Last month saw the Aquilant sponsored 9th European Transnasal Endoscopy (TNE) Training Workshop which was held for the first time at Kings College hospital, organized by co-course director’s Dr Edward Despott (Royal Free) and Dr Simon Panter (South Tyneside).

The workshop was a huge success with over 75 delegates logging in to the lectures via the webinar platform and while the majority of virtual delegates were from the UK, we also attracted viewers from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Portugal,  Australia, Brazil, Pakistan, Iraq and Japan. A further 24 clinicians who were based on-site were able to get hands on TNE training thanks to the GI models and Fujifilm endoscopes provided by the Aquilant Endoscopy Team.

Transnasal Endoscopy has been thrust into the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic as it is seen as a procedure that can help to tackle the back log of patients waiting for upper GI diagnostic procedures, with funding released by NHS England to support the adoption of the technique.