING
 10:15Screening for colorectal cancer -still some open questions?
 10:30Colonoscopic surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease
 11:00How to treat (obstructing) colorectal cancer – Stent or surgery?
 11:20Discussion
11:45Closing remarks and departures

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE 15 May 2024

PARTICIPATION

Attendance is limited to 50 participants and admittance is by competitive application only.

Successful applicants are required to pay a fee of EUR 300, which covers:

  • Access to the course and its educational resources
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Rotterdam
  • Meals according to the programme

A fee of  EUR 150 is foreseen for those not requiring accommodation.

The fee does not cover travel costs, these should be organized and paid by the participant.

A discount of 100 EUR is given to participants who are already ESCO members.

The registration fee for this event is a small contribution towards the cost for organising it, therefore it will not be refunded if a participant withdraws or is unable to attend, for whatever reason.


IDEAL PROFILE OF THE ADVANCED COURSE CANDIDATE

• Young specialists (45 years or younger) in gastroenterology and endoscopy
• Interest in clinical research
• Fluency in English

HOW TO APPLY

Interested oncologists should apply online (at the top of this page) providing:

  • Supporting letter from senior physician or mentor;
  • CV with list publications (if the list of publications is not provided, it will be assumed that no articles have been published)
  • Clinical case (optional - please, use this template)

 

ATTENDANCE TO THE ADVANCED COURSE IS BY APPLICATION ONLY.