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KENT Course 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to making this year's Kent Endoscopy Training Course such a success. We hope you found it informative and enlightening. Dates and registration information for next year's course will be published here nearer the time.

In the meantime, for further information please contact Dr Zacharias Tsiamoulos, Consultant in Gastroenterology, or ask at the Education Centre.

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The KENT Course featured: 

Lectures – Live cases – Hands-on training on ex vivo porcine colon model

See the Programme of Events for full details.

Course Convenor

  • Dr Zacharias P. Tsiamoulos, Consultant in Gastroenterology and Specialist in GI Endoscopy/Endoscopy Clinical Lead Trustwide


Programme Directors

  • Mr Joseph Sebastian, Consultant in Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy Lead, EKUHFT 
  • Dr Frank Muller, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology Clinical Lead, EKUHFT


International and National Faculty

  • Yutaka Saito, Professor of Gastroenterology, NCCH, Tokyo, Japan
  • Abe Seiichiro, Consultant in Gastroenterology, NCCH, Tokyo, Japan
  • Naila Arebi, Consultant in Gastroenterology, St Mark’s, London, UK
  • Roser Vega, Consultant Gastroenterologist UCLH, UK
  • Iosif Beintaris, Consultant Gastroenterologist North Tees, UK

EKHUFT Hospital Faculty

  • AUSTIN, David, Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • BALLINGER, Anne Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • BARTON, Sebastian Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • BOLLAS, Ioannis Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • DEBERRY, Ruth Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • DHIMAN, Arun Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • FOX, Christopher Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • HILLS, Katherine Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • MULLER, Andrew Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • NUNES, Carlo Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • ARISTEIDIS OIKONOMAKIS  Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • SHAH JAYSHRI, Prayman Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • AHMED, Shabbir Consultant Surgeon
  • AKHTAR, Mansoor Consultant Surgeon 
  • ALUBAIDI, Kassem Consultant Surgeon 
  • BASNYAT, Pradeep Consultant Surgeon 
  • BASU, Sanjoy Consultant Surgeon 
  • BENZIGER, Harrison Consultant Surgeon 
  • EVANS, Jessica Consultant Surgeon 
  • HAMADE, Ayman Consultant Surgeon 
  • HARILINGAM, Mohan Consultant Surgeon 
  • HARINATH, Gandrasupalli Consultant Surgeon 
  • KHUSHAL, Amjad Consultant Surgeon 
  • MANGAM, Sudhakar Consultant Surgeon 
  • MARZOUK, Deya Consultant Surgeon 
  • RAMALINGAM, Thanesan Consultant Surgeon 
  • TOEIMA, Mohamed, Locum Consultant Surgeon 
  • TSAVELLAS, George Consultant Surgeon 


Audio-visual and Technical Director

  • Rags Subramaniam DS&MEM – EKHUFT
  • Sarah McGilley
  • Karen Nicholson
  • Jonathan Powe
  • Ash Manjunathan


Conference Sponsors

  • KeyMed Olympus UK
  • Creo Medical
  • Diagmed UK
  • Arc Design UK
  • 3D Matrix UK
  • Norgine pharmaceutical UK
  • Pentax UK


This was an inspiring day's education.

Learning objectives for the course

  1. Recognition and characterisation of the morphological features of Adenomatous colorectal polyps (lectures/live cases)
  2. Demonstrate the indications for EMR (lectures and live courses)
  3. Demonstrate the indications for ESD (lectures and live cases)
  4. Demonstrate the principle of EMR technique (live cases and animal training)
  5. Demonstrate the principle of ESD technique (live cases and animal training)
  6. Demonstration the principle of Hybrid endoscopic procedures (lecture and live cases)
  7. Recognition and characterisation of morphological features of serrated colorectal polyps (lecture and live cases)
  8. Demonstrate the endo-Surgical platforms for rectal polyps – TASER (Trans-Anal Submucosal Endoscopic Resection) (lecture and live cases)


Excellent cases, organisation and content.