Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital Delivers Another Successful Event Covering the Latest Advances in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Last month Aquilant proudly supported the Portsmouth Advanced Endoscopy Symposium as a major sponsor. During the three-day event, organised by the Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital, delegates heard the very latest on advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, through a mix of lectures, panel discussion live case demonstrations and hands-on training.

Having taken place at the University of Portsmouth between the 17-19 January, this annual symposium is a key event in the gastrointestinal endoscopy calendar, which year on year is attended by an ever-growing number of GI physicians, surgeons and nurses.

Chaired by course director and consultant gastroenterologist, Professor Pradeep Bhandari, this year’s event featured a distinguished faculty of national and international experts from the world of endoscopy. Attending delegates were given the opportunity to learn about the latest endoscopic advances and techniques, dealing with complications and technology developments including Artificial Intelligence.

The live case links were headed up by teams from the Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital, Humanitas University Hospital in Milan and the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad. These sessions provided a great opportunity to see techniques first hand and the innovative equipment supporting it, such as Fujifilm’s ELUXEO™ 700 series range of endoscopes featuring LED Multi-Light™ Technology, Linked Colour Imaging (LCI) and Blue light imaging (BLI) virtual chromoendoscopy imaging modalities. In addition, there were a number of specialist break-out sessions and a hands-on ESD/EMR training workshop, all supported by an expert faculty.

Looking back on the success of this latest endoscopy symposium, Professor Bhandari, course director and consultant gastroenterologist at the Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital commented:

“We are delighted to report on another well attended event with great feedback from delegates. Given the rapid advances across many areas of our clinical practice including endoscopic imaging technology and advanced techniques such as EMR and ESD, which are helping the early identification and treatment of cancers; it’s never been a more exciting time to be involved. Embracing technological advances ourselves, we linked live to centres around the Globe (UK, China, Australia, India & Italy) to provide delegates with the opportunity to see and learn about these innovations from the expert faculty; which is why our advanced endoscopy symposium has become a key staple in the diary of UK endoscopists. Going forward, we will continue to develop our international course programme, keeping delegates informed about the latest advances, so they can deliver the best possible patient care now and during the years ahead.”

For the full Portsmouth Advanced Endoscopy Symposium itinerary programme, click here.