Journey to the centre of the gastrointestinal tract and learn the art of GI endoscopy. This two-day practical workshop will give you the confidence to perform and interpret upper and lower GI endoscopy. Veterinarians are able to attend one or both days.

The first day of this workshop will focus on endoscopy of the upper GI tract (oesophagus and stomach) and oesophageal and stomach diseases.

Day two will place emphasis on endoscopy of the intestines (duodenum, colon and ileum) and diseases of these organs, and will also teach the placement of a percutaneous endogastric tube.

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates should be able to:

Day 1: Upper GI Endoscopy

  • Gain an understanding of the indications, applications and limitations of upper GI endoscopy
  • Perform an endoscopic study of the oesophagus and stomach
  • Perform oesophageal and gastric foreign body removal

Day 2: Lower GI Endoscopy

  • Gain an understanding of the indications, applications and limitations of lower GI endoscopy
  • Access the duodenum, ileum and colon
  • Place a PEG Tube and perform endoscopic biopsies

Speaker Biography

Richard Burchell

BSc (Hons), BVSc, MMedVet, DECVIM-CA
Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine

Richard studied a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Zoology, followed by an Honours year in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. He then completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.

Richard joined a small animal referral practice and started working as a referral veterinarian while studying for a Masters in Veterinary Medicine. Two years later, Richard was employed by the University of Pretoria as a Lecturer in Medicine. During this time, he completed a Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine through the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

After a short stint in private specialist practice, Richard once again heeded the clarion call of academia and joined the medicine team at Massey University. He is now based at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, as a Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine.

Flexible Endoscopy of the GI Tract