The Impact of a Scope Stand on Biomechanical  Exposures During Simulated Colonoscopies 


March 25, 2020 | Presented By: Carisa Harris, PhD, CPE

Webinar Details

Endoscopists have a high incidence and severity of musculoskeletal pain and injury relative to other medical specialists. This lecture will review recent research regarding the quantification of physical exposures while performing colonoscopies and present an evaluation of a new device designed to mitigate such exposures.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Review prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal injury in endoscopists

  • Describe the physical exposures associated with the performance of colonoscopies

  • Discuss the potential role of a new device designed to mitigate exposures during colonoscopies



Carisa Harris, PhD, PT, CPE is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also the Director of the UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program and the Deputy Director of the Northern California Center of Occupational & Environmental Health. Dr. Harris and her team performs research in a variety of areas focused on understanding and preventing work related injuries and improving human performance, productivity and health.

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