The Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) is a national body comprising representatives from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
The Committee has existed in its current form since 1990. Before that the GESA Endoscopy Sub-committee, formed in 1973, fulfilled a similar function.
The role of the Committee is to set the minimum standards for training in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Procedures currently assessed by the Committee are:-
- Gastroscopy (adult and paediatric);
- Colonoscopy (adult and paediatric);
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP);
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and
- Capsule Endoscopy.
The Committee is made up of four physicians and four surgeons, supported by a secretariat which resides within GESA.