Tuesday 26 November 2024

Registration available nowFees
Masterclass only$250
Doctor - attending conference$150
Nurse - attending conference$100

Course overview

New Frontiers in Interventional Endoscopy

Endoscopy has revolutionised gastroenterology and surgical specialties, offering clinicians unprecedented access to the inner workings of the GI tract. From diagnosis to treatment, endoscopic techniques play a pivotal role in managing a wide range of GI disorders, spanning from the esophagus to the colon. This masterclass aims to provide a comprehensive overview of gastrointestinal endoscopy covering both the fundamental principles and advanced techniques in managing gastrointestinal disorders

From the basics of upper and lower GI endoscopy to the nuances of advanced procedures such as endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic ultrasound, participants will gain insights into th latest advances in gastrointestinal and surgical endoscopy. This masterclass offers a platform for continued learning, skill enhancement, and professional growth.

The course is designed for gastroenterologists, trainees, surgeons and endoscopy related personnel. The course consists of mini-lectures given by our world renowned international speakers as well as local experts from across Aotearoa New Zealand.

This inaugural event takes place in conjunction with the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting on the 27-29th November.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hamilton!

Frank Weilert, MB BCh FRACP
Jerry Chin, MBBS FRACP
Course directors

GASTRO24 endomasterclass directors v2

Topics covered


  • Management of Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Oesophageal motility disorders and management of dysphagia
  • Management of common disorders of the oesophagus


  • Detection and management of early gastric cancers
  • Management of Gastric Outlet Obstruction
  • Gastric motility disorders


  • Medical Management of Jaundice patients
  • Management of malignant Biliary obstruction
  • Indeterminate biliary stricture
  • Cholangiopathies and management


  • Management of acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Endoscopy and pancreatic cancer

Small Bowel

  • Role of endoscopy in the management of small bowel disorders


  • Endoscopic management of colonic polyps and advance lesions
  • Interventional IBD
  • Lower GI motility disorders

Sustainability in Endoscopy Practice

International expert panel

GASTRO24 Paul Fockens 450x600 v2

Paul Fockens, MD PhD

Advanced Endoscopist
Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, NZ

World-renowned expert in advanced endoscopic procedures
Author of EUS textbook “Endosonography”

GASTRO24 Vinay Chandrasekhara 450x600

Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD, AGAF, FASGE

Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Endoscopy & Pancreas Groups
Program Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
Co-Editor in Chief, Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

GASTRO24 Ryan Law 450x600

Ryan Law, DO

Advanced Endoscopist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Areas of expertise include endoscopic management of various hepatobiliary disorders and endoscopic treatment of gastroparesis

GASTRO24 Karthik Ravi 450x600

Karthik Ravi, MD

Gastroenterologist, Internist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Areas of expertise include oesophageal dysmotility, eosinophilic oesophagitis and gastro-oesophageal relfux disease

If you are attending Gastro Conference 2024, you can register for the Endoscopy Masterclass during the registration process.

For any enquiries about the Endoscopy Masterclass, please contact Dr Jerry Chin at jerry.chin@waikatodhb.health.nz