Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2015 / Article

Commentary | Open Access

Volume 29 |Article ID 643463 |

Noah Switzer, Elijah Dixon, Jill Tinmouth, Nori Bradley, Melina Vassiliou, Steve Schwaitzberg, Anthony Gomes, James Ellsmere, Chris de Gara, "Endoscopy in Canada: Proceedings of the National Roundtable", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 29, Article ID 643463, 7 pages, 2015.

Endoscopy in Canada: Proceedings of the National Roundtable

Received24 Sep 2014
Accepted05 Oct 2014


This 2014 roundtable discussion, hosted by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, brought together general surgeons and gastroenterologists with expertise in endoscopy from across Canada to discuss the state of endoscopy in Canada. The focus of the roundtable was the evaluation of the competence of general surgeons at endoscopy, reviewing quality assurance parameters for high-quality endoscopy, measuring and assessing surgical resident preparedness for endoscopy practice, evaluating credentialing programs for the endosuite and predicting the future of endoscopic services in Canada. The roundtable noted several important observations. There exist inadequacies in both resident training and the assessment of competency in endoscopy. From these observations, several collaborative recommendations were then stated. These included the need for a formal and standardized system of both accreditation and training endoscopists.

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