Course Information

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14 September 2018 13:30 - 14 September 2018 18:00

Practical endoscopy

Best Western, Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth Hampshire, PO4 0RN

An afternoon course using the innovative “phantom gastrointestinal tracts” to learn the basics of driving an endoscope, getting into the stomach, how to take endoscopic biopsies and how to incorporate your findings into a concise and detailed report.

The course will consist of a lecture session about the equipment and how to drive the scope, then a practical using the phantoms concentrating on driving the scope. There will then be a lecture on common endoscopic changes and how to write a report, followed by another practical session focusing on the lesions present, biopsy techniques and how to interpret your pathology report.

There will be maximum 4 delegates per scope, so there will be plenty of time for hands on driving of the scope, the delegate will be able to learn how to move the scope into the stomach and visualize all the areas of the stomach. Delegates will learn how interpret and report their findings.

The phantoms enable practical endoscopy to be carried out for the first time in a teaching setting.

This course is kindly sponsored by Burtons

Speaker: Dr Kit Sturgess MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC MRCVS

This course is intended for Veterinary Surgeons

Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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