Forward Academy™ C2 CryoBalloon™ Ablation (CBA)

C2 CryoBalloon™ Ablation (CBA) has emerged as an important tool for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that has been shown to effectively eradicate esophageal dysplasia and metaplasia, ultimately reducing the risk of developing esophageal cancer1.

However, like many endoscopic techniques, it requires appropriate training to achieve the best possible results. For this purpose, we are pleased to launch the Forward Academy training on C2 CryoBalloon™ Ablation.

This course will provide a valuable opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and expertise in this field.

We look forward to seeing you in Hamburg!


Course objectives

  • The aim is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical training on the use of C2 CryoBalloon™ Ablation in the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. The course will cover topics such as patient selection, technical aspects of the procedure, and post-procedural management.


Course program

  • Foundations, indications and present and future developments of CBA
  • Training on a simulator
  • Practical knowledge on how to perform a focal CBA
  • Ex-vivo hands-on session
  • Live cases broadcasted into the seminar room
  • Discussion about the latest data and studies on CBA



  • When: The date of the new training will be announced soon
  • Target group: Clinicians, who are interested in expanding their skillset on Barrett’s esophagus treatment.
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: 16 clinicians
  • Criteria for application: Physicians from BE expert centers, who performed at least 30 supervised endoscopic resections and 30 RFA and / or APC Ablations (ESGE criteria2).
  • Selection process: All applications will be carefully reviewed to select 16 final participants.
  • Application:
  • Application deadline: TBD
  • Course certificate: You will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
  • To view upcoming scheduled courses, please visit: EMEA Event Overview



Course mentors

Prof. Dr. Bas Weusten University Medical Center Utrecht, NL

Dr. Vinay Sehgal
University College
London Hospitals, UK

Dr. Charlotte Frederiks
University Medical Center Utrecht, NL

Additional mentors or guest speakers may enrich the current faculty.

Organizational information

Training location

PENTAX Europe GmbH
Julius-Vosseler-Str. 104
22527 Hamburg



1) Frederiks, C.H. et al. (2021), doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2020.09.005
2) Weusten, B. et al. (2017), doi: 10.1055/s-0042-122140

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