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Endoscopy Intensive Course with Workshops, Mar. 2 - 6, Giessen / Germany - held

Course Master: Prof. Dr. Reto Neiger DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (DE)
Co-lecturers: Dr. Philip Lhermette (UK) , Dr. Christiane Stengel DECVIM (DE)


This 2015 course in theoretical and practical endoscopy is designed for clinicians with no or basic skills in rigid and flexible endoscopy. We cover instrument handling from how to set up the endoscope to maintenance and cleaning. Many tricks are discussed and shown since all course masters have been involved in endoscopic teaching for many years. Classroom teaching on basically all aspects of endoscopic utilisation in small animals is followed by a practical wet lab on live animals (dogs and piglets), models and cadavers.

Please note: The basic endoscopy course is very practical oriented! In fact, more than 50% of the time is spent in the laboratory learning and practicing the procedures. The number of delegates is limited. Small groups with several instructors will enhance the learning effect.


  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Otoscopy
  • Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Therapeutic endoscopic interventions
  • Maintenance of endoscopic Equipment


    Monday, 2 March 2015
    09:00-09:30 Welcome, introduction and course goals
    09:30-10:30 Introduction to flexible endoscopy
    10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00-12:30 Endotrainer work
    12:30-13:30 Pharyngoscopy and Bronchoscopy
    13:30-14:30 Lunch
    14:30-16:00 Wet lab bronchoscopy (trainers)

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015
    09:00-10:30 Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
    11:00-12:00 Cystoscopy in both sexes
    12:00-13:00 Therapeutic endoscopy
    13:00-14:00 Lunch
    14:00-15:00 Endoscopic maintenance
    15:00-17:00 Wet lab gastrointestinal endoscopy (trainers)

    Wendnesday, 4 March 2015
    09:00-09:15 Introduction, handling of instruments & basic procedure
    09:15-09:45 Exploratory laparoscopy and biopsy
    09:45-10:00 Laparoscopic foreign body removal, cystotomy, gastropexy, etc
    10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
    10:30-11:00 Dry lab (instrument handling)
    11:00-11:30 Dry lab (incision and retrieval)
    11:30-12:15 Dry lab (precision cutting)
    12:15-13:15 Lunch
    13:15-13:45 Urogenital laparoscopic procedures (ovariectomy, etc.)
    13:45-16:45 Wet lab (laparoscopy on cadavers)
    Evening - Social evening in Giessen

    Thursday, 5 March 2015
    09:00-10:00 Exploratory thoracoscopy, biopsy, pericardectomy, etc.
    10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
    10:15-12:15 Wet lab thoracoscopy (cadavers)
    12:15-13:15 Lunch
    13:15-14:15 Endoscopy of upper respiratory tract
    14:15-14:30 Non-dermatological Otoscopy
    14:30-16:30 Wet lab Rhinoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Otoscopy (Cadavers)

    Friday, 6 March 2015
    09:00-09:15 Introduction wet lab, course evaluation
    09:15-14:00 Wet lab rigid and flexible endoscopy (live piglets)
    Noon - Lunch

    Program: Endoscopy Intensive Course 2015 - subject to change

    ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärztliche Fortbildung, Germany): 29
    (for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)

    CPD points (Continuing Professional Developement): 40
    Please also see ESAVS Certficate Program (ECSAVP)

    ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System): 5
    Please also see ESAVS Master Program (EMSAVM)


    Hotel and Travel Information

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    Please enter for Destination `Giessen`, for Country `Germany` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Frankfurter Strasse 106`


    This course is currently fully booked. New registrations will be placed on the waiting list.
    To enrol on the waiting list please complete and submit the registration form below (Manual Registration) but do not make any payments until you are contacted by our office and confirmed a place.

    Tuition fee: EURO 2.550,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.450,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 30th December 2014)

    Manual Registration

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