The PENTAX Medical Forward Academy EBUS-TBNA is a comprehensive training curriculum inspired by ESGE and ERS guidelines and curricula for achieving proficiency in performing endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration.

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is now the most important tool in the diagnosis, staging, and molecular testing of patients with lung cancer. EBUS-TBNA is also highly valued in the diagnostic workup of unclear mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. This technique is now used in many endoscopic centers, but due to its complexity requires appropriate training to achieve the best possible bronchoscopic diagnosis. For this purpose, we have created the PENTAX Medical EBUS-TBNA course.

Together with the proven experts in the field of EBUS-TBNA and cytological diagnostics, we invite you to improve your bronchoscopic skills with us.

We look forward to seeing you in Hamburg!

Course mentors

Prof. Dr. Ralf Eberhardt

Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Lukasz Gasiorowski

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland 

PD Dr. med. Lutz Welker

UKE Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Course program

• Basics of EBUS-TBNA

• EBUS anatomy 

• Live case (prerecorded)

• Cytology & ROSE

• Hands-on sessions: 
EBUS-TBNA & simulator

• Indications of EBUS-TBNA 

Course objectives

• The aim is to teach the necessary theoretical aspects as well as practical exercises on models and phantoms. In addition, there is a cytology part, which also includes theoretical aspects and practical application.

Course overview

• Course language: English

•  Location: PENTAX Europe GmbH, Training Center, Hamburg, Germany

•  Target group: Clinical teams consisting of physician and assistant or a physician only.

• Number of participants: 16 persons

•  Criteria for application: Experience in bronchoscopic endoscopy is required.

•  Selection process: All applications will be carefully reviewed by the Forward Academy™ trainers to select the 16 final participants based on the above application criteria.

•  Application deadline: 05.11.2024

• Participation fee: free of charge

•  Course certificate: You will receive a certificate at the end of the course

Applications are open! Submit yours until November 5, 2024.

Apply here

Organizational Information

Training location

PENTAX Europe GmbH
Training Center
Julius-Vosseler-Str. 104
22527 Hamburg