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Stoke International ERCP EUS symposium 2022

UHNM has hosted it’s fourth conference to discuss complex endoscopy procedures, bringing together specialists from the Trust and internationally who took part in live procedures broadcast from and to India.

Cases were discussed during the two day event using a combination of interactive panel discussion and the live cases were guided by UHNM’s expert local, national and International faculty.

The fourth Stoke International ERCP EUS* symposium was held on 21 and 22 September. This two-day pancreaticobiliary endoscopy event showcased live cases from Royal Stoke on day one and on day two live cases were beamed from two world class centres in India (Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad and Deenanath Mangeshwar Hospital, Pune).

Dr Srisha Hebbar, UHNM Endoscopy clinical lead, said: “Our unit has been leading on the national ERCP hands-on endoscopy courses since 1988 and this event was highly successful event with delegates coming in from all over the country. On day one there was a parallel nurses symposium also which was very well received.” 

Former UHNM Gastroenterologist Dr Jonathan Green who is well known nationally for his work in pancreaticobiliary medicine and served as BSG endoscopy Vice-President and Mr Mark Deakin, a pancreaticobiliary surgeon and former clinical lead for upper GI surgery at UHNM were instrumental in delivering these high quality courses over several years.

“Apart from ERCP courses, Mr Deakin was also involved in organising the basic surgical skills and care of the critically ill surgical patient courses. To honour these two individuals, Green Deakin lecture has been introduced at Stoke symposium from this year. Dr Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman  of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology has supported and guided the Stoke symposium since its inception and delivered the first Green Deakin lecture at the symposium.”

* Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.