Training in optical diagnosis of early colorectal cancer

Improve your skills in advanced endoscopy and offer the best treatment to your patients.

Training in optical diagnosis of early colorectal cancer is the first highly specialized virtual training course in digestive endoscopy, focused on endoscopic recognition of the invasive pattern in colorectal polyps.

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Duration: Between 10
and 12 hours
Modality: Virtual
Basic and premium suscriptions
Language: English (meet with the expert in Spanish)
Start date: -
Finish date: -
Edition: 1st (pilot)

This specialized training aims to improve the early detection of colorectal cancer in lesions found during a colonoscopy. Scientific evidence of optical diagnosis with zoom or magnification in Japanese reference centres has shown high effectiveness in predicting the histology and, therefore, select the indication for advanced endoscopic treatments (such as submucosal endoscopic dissection, piecemeal, endoscopic mucosal resection) and surgery.

The theoretical and practical content of this course is aligned with the recommendations of international guidelines (ESGE, ASGE and JGES). This might help to homogenise and centralise advanced procedures to offer the best and most suitable treatment for our patients.

The programme addresses to medical doctors trained in colonoscopy who wants to continue growing and lead their careers towards the present and future challenges. This without giving up their professional and personal activity thanks to an intensive academic design of between 10 and 12 hours.

The basic susbcription allows the participant to access ten Modules. Each module contains multiple online exercises with images and videos recorded by an international panel of expert tutors. Doubts are discussed in two small groups. At he end of the course, participants have the opportunity to upload recordings of lesions evaluated in their routine clinical practice and receive personalised feedback from one of the tutors.

The premium subscription also allows the participant to join two Meet with the expert to discuss any question and upgrade his knowledge. The first one will be after module 5, and the second one after module 10.
Moreover, at the end  of the course, participants will have the opportunity to upload recordings of lesions evaluated in the routine clinical practice and receive Personalised feedback from one of the tutors.

Prior to the commencement of the course participants will be encouraged to have an overview of the course by viewing a multimedia video, registering their endoscopist characteristics and answering 20 image-based questions. Following the test, the participants will be ready to start the modules. On completion, the participants will answer the same 20 image-based questions.

Modules (Basic and premium suscription)

In each module, the Introduction includes the objectives displayed with bullet points and a short video highlighting the key point knowledge of the module.

However, it is expected to acquire this knowledge and go deeper, beyond the main points, in the Learning by doing section, where multiple exercises with feedback are displayed. Note that the exercises at this point are not planned to test the participant’s knowledge, but to learn from the experience and the feedback on each possible answer.

Before finishing each module, the To know more section offers additional resources and exercises to consolidate this knowledge.

The topics of the modules are:
  1. Making decisions on colorectal polyp’s treatment. Is there room for improvement?
  2. Understanding the pathologist perspective
  3. Image enhanced endoscopy
  4. The assessment with white light imaging
  5. Demarcated area and type of growth
  6. The assessment with virtual chromoendoscopy without magnification
  7. The assessment with virtual chromoendoscopy with magnification
  8. The assessment with dye-based chromoendoscopy with magnification
  9. Limitations of the optical diagnosis
  10. Summing up the invasive pattern

Meet with the expert (Premium subscription)

Two online face-to-face meetings with one of the panel of tutors will be planned in advance with no more than 10 participants. The participants will choose among different dates and time options. Modules 1-to-5 will be discussed in the first meeting and modules 6-to-10 in the second.

Personalised feedback (Premium suscription)

In the following 3 months after finishing the last module, participants will be able to upload the videos of 5 lesions assessed in routine clinical practice and receive feedback from the tutor.

Director

Ignasi Puig

Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, Barcelona, Spain

Coordinators

Marco Antonio Álvarez

Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, Barcelona, Spain

Maria Pellisé

Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

João Da Costa

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Tutors

Sarah McGill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Adolfo Parra

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingan, UK

Taku Sakamoto

National Cancer Center, Tokio, Japan

Eduardo Albéniz

Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Marco Antonio Álvarez

Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, Barcelona, Spain

Marco Bustamante

Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Spain

João Da Costa

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

José Carlos Marín

Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Akiko Ono

Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain

Maria Pellisé

Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Ignasi Puig

Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, Barcelona, Spain

Liseth Rivero

Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Enrique Rodríguez

Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

Joaquín Rodríguez

Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Marina Solano

Hospital Comarcal de Alcañiz, Teruel, Spain

Hugo Ikuo Uchima

Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain

Participants completing all activities and the final test will receive a certificate.