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Interventional bronchoscopy

Organisers : G. Stratakos

This course aims to develop practical skills and knowledge in the field of interventional bronchoscopy for practitioners who already have a basic level of training.

Participants will be provided with further theoretical background, live demonstrations of procedures, and extensive practical sessions with advanced simulation models including animals. During the course emphasis will be given to TBNA use (conventional, EBUS-TBNA and b-EUS), rigid bronchoscopy, combined therapeutic techniques, stent placement and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction. Participants will receive educational material electronically prior to the course taking place. The materials will contain MCQs in order to allow participants to assess their knowledge prior to the course. The answers will be provided after the course. The maximum number of participants for this course is 24.

This course has been granted 14 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Course goals

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Recognise indications and contra-indications of major bronchoscopic modalities.
  • Perform TBNA in major lymph node stations.
  • Have knowledge of electrocautery and cryotherapy for endobronchial treatment or biopsies.
  • Be familiar with rigid bronchoscopy debulking techniques and stent placement.
  • Understand and practice with navigation technologies such as EBUS and electromagnetic navigation.


Adult HERMES syllabus Module D.2.11, D.2.17, D.2.18