Detailed Programme

If, for any reason, you cannot take part in the Prague Endoscopy Days 2020, you can view live demonstrations of endoscopy procedures on the Internet at
The workshop is accredited in the Czech Republic only.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
  Hall Bellevue
08:30-17:00 Live demonstration from IKEM hospital, lectures
08:30-08:45 Welcome, introduction - Homage to significant woman of Czech and Slovak endoscopy
10:15-10:35 Lecture
J.E. van Hooft (Amsterdam): Do guidelines improve quality?
10:35-11:05        Coffee Break
12:35-13:35 Lunch
12:45-13:30 Lunch Satellite Symposium of Medtronic
Moderators: A. Sethi (New York, USA), Š. Suchánek (Prague, Czech Republic) 
12:45 - 12:58  Radiofrequency ablation in patients with Barrett´s esophagus
J. Krajčiová (Prague, Czech Republic)
12:58 - 13:12 Artificial intelligence and endoscopy: making us smarter endoscopists?
A. Sethi (New York, USA)
13:12-13:25 The Functional Lumen Imaging Probe (EndoFLIP)
Z. Vacková (Prague, Czech Republic)
13:25-13:30  Closing remarks
13:35-13:55 Lecture
A. Sethi (New York): Third Space Endoscopy
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50   Lecture
P. Saxena (Sydney): Update on Interventional EUS
Friday, January 31, 2020
  Hall Bellevue
09:00-13:00  Session for doctors: Lectures, summary of live demonstrations, discussion
09:00-09:30 State of the art lecture
Chairmen: J. Špičák, J. Koželuhová
A. Sethi (New York): Women in Endoscopy-what does it really take to even the playing field
09:30-11:00 Session 1: Hepatopancreatobiliary endoscopy
Chairmen: O. Urban, F. Závada, J. Koželuhová, R. Keil
09:30-09:50 A. Wiechowska-Kozłowska (Szczecin): EUS treatment of gastric varices
09:50-10:10 R. Brůha: Update in endoscopy for portal hypertension
10:10-10:30 O. Urban: Update in cholangioscopy
10:30-10:45 J. Hajer: Endoscopic management of chronic pancreatitis
10:45-11:00 J. Špičák: Endoscopy quiz
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Session 2: Luminal GI endoscopy
Chairmen: J. Martínek, S. Rejchrt, S. Dražilová, E. Veseliny
11:30-11:45  D. Kohoutová (London): What should an endoscopist know about GAPPS
11:45-12:05 Z. Zelinková (Bratislava): Update in management of anastomotic strictures in Crohn's disease
12:05-12:25 M. Arvanitakis (Brussels): Mid-gut diagnosis and treatment
12:25-12:40 Š. Suchánek: Colonic ESD: who should do it and when
12:40-12:55 J. Malušková: Pathology report
12:55-13:00 J. Martínek: Closing words
  Hall Danube (3rd floor)
10:00-12:00 Hands On Training
  • Hands On Training is available free of charge for registered participants only.
  • Maximum capacity for each time slot: 1 doctor and 1 nurse (nurse optional).
  • Time allotted for each station is 30 minutes.
  • 4 time slots will be held at each station.
Detailed information and registration for Hands-on Training HERE.
Hands-on sessions

Learn from international experts
Station 1: ESD (A. Sethi / Z. Vacková)
Station 2: Polypectomy and EMR (P. Saxena / P. Drastich)
Station 3: EUS/FNA (A. Wiechowska-Kozłowska / P. Wohl)
Station 4: Hemostasis (D. Kohoutová / I. Mikoviny Kajzrlíková)
Station 5: ERCP (M. Arvanitakis / P. Štirand)
Supported by Olympus.

Station 6: Endoscopic suturing course (J. Martínek)
Supported by Apollo.
If you are interested in this station, please contact the secretariat at e-mail address


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