Short courses

Both modules are available as short courses, for booking and further details please see:

Oesophago-gastric Surgery short courses

This stream consists of two modules Oesophago-gastric Cancer 18th to 22nd June 2018 and Benign conditions of the oesophagus and stomach and OG emergencies 10th to 14th September 2018.

Oesophago-gastric Cancer

This module considers all aspects of oesophago-gastric cancer, including epidemiology, pathology, clinical aspects, staging, and all features of managing patients with OG cancer.  There is an increasing incidence of cancer of the lower oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal junction. The pathological basis for this, including the link between gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus and cancer, is also studied, together with some recent advances in the diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus and in the treatment of dysplasia and early cancer. The module includes visits to the endoscopy suite for observing therapeutic endoscopy, and to the operating theatre for observing cancer resections.

Benign conditions of the oesophagus and stomach and OG emergencies

This module considers the main benign conditions of the stomach and oesophagus motility disorders, including pathology, investigations, non-surgical treatments and surgery. All the controversies in the management of GORD and Achalasia are also studied and discussed. The module includes visits to the GI physiology laboratory to enable students to clearly understand OG physiology testing, as well as further visits to the endoscopy suite and live operating of some of the conditions covered in the module.

Stream Organiser: Mr Krishna Moorthy
Location: St Mary's Campus
Module Dates: Oesophago-gastric Cancer 18th to 22nd June 2018 and Benign conditions of the oesophagus and stomach and OG emergencies 10th to 14th September 2018.