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Interventional Endoscopy of the Gastrointestinal Tract

November 21 -
November 23, 2024

About this course

Introductory words from the course director

In gastro-enterology, endoscopy holds a crucial role in differentiating various inflammatory diseases from neoplasms and/or degenerative disorders. Furthermore, the quality of biopsy samples can significantly impact the accuracy of histological diagnosis. In addition, numerous interventions can now be performed utilizing endoscopic techniques. With this in mind, this  masterclass has been designed to enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of experienced endoscopists looking to broaden their scope of procedures.

The techniques covered in this course include narrow band imaging for precise biopsies, proper biopsy sampling for accurate histological evaluation, simple and complicated removal of foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach, dilation and stenting of strictures in the esophagus and colon, placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastric (PEG) tubes, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) using electrosurgery.

The course masters of this masterclass, Valérie Freiche, Edward Hall, and Thomas Spillmann, are renowned experts in canine and feline gastroenterology with extensive experience in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. The masterclass begins with a lecture day to establish the necessary theoretical foundation, followed by two days of hands-on training to allow participants to practice using interventional endoscopy techniques for the benefit of their future canine and feline patients.

Prof. Thomas Spillmann, University of Helsinki (FIN)


Target audience

This Masterclass is meticulously crafted for individuals who possess prior expertise and skills in the field of small animal flexible endoscopy. Common gastro-enterology and endoscopy knowledges will not be covered. Residents who already practice flexible endoscopy are welcome to attend.

Aims/learning outcomes

At the end of this masterclass, you will:

  • Be able to take representative biopsies for a proper histologic assessment of gastrointestinal tissue samples
  • Master difficult esophageal and gastric foreign bodies removals
  • Manage to place safely percutaneous endoscopic gastric (PEG) tube
  • Know how to use and interpret endoscopic narrow band imaging to enhance the details of the surface of themucosa
  • Be able to treat esophageal and colonic strictures by balloon dilation and stenting
  • Achieve proper endoscopic mucosal resection of small masses in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract


This masterclass is focused on practical training.
The first day is dedicated to lectures and demonstration. On the next 2 days, participants will practice on models, organs, cadavers and more, by rotating in 8 different practical stations under the guidance and control of a dedicated expert.




Training fees for 3 days (24 hours):
– 3150 € excl. VAT (Early bird). Early bird registration deadline: July 31st 2024
– 3350 € excl. VAT (Normal registration). Normal registration period: August 1st – October 15th 2024. No registration will be accepted after October 15th

Vetducation.vet masterclasses accommodate only limited numbers of participants, registrations will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.

Additional informations

• Exact location: The masterclass will be hosted at Surgical training Institute in Bucharest
Surgical Training Institute, powered by Ponderas Academic Hospital
85A Nicolae Caramfil street, Bucharest, 014142
• Local organization: This masterclass is supported locally by Dr. Constantin Ifteme and team.
• Hotel recommendation: Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Bucharest North 4*
• Registrations and hotels are organized by the solarevent agency: www.solarevents.ro


For this Masterclass, we are happily supported by Sterilux, Mindray, Arthrex, Storz, Olympus.

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