Hands-on training course in EUS-guided biliary anastomoses

March 18 - 20, 2019
Hands-on training course in EUS-guided biliary anastomoses

Course Features


Superior performance has resulted in EUS replacing percutaneous image-guided tissue sampling for targets close to the GI tract. Techniques based on EUS-guided puncture have been developed that allow bilio-enteric anastomoses. These minimally invasive anastomoses offer potential clinical advantages to patients. However, steep learning curve and limited case-load hamper the widespread dissemination of this novel approach. Preliminary data suggest the usefulness of the porcine model in facilitating skills training and subsequent clinical application of EUS-guided anastomosis techniques.  
This course does not have any sections.


To provide background knowledge and hands-on training in skills required to implement into clinical practice EUS-guided biliary anastomoses.


Dr. Manuel Pérez-Miranda.  Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, University Hospital “Rio Hortega”, Valladolid

Dr. Jorge J. Olsina-Kissler. Head of General Surgery Department, University Hospital “Arnau de Vilanova”, Lleida

Dr. Paul Yeaton. Head of Gastroenterology, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA, USA

Dr. Juan J. Vila-Costas. Head of Endoscopy Unit, Hospital of Navarra, Pamplona

Dr. Enrique Vázquez-Sequeiros. Head of Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, University Hospital “Ramón y Cajal”, Madrid

Dr. Ferrán González-Huix. Digestologist, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, University Hospital “Arnau de Vilanova”, Lleida

Dr. Carlos de la Serna-Higuera. Digestologist, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, University Hospital “Río Hortega”, Valladolid



Dr. Manuel Pérez-Miranda

Dr. Ferrán González-Huix



The program is aimed at fully trained pancreatobiliary endoscopists.

Course details

Physicians pioneering the development of EUS-guided anastomoses, coordinated by the Spanish Group of Protocols in Digestive Endoscopy (GEPED) and staff endoscopists from University Hospital “Rio Hortega” (HURH; Valladolid, Spain), team up with teaching surgeons and veterinaries from Center for Biomedical Research (CREBA) in Lleida to develop a 3-day intensive program. After replication of established swine biliary obstruction models, EUS-guided biliary drainage procedures will be performed by attendees under proctoring by experts. Baseline and final performance measures will be recorded for each trainee.


Registration: candidates must fill the online form. Leave empty the fields that do not apply, and indicate the course preference of 1, 2 or 3 days.

Grant application: in addition to the online form, the candidates must submit a two-pages CV  to secretaria@creballeida.org, in which details of their ERCP-&-EUS experience be included, as well as the names of two referees. The applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee prior to accept the registration.


Registration fees: 

One-day course: 1500 €

Two-days course: 1750 €

Three-days course: 2000 €

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