Young Endoscopist UpSkilling (YES) Program

Introduction about YES Program and its need in India?
One of the mandates of “Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI)” is to promote education and training in basic/ advanced endoscopy. This is a programme to upskill young budding gastroenterologists in latest endoscopy skills. The current DM and DNB programmes in teaching institutes only covers the basic endoscopic training and do not emphasize training in advanced endoscopy skills. Except for a few Advanced fellowship programmes, there is no exclusive programme currently available in the country for early career Gastroenterologists in advanced endoscopy skills.
Academic Focus of the YES program
Theme based learning from the Masters on critical issues should help young gastroenterologists to enhance their skills and pursue further training early in their career. The program will be theme based in one particular area so that focused training can be imparted with in-depth discussion
Frequency & Duration Of YGUP
YES course will be held once in 3 months zone wise – East, West, North, and South. The programme will be for a duration of 2 days.
Who Will Design And Conduct This Programme?
An academic/eminent institution in each zone will be given the responsibility to organize the program. The selection of institution to conduct the program will be done by SGEI Council. The local organizing committee will draw the module in consultation with the SGEI Council and conduct the programme.
Who Can Attend This Programme?​
  • 3rd year DM/DNBs/recently passed out DMs/DNBs within 2 years of their training will be eligible to attend the YES programme.
  • The batch size of such programme will be limited to 50 participants.
  • The young participants can apply or may be nominated by their respective institutions.
  • The selection of the participants will be done by a 3-member committee nominated by SGEI Council.
What will be the role of academic partners?
The academic partners will provide educational grant and logistic support for successful conduct of programme. The academic partners will also provide support in the form devices, accessories, simulators and animal models required for the requisite training.
Tentative Programme Agenda
  1. Arrival of faculties & delegates on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

    Saturday (Day 1)

    • 10.00 -1.00 pm Video Lectures and Problem-based presentations

    • 1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch

    • 2.00 – 5.00 pm Live Demo/Video lectures

    • 5.00 -7.00 pm Meet the Professors: Interactive session

    • 8.00 pm Dinner

    Sunday (Day 2)

    • 9.00 – 5.00 pm Hands-on workshop on animal models and simulators


Financial Support For The Participants
SGEI will take care of the registration, travel and other logistics for the participants through its educational grants.

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