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Academic Skills Course

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Get your academic career on the right track with the ESGE Academic Skills Course.  The expert led, seminar series will cover various aspects of the academic process to make sure you avoid the pitfalls and yield results.

When starting out, the world of academia can be complicated.  All too often, vital skills are picked up on a trial and error basis.  This results in slower progress, more work and often increased frustration levels.  Seeing the common issues and mistakes encountered by junior colleagues motivated me to develop the concept of the ESGE Academic Skills Course.  With the help of Mario Dinis-Ribeiro and Raf Bisschops, we hope to deliver a concise, practical approach to streamlining academic endeavors and making life that little bit easier.


Marianna Arvanitakis, Academic Skills Course, Co-Director

This one day course takes place the day preceding the Quality in Endoscopy Symposium, on Thursday, March 30.  It can be booked independently or in conjunction with the Quality in Endoscopy IBD & Nutrition Symposium.




Marianna Arvanitakis / Raf Bisschops

How to start research on a clinical question: using pub med and PICO tables like a pro

Mário Dinis Ribeiro

Coffee break


Writing a paper: the drafting process is the key

Klaus Mönkemüller




Effective Communication Skills* – part 1


Coffee break


Effective Communication Skills* – part 2


Closing remarks

Marianna Arvanitakis / Raf Bisschops

*Effective Communication Skills

Encounters with patients, families and colleagues alike, require both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. Although much of the communication necessarily involves information-sharing about diagnosis and therapy options, most physicians will recognize that these encounters may also involve elements of influencing, persuading and re-assuring the patient and others.   

Research into the degree of care used by physicians in patient-physician communication has been shown to improve patient outcomes.  In individual studies, effective communication skills have been correlated to such positive outcomes such as adherence to therapy, understanding of treatment risks, and—in some settings— even to a reduced risk of medical mishaps or malpractice claims.

This half day course provides practical tools, skills and strategies that enable physicians to communicate more effectively not just with patients but with also with colleagues and peers and to present ideas with greater impact.  Having attended the course participants will: 

*  Understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence in Communication

*  Have identified their own communication style and learned how to flex to others styles

*  Have practiced deep listening and influential questioning techniques 

*  Understand the impact of body language and non-verbal messages

*  Learnt how to frame information so presentations are more impactful and influential

Lisa Hughes is a communications specialist, executive coach and EQ practitioner with many years’ experience both one to one coaching and in facilitating leadership and management development programmes.

Registration rates

ESGE / ESPEN / ESGENA individual member Non-members
€ 100 € 150


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