Two integrated courses are available for individuals desiring hands-on training. Both include comprehensive online training, which occurs during a set timeframe leading up to the course and must be completed prior to the onsite laboratories. Onsite laboratories focus on maximizing ‘scope time’, with lecture limited to group debriefing sessions. A mixture of dry, cadaveric and live animal laboratories are used to facilitate mastery of presented material, with the expectation that participants will be ready to ‘Scope On!’ upon course completion.
The summer offering includes 4 days (approximately 36 hours) of onsite training, during which participants cultivate proficiency in flexible and rigid scope and instrument handling and cleaning; laser physics, handling and safety; laser lithotripsy; cystoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, and associated advanced procedures. The spring offering includes 1 additional day of laboratory, devoted to laparoscopy, resulting in a total of 5 days (approximately 44 hours) of onsite training.
See below for details on the comprehensive online training and onsite laboratories. Each course includes breakfast, lunch and snack during the laboratories. If the minimum number of registrants is not met, the course will be cancelled and all registration fees will be refunded.
- Spring offering (includes 5 days of onsite training), 64 CE hours – register online now.
- Summer offering (includes 4 days of onsite training), 56 CE hours – register online now.
Online training is administered in approximately 15- to 30-minute modules that may be replayed individually for integration into the typical clinician’s busy lifestyle. Information covered includes equipment required, case selection and anesthetic considerations, procedural techniques, tips and tricks, and complications. After each topic is completed, a quiz will be given to assess the participant’s learning.
(Day 5 is for Spring Courses only)
|Time||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4|
|8:00 am||Breakfast & day overview|
|8:30 am||Breakfast & day overview||Gastrointestinal endoscopy||Laparoscopy|
|9:00 am||Scope Handling and Stereotactics
||Laser Training and Rhinoscopy||Cystoscopy, part 2 (plus Rhinoscopic Odds and Ends)|
|1:00 pm||Scope Cleaning (plus Handling & Stereotactics)||Cystoscopy, part 1 (Laser Training continues)||Bronchoscopy|
|4:00 pm||Wrap-up||Feeding tube placement||Feeding tube placement|
*Lab times may vary slightly between offerings