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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 to provide the up-skilling and improvement of colonoscopy skills of practicing endoscopists. 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 by SEE© Certified Faculty. These courses are designed 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. 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. Train-the-Endoscopy-Trainer and Colonoscopy Skills Improvement 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© Train-the-Endoscopy-Trainer course or the Colonoscopy Skills Improvement course are offered to Canadian CAG Regular members for a fee of $750.00* + taxes each. For Canadian non-members of CAG, the program registration fee is $2,000.00* + taxes for either the Train-the-Endoscopy-Trainer course or the Colonoscopy Skills Improvement 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.

Key Components:

  • The SEE© Program is now accredited for EITHER Section One or Section Three credits! Or you may choose to claim Section Two Self-Learning credits.
    • The Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Course is approved for 8 credit hours for Section One or 8 hours of credits for a total of 24 credits for Section 3.
    • Train the Endoscopy Trainer (TET) Course is approved for up to 11 credit hours for Section One or 11 hours of credits for a total of 33 credits.
  • 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

  • Registration

    To register for a SEE© course, please complete the registration form(s):

Please click on the SEE© Certified Centres below to review the list of courses being held at each site

Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           November 17, 2015           Dr. Love & Dr. Armstrong
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   November 17 & 18, 2015   Dr. Love & Dr. Armstrong
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           November 2, 2015           Dr. Rostom & Dr. Love
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   November 2 & 3, 2015   Dr. Rostom & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   April 12, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   April 13, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   April 13 & 14, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Armstrong
Course   Date   Faculty
TBD           TBD           TBD
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September 17, 2015           Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Tse
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   September 18, 2015   Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Farina
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   December 10, 2015   Dr. Armstrong & Dr. MacIntosh
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   December 10 & 11, 2015   Dr. Armstrong & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   March 10, 2016   Dr. Tse & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   March 11, 2016   Dr. Tse & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   June 9, 2016   Dr. Greenwald & Dr. MacIntosh
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   June 9 & 10, 2016   Dr. Greenwald & Dr. MacIntosh
Course   Date   Faculty
Train the Endoscopy Trainer           April 13 & 14, 2016           Dr. Hookey & Dr. Greenwald
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   April 15, 2016   Dr. Hookey & Dr. Greenwald
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September 23, 2015           Dr. Waschke, Dr. Farina & Dr. Pace
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   September 23 & 24, 2015   Dr. Waschke, Dr. Farina & Dr. Pace
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   October 5, 2015   Dr. Waschke & Dr. Greenwald
Course   Date   Faculty
                         
         
         
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September 30, 2015           Dr. Armstrong & Dr. Hookey
Colonoscopy Skills Improvemen   October 1, 2015   Dr. Armstrong & Dr. Hookey
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           November 30, 2015           Dr. Farina, Dr. Smith & Dr. Pace
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   December 1, 2015   Dr. Farina & Dr. Smith
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   May 3, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh, Dr. Smith & Dr. Pace
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   May 4, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh, Dr. Smith & Dr. Borgaonkar
Course   Date   Faculty
Train the Endoscopy Trainer           January 11 & 12, 2016           Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Farina
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   January 13 & 14, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Farina
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   June 13, 2016   Dr. Rostom & Dr. MacIntosh
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   June 13 & 14, 2016   Dr. Rostom & Dr. MacIntosh
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           February 17, 2016           Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   February 18, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Love
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   February 18 & 19, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   May 17, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   May 18, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   May 18 & 19, 2016   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald

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 (palma@cag-acg.org / 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 for their support of the CAG SEE© Program.