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.

Video teaching is an ongoing offering in the learning area where educational films from the ESGE eLibrary or partner societies can be viewed at your leisure.  

Surgical Learning Area

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

Currently there are multiple courses planned including image-guided cancer surgery using near-infrared fluorescence, robotics, trans anal microsurgery, liver laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, basics in laparoscopy and specialised laparoscopic colorectal surgery including live hands-on training and demonstrations involving both simulation and anatomical models. 

In addition to surgeons' upskilling and/or to benchmark their expertise, the goal of the area is to attract attendees to gain a broader insight into surgical education procedures and appreciate the importance of the multi-disciplinary perspective of 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. The position of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), interventional ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, ultrasound elastography and point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) in gastroenterology will be presented and discussed. 

Main topics of the special lectures are ultrasonography in gastrointestinal diseases (GIUS), contrast media ultrasound and the role of ultrasound in liver diseases.

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

Download the programme of the Ultrasound Learning Area


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