Bronchoscopy Education Project - Overview

The WABIP has helped sponsor and conduct numerous educational seminars and hands on sessions around the world. In cooperation and with the assistance of transnational groups of physician educators, certified instructors and master instructors, programs have already been held in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, Bolivia, Canada, and The United States.

Through the Bronchoscopy Education Project (BEP), the WABIP is actively promoting a uniform, multidimensional structured curriculum to help assure that fundamentals of bronchoscopy are learned and mastered similarly regardless of one’s place of practice or medical environment.

This competency-oriented program is based on proven principles of education and mastery learning. Active engagement time is maximized during hands-on workshops by using low teacher to learner ratios. Validated assessment tools, checklists, models, computer simulation, patient-centered case-based exercises, didactic lectures, and interactive sessions help assure that bronchoscopy-related knowledge and skill are acquired.

In addition to programs for all learner interests, Faculty Development Programs (Train the Trainers) are conducted to empower a growing number of bronchoscopy educators so they may improve their teaching techniques and become more familiar with Fundamentals of Bronchoscopy© learning resources in order to implement these proven methodologies into their regional or national training programs and seminars.

Apply for Financial Assistance (WABIP Cosponsorship)

The WABIP offers to provide course organizers with partial financial assistance and various educational resources so they may host a series of on-site learning seminars, hands-on workshops, and faculty development programs.

If you would like to be a course organizer and learn more about WABIP cosponsorship and BEP-related programs, please download and review the below Information Pack. After reviewing the pack and determining you would like to pursue cosponsorship, please download and complete the Application Form.

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Example Course Schedules
Introduction to Flexible Bronchoscopy example course schedule

8:15-8:30
8:30-9:00
9:00:9:20
9:20-9:40
9:40-10:15
10:15-10:30
10:30-10:50
10:50-11:15
11:15-11:30
11:30-11:55
11:55-12:15
12:15-12:45
12:45-1:00
1:00-2:00
2:00-4:30
4:30-5:00
5:00-5:30
Welcome, introduction, learning objectives
Prebronchoscopy evaluation
Bronchoscopic Inspection
Anatomi Correlations
Bronchoscopy in special populations
Coffee Break
Evaluation of central airway obstruction
Prevention and management of complications
Interactive true/false session #1
Biopsy, brush, and lavage
Transbronchial lung biopsy
Practical approach to TBNA
Interactive true/false session #2
Lunch
Hands-on sessions (step-by-step, bx/brush, intubation,TBNA, Practical approach exercise)
Post-test, interactive session, program evaluation
Wrap-up, certificates of attendance, Group photo
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Faculty Development Program (FDP, aka: Train the Trainers) example course schedule

Day 1: Working dinner from 5-9 pm. Includes Welcome icebreaker, description of Bronchoscopy Education Project, distribution of course workbooks, self-assessments, overview of learning objectives and educational philosophies, team member identification, demonstration of practical approach exercise, and review of evening individual and team assignments.

Day 2: May be devoted to an Introduction to Flexible Bronchoscopy Program in which FDP participants contribute as both attendees and/or instructors. FDP program as follows occurs either on Day 2 or Day 3.

7:30-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30:9:30
9:30-10:00
10:30-11:30
11:30-12:00
12:00-1:00
1:00-1:30
1:30:-2:00
2:30-3:30
3:30-4:00
4:00-5:00
5:00 pm
Coffee and breakfast (snacks available throughout the day)
Team presentation of practical approach exercise
"Teaching techniques" using multiple choice questions such as those from The Essential Flexible Bronchoscopist©
Feedback session
Hands-on Workshop: Learning Bronchoscopy Step-by-Step and practicing hands-on instructional techniques for airway inspection
Feedback session, shared experiences, practicing positive reinforcement
Lunch with presentation: Becoming an effective trainer
Didactic lectures: individual assignments
Interactive true/false: Individual assignments
Hands-on Workshop: Learning to use Bronchoscopy Assessment Tools including BSAT, BSTAT, BSTAT-TBLB/TBNA and checklists
Overview of the Introduction to Flexible Bronchoscopy Training Manual, program design, and curriculum development
360 degree feedback, self-assessments, shared experiences, and program evaluation
Wrap-up, certificates of attendance, Group photo
Sponsor
Funding for these courses is made possible in part by Olympus Japan.