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Live Endoscopy Course

Live Courses Featuring Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Procedures

The Digestive Disease Institute has developed a comprehensive series of multidisciplinary educational courses centered on live endoscopy cases treating a range of digestive diseases and disorders. Physician and nurse attendees are given front row seats to view advanced endoscopic techniques conducted by the Digestive Disease Institute care team, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), radio-frequency ablation (RFA), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), stent placement and photodynamic therapy (PDT). This unique opportunity is enhanced by didactic learning and question-and-answer sessions with the endoscopists after the case presentations.

Thanks to high-definition teleconferencing and video services, these real-time demonstrations are led by executive director Richard Kozarek, MD, and are transmitted directly from Virginia Mason to off-site classrooms four to six times yearly, allowing for peer-to-peer communication anywhere in the world. This global reach is made possible by the Digestive Disease Institute's commitment to technical innovation and its collaborative partnership with the Seattle Science Foundation. 

For more information about Live Endoscopy Courses at the Digestive Disease Institute, contact Julie Katz, director, Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason.