Group Symposium Registrations
(the larger the group the > the discount)

Put together a group of colleagues and achieve up to 50% discount on your symposium registration.

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Why a local event?

In an ideal world an everyday endoscopy department should allow time for professional development. Some individuals prefer to learn on their own, but most health professionals are team players and value coming together to learn as a group. Endoscopy conferences are popular but very expensive and more time-consuming because of travel; more time is lost from work.

There are advantages to endoscopy professionals learning as a group. Group learning helps align the unit culture, it improves team working, it helps individuals understand and appreciate each other’s roles, it provides a platform for challenging entrenched views and fosters a collective approach to quality improvement.

Organising a local event requires a lot of effort and it may require knowledge, perspectives and range of opinion that are not available locally. GIEQs IV symposium offers a structured programme of current issues facing everyday endoscopists, with practical solutions to everyday problems explained by experts in the field. GIEQs online fills in the gaps and provides a year-round learning resource

How would it work?

The format will be similar for events whether they are sponsored by the unit or by industry. We suggest that all or part of your team gather in a venue away from the unit with high quality TV screen(s) and audio, either in or outside the local hospital. Ideally, there should be plenty of refreshments. There will be three live feeds, so up to three rooms might be needed depending on who is present and what their interests are. All GIEQs IV sessions will be available for catch up within a few days of the symposium, so if there is only one room the other sessions can be viewed after the event. Alternatively, the group can switch between sessions to best meet the learning needs.

We recommend a member(s) of the local team (or perhaps an invited expert) act as a chair for each session: pointing out key learning points; responding to questions; challenging participants; and capturing suggestions for quality improvement projects. It will be possible for a limited number of these ‘chairs’ to communicate directly with the faculty of the symposium.

Examples of Local Event Possibilities

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Examples of Fictional Group Registrations. Examples depict scenarios where groups may organise local events to avoid huge wasted travel to Ghent thereby driving up local standards and saving carbon budget simultaneously.


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Industry Sponsored

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Conditions : Discounts are on symposium registration cost only, discount does not apply to GIEQs Online PRO Registration. GIEQs Online PRO Registration included in all group registrations. A group can be created by any physician or industry representative. A condition of group registration is providing a single contact person and a list of all participants including names, professional registration number, contact email and work address.

Hospital/department/unit discounts

We believe endoscopy teams benefit from learning together, with protected time away from the pressures of work. GIEQs IV symposium offers endoscopy teams a heavily discounted, structured, green virtual learning experience where the whole team can come together without the hassle and expense of travel and accommodation.

Our vision is of endoscopists meeting in either a hospital or local setting, with enough space to accommodate the team comfortably. We envisage endoscopists participating in the learning experience together, discussing the key take home messages and formulating plans for quality improvement in their local unit based on what they learn from GIEQs IV. A single symposium cannot possibly cover all there is to know about everyday endoscopy, so to fill in the gaps the registration fee includes, for each registered individual, access to GIEQs online for one year.

Organising a local GIEQs IV learning event demonstrates the endoscopy unit’s commitment to the professional development of its staff and the quality improvement its service.

Industry sponsorship of GIEQS IV local learning hubs

Everyday endoscopy units are always busy and often have limited organisational and financial resources to arrange local learning events, even when they recognise how useful they are. Sponsoring a GIEQs IV symposium local learning hub will give endoscopy professionals an opportunity to congregate and learn together and at the same time provide your company representatives with excellent access to those professionals.

The level of sponsorship is for local negotiation, but we anticipate industry would cover the costs of venue, meals and the GIEQs IV symposium subscriptions. We offer discounted subscription for groups of >10. Each one of a group subscription will always include one-year access to GIEQs online.

We can offer a limited number of ‘Hub’ events to have live interaction with the faculty of the symposium.

In Summary

  • there is a lot to be gained by groups learning together, particularly if they are from the same institution
  • to make the most of the experience, we recommend participants agree what they are going to be doing differently as a result of participating in GIEQs IV symposium
  • because the symposium cannot cover the whole curriculum for endoscopy, the new offer is for registrants to have one-year access to GIEQs online to fill in the gaps
  • it is possible to register for just the GIEQs IV symposium, and all the sessions will be available for three months for catch up
  • however, for the same price as the conference last year, delegates will get access to the conference and the GIEQs online for a year.

Start Planning your Group Registration Now

Upskilling a team gives back more than upskilling the sum of its parts

  • Step 1 - Consider your Location. This could be a room in your local hospital where participants can watch / drop in during the day or a room / suite in a local hotel.
  • Step 2 - Consider Sponsorship. Consider approaching local / regional endoscopy device / consumable manufacturers to sponsor your local event. They could provide refreshments and help with logistical setup and co-ordination of participants.
  • Step 3 - Consider who will make up your group. Appoint a leader/secretarial member who will collect details for the group
  • Step 4- Download this form. Fill it in for all members of your group.
  • Step 5 - Send the form back to us at GIEQs HQ. We will process your registration and send you a list of access codes for discounted individual registrations. Any one of these registrations can be used for setting up the main stream on the day.

Once you're done sit back and enjoy GIEQs 4 in October (5th-6th) in your local environment and access for 12 months afterwards (with included GIEQs online PRO access). Feel good as a group that you are upskilling your endoscopy practice with the latest evidence based information and saving the planet at the same time.

Get Started - Download the Registration Form