Basic Colonoscopy Workshop

NETI* Basic Colonoscopy Workshop - Goals

  • Develop an understanding of the basic principles and practice of colonoscopy and the latest equipment used.
  • Acquire the basic skills to perform safe, accurate total colonoscopy.
  • Understand the provision of a colonoscopy service and the resources needed.

* The ‘National Endoscopy Training Initiative’ (NETI) was established by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association (AGEA) to enhance and coordinate colonoscopy training in Australia. NETI comprises a series of standardized national workshops, which are aimed at physician and surgeon colonoscopists and trainees, and cover the basic principles and practice of colonoscopy. 


Workshop Program

The NETI Basic Colonoscopy Workshop Program will be available closer to the date.


Who Should Attend

The NETI Basic Colonoscopy Workshop is specifically designed for Advanced Trainees.


Workshop Format

The workshop will comprise:

  • Live colonoscopy demonstrations broadcast from the endoscopy suite;
  • Short, state of the art reviews by local faculty;
  • Hands-on breakout stations and
  • Interactive panel discussions of clinical challenges in colonoscopy.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the principles of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy;
  2. Understand the principles and practice of patient preparation for colonoscopy, including indications/consent/bowel preparation;
  3. Be familiar with the design, function and set-up of the endoscope;
  4. Be familiar with the controls and handling of a colonoscope;
  5. Understand the principles and techniques for colonoscope insertion including torque steering, loop recognition and reduction;
  6. Understand the principles and techniques for colonoscope withdrawal to maximize mucosal views and lesion detection;
  7. Understand current colonoscopy surveillance guidelines;
  8. Understand the management of anticoagulants before and after endoscopy; and
  9. Be familiar with the accessories used and understand the principles of colonoscopic interventions including polypectomy, clipping and chromoendoscopy.



2021 date to be announced.


Workshop Venue

2021 venue to be announced.


Workshop Convenor

2021 convenor to be announced.


Registration Fees

GESA member:  TBA
Non-member:     TBA

Registration includes attendance at the full day live NETI workshop, course materials, catering and a numbered certificate of attendance.

Registrations remain unconfirmed until full payment is received.


How to Register

Numbers are limited, so please register early to guarantee your place.  Registration for 2021 to be announced.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to by telephone will not be accepted.