PET is a program of up to two days designed to impart skills necessary for teachers in digestive endoscopy worldwide. The focus is both on organizational, structural issues for training programs and on the principles and techniques which lead to excellence in individual endoscopy teaching skill. Program includes didactic presentations, large and small breakout group discussions, and hands on instruction on use of simulators for teaching endoscopy.
Over time, WEO has developed four formats for PET courses. Future PET organizers may draw upon content from past programs of each of these formats:
PET focuses on didactic skills “how to teach endoscopy”: specific skills for the teacher, how to be more effective at addressing various levels of fellowship, integrating technical and cognitive knowledge, what materials need to be learned by students and how to select trained doctors as teachers who will participate and enhance the ability of the trainee to learn endoscopy in all of its aspects.
Attendees will include approximately 30 qualified medical doctors and/or surgeons who practice and teach digestive endoscopy. It is encouraged to invite attendees who are proficient in English, although this may not always be possible.
Faculty is usually comprised of 4-6 international and 3-5 local experts. International faculty is suggested by the program director and chosen in close communication with the local host.
WEO program director together with the local course director discuss program topic and timing. It is possible to sample attendees prior to the course to accommodate for local needs.
PET coordinator: Jerome D. Waye, USA
PET Program Director: Jonathan Cohen, USA
PET Co-Director: Douglas O. Faigel, USA
PET courses are traditionally held in English, simultaneous translation can be incorporated if seen beneficial.
Should you wish to host a PET course, please refer to WEO PET Hosts Info, available through WEO secretariat (email@example.com)
Should you be interested in sponsoring a PET course, please refer to WEO PET Sponsorship Opportunities, available through WEO secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Should you wish to teach at a PET course, please contact the program directors via WEO secretariat (email@example.com)