New scientific developments now underpin the best practice approach. Cold Snare Polypectomy (CSP) has emerged as the preferred technique for the management of small polyps (<10mm). Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is safer, but technical demands are greater. The use of the hot snare has also evolved. Undoubtedly, routine polypectomy can be improved by some simple steps.
In this SIES series, we will cover the important steps in pedunculated polypectomy and focus on how to evaluate and resect small polyps <10mm using cold snare. Much of this innovation has come from our team at Westmead. Professor. Michael J. Bourke and A/Professor. Nick Burgess, Westmead Hospital will be leading the discussion.
If your clinical practice involves colonoscopy, don’t miss this important webinar. All colonoscopists should embrace the best practice approach to polyps.
Professor Michael Bourke of the University of Sydney is Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Westmead Hospital. He is previous Co-editor of Endoscopy (official journal of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2011-2019), past Chairman of the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association (2007-2009), the NSW Department of Health Bowel Cancer Screening Program (2010-2012) and Convenor of the Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium (2008-2022, https://www.sies.org.au).
Professor Bourke is a world-renowned international authority in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Through scientific research, he has invented, pioneered, developed and established key techniques in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research papers, expert reviews and editorials with more than 9000 citations, in the leading Gastroenterology journals. He has received numerous Visiting Professorships, honours and awards including the GESA Distinguished Clinician Award for contributions to the specialty, research, and the society (2012), the Christopher Williams medal from British Society of Gastroenterology (2017), the GESA Distinguished Researcher Prize (2019) and the Basil Hirschowitz Award from ASGE (2022).
Associate Professor Nick Burgess is an interventional endoscopist and gastroenterologist at Westmead Hospital and clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney in Australia. His research interests focus on the prediction of cancer within colorectal polyps, endoscopic resection in the colon including EMR and ESD, and the prevention of adverse events including bleeding and perforation. He has a strong interest in endoscopy quality and bowel cancer screening. He is a co-editor for Endoscopy journal and has published multiple papers which have influenced international endoscopy practice. He also performs ERCP and interventional EUS.