Pediatric Workshop

June 18, 2024

Capsule Endoscopy Workshop for Pediatric Gastroenterologists

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being invited as an expert in a capsule endoscopy workshop organized by the Spanish Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (SEGHNP). The event, led by Dr. Víctor Vila at the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona, brought together a group of pediatric gastroenterologists interested in deepening their knowledge of this innovative technique.

During the workshop, the importance of capsule endoscopy in the pediatric field was emphasized. This non-invasive tool has become a fundamental resource for diagnosing various gastrointestinal pathologies in children, allowing for a complete visualization of the digestive tract without the need for more invasive procedures.

In addition to the theoretical presentations, where we discussed in depth the indications, contraindications, and necessary preparation for the use of the capsule in pediatric patients, we also dedicated considerable time to video interpretation. This aspect is crucial, as accurate reading can make a significant difference in the diagnosis and proper management of patients.

The practical part of the workshop was particularly enriching. The attendees had the opportunity to review several real clinical cases, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical context. These exercises not only facilitated the understanding of capsule readings but also fostered an interesting exchange of experiences and clinical approaches among the participants.

In summary, the workshop not only reinforced the importance of capsule endoscopy in pediatric gastroenterology but also provided a platform for updating knowledge and discussing practical cases. I am very grateful to SEGHNP and Dr. Víctor Vila for organizing this event and to all the colleagues for their active participation. I am convinced that these types of initiatives are essential for continuing to advance in the care and treatment of our youngest patients.