Hands-on Training

We are sorry to inform you that we had to cancel the on-site hands-on training due to the current COVID-19 epidemiologic situation in the Czech Republic.

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the Czech Society of Gastroenterology (ČGS) as the organizers of the GASTRO 2021 Prague Meeting would like to invite you to attend the Hands-on Training which will be held during the congress.

Hands-on training will offer participants an opportunity to practice what they have learned during the theoretical lectures and get tips & tricks from the trainers – GI endoscopy experts.

Trainings are organized in cooperation with OLYMPUS – ČGS premium partner for hands-on training and education.

Hands-on Training Scientific Coordinator

Tomáš Hucl
Hepatogastroenterology Clinic, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic


  1. Polypectomy and EMR
    Trainers: Jan Martínek, Zuzana Vacková, Dr. Brezina
    The endoscopy removal of polyps with different types of polypectomy snares and biopsy forceps. Use of “suck and cut” method with a polypectomy snare in a cup.
  2. EUS-FNA and Dilation
    Trainers: Pavel Wohl, Petr Štirand, Tomáš Hucl
    Training in the endoscopic ultrasound examination using the linear EUS device. Possibility of simulating FNA/FNB diagnostic examination with EUS needles. Balloon dilation.
  3. Hemostasis
    Trainers: Jan Martínek, Zuzana Vacková, Dr. Brezina
    Training in injection therapy and mechanical hemostasis (clipping, ligation, endoloops).
  4. ERCP
    Trainers: Petr Štirand, Pavel Drastich, Tomáš Hucl
    Training with a duodenoscope on the ERCP model, papillotomy, cannulation; the introduction to guidewires and plastic stents; extraction and lithotripsy.

Time Schedule

The trainings will be held on Thursday, 9 December 2021 and will be organized in 90-minutes timeslots. For each timeslot, all procedures will be offered.

The maximum number of participants for each timeslot & procedure is 5 (five).

  • Timeslot 1: 09:00–10:30
  • Timeslot 2: 11:00–12:30
  • Timeslot 3: 14:00–15:30
  • Timeslot 4: 16:00–17:30

Registration and General Information

  • Participants should register for the training (timeslot and procedure) at the link below
  • Trainings are open for both doctors and endoscopy nurses
  • Trainings are only available for participants at the on-site congress in Prague (not for online delegates)
  • Attendance at the hands-on training is free of charge for congress participants
  • Participants may book more than one training – please ensure that bookings do not overlap


The booking of trainings via the link below will only be available until Tuesday, 7 December, 12:00 CET (noon). For later reservations, please contact us via e-mail or on-site during the congress in the Hands-on Training Room.

In case you have questions or you need to change/cancel your training reservation, please contact ingrid.vojtekova@olympus.com.



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