iSIAL Membership and ESTC Courses

The European Sialendoscopy Training Center (ESTC) is the historical training center of the International Sialendoscopy Society (iSIAL). iSIAL Members benefit from special conditions for courses and congresses around the world. You can become and iSIAL Member either by registering an ESTC course (the first year iSIAL Membership is offered), or by registering below.

Due to the COVID-19/actual situation, the course initially planned in March is cancelled.

32nd and 33rd International Sialendoscopy Course - FULL PASS : Part 1 + Part 2

From Mar 17, 2021 until Mar 19, 2021

At Chemin de Beau-Soleil 20, 1206 Genève, Suisse

The First Part is designed to introduce sialendoscopy to newcomers and to provide key concepts.

One whole day intensive hand’s-on is the central element of this part, as the participant needs to be familiar with the sialendoscope, the technique of basket retrieval, the laser fragmentation of stones, and the high pressure balloon dilatation of strictures.
Sialendoscopy being a minimal invasive technique, the handling of the papilla is probably the most challenging difficulty: The participant will receive a step by step and rigorous training on fresh pig heads, as well as a surgical training for combined techniques.

Finally, the decisional tree will be thoughtfully discussed and the different techniques demonstrated to participants in order to demonstrate the importance of sialendoscopy as a highly sensitive and specific diagnostic but also interventional tool.

The Second Part will start with an express hand’s-on training on Salivary Gland Ultrasound, so that the participants will be able to start ultrasound as a diagnostic feature helping them in their daily sialendoscopy practice.

A whole day of live surgery, with 3D demonstrations from the operating room in Geneva, and transmissions from 3 international sialendoscopy centres from various continents will help the participants to understand the difficulties and to learn trick and tips for their future practice.

The last day will be dedicated to novelties in the field, salivary stenting, advanced techniques and to the always successful video contest with election of the funniest video of sialendoscopy.

  • Introduction to salivary ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Hand's on training
  • 3D Live surgery
  • Latest publications
  • Advanced issues
  • Different stenting techniques
  • Pearls & pitfalls
  • Round tables
  • Discussions of difficult cases with experts
  • Funny video contest of sialendoscopy

Fee includes

  • Scientific sessions
  • Hand-On sessions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Gala dinner

Registration to an ESTC course will give you FREE 2019-2020 iSIAL Membership.

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 4 months prior to the course, 100% refund
  • Between 4 months and 2 months prior to the course, 25% cancellation fees
  • Less than 2 months prior to the course, 50% cancellation fees
  • Less than 15 days prior of course, no refund


Material needed for the course (white coats, gloves, masks and surgical equipment) will be provided at the University Medical Center.

Other Information

  • Pictures that might be taken during the course will not be used otherwise than on the web page of iSial. If you do not want to appear on the website, please send an email to
  • Gala dinner: Thursday 18 march, 2021
  • Gala dinner: To be defined
  • In case of particular food intolerance, please send an email to

Practical informations


FULL PASS : For course Part 1 AND course Part 2
Registration fees increase of 200CHF after June 15th
  • Participant
  • 5200 CHF
  • Gala dinner included
  • Resident
  • 3800 CHF
  • Under 34yo
  • Gala dinner included
  • Nurse
  • 3800 CHF
  • Gala dinner included
  • Confirmation letter from department required
  • Gala dinner
  • 140 CHF
  • Accompanying person
  • Per gala dinner