Emerging Stars in Endoscopy

Co-Directors: Mostafa Ibrahim (Egypt), Ofelia Mosteanu (Romania) and Teodora Atena Pop (Romania)

Coordinators: Ibrahim Mostafa (Egypt), Ruth Bucksch and Ines Virdi (Germany)

Speakers: Marianna Arvanitakis, Edward Despott, Dan Gheonea, Cristian Gheorghe, Mostafa Ibrahim, Arnaud Lemmers, Olivier Le Moine, Ofelia Mosteanu, Marcel Tantau, Andrada Seicean


This year course comes after the first 2015 successful WEO BEST (Better Endoscopic Service Training) course, which was organized as a pilot, for the first time in Cluj-Napoca and which is now well received and organized worlwide.

Leaders, alongside young rising stars, will gather together to deliberate with participants the most pressing and timely topics in the field of ERC, EUS and IBD. Interactive talks, case presentations and debates with voting will set the stage. Their aim is to discuss and to bring into spotlight the quality in endoscopy issues.

The multidisciplinary aspect will be again demonstrated with excellent input from ESGE and WEO. This enriches the program, giving additional depth to the topics.

The three modules are structured in order to allow the endoscopist to receive the best quality information, starting from the continuous medical education, quality in endoscopy criteria and the latest trends in ERCP and EUS, everything under the motto: training – quality and excellency in endoscopy.


Up-to-date in endoscopy I – IBD and small bowel diseases

  • Endoscopic scoring systems for inflammatory bowel disease – they should be used routinely in clinical practice!
  • Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of small bowel strictures
  • Screening in IBD


Up-to-date in endoscopy II – Quality in ERCP&EUS:

  • Understanding biliary anatomy
  • Basic cannulation techniques, tips and tricks
  • Endoscopic management of biliary stones
  • Understanding EUS anatomy – radial and linear
  • EUS guided fine needle aspiration: how do I increase the yield?
  • EUS elastography – practical approach


Up-to-date in endoscopy III

  • Quality in reporting
  • Digital era in endoscopy: from recording to presentation
  • Management of time in academia