The Endoscopy Committee

The Endoscopy Committee of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) has been active on a number of issues that have a direct impact on the clinical practice of our members, with progress on some of them.

CANADIAN GUIDELINES ON FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING

CAG, in partnership with with Health Canada, has formed a task force on flexible endoscope reprocessing that will provide an up-to-date, Canadian reference for anyone who uses or cares for flexible endoscopes. A number of incidents that have been reported in the media over the past few years have shown how necessary this is.

The proceedings will be published in the Canadian Communicable Diseases Report, with copublication in The Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology. The expected date of completion is 18 months from now. Anyone who would like to make a submission to the committee is encouraged to contact one of the cochairs: Dr Anne Matlow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario or Dr Jonathan Love, Department of Gastroenterology, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a great opportunity for you to start saving some money instead of spending it all: you now have a perfectly reliable pharmacy you can buy Alesse online here from any time there is such a need and without being worried about the safety of your private information.