for Women in Endoscopy

April 2024 – February 2025 | 🌐 HYBRID

The Program is complimentary and will be held in the English language.

Women in Endoscopy has a core mission to help promote women in the field of endoscopy through education, professional growth, and leadership development. Endoscopy on Air shares this vision in creating diversity and equity among endoscopists around the world using a state-of-the are global virtual platform.

Working together with our industry ally, Boston Scientific, WIE and EOA are launching a unique mentorship program that focuses on the endoscopic skills within interventional endoscopy, as well as development of leadership competency skills that will allow participants to start programs and become leaders in their institutions or open doors for new opportunities.

Program Details

In this first mentorship program we will focus mostly on the hepatobiliary aspect of interventional endoscopy and geographically will work with mentees from the Europe, Middle East and African regions (EMEA). We aim to bring together the most renowned hepatobilliary physicians to share their experiences, clinical knowledge and future perspectives with a group of early career women endoscopists, creating the initial wave of what is meant to be a long-term initiative to drive systemic change.

Areas of Interest:


1) Basics of ERCP (indications, imaging, cannulation, cholangiogram interpretation and anatomy, sampling, stenting, dilation, etc.) & Post ERCP complication prevention and management- pancreatitis, bleeding, perforation.

2) Complex ERCP: Cholangioscopy (indications and tips), Hilar strictures, altered anatomy

3) EUS guided ERCP


1) EUS basics: anatomy and stations, indications, ultrasound principles including elastography and contrast, fna/fnb bx techniques

2) EUS-guided drainage -collections, GB

3) Interventional EUS- ERCP, GJ

Colonoscopy related:

1) Colonoscopy best practices with respect to techniques, quality metrics, ergonomics

2) Difficult colon- techniques, tools, complication management

3) Advanced resection techniques- mostly EMR, intro ESD/hybrid/FTR

And much more!


  • Duration: April 2024 – February 2025
  • Available Seats: 12
  • Mentee-Mentors Ratio: 1:2
  • Online part: 2 group meetings per month + 2  individual 1:2 mentor-mentees meetings per month
  • Onsite part: First group meeting in Berlin during ESGE days (April 24-25, 2024). The first onsite meeting will feature: program introduction, workshops, clinical cases presentations and sessions on how to improve colonoscopy performance, ERCP, basic skills in EUS, gaming and testing, understanding your value, how to broaden your network, interviews with the experts, and much more. Last group meeting to be held in Madrid at Boston Scientific facility (November 2024).

The detailed schedule of the online and onsite meetings will be provided to the selected mentees before the corresponding dates.

The Directors

The Mentors

  • Alan Barkun (Director of Digestive Endoscopy, McGill University Health Centre, Canada)
  • Andrada Seicean (Head of Gastroenterology Department, Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Romania)
  • Cesare Hassan (Clinical gastroenterologist, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Italy)
  • Ferga Gleeson (Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA)
  • George Webster (Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, University College and Royal Free London Hospitals)
  • Ilaria Tarantino (Chief of Endoscopic Ultrasound Service, IRCCS-ISMETT, Italy)
  • Jeanin van Hooft (Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
  • Joe Elmunzer (Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, USA)
  • Marco Bruno (Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Marianna Arvanitakis (Associate Clinical Professor, Hôpital Erasme, Belgium)
  • Michal Kaminski (Head of Endoscopy Unit, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center, Poland)
  • Nonthalee Pausawasdi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Thailand)
  • Nuzhat Ahmad (Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Prabhleen Chahal (Advanced Endoscopist, Cleveland Clinic, USA)
  • Rodica Gincul (president SFED, France)
  • Sharmila Sachithanandan (Consultant Gastroenterologist, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Malaysia)
  • Sri Komanduri (Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, USA)
  • Steven Edmondowicz ( Professor and Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, CU-School of Medicine, USA)
  • Uzma Siddiqui (Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA)

Who is Eligible?

Female HCPs who:

  • Are fluent in English
  • Have finished their residency program in the last 5 years (with national accreditation/diploma as a certified specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
  • Practice in Europe, Middle East and African regions (EMEA)
  • Have completed a program in advanced or therapeutic endoscopy
  • Encouraged publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Can provide a recommendation letter from faculty members or professionals of the facility where they are practicing, attesting to their clinical skills, work ethic, and dedication
  • Will provide a cover letter/personal statement expressing their interest in advanced endoscopy as well as career goals, and reasons for applying to this specific mentorship program
  • Are able to fully commit to all the activities and expectations of the program including online and in-person meetings for the full duration of the program.

How to Apply

The applications will close on March 17th, 2024, and the selected mentees will receive confirmation via email within 1 working week.

To apply to the mentorship program, click on the button below. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!


Please contact this dedicated email address for any inquiries about the mentorship program:

With Non-Conditional Support of

Terms & Conditions

The selected mentees are expected to make their own travel arrangements for the onsite meetings.

Our Mentorship program ensures a fruitful and direct exchange between Mentor and Mentee, fueled by a sincere sharing of experiences and values to inspire and guide consistently. The primary goal is to support the Mentee in fully expressing their potential and making more informed choices for their future. The principles that guide us are transparency, sharing, equality, and integration, leading individuals to self-identify and organizations to define their character. By participating in the program, one aligns with the above-mentioned principles.