President’s Greeting
Dear Colleagues,

The role of endoscopy has been growing these days not only for diagnosis but also for treatment. Endoscopy has drawn notice as a safe and non-invasive form of diagnosis and treatment. However, the technique has become more complex, and a system for learning technique efficiently is required. Therefore, it is essential to receive training to acquire techniques in medical situations. Our former president “Prof. Takeshi Azuma” established the International Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training Center in Kobe (I GET KOBE) in November 2010 to share the endoscopic diagnostic techniques and treatment we pioneered with the world and provided training for international gastroenterological endoscopists. We have held International Endoscopy Hands-on Seminars 6 times so far, and have trained more than100 endoscopists from 28 countries to operate ESD.

Sincerely yours,
Eiji Umegaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Director's Greeting
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, we would like to invite you to the 8th 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, 30 trainees from 16 countries attended this course and it received a high evaluation. The seminar will be held from June 14th to June 16th in 2019, and provides you the chance to learn side-by-side with some of the most recognized endoscopists in the world.

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,
Yoshinori Morita, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Director,
Associte Professor, Head of Department of Gastroenterology,
International Clinical Cancer Research Center (ICCRC),
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
How to register for the seminar
  1. Pre-register online by the pre-registration deadline of February 28, 2019 March 15, 2019 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 30 participants for lecture + participation in hands-on training)
  3. You will be contacted and informed whether or not your application is accepted by March 16, 2019.
  4. If your application is accepted, please register online within 2 weeks of getting an email from the secretariat by March 31, 2019.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund registration fees for cancellation
Closing date
Closing date for applications:
February 28, 2019
Contact from the secretariat:
March 16, 2019
Closing date for registration:
March 31, 2019
Registration fees
JPY 150,000 (limited to 30 participants)

The fees include:
  • Participation in hands-on training
  • Evening Seminar
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunches (June 14th 2019 and June 16th 2019)
  • Luncheon Seminar
  • Training Summary
  • Closing Reception
  • Shuttle bus (Kobe Portopia Hotel ― Training Centre)
Course schedule
June 14th

Evening Seminar
Welcome Reception

June 15th

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

June 16th

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

Course Director & Faculty
Course Director
Y. Morita, Kobe University, Japan

Andres donoso ,
H. Machida, Machida Gastrointestinal Hospital, Japan
T. Michida, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, Japan
T. Toyonaga, Kobe University, Japan
N. Uedo, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan
E. Umegaki, Kobe University, Japan
K. Yamamoto JCHO Osaka Hospital , Japan
T. Akamatsu Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center, Japan
N. Yoshida Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
This seminar is
Organized by
Endoscopy Training
Center in Kobe
Authorized by
Endorsed by
Japanese Gastroenterological
Endorsed by
NPO-Corporation Gastrointestinal Medical Care Research and Education Center