ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection) is one of the most advanced techniques in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy, and about one third of all gastric cancers in Korea are treated by ESD. Since learning ESD skills is challenging, well organized program including hands-on training is necessary. Gastroenterology Team of Samsung Medical Center establishes one week training course (Samsung ESD training program) in 2019 for domestic and international colleagues. It consists of (1) introductory lectures, (2) ESD observation, (3) ESD conference and ESD planning session, (4) Hands-on training using EndoGEL (artificial layer) or live pig. We believe this course gives you a quantum leap in your clinical field by sharing our experiences.

Training Faculty

Program Director

Jun Ho Jang

Lee, Jun Haeng (LJH), MD, PhD Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the basic methods of the gastric ESD
  • Performing the procedure lesions in the easy location

Training Program

Time Schedule
Monday AM EndoGEL ESD hands-on training(1)
PM OPD observation 
Tuesday AM OPD observation 
PM EndoGEL ESD hands-on training(1)
Wednesday AM Stomach ESD
PM Stomach ESD
Thursday AM Diagnostic EGD and ablation treatment
12:15 Endoscopy conference
PM ESD planning session
Friday AM Pathology Conference
PM Ex vivo pig stomach ESD hands-on training 


  • Endoscopist (physician or surgeon)

Registration fee

  • USD2,000/participant
    (Includes tuition, accommodation (shared/SMC guest house), and meals (SMC staff cafeteria)

When to apply

  • Year round (Minimum 2 month prior to a training planned)

Required Documents

  • Application Form Download
  • Consent to Collection & Use of Personal Information Download
  • Copy of Passport
    * Please note
    • All required documents must be originals in English or notarized translations into English.
    • Please submit all documents as a single PDF file
      (File name:ESD_First name_Last name_Country)
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.