Endoscopy

A National Endoscopy Task Force

On September 10th, 2016 the Endoscopy Taskforce of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons met with the leadership of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology to discuss the concept of instituting a national endoscopy task force to support continuous quality improvement and the promotion of best practices in the delivery of endoscopic services in Canada. There was unanimous agreement that this Task Force should be created. For the Terms of Reference of this Task Force click HERE.

Download a full account of the September 10th meeting minutes ».

History:

The Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology met jointly for the first time to formally discuss access to endoscopic services and quality of endoscopic services on February 7th, 2014. The proceedings of that meeting were published in both the Canadian Journal of Surgery and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology click HERE.

The original CAGS Endoscopy Task Force has recently sunset its existence after having achieved:

  1. a joint collaboration with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology on a national endoscopy task force, and;
  2. on the SEE Program which is a skills enhancement program for endoscopy.