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Kent Endoscopy Training Course in ESD, EMR and Endosurgery, 2019

The third Kent Endoscopy Training Course in ESD/EMR took place from 17  19 October 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mother Hospital, and featured live endosurgical cases taught by national and international experts. Thank you to everyone to everyone who participated and to all the people behind the scenes who worked so hard to make this event a success.

Details of the 2020 course will be published here in due course.

For further information or enquiries, please get in touch with the Education Centre or contact Sarah McGilley or Karen Nicholson.

This is the only endoscopy training course based within KSS (Kent, Surrey and Sussex), featuring live endoscopy cases by national and international experts. There will be formative lectures delivered by experts in their field together with hands-on training with ex vivo porcine models led by Dr Zacharias Tsiamoulos. Certificates and 16 CPD points will be available for those completing the course. There are opportunities to see and attend live cases with interactive sessions on advanced endoscopic techniques.

The course provides exposure to the new complex polyp service and pathways using our experts from the Trust, and delegates will have the opportunity to have hands-on practice and feedback.

The Trust will also be offering delegates opportunities to apply for a Fellowship in Advanced Endosurgery.

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See the Programme of Events for full details.

Course Convenor

  • Zacharias Tsiamoulos, Endoscopy Clinical Lead Trustwide


Programme Directors: Surgery, East Kent Hospitals

  • Joseph Sebastian, Surgical Endoscopy Lead
  • Pradeep Basnyat, Colorectal MDM Lead 
  • Sudhakar Mangam, Colorectal MDM Lead 

Programme Directors: Gastroenterology, East Kent Hospitals

  • Frank Muller, Gastroenterology Clinical Lead
  • Aristeidis Oikonomakis, Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Nash Inayet, Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Nipin Bagla, Consultant Pathologist


International and National Faculty

National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yutaka Saito, Professor of Gastroenterology
  • Abe Seiichiro, Consultant in Gastroenterology

St Mark's Hospital, UK

  • Brian Saunders, Professor of Gastroenterology

Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA

  • Norio Fukami, Professor of Gastroenterology

Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

  • James Hardwick, Professor of Gastroenterology

King’s College Hospital, UK

  • Amyn Haji, Consultant in Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery

Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

  • Jose Santiago Garcia, Consultant Gastroenterologist


Leeds University, UK

  • Noor Mohamed, Consultant in Gastroenterology


St Mary’s Hospital, UK

  • Jonathan Hoare, Consultant in Gastroenterology
  • Simon Peake, Consultant in Gastroenterology
  • Evangellos Russo, Consultant in Gastroenterology


University College Hospitals, UK 

  • Roser Vega, Consultant in Gastroenterology 
  • Professor Paul Sibbons, Surgical Science


North Tees Hospitals, UK

  • Iosif Beintaris, Consultant in Gastroenterology


East Kent Hospitals Gastroenterology Faculty

David Austin, Anne Ballinger, Sebastian Barton, Ioannis Bollas, Ruth Deberry, Arun Dhiman, Rafal Mazur, Christopher Fox, Katherine Hills, Carlo Nunes, Jayshri Shah

East Kent Hospitals Surgical Faculty

Shabbir Ahmed, Mansoor Akhtar, Biju Aravind, Joanne Cooke, Sanjoy Basu, Harrison Benziger, Jessica Evans, Ayman Hamade, Mohan Harilingam, Gandrasupalli Harinath, Amjad Khushal, Thanesan Ramalingam, George Tsavellas


Audio-visual and Technical Team

Rags Subramaniam. Sarah McGilley, Karen Nicholson, Jonathan Powe, Ash Manjunathan, Stephen Preston



We would like to thank our Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor Creo Medical

Gold Sponsors Olympus KeyMed, Pentax Medical

Bronze Sponsors 3D Matrix, Diagmed, JJP Hospitalaria Spain, ARC Design, Olympus Europe 


This was an inspiring day's education.
Excellent cases, organisation and content.