ENDO 2024 update: the International Young Endoscopist Award (IYEA)

January 31, 2024

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We're excited to announce that ENDO 2024, the 4th World Congress of GI Endoscopy, and IDEN 2024 will be held together in Seoul, Korea, as a global congress whose reach extends beyond Asia to the rest of the world. In collaboration with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE), we are inviting young endoscopists worldwide to apply for the International Young Endoscopist Award (IYEA) 2024 program that will run from June 24 to July 6, 2024.

The program, running since 2014, aims to advance technical skills and foster collaboration among young endoscopists. With 358 participants from 37 countries, it has had a substantial impact. We encourage all young endoscopists to seize this opportunity and apply for this enriching program. The awards include clinical training, attendance at ENDO/IDEN 2024, and travel and accommodation expenses.

This year, with the convergence of ENDO 2024 and IDEN 2024, we anticipate a truly global gathering.

For more details, contact the secretariat at


International Digestive Endoscopy Network (IDEN)

Korean Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy (KSGE)

World Endoscopy Organization (WEO)


June 24–July 2: Clinical training at Korean GI endoscopy high volume centers

June 3: Hands-on course (half-day, afternoon)

June 4: Young Endoscopist Forum

June 4–6: 4th World Congress of GI Endoscopy (ENDO 2024) and IDEN 2024


To provide funding and opportunity for endoscopic training, so that endoscopists can acquire new knowledge and technical skills in GI endoscopy, that will in turn improve patient care in the applicant’s home country.


Young international physicians, working in GI endoscopy and not residing in Korea, are eligible to apply.

All applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English.

* Please note that those who have already participated in the IYEA program may not be accepted in the case of oversubscription.


UGI endoscopy, LGI endoscopy, ERCP, EUS

Number of awardees

20–30 individuals


1. Travel grant including airfare, accommodation, meals, and all incidental expenses. (To be announced soon.)

2. Endoscopic training program at outstanding endoscopy centers in Korea.

3. ENDO 2024 registration fee will be reimbursed.


Deadline for submission of application form: February 28, 2024

Application form available here.

Notification of acceptance of application: From March 21, 2024

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