Join us for our five-day intensive resident training course in endoscopy and laparoscopy. Content will be delivered by experts in the field with an emphasis on experiential learning in over 25 hours of instructional laboratories. Days 1 and 2 will focus on GI endoscopy diagnostic and interventional techniques to include general evaluation, treatment of esophageal strictures, foreign body removal and PEG tube placement. Days 3 and 4 focus on urogenital and respiratory tract endoscopic diagnostic and interventional techniques to include basic examination, sampling techniques, sinus trephination and urethral bulking procedures. Day 5 will conclude with an overview of diagnostic laparoscopy and organ biopsy procedures. This course also provides attendees ample opportunity to meet with course instructors and other residents during social events including a welcome reception and group dinners.

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy, laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Select interventional techniques
  • Laparoscopy with organ biopsies

Why should a resident attend this course?

  • Gain proficiency in GI endoscopy, cystoscopy, respiratory endoscopy, and diagnostic laparoscopy.
  • Understand when specific endoscopic procedures are incorporated in clinical case management.
  • Acquire new techniques or “tricks of the trade” that can be employed in their clinical practice.

RACE Application Status:
This program will be submitted for 40.00 hours of live, seminar/lecture and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

Health and Safety Update: 
The ACVIM considers the health and safety of all those onsite at the Resident Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Boot Camp course our highest priority, including our attendees, sponsors and ACVIM staff. With your shared commitment and with the right processes in place, we are confident we can achieve a safe and viable return to in-person learning experiences.

The ACVIM pledges to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, as well as state and local health organizations regarding this pandemic. The ACVIM is also working with Colorado State University as well as the host hotel to ensure the safety of all attendees.

As the event nears, more detailed information about safety protocols and any updates from the facility will be communicated with participants. Although we are optimistic that we will be able to host this course in person, all courses are subject to change and/or cancellation. The ACVIM will keep all registered attendees informed should any such change and/or cancellation need to occur. ​​


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