An enhanced enlarged Endovillage will again feature as an integral part of BSG Live 2024 in Birmingham.  The EndoVillage will be open over three days, from Tuesday afternoon until Thursday lunchtime. 

As before, you can book one-to-one training sessions on this Booking Portal. Please note that we limit the ‘bookable stations’ to a maximum of 1 station per person per day.   But we also several EndoVillage stations which don’t require any pre-booking. You can simply stroll onto them on the day!   For those with a good endoscopic skills we also have a ‘Speed Game’. At the end of each of the four sessions, a new Prize will be awarded for the ‘Fastest BSG Endoscopist’ !  The Trophy could prove an impressive and enviable conversation starter for many years in your office!

The EndoVillage offers an introduction to different endoscopic scenarios, offering you a primer into further training and accreditation. You can click each heading for further descriptors of the station and the appropriate level of experience required.   Please note that you will be required to pay a £50 deposit to book a slot. This is refunded when you attend.

Fastest scoper game!

Come and test your endoscopic speed skills against on the ‘Thompson Trainer’
After you have practised a few times, we will time how long it takes for you to ‘take each of the 5 rings off the central post and hang them on the numbered hooks’.
The fastest scoper in each session will get the coveted EndoVillage Speed Trophy !
Free access of course and Good Luck !

Station 1 – Open access/Walk-in

Robotic colonoscopy

Suitable for:
Any endoscopist or endoscopy assistant wishing to see this new technology in action!

Aims and objectives:
Introduction to robotic colonoscopy and its potential advantaged and disadvantages. Live demonstration of the same on animal model.

What next?
Further exposure/attend expert centres/training courses.


Station 2 – Advance booking required

Colonic polypectomy and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Suitable for:
Endoscopists signed off in diagnostic colonoscopy.
Novice therapeutic colonoscopists.
Those about to start or in the early stages of polypectomy and colonic EMR.

Aims and objectives:
Familiarity with the basic techniques of colonoscopic polypectomy and the EMR of small lesions.
Hands on experience of the same in a pig model.

What next?
Attend a JAG accredited course on colonoscopic polypectomy.

Station 3 – Advance booking required

Advanced colonic EMR/hybrid ESD for challenging lesions

Suitable for:
Endoscopists signed off in diagnostic colonoscopy.
Experienced therapeutic endoscopists, already competent at snare polypectomy and EMR.
Those interested in starting to develop a competency in ESD.

Aims and objectives:
Learn the basic technique of ESD, including the important complications and how to prevent them

What next?
Further experience of ESD in a mentored environment.

Station 4 – Advance booking required

Variceal bleeding

Suitable for:
Endoscopists signed off in diagnostic gastroscopy.
Novice upper GI therapeutic endoscopists.
Those about to start endoscoping patients with acute upper GI bleeding.

Aims and objectives:
Familiarity with the techniques used in the endoscopic management of variceal upper GI bleeding, namely: variceal band ligation (VBL) and variceal sclerotherapy.
Hands on experience of VBL and sclerotherapy in a pig model and understand the principles of balloon tamponade and its use.

What next?
Attend a BSG/EQUIP course on upper GI bleeding.

Notes
You will first be required to attend the ENTS station for 30 minutes as good Teamworking and Leadership is just as important as haemostatic skills!

Station 5 & 6 – Advance booking required

Peptic ulcer bleeding

Suitable for:
Endoscopists signed off in diagnostic gastroscopy.
Novice upper GI therapeutic endoscopists.
Those about to start endoscoping patients with acute upper GI bleeding.

Aims and objectives:
Familiarity with the modalities used to treat non-variceal upper GI bleeding, namely: injection, clip and thermal methods.
Hands on experience of the same in a pig model of upper GI bleeding.

What next?
Attend formal BSG/EQUIP course on upper GI bleeding.

Notes
You will first be required to attend the ENTS station for 30 minutes as good Teamworking and Leadership is just as important as haemostasis.

Station 7 & 8- Advance booking required

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection 1 and 2

Suitable for:
Experienced therapeutic colonoscopists, already competent at snare polypectomy and EMR.

Aims and objectives:
Learn the basic principles of the technique of ESD including the important complications and how to prevent and manage them.

What next?
Further exposure to ESD in a mentored environment, attend basic ESD course.

Station 9 – Advance booking required

“Speedboat” Endoscopic submucosal dissection

Suitable for:
Experienced therapeutic colonoscopists, already competent at snare polypectomy and EMR. Those interested in starting to develop competency in ESD, using the “Speedboat” system.

Aims and objectives:
Learn the basic technique of ESD using the “Speedboat” system including the important complications and how to prevent them.

What next?
Further experience of ESD in a mentored environment.

Station 10 – Open access/Walk-in

ENTS (Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills)

Suitable for:
Mandatory for everyone who wants to train on our Bleeding Peptic ulcer or Bleeding Varices stations.

Aims and objectives:
Increase familiarity with the ENTS framework.
Work through simulation scenarios dealing with common ENTS challenge related to emergency bleeding.

What next?
Review ENTS handbook and utilise DOPS assessments.
Attend ENTS 1 day course.

Station 11 -Open access/Walk-in

Endoscopy Accessories

Suitable for:
Nurse assistants or novice therapeutic endoscopists wishing to increase their knowledge of the accessories used in therapeutic endoscopy.

Aims and objectives:
Demonstration and handling of a wide range of endoscopy accessories.

What next?
More experience of assisting at or performing therapeutic endoscopy, attending  e.g. polypectomy and or BSG/EQUIP upper GI bleeding courses.

Station 12 – Advance booking required

Introduction to ERCP

Suitable for:
Endoscopists with extensive experience of gastroscopy.
Novice ERCP’ists.
Those wishing to learn to handle a side viewing scope and to learn the basic principles and practice of endoscopic sphincterotomy.

Aims and objectives:
Handle an ERCP scope in a rubber model.
Learn about the technique of duct cannulation and the principles of sphincterotomy.

What next:
JAG approved basic ERCP course.

Station 13 – Advance booking required

Endoscopy simulator

Suitable for:
Novice endoscopists wishing to have an introduction to endoscopy. No prior knowledge of endoscopy is required.

Aims and objectives:
The principles of scope handling, the functions of the left hand (wheels and buttons) during gastroscopy or colonoscopy and the principles of torque steering.  The trainee can select if they wish to use the gastroscopy or colonoscopy computer simulation.

What next?
JAG accredited course in Basic skills in flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy.

Station 14 – Open access/Walk-in

Diathermy and APC

Suitable for:
Those endoscopists and endoscopy assistants who wish to learn and introduction to the principles and uses of endoscopic diathermy and APC.

Aims and objectives:

What next?
Further exposure to diathermy/APC e.g. on JAG accredited upper GI bleeding or polypectomy course.

Station 15 -Open access/Walk-in

Nasal endoscopy

Suitable for:
Experienced diagnostic endoscopists, seeking a primer in nasal endoscopy.

Aims and objectives:
To understand the principles, advantages and drawbacks of nasal endoscopy.
To understand the use of nasal analgesia before nasal intubation.
To practice nasal endoscopy on a mannequin, successfully incubating the model via the nasal route to the stomach.

What next?
More exposure to nasal endoscopy in a closely mentored setting.

EndoVillage Organisers

Bjorn Rembacken

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Nisha Patel

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Mark Donnelly

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

EndoVillage Trainers

Suhail Ahmed

Liverpool Foundation Trust

Jamal Al-Asiry

Mid-Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Yorkshire with specialist interest in advanced luminal endoscopy.

Lilian Anya

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Highly motivated Lead Nurse dedicated to providing quality of patient care. With a focus on excellence in nursing leadership.

Diana Atkinson

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Endoscopy Clinical Educator, Regional Practice Development Facilitator – East Midlands and Senior ENDO1 Faculty for JAG

Ian Beales

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Consultant Gastroenterologist with wide, mainly luminal, practice, with special interests in IBD, GI physiology and acute and chronic GI bleeding.

Iosif Bentaris

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Gastroenterologist with a special interest in therapeutic luminal endoscopy and IBD

Roisin Bevan

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Luminal gastroenterologist with an interest in IBD, functional GI disorders, education and endoscopy training. Immersion training lead, BCSP endoscopist, and BSG Education Committee deputy chair.

Maria Brique

Imperial College NHS Trust
I work as an Endoscopy Manager in Imperial College Nhs hospital Charing Cross Site . I have been working in Endoscopy for more than 20years now .

Sara Brogden

Jennifer Campbell

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Jennifer is a consultant gastroenterologist in Sheffield, where she trained and was awarded an MD. Her expertise includes HPB/UGI endoscopic ultrasound and Barrett’s endotherapy. She is a BCSP accredited colonoscopist, mum of two and parkrun enthusiast.

Janine Carey

North West Endoscopy Academy
Endoscopy nurse and Practice Educator in Liverpool.

Fergus Chedgy

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sussex
Dr Fergus Chedy is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Sussex County Hospital with a special interest in advanced endoscopy.

Preeti Chopra

Kings College Hospital
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Associate Director of Medical Education at Princess Royal University hospital, Kings College NHS Foundation trust.

Zoe Clapham

Sergio Coda

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Sergio Coda is a Consultant Specialist Gastrointestinal Endoscopist and Clinical Director of Bowel Cancer Screening at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Gareth Corbett

Cambridge University Hospitals
I am a consultant endoscopist at CUH. I regularly train in diagnostic endoscopy, ERCP (inc spy), EMR and stents.

Nick Corporal

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
I am working in endoscopy as a nurse for 5 years now, and passionate about learning new innovations in the specialty.

Kostas Dabos

NHS Lothian
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St John’s Hospital at Howden. I am interested in conventional diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and also capsule endoscopy. I am striving to offer pain free experiences to endoscopy patients

Umakant Dave

Consultant gastroenterologist at ABMU HB
I am a bowel screener and ERCPist. I am working as a consultant since 2003 and have supported EndoVillage over last few years. I was awarded MBE in 2022.

Andrew Dawes

Waleed Fateen

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust from January 2024
An NHS consultant hepatologist and advanced HPB endoscopist, with interest in early HPB cancer detection.

Hannah Giron

St. Mark’s Hospital
Endoscopy Nurse

Mel Hale

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant gastroenterologist, IBD specialist, capsule endoscopy expert.

Stephen Hearing

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Derby
Specialist in luminal gastroenterology including ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, IBS, gastric and duodenal ulceration, and is an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist.

Rachel Hilmo

University Hospitals Birmingham
Experience across diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures, ERCP, bleed management. I worked as the educator for my department facilitating training for the team and ensure our workforce have the confidence and skills for their roles.

Steve Hodge

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
Clinical Endoscopist, BCSP CD for Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, celebrating a 3rd consecutive year in the ever expanding Endo Village!

Sung Hong

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Enthusiastic endoscopist
Clinician Scientist

Sarah Hoole

University Hospital of North Midlands
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

I am the Lead clinical endoscopist for UHNM and have worked in endoscopy for around 20 years, 10 of these as a clinical endoscopist. I have a passion for training and innovation.

Sarah Jack

Newcastle NHS Hospital
I have worked in Endoscopy for 17 years, and have been the unit manager for 7 years

Alex Kwapong

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
I have worked as a nurse for over 12years and I have close to 2years experience in endoscopy. I’m hoping to become a nurse endoscopist in the near future

Kelly Langley

Sajjad Mahmood

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust/Wythenshawe Hospital
Consultant HPB Gastroenterologist /Advanced endoscopist including cholangioscopy and therapeutic EUS
Founder & Co-director of North West advanced endoscopy meetings, Been Faculty at various regional, National and international educational meetings/endoscopy courses.

Laura Marelli

Homerton University Hospital
I have been a Gastroenterologist Consultant for 13 years, Director of NE London BCSC for 11 years and Endoscopy Lead for 6 years. I’ve always been involved in endoscopy training organising simulation endoscopy courses for technical and non-technical skills since 2009, as JAG endoscopy courses faculty and most recently as NEL faculty for the London Endoscopy Training Academy.

Mel Mcallum

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Excellent Endoscopy experience with particular interest in staff development and training. Passionate in delivering High quality care to all service users. Mel is a Committee member of the BSGNA, SWIG, and represent the nurses to BSG International Committee.

Becky McKay

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Norainlyn Mohammad

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Endoscopy Staff Nurse
Spread Kindness

Pradeep Mundre

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS trust
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist with specialist interest in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic imaging, including all aspects of Barrett’s dysplasia management (EMR and RFA), EMR and ESD.

Paul O’Toole

Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Paul O’Toole is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist specialising in therapeutic lower GI endoscopy in Liverpool. He is also Adjunct Professor at Liverpool John Moores University.

Clare Parker

Douglas Penman

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Penman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in the Royal Liverpool Hospital. He is the Endoscopy training lead and Deputy Director of the regional Endoscopy Academy Hub. He has an interest in lower GI therapeutic endoscopy and is a member of the Complex Polyp MDT.

Jennifer Prendergast

Lindsey Scarisbrick

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay

Maria Sedano

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
I am Maria Eloisa Trinidad-Sedano, Advanced Nurse Endoscopist working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2012. Graduated at Hull University with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Gastroenterology and scoping since.
I have completed my TCT (Training the Colonoscopy Trainers) at Yorkshire School of Endoscopy in 2016 and training the junior doctors (Gastroenterology & Colorectal) and Trainee Nurse Endoscopists at Leeds since.
I currently do mainly therapeutic lists at the LHTH and involved in the large polyp MDT.

Keith Siau

Consultant Gastroenterologist at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
GI doctor with interests in endoscopy, gut health, liver & medicine.

Anet Soubieres

Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust
Dr Soubieres has an particular interest in interventional endoscopy including complex polypectomy and management of small bowel bleeding. She enjoys training regularly on JAG courses, as well as within her own department.

Shiela Tana

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust
I’m an Endoscopy Lead Nurse and Clinical Endoscopist committed to improving health and well- being of patient and staff and to make a difference in the best way that I can…

Gillian Vance

Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Trust
Staff nurse for 16 years working with endoscopy participating in colorectal and hepatobilary endoscopy.I have a keen interest in teaching within the department in all aspects of endoscopy with all staff members and nursing students ,and have regularly participated in our trust ercp and eus course for nurses.

Roser Vega

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Eleanor Wood

Homerton Hospital
Interested in Patient Safety & Endoscopy Training