Improve your hands-on skills at UEG Week. Visit the ESGE Learning Area (in cooperation with ESGENA), the Surgical Learning Area or the Ultrasound Learning Area, offering excellent training for practical minded gastroenterologists.

Participants have the opportunity to look, learn, ask questions and perform techniques themselves under personal doctor and nurse tutoring. Aim of these activities is to increase the awareness of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and to offer delegates the possibility of checking their skills.

All learning areas are open to delegates during the general opening hours of the congress. 

ESGE Learning Area

Best teaching for endoscopists!
The ESGE Learning Area is the hub of good teaching and networking for endoscopists. It incorporates different educational formats that provide a unique opportunity for skill enhancement, top notch learning and professional discourse.

In cooperation with ESGENA, the Hands-on Training Centre participants are invited to test their skills under the guidance of expert doctor and nurse tutors with the use of accessories from leading providers.

Networking and professional debate are key to good teaching. Case-based talks between young experts and senior discussants are held in the Lecture Theatre where lively discussion is a desired part of the format.  Here also you can find out more about relevant topics like new guidelines, research findings or the activities of other ESGE working groups.

Video teaching is an ongoing offering in the learning area. Ten stations show educational films from the ESGE eLibrary that otherwise have restricted access. 

Download the programme of the ESGE Learning Area

Surgical Learning Area

The Surgical Learning Area welcomes UEG Week delegates to join for this third delivery of the surgical hands-on training and educational models in GI surgery. The four surgical member societies, EAES, EDS, EFISDS and ESCP, look upon this initiative as a great opportunity to take surgical learning in a multidisciplinary way to a new level with the invaluable input from the GI professional community.

Currently there are multiple courses in the planning including Transoral ant reflux therapy, Trans anal microsurgery, liver surgery, bariatric surgery, basics in laparoscopy and specialized laparoscopic colorectal surgery including live hands-on training and demonstrations involving both simulation and anatomical models.

In addition to surgeons' upskilling and/or benchmark their expertise, the goal of the area is to offer opportunities for and attract attendees to gain a broader insight in surgical education procedures and bring that most important broader perspective, elemental in the current educational paradigms.

Download the programme of the Surgical Learning Area

Ultrasound Learning Area

The Ultrasound Learning Area promotes the role of a major diagnostic and interventional tool in gastroenterology: Clinical ultrasonography in the hands of the gastroenterologist.

The Ultrasound Learning Area (ULA) offers basic and postgraduate course on ultrasonography for the gastroenterologist, individual hands-on training and special lectures in abdominal ultrasonography. The programme is designed for both the beginner and the experienced, offering a mixture of lectures and practical sessions by expert gastroenterologists. Learning material of EFSUMB is offered. The position of interventional ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and ultrasound elastography in gastroenterology will presented and discussed. Main topics of the special lectures are ultrasonography in gastrointestinal diseases, pancreatic diseases and point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in gastroenterology.

The Ultrasound Learning Area is run courtesy of: EFSUMB & BICUS 

Download the programme of the Ultrasound Learning Area


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