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 (topics of the general sessions):


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: 1 group meeting per month + 2  individual 1:1 mentor-mentee meetings per month (starting June 2024)
  • 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 21-22, 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
Professor of Medicine
McGill University Health Centre
Andrada Seicean
Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca
Cesare Hassan
Humanitas Rozzano
Ferga Gleeson
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
George Webster
University College and Royal Free London Hospitals
Ilaria Tarantino
IRCCS-ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies)
Jeanin van Hooft
Leiden University Medical Center
Joe Elmunzer
Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands
Marco Bruno
MD PhD, Prof. Dr., Head of department
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam
Marianna Arvanitakis
Department of Gastroenterology, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels
Michal Filip Kaminski
The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology
Nonthalee Pausawasdi
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Nuzhat Ahmad
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Prabhleen Chahal
Cleveland Clinic
Roberta Maselli
Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS | Humanitas · Department of Gastroenterology
Rodica Gincul
Sharmila Sachithanandan
Subang Jaya Medical Centre
Sri Komanduri
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Steven Edmondowicz
Professor of Medicine
CU-School of Medicine
Thomas Rösch
Klinik und Poliklinik für Interdisziplinäre Endoskopie UKE
Uzma D. Siddiqui
Professor, MD
The University of Chicago

The Selected Mentees

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 closed on March 17th, 2024. Thank you for applying!


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

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.