Endoscopy 2015; 47(01): 80-86
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1390705
Guideline
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Live endoscopy events (LEEs): European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Position Statement – Update 2014

Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
,
Cesare Hassan
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
,
Alexander Meining
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
,
Lars Aabakken
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
,
Paul Fockens
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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Further Information

Publication History

submitted 18 August 2014

accepted after revision 25 August 2015

Publication Date:
14 October 2014 (online)

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is dedicated to improving the quality of gastrointestinal endoscopy through educational activities such as live endoscopy events (LEEs). The primary utility of LEEs is the educational value for the audience, and patients should not expect additional benefit from being treated during a LEE compared to a routine setting. Although there is no evidence that LEEs entail additional risks for patients, neither can possible unknown risks be excluded as the evidence available is limited. Therefore, necessary measures should be taken to assure patient safety. Patients must be adequately informed that the standard of care will be assured and that their identity will not be revealed. ESGE recommends that an endoscopist not belonging to the hosting unit is named as patient advocate. Clinical indications for the LEE procedures and the educational outputs must be clear and agreed between host and demonstrator teams. ESGE will ensure that in all ESGE-organized LEEs the indications, procedural descriptions, and adverse events will be registered, and that organizers requesting ESGE endorsement can demonstrate such a registry.