Interventional Bronchoscopy Masterclass - Institute for Respiratory Health

Interventional Bronchoscopy Masterclass

Interventional Bronchoscopy Masterclass

Linear & Radial EBUS, Rigid Bronchoscopy & Advanced Interventional Techniques

The Interventional Bronchoscopy Masterclass is suitable for respiratory medicine consultants and trainees who are experienced in flexible bronchoscopy and ready to learn advanced bronchoscopy skills.


  • Monday 5 August to Wednesday 7 August 2024

International Faculty

Professor Felix Herth
Thoraxklinik Heidelberg Germany

Course Convenor

Dr Rajesh Thomas

Associate Professor Rajesh Thomas
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Course Highlights

  • Expert international and national faculty
  • Premier surgical skills training and simulation facility at CTEC
  • Combination of lectures, group discussions and hands-on training on all 3 days
  • Hands-on training on cadavers, animal and high-fidelity models, and virtual reality simulators
  • Small group hands-on training (4:1 participant-trainer ratio) for a focused learning experience

Course Structure

  • Linear EBUS (days 1-2)
  • Radial EBUS (days 1-2)
  • Rigid bronchoscopy and advanced interventional bronchoscopy techniques (days 2-3)

Overview and objectives

This course is aimed at interventional bronchoscopists who wish to learn about the principles and practices of EBUS and advanced interventional bronchoscopy.

The workshop aims to teach and improve operator skills and confidence in a simulated environment using a tailored combination of lectures, group discussions and hands-on training on various simulation models.

Days 1 and 2 will cover all aspects of linear and radial EBUS bronchoscopy including indications, contraindications and clinical applications and will be combined with extensive hands-on training.

Days 2 and 3 will cover important clinical applications and hands-on training in advanced interventional bronchoscopic techniques including rigid bronchoscopy, hot and cold ablative therapy, airway stenting, cryo-lung biopsy, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction and bronchial thermoplasty.


Early Bird Registrations: $3,200 AUD (before 17 May 2024)

Full Fees: $3,500 AUD (after 17 May 2024)


  • Course dinner (first night)
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on each day
  • Access to the full program including all pre-course reading material and didactics
  • A detailed course program will be sent closer to the workshop 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Registration for the course will be accepted on full payment and a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Course content, date and faculty may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
  3. Registrations are transferable but cancellations are not allowed after 17 May 2024.
  4. Refunds (except for $100) will only be allowed due to extenuating circumstances with evidence and on a case-by-case basis.
  5. The event will be rescheduled in the event of a COVID outbreak preventing it going ahead.
  6. In the event of cancellation, all paid course fees will be refunded (except for $100, which will cover the costs of acquiring equipment). This precludes any other claims.

Interventional Bronchoscopy Masterclass 2023


If you have any questions about the masterclass, please contact Rajesh Thomas at