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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 (each course costs $1600.00, CAG supports the costs in part for its members). 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.

The Colonoscopy Skills Improvement (CSI) Course is a recipient of the 2016 Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards.

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 Section 3 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 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

  • Registration

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

Prior to participating in a CSI up-skilling 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 qp-e@cag-acg.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

Course   Date   Faculty
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   March 7, 2017   Dr. Heitman, Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Love
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   March 7 & 8, 2017   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Love
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           November 16, 2016           Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   November 17, 2016   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   November 18, 2016   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   January 23, 2017   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   January 24, 2017   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   January 25, 2017   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   April 18, 2017   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. MacIntosh
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   April 18 & 19, 2017   Dr. Sultanian & Dr. Armstrong
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September 12, 2016           Dr. Farina & Dr. Love
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   January 16, 2017   Dr. Farina or Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Pace
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   April 3 & 4, 2017   Dr. Farina or Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Greenwald
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   June 26 & 27, 2017   Dr. Farina & Dr. Armstrong
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           November 17, 2016           Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Pace
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   November 17 & 18, 2016   Dr. Greenwald & Dr. Love
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
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement        September 24, 2016        Dr. Love & Dr. Rostom
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September  21, 2016           Dr. Hookey & Dr. Armstrong
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   September  21 & 22, 2016   Dr. Hookey & Dr. Armstrong
Course   Date   Faculty
TBC   TBC   TBC
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           September 29, 2016           Dr. Rostom & Armstrong
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   September 29 & 30, 2016      Dr. Rostom & Armstrong
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   November 24, 2016   Dr. Rostom & Dr. MacIntosh
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
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   April 27 & 28, 2017   Dr. Rostom & Dr. Farina

 

Course   Date   Faculty
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
Course   Date   Faculty
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement           January 12, 2017           TBC
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   January 13, 2017   TBC
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   March 30, 2017   TBC
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   March 31, 2017   TBC
Course   Date   Faculty
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
Course   Date   Faculty
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
Colonoscopy Skills Improvement   June 1, 2017   Dr. MacIntosh & Dr. Sultaina
Train the Endoscopy Trainer   June 1 & 2, 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 (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 and Pendopharm for their support of the CAG SEE© Program.