Hands-On Training

The ultimate training tool!

ESGE Days hands-on training sessions are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to put what they learn during lectures into practice. Available only to delegates at the on-site congress in Berlin, these small group, expert-led sessions will cover a variety of topics which are encountered during daily practice.

To maximize contact between tutors and participants, the group sizes are strictly limited. Courses can only be booked in conjunction with the hybrid package. Participants may book more than one course - please ensure that course bookings do not overlap.


After the successful launch of advanced 'cutting-edge' sessions at ESGE Days 2023 in Dublin, for ESGE Days 2024 in Berlin we have expanded these sessions and will be offering the following topics, suitable for experienced endoscopists:

  • ESD - Endoscopic Hand Suturing
  • Endoscopic therapy for gastrointestinal leaks
  • Barrett's Cryoablation
  • Cholangioscopy for indeterminate biliary strictures
  • Cholangioscopy for bile duct stones (with EHL)
  • EUS-guided cyst drainage
  • EUS-guided biliary drainage
  • EUS-guided portal pressure measurement and EUS- guided liver biopsy
  • Spiral enteroscopy
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Standard Courses

  • What it's about

    • Lesion delineation and lifting
    • Cap selection and fixation
    • Positioning of the crescent snare in the cap
    • Perpendicular and centered lesion approach for suction and snare closure
    • Hemostasis during EMR

    You should have experience with

    • Endoscope tip and space control
    • Polypectomy and rubber band ligation techniques
    • Hemostasis and endoclipping techniques (be able to manage complications)
  • What it's about

    • EUS machine operation and set-up, use of tip balloon and luminal water
    • Radial EUS of epigastrium
    • Linear EUS of epigastrium
    • Staging luminal cancer and subepithelial lesions
    • Extraluminal mass identification

    You should have experience with

    • Insertion and manipulation of side-viewing scope
    • Basic indications of EUS
    • Basic knowledge of anatomy of epigastrium and rectum
  • What it's about

    • Biliary cannulation
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Guide-wire accessory exchange
    • Stone extraction with Dormia basket and balloon
    • Biliary plastic and metal stenting
    • Retrial of stents

    You should have experience with

    • Insertion and advancement of side-viewing scope
    • Use of scope tip control and torque technique
    • Use of elevator, Vater papilla identification
  • What it's about

    • Lesion recognition, delineation/marking
    • Knife selection and power unit settings
    • Approach to lesion and position changes
    • Submucosal injection and dissection
    • Complication management (bleeding, perforation)

    You should have experience with

    • Indications for ESD in the GI tract
    • Endoscopic polypectomy and musosectomy techniques
  • What it's about

    • Injection therapy
    • Mechanical hemostasis (clipping, ligation, endoloops)
    • Ligation of varices
    • Thermo coagulation
    • Argon plasma coagulation

    You should have experience with

    • Insertion and advancement of front-viewing scope
    • Use of scope tip control and torque technique
    • Lumen identification
  • What it's about

    • Submucosal injection in esophagus
    • Mucosal incision
    • Submucosal dissection to produce a tunnel
    • Myotomy
    • Mucosal incision site closure

    You should have experience with

    • Indications of endoscopic myotomy
    • Knowledge of alternative techniques
    • Submucosal injection
    • Use of knife for submucosal dissection
    • Use of endoclips
  • What it's about

    • Techniques with respect to polyp size
    • Positioning of the polyp
    • Use of cold and hot biopsy forceps and cold snare
    • Electro cautery and snare designs
    • Use of pre-snare injections and endoloops
    • Lifting techniques and non-lifting sign
    • Use of polypectomy snares
    • Tissue retrieval techniques

    You should have experience with

    • Insertion and advancement of front-viewing scope
    • Use of scope tip control and torque technique
    • Lumen identification
  • What it's about

    • Subepithelial or extraluminal lesion identification
    • Endoscope positioning
    • Selection of appropriate needle
    • Techniques of needle aspiration/biopsy
    • Sample handling

    You should have experience with

    • Insertion and advancement of EUS scope
    • Indications for EUS-FNA
  • What it's about

    • Indications / contraindications
    • Aseptic technique
    • Gastrostomy and evaluation of gastric anatomy
    • Percutaneous access
    • Ponsky-Gauderer push-pull methodology of PEG placement

    You should have experience with

    • Gastroscopy
    • Use of polyp snare and/or foreign body forceps
    • Use of percutaneous needle

Please note that there are a variety of different, similar products that ESGE Days 2024 delegates can use in their medical practice, beyond the ones provided at the hands-on courses.

Cutting Edge Courses

  • What it's about

    • Treatment of Barrett’s related dysplasia or early adenocarcinoma
    • Balloon-based or focal radiofrequency ablation procedure

    You should have experience with

    • Gastroscopy
    • Endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus
    • EMR techniques of esophagus
  • What it's about

    single operation technique and handling:

    • Insertion of an ultraslim endoscope directly into the bile duct for visualization of the biliary mucosa
    • Endoscopic identification of biliary strictures
    • Biopsy of indeterminate biliary stricture

    You should have experience with

    • ERCP
    • Biliary cannulation techniques
    • intraductal indirect sampling
  • What it's about

    single operation technique and handling:

    • Insertion of an ultraslim endoscope directly into the bile duct for visualization of the intraductal stones

    • targeted lithotripsy of CBD stones

    You should have experience with

    • ERCP
    • Biliary cannulation techniques
    • CBD stone extraction and lithotripsy methods
  • What it's about

    • Safe needle transfer from esophagus to stomach

    • Assessing defects for closure suitability
    • Optimal endoscope positioning for suturing
    • Handling and manipulating needles with suturing device, using various suturing patterns
    • Accurate defect edge approximation for complete closure

    You should have experience with

    • Understanding ESD defect closure indications, including different defect types
    • Knowledge of alternative closure methods
    • Proficiency in advanced endoscopic maneuvers
    • Familiarity with various suture types and patterns
  • What it's about

    Treat esophageal leakages with the combination of metal stent placement and sponge vacuum therapy: (Seal the leakage and drain wound secretion)

    • Anastomotic leakage

    • Esophageal perforation
    • Fistulas

    You should have experience with

    • Self-expandable Metal Stent placement
    • Sponge Vacuum Therapy
  • What it's about

    • Fluid collections in the peripancreatic tissue associated with acute or chronic pancreatitis

    • Transmural drainage of pancreatic fluid collections associated with symptoms (epigastric pain, obstructive jaundice, vomiting due to gastric outlet obstruction, sepsis, etc.)

    • EUS-guide transmural placement of stent(s) for drainage

    You should have experience with

    • EUS
    • ERCP
    • Guide-wire manipulation

    • Enteral / biliary stent placement

  • What it's about

    • EUS-guided transmural drainage of a bile ducts

    • Alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) if ERCP fails

    • Intrahepatic approach (hepatogastric anastomosis or antegrade stent placement)

    • Extrahepatic approach (choledochoduodenostomy or transgallbladder)

    You should have experience with

    • ERCP
    • EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections
    • Guide-wire manipulation

    • Enteral / biliary stent placement

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