building better care
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Hands-on GI-Lab

The GI-Lab will take place for the first time this year, based on popular demand for practical workshops. These interactive “ask the expert” sessions consist of demonstrations of common GI procedures and their devices. Three hands-on stations will cover percutaneous drainage, radiologic gastrostomy, and biliary intervention using phantoms. Experienced tutors will outline key concepts of each procedure and stimulate discussion around best practices driven by the training needs of the delegates. The informal setting allows free discussion of any aspects of the procedures and gives ample opportunity to ask questions from any level of training. “There are no silly questions, only poor explanations.”

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the principles of percutaneous drainage, radiologic gastrostomy, and percutaneous biliary intervention
  • To become familiar with the respective devices available, their indications and limitations
  • To be able to adapt procedures to each patient and their specific requirements
  • To be able to anticipate and manage complications

How to participate

Participation will be free of charge for registered CIRSE 2023 delegates, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As these sessions offer practical medical training, participation is for qualified medical professionals only.

Session schedule

  • Coordinators
  • Instructors
  • Saturday, September 9
  • Sunday, September 10


D. Edwards (Sherston/GB), H.-U. Laasch (Manchester/GB)


T. Fotheringham (London/GB)
Z. Haskal (Charlottesville, VA/US)
N. Kibriya (Woodford Green/GB)
C. Mortensen (Brighton/GB)
D. Mullan (Manchester/GB)
R. Uberoi (Oxford/GB)

Saturday, September 9

HGI 1: 08:30-10:00
HGI 2: 13:00-14:30 (Dedicated to students)
HGI 3: 16:15-17:45

Sunday, September 10

HGI 4: 08:30-10:00
HGI 5: 13:00-14:30 (Dedicated to students)