Internal Medicine

Endoscopy Course Using Natural Orifices

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Beichlingen, Germany

Beichlingen / Germany

27.10.2021 – 31.10.2021

EURO 2.950.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Reto Neiger DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (DE)

Course Overview

This Internal medicine endoscopy course in small animals using natural orifices is designed for clinicians with no or basic skills in flexible and rigid endoscopy. We cover instrument handling from how to set up the endoscope to maintenance and cleaning. Many tricks are discussed and shown since both course masters have been involved in endoscopic teaching for many years. Classroom teaching on all aspects of endoscopy in internal medicine, starting from indications to complications, procedures and possible findings will be followed almost daily by a practical wet lab with various models (including ex-vivo organs) and live piglets.


set up and handling of flexible endoscopes
indications, procedure, technique in:
– Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy
– Colonoscopy
– Rhinoscopy (flexible and rigid)
– Bronchoscopy
– Cystoscopy (flexible and rigid)
cleaning and storage
therapeutic endoscopic interventions
discussion of cases

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Getting to know each other
Introduction to rigid endoscopy
Nasal disease
Coffee break (30 Min)
Wet lab usage of rigid endoscopes with peppers etc.
Lunch break (60 min)
Wet lab rhinoscopy with cadavers
Coffee break (15 Min)
Wet lab trepanation and flushing
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Introduction to flexible endoscopy
Wet lab boxes
Coffee break (30 Min)
Pharyngoscopy, laryngoscopy
Lunch break (60 Min)
Coffee break (30 Min)
Wet lab Boxes with foreign bodies
Friday, 29 October 2021
Wet lab lungs (ex-vivo, dried lungs)
Coffee break (30 Min)
Diarrhea I
Lunch break (60 Min)
Diarrhea II
Coffee break (30 Min)
Saturday, 30 October 2021
Large bowel problems
Cleaning and Maintenance
Coffee break (30 Min)
Wet lab ex vivo pig stomachs
Wet lab cleaning
Lunch break (60 Min)
Dysuria, hematuria and urinary incontinence Coffee break (30 Min)
Sunday, 31 October 2021
Wet lab on live piglets (starting 9:15 with open end) (4h)

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