Over time, a gap in the quality of endoscopy skills, across this country and others, has been identified through varied sources and a solution deemed critical to be realized. With the CAG's increased focus on quality markers for all performed procedures, the Skills Enhancement for Endoscopy© (SEE©) Program is one initiative that will certainly help to accomplish that very goal. In September 2012, a working group met to determine the scope of the gap, the key components that the SEE© Program would house and the framework of how to develop this program nationally to ensure that standards were uniform, could be monitored and that training would be available to those in need. It was determined that the SEE© Program would encompass two (2) types of accredited programs, each to run independently.
The first course offered is Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) which is designed for all practising endoscopists. The CSI Course provides up-skilling and improvement of colonoscopy skills.This course consists of one (1) day live endoscopy sessions, with two (2) SEE© Certified Faculty teaching up to three (3) delegates. This course will be of particular interest to the provincial colon cancer screening programs that are under development in Canada.
The second course offered is Train-the-Endoscopy-Trainer (TET), which is led by SEE© Certified Faculty. This course is designed for teachers of endoscopy, with specific aims to improve teaching skills and procedural conscious competence needed to teach endoscopy. The TET courses will run 1.5 days with two (2) SEE© Certified Faculty teaching up to six (6) delegates. It is recommended that the CSI Course is taken prior to the TET Course. The TET Courses will be offered at either SEE© Certified training centres or at a Canadian residency training program centre that have met the specified conditions to do so.
For both of these courses, participants will be expected to travel to SEE© Certified training centres.
Both courses will have standardized curricula that will be adhered to nationally. TET and CSI Courses will be the focus for the next 24 months.The number of course participants is small, so as to allow for individual hands-on experience, coaching, and feedback.
The SEE© TET Course or the CSI Course are offered to Canadian CAG Regular members for a fee of $750.00* taxes each (each course costs $1600.00, CAG supports the costs in part for its members). For Canadian non-CAG members, the program registration fee is $2,000.00* taxes for the TET or the CSI Course. If you would like to become a member of the CAG to take advantage of the lower SEE© Program courses fee, you must sign-up for a three (3) year CAG Regular membership.
The Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Course is a recipient of the 2016 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards.
CAG SEE© Program – Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Vignettes Video
This video demonstrates a few of the up-skilling techniques that are taught during a CAG SEE© CSI course. The video contains three vignettes which address:
- Room Setup and Scope Handling
- Torque Assistance Steering
- Loop Resolution and Loop Recognition
- This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3), or an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College and approved by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG). Or you may choose to claim Section Two Self-Learning credits. All CanMEDS roles are covered by participation in this program.
- The CSI Course is approved for 8 credit hours for Section One or 8 hours of Section 3 credits for a total of 24 credits for Section 3.
- The TET Course is approved for up to 11 credit hours for Section One or 11 hours of Section 3 credits for a total of 33 credits for Section 3.
- Two SEE© certified Faculty members must be present at each program
- Number of participants for each course is: 3 for CSI and 6 for TET
- Required equipment include tower, scope, imager, video feed to monitor in a separate room for observers
- Nursing staff is a requirement
- Administrative and technical support is required for program set up and course duration
Please Note: Once you have submitted your registration form, your name will be placed on the SEE© Program waitlist (you will not automatically be enrolled into a course). We will contact you via email to confirm enrollment.
Disclaimer: “Out-of-Province licence” must be obtained by delegate three (3) months in advance of course. Please contact your Provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons to inquire about the necessary documentation before you register for a SEE course being held outside of your province.
Prior to participating in a CSI Course, we encourage you to participate in the CAG Practice Audit in GastroEnterology (PAGE). This is a free smartphone-based practice audit which allows you to quickly record a few key colonoscopy outcome measures – it only takes a couple of minutes per procedure. This will serve as your baseline data prior to the CSI Course however, additionally, you can also compare your data with that of your peers and earn Section 3 credits (PAGE is an accredited Self-Assessment Program approved for 12 hours of Section 3 Credit for a total of 36 credits)!
For more information on PAGE please click here https://www.cag-acg.org/quality/quality-in-gastroenterology/qp-e or email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest and request a username and password.
Please click on the SEE© Certified Centres below to review the list of courses being held at each site
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||November 29, 2016||Dr. Heitman, Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||November 29 & 30, 2016||
Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 23, 2017||Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 24, 2017||Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||May 15, 2017||Dr. Sultanian & Dr. Menard|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||May 16, 2017||Dr. Sultanian & Dr. Menard|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||September 12, 2016||Dr. Farina & Dr. Love|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||May 25 & 26, 2017||Dr. Farina & Dr. Hookey|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||June 26 & 27, 2017||Dr. Farina & Dr. Armstrong|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||November 17, 2016||Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Pace|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||November 18, 2016||Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Pace|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||December 15, 2016||Dr. Tse & Borgaonkar|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||December 16, 2016||Dr. Armstrong & Borgaonkar|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 26, 2017||Dr. Tse & Dr. Love|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||January 26 & 27, 2017||Dr. Tse & Dr. Love|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 23, 2017||Dr. Greenwald & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 24, 2017||Dr. Greenwald & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||June 1, 2017||Dr. Armstrong & Dr. Love|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||June 1 & 2, 2017||Dr. Armstrong & Dr. Love|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||September 24, 2016||Dr. Love & Dr. Rostom|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 14, 2017||Dr. Love & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||June 24, 2017||Dr. Love & Dr. Tse|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||September 29, 2016||Dr. Rostom & Armstrong|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||September 29 & 30, 2016||Dr. Rostom & Armstrong|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||November 24 & 25, 2016||Dr. Rostom & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 26, 2017||Dr. Rostom & Dr. Greenwald|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||January 26 & 27, 2017||Dr. Rostom & Dr. Greenwald|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||April 27, 2017||Dr. Rostom & Dr. Farina|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||April 28, 2017||Dr. Rostom & Dr. Farina|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||October 18, 2016||Dr. Menard & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvemen||October 19, 2016||Dr. Menard & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 14, 2017||Dr. Menard & Dr. Armstrong|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 15, 2017||Dr. Menard & Dr. Armstrong|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 30, 2017||Dr. Borgaokar, Dr. Pace & Dr. Farina|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||March 31, 2017||Dr. Borgoankar, Dr. Smith & Dr. Farina|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||December 8, 2017||Dr. Pace, Dr. Smith & Dr. Love|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||December 9, 2017||Dr. Borgaonkar, Dr. Smith & Dr. Love|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||October 11, 2016||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. Waschke|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||November 24, 2016||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. Love|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||November 24 & 25, 2016||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. Love|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||January 10, 2017||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. Sultanian|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||June 12, 2017||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||June 13, 2017||Dr. Telford, Dr. Enns & Dr. MacIntosh|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||February 22, 2017||Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||February 23, 2017||Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong|
|Train the Endoscopy Trainer||February 23 & 24, 2017||Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong|
|Colonoscopy Skills Improvement||May 31, 2017||Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Sultaina|
For information on becoming a CAG-SEE© Certified Faculty and/or setting up a CAG-SEE© Certified Centre, please contact Palma Colacino at the National CAG Office email.
If you would like more information regarding these programs, please contact the Program Leads, Dr. Don MacIntosh email or Dr. Alaa Rostom email or Palma Colacino at the National CAG Office email.
*SEE© Program – Cancellation Policy
Requests for refunds must be requested in writing, no later than three weeks prior to the course. Refund requests thereafter will not be accepted. Refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100. Please send requests to the CAG National Office via email (email@example.com / Fax: 905-829-0242). CAG has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.
The CAG would like to thank Olympus Canada and Pendopharm for their support of the CAG SEE© Program.