DESIRABLE TRAINING AND ROLES OF JAPANESE ENDOSCOPISTS TOWARDS THE FURTHER PENETRATION OF ENDOSCOPIC SUBMUCOSAL DISSECTION IN ASIA
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Digestive Endoscopy © 2012 Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Special Issue: Proceedings of the Endoscopy Forum Japan 2011
Volume 24, Issue Supplement s1, pages 121–123, May 2012
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FUJISHIRO, M., JUNG, H.-Y., GODA, K., HIRASAWA, K., KAKUSHIMA, N., LEE, I.-L., MORITA, Y., ODA, I., TAKEUCHI, M., YAMAMOTO, Y., ZHOU, P.-H. and UEDO, N. (2012), DESIRABLE TRAINING AND ROLES OF JAPANESE ENDOSCOPISTS TOWARDS THE FURTHER PENETRATION OF ENDOSCOPIC SUBMUCOSAL DISSECTION IN ASIA. Digestive Endoscopy, 24: 121–123. doi: 10.1111/j.1443-1661.2012.01254.x
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
- Received 9 December 2011; accepted 26 December 2011.
- endoscopic submucosal dissection;
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was invented in Japan and is now permeating into the rest of the world. Therefore, it is necessary to elucidate the desirable ESD training by knowing the current status of ESD training in Japan. After this, we mainly discussed the following three topics: (i) requirements for preceptees to start ESD training; (ii) requirements for competent endoscopists in ESD; and (iii) requirements for preceptors in the first half of the upper gastrointestinal tract session at the Endoscopic Forum Japan 2011. Additionally, we discussed what Japanese endoscopists can do for further permeation of ESD outside Japan, especially in Asia in the second half. The session was wrapped up by the conclusions that it was absolutely necessary to establish official training courses authorized by the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society with certification for trainees and trainers and our Japanese endoscopists had a responsibility to spread ESD safely and reliably by collaborating with enthusiastic endoscopists in each country which have different backgrounds in terms of incidences and screening systems of target diseases, accessibility to endoscopy, medical economics, national characters, and so on.