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Web-based Colon Capsule Reading Course – multiple dates available

  • Mon 01 – Sat 31 Oct

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Online

This web-based colon capsule reading course is designed to train aspiring practitioners to perform and read full colon capsule studies reliably. The entire curriculum can be completed part time from work or at home and conforms to the standards recommended by European and American authorities.

The web-based training is suitable for GI consultants, hospital specialists and nurses with endoscopy experience. On registration, trainees will receive an interactive smartphone App that teaches patient preparation and image recognition of the most common disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine. On completing the App based course, candidates will be provided with access to a browser-based PillCam Simulator, with a user interface identical to Rapid Reader v9, and a library of over 20 full colon capsule videos, progressively graded in complexity.

After an introductory video conference, trainees will be asked to view and report on one case daily. The reports will be uploaded to Professor Epstein and capsule endoscopy nurse specialist Hansa Palmer, who will evaluate the reports and rapidly provide written feedback on each report. When appropriate, one-to-one online guidance will be provided. Once the first 10 cases have been reported, a video conference will allow for Q&A. Of the 10 remaining full cases, the final five will be used for summative assessment with the expectation that candidates recognise at least 90% of clinically significant pathologies.

On satisfactory completion of all 20 cases, a certificate of completion will be awarded recognising that the candidate has fulfilled published training criteria. The current pressures on diagnostic services and the urgency to train capsule colonoscopists to help deal with pressures on the two-week waits has required the usual 8-week course be accelerated to a four-week timescale.

Along with gastroenterologists, the course is appropriate for colorectal surgeons, trainees, nurse endoscopists and experienced endoscopy nurses, as well as IBD nurse specialists monitoring the efficacy of treatment interventions.

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BSG members benefit from 30% off registration fees
  • Non-member fees – £1250
  • BSG member fees – £875

This is a repeating course, please visit the IMIGe website for latest dates.

To register, contact [email protected]

This event has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and an application has been made for CPD credits.