Forward Academy™ EUS masterclass

This intensive 2-day workshop, inspired by the ESGE guidelines1, is tailored for ambitious physicians aiming to become proficient leaders in Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Over two days, participants will study and practice various advanced EUS-guided techniques and interventions.

Day One Lessons:

  • The connection between ultrasound physics and image optimization
  • Management of complications during therapeutic interventions
  • Review of procedure videos for complex cases.

Day Two will involve participants engaging in hands-on ex-vivo simulations across multiple workstations, including:

  • EUS-guided biliary drainage workstations
  • EUS-RFA for selective tissue ablation workstations.





  • When: 24th of September (09:00 – 17:00 CEST) and 25th of September (08:30 – 13:30 CEST).
  • Course language: English
  • Location: PENTAX Europe GmbH, Training Center, Julius-Vosseler-Str. 104, 22527 Hamburg, Germany
  • Target group:  GI Endoscopists with EUS experience.
  • Number of participants: 16 persons
  • Criteria for application: endoscopists able to perform diagnostic and therapeutic EGD/colonoscopy and independently carried out 100+ diagnostic EUS and basic therapeutic EUS procedures. 
  • Selection process: all applications will be carefully reviewed by the Forward Academy™ trainers to select the 16 final participants based on the above application criteria.
  • Application:
  • Application deadline: 31st of July 2024
  • Participation fee: free of charge
  • Course certificate: you will receive a certificate at the end of the course.


Course mentors

Prof. Marianna Arvanitakis
Erasme Hospital
Bruxelles, Belgium

Dr. Alberto Larghi
Policlinico Gemelli
Rome, IT

Dr. Jan-Werner Poley
Academic Hospital
Maastricht, NL
Dr. Katarzyna Pawlak
St. Michaels Hospital
Universty of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Dr. Hakan Sentürk
University Hospital
Bezmiâlem Vakif
Istanbul, Turkey

Additional mentors or guest speakers may enrich the current faculty.

Apply until July 31, 2024


Take a look at the course video to get the impression: 


Organizational information

Training location

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



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