Director's Greeting
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, we would like to invite you to the 6th Kobe International Endoscopy Hands-on Seminar in Kobe Japan. The program for the seminar focuses on endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). ESD is an advanced technique of therapeutic endoscopy for superficial gastrointestinal neoplasms, which was developed in Japan. At the previous seminar, 25 trainees from 16 countries attended this course and it received a high evaluation. The seminar will be held from June 23rd to June 25th, and provides you the chance to learn side-by-side with some of the most recognized endoscopists in the world.

The International Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training Center in Kobe (I GET KOBE) is an innovative, globally oriented facility built to disseminate endoscopic devices and therapeutic/diagnostic techniques developed in Japan to the international healthcare community. I GET KOBE was established in 2010 with the hope of contributing to the global endoscopic community by virtue of nurturing highly competent and skilled gastrointestinal endoscopists.

We believe that you will learn the best current skills from the excellent trainers at this seminar. We look forward to welcoming you to Kobe.

Sincerely yours
Takeshi Azuma, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, “I GET KOBE”
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Seminar brochure
How to register for the seminar
  1. Pre-register online by the pre-registration deadline of February 28, 2017 by filling out the application form
    We have closed the subscription for this seminar.
    Thank you very much for a lot of applications.
  2. The organization committee will choose the participants who can participate in the seminar
    We will take into account global diversity when choosing participants.
    (Limited to 25 participants for lecture + participation in hands-on training
    Limited to 10 participants for lecture+ observation of hands-on training)
  3. You will be contacted and informed whether or not your application is accepted by March 16, 2017.
  4. If your application is accepted, please register online within 2 weeks of getting an email from the secretariat by March 31, 2017.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund registration fees for cancellation
Closing date
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Closing date for applications:
February 28, 2017
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Contact from the secretariat:
March 16, 2017
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Closing date for registration:
March 31, 2017
Registration fees
Course A: JPY 150,000

The fees include:
  • Participation in hands-on training
  • Evening Seminar
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunches (June 24th 2017 and June 25th 2017)
  • Luncheon Seminar
  • Training Summary
  • Closing Reception
  • Shuttle bus (Kobe Portopia Hotel ― Training Centre)
Course B: JPY 30,000

The fees include:
  • Observation of hands-on training
  • Evening Seminar
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunches (June 24th 2017 and June 25th 2017)
  • Luncheon Seminar
  • Training Summary
  • Closing Reception
  • Shuttle bus (Kobe Portopia Hotel ― Training Centre)
Course schedule
June 23rd
17:00-19:00
19:00-21:00

Evening Seminar
Welcome Reception

June 24th
8:45-16:00



ESD training on tissue
(12:00-13:00 Lunch break /
Luncheon Seminar)

June 25th
8:45-16:00


17:00-17:30
17:30-19:30
ESD training on mini-pig
(12:00-13:00 Lunch break /
Luncheon Seminar)
Training Summary
Closing Reception




Course Director & Faculty
Course Director
T. Azuma, Kobe University, Japan

Faculty
N. Suzuki, St. Mark's Hospital, UK
M. Tanimoto, General Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic, Mexico
H. Ikematsu, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan
H. Machida, Machida Gastrointestinal Hospital, Japan
T. Michida, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, Japan
Y. Morita, Kobe University, Japan
T. Toyonaga, Kobe University, Japan
N. Uedo, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Japan
E. Umegaki, Kobe University, Japan
N. Yamaguchi, Nagasaki University Hospital, Japan
This seminar is
Organized by
International
Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy Training
Center in Kobe
(I GET KOBE)
Cosponsored by
Department of
Gastroenterology,
Kobe University
Graduate School of Medicine
Authorized by
Japan
Gastroenterological
Endoscopy
Society
Endorsed by
Japanese Gastroenterological
Association
Endorsed by
NPO-Corporation
Gastrointestinal
Medical Care
Research and
Education Center
(GI-CARE)