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KENT Course 2019

The third Kent Endoscopy Training Course in ESD/EMR will take place from 17 - 19 October 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mother Hospital, featuring live endo-surgical cases taught by national and international experts. Registration information 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 features: 

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

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, EKHUFT – Surgical Course Director
  • Mr Pradeep Basnyat, Consultant in Colorectal Surgery, Colorectal MDM Lead WHH, EKHUFT- Surgical Course Co-Director
  • Mr Sudhakar Mangam, Consultant in Colorectal Surgery, Colorectal MDM Lead QEQM, EKHUFT- Surgical Course Co-Director
  • Dr Frank Muller, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology Clinical Lead, EKHUFT – Gastroenterology Course Director
  • Dr Aristeidis Oikonomakis, Consultant Gastroenterologist, EKHUFT, Gastroenterology Course Co-Director
  • Dr Nash Inayet, Consultant Gastroenterologist, EKHUFT, Gastroenterology Course Co-Director


International and National Faculty

  • Yutaka Saito, Professor of Gastroenterology, National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, JP
  • Abe Seiichiro, Consultant in Gastroenterology, National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, JP
  • Norio Fukami, Professor of Gastroenterology, Mayo clinic, Arizona, UK
  • James C. Hardwick, Professor of Gastroenterology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL
  • Amyn Haji, Consultant in Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery, King’s College Hospital, UK
  • Noor Mohamed, Consultant in Gastroenterology, Leeds University, UK
  • Jonathan Hoare, Consultant in Gastroenterology, St Mary’s Hospital, UK
  • Simon Peake, Consultant in Gastroenterology, St Mary’s Hospital, UK
  • Evangellos Russo, Consultant in Gastroenterology, St Mary’s Hospital, UK 
  • Roser Vega, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University College Hospitals, UK 
  • Iosif Beintaris, Consultant Gastroenterologist, North Tees Hospitals, UK
  • Professor Paul Sibbons, Surgical Science, University College Hospitals, 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
  • MAZUR, Rafal Consultant Physician with interest in Gastroenterology 
  • FOX, Christopher Consultant Gastroenterologist 
  • HILLS, Katherine Consultant Gastroenterologist 
  • NUNES, Carlo Consultant Gastroenterologist 
  • SHAH JAYSHRI, Consultant Gastroenterologist 
  • AHMED, Shabbir, Consultant Surgeon 
  • AKHTAR, Mansoor Consultant Surgeon 
  • ARAVIND, Biju Consultant Surgeon 
  • COOKE, Joanne, 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 
  • RAMALINGAM, Thanesan Consultant Surgeon 
  • TSAVELLAS, George Consultant Surgeon 


Audio-visual and Technical Director

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


Conference Sponsors

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


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.