Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Postgraduate Course

Principles and Practice of Flexible Bronchoscopy in Pediatric Patients Course

Each year, since 1981, Robert Wood, MD, PhD, offers a postgraduate course on the principles and practice of flexible bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. Over the years, the course has been attended by more than 2,200 physicians from more than 80 countries. The next course is scheduled for September 11-14, 2018, in Cincinnati, OH.

Pediatric pulmonologists and other pediatric subspecialists with interest are invited to attend. Registration is limited to 48 physicians. Endoscopy assistants may attend the course by special arrangement; please contact the course director, Robert Wood, MD, PhD at for information about the assistant’s program.

The four-day course is a comprehensive introduction to pediatric bronchology as well as the instrumentation and techniques for bronchoscopy. The course is designed for those with little or no prior experience, but is also valuable for more experienced physicians. The curriculum consists of lectures, demonstrations, multiple hands-on laboratory sessions with inanimate and animate models. The faculty are all experienced pediatric bronchoscopists, and work with the students in very small groups.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

ABP MOC Part 2: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

To receive ABP MOC Part 2 credit, your six-digit ABP Diplomate ID and birth month and day need to be in your CloudCME profile. Go to MyCME / Profile to verify that information has been added.

Register for the 2018 Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy Course.

For further information, contact Steven Moore at

Day 1

  • Introduction to bronchology
    • Indications for bronchoscopy
    • Instrumentation for bronchoscopy
  • The care and feeding of flexible bronchoscopes
  • The lower airways – normal and abnormal findings at bronchoscopy
  • Laboratory
    • Models lab 1
    • Video lab 1 – endoscopic anatomy

Day 2

  • Organizing and operating a bronchoscopy program and the role of the assistants
  • The upper airways – normal and abnormal findings
  • Special endoscopic techniques (biopsy, brushing, bronchoscopic intubation, etc.)
  • Laboratory
    • Models lab 2
    • Video lab 2 – the lower airways

Day 3

  • Anesthesia / sedation for flexible bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage – indications and technique
  • Rigid bronchoscopy – comparison of indications and techniques
  • Laboratory
    • Models lab 3
    • Video lab 3 – the upper airways

Day 4

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage – findings and interpretation
  • Pediatric voice problems / practical laryngology
  • The Philosophy of Bronchoscopy; The Education of a Bronchoscopist
  • Laboratory
    • Models lab 4
    • BAL lab
This course does not, by itself, qualify anyone to independently perform endoscopic procedures on patients. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of pediatric flexible bronchoscopy. Considerable further training and experience will be required of those who are not already qualified for such practice within their own institutions.

Contact Us

Steven C. Moore, RN, BSN
Program Coordinator

Pulmonary Bronchoscopy
Cincinnati Children's
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC - 2021
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Phone: 513-803-1654
Fax: 513-636-7734