37 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events 8th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course Ibrahim Mostafa, MD, PhD, FACG, MWGO, FRCP (Glasg.) Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Liver Transplantation Chair Education Committee World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) President Pan Arab Liver Transplant Society (PALTS) Vice President Pan Arab Association of Gastroenterology (PAAG) State Merit Award in Medical Science The 8th year of the successful Hepatol-ogy and Gastroenterology Post Grad-uate Course was held in Cairo, Egypt from 10-13 December 2015 at the Conrad Hotel in Egypt; in conjunc-tion with the 17th Egyptian Workshop of Therapeutic GI Endoscopy. The course delivered high quality science to participant physicians worldwide. The course contained three parts: academic lectures, live transmission, and hands-on training. Each part cov-ered most of the field of the hepatol-ogy and gastroenterology, so we were able to help each trainee in all the areas that needed to be improved. The academic program included 22 eminent international speakers from 11 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Sudan, and USA) who delivered the latest cutting edge information in 31 state-of-the-art lectures, covering most of the important aspects in hepatol-ogy, gastroenterology, and endoscopy. There were two days of live endos-copy transmission; 6 hours of live transmission broadcasted to the audi-ence from two different hospitals (Air Force Hospital in Cairo and AL-Rajhy Liver Hospital from Assiut). There were 26 of the most difficult thera-peutic endoscopy and ultrasonogra-phy cases (such as EUS, ERCP, and Spy Glass) handled by 11 world-class endoscopy experts. There was also hands-on training course, which contained 12 dif-ferent stations: hemostasis, EMR, RFA, ESD, ERCP, Diagnostic Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, GIT Stent-ing, Polypectomy, EUS FNA, Intra gastric Balloon, and Intra Gastric Tissue Apposition. Those stations were on going over four days and six sessions, for total of 8 and half hours. The hands-on training contained an animal model and plastic model, with different techniques for the endoscopy training. A total of 453 physicians participated in the hands-on training. Twenty nine world-class endos-copy experts (12 international and 17 national) actively participated in the 8th Hands On Training for Roeya Medical Center. Each expert was able to work on more than one tech-nique, giving the opportunity for the experts to teach the trainees different techniques of endoscopy, as well for the trainees to watch different experts at the same station with the same technique. Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa the course director of Egypt GastroHep and Prof. Joost Drenth Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology through Hands On Session in Diagnostic Colonoscopy Station. Part of the attendees from different areas in the world.
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