European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

Education and Training Committee


Dorin Popa
Assistant Professor
University of Medicine Bucharest
Senior Consultant Surgeon,
Linköping University Hospital

The Education & Training Committee runs EAES training courses and also endorses training courses  in member institutions and hospitals if these meet the criteria set up by the Committee. The EAES has taken the lead in setting up Consensus Development Conferences which are now a regular feature of the Congresses of the Association. Within its current membership, the EAES has access to all top level centers involved in research and development in the front-line areas, clinical and technological, of minimal access surgery, interventional tomographic microtherapy and telemanipulation.


The mission of the EAES Education & Training Committee is to improve patient care through education and training, with a specific focus on endoscopic surgery and other interventional techniques.

The vision of the EAES Education and Training Committee is to be utilised by all national surgical societies and individual surgeons as the go-to resource for implementation of education and training improvement, leading to standardised surgical education across Europe and beyond.

The goals of EAES Education and Training Committee, with regard to the EAES Strategic Plan, focus on providing Learning Mobility opportunities (e.g. congress travel grants, fellowships, clinical visits), Hands-on Training activities (e.g. pre-congress, endorsed and sponsored courses), E-learning modalities (e.g. EAES manual, video-corner, master classes) and Career Development possibilities (e.g. CME accredited tests, LSS programme, UEMS diploma in MIS).

The strategy to achieve these goals is to communicate and co-operate with individual surgeons, local educational providers, national surgical societies, other professional associations and European institutions relevant to the field of education and training in surgery and related medical specialties.

The core value is to adhere to the mission with integrity.

Education and Training committee members

Pedrag Andrejevic
Consultan surgeon at Mater Dei Hospital

Milos Bjelovic
Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department for Minimally Invasive Upper Digestive Surgery
University Hospital for Digestive Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia

Samir Delibegovic
Professor General and abdominal surgery
University Clinical Center
Tuzla – Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ales Tomazic, MD, MSc, PhD
Head of Department of Abdominal Surgery,
University Medical Centre Ljubljana,
Ljubljana – Slovenia

Wlodzimierz Majewski
Active Duty Senior Consultant Surgeon,
Emergency Department Consultant in PMU Hospital
Szczecin – Poland

Ewelina Malanowska
Surgeon of Gynecology, Endocrinology and Gynecologic Oncology
Pomeranian Medical University
Szczecin – Poland

Dusan Lesko, MD., PhD.,F.E.B.S./MIS
1st Department of Surgery
Kosice – Slovakia

Lázár György
Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Szeged
Head of Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery,
University of Szeged Department of Surgery
Szeged, Hungary

Alice Tsai, PhD.,MSc.,MBChB
Speciality Registrar in General Surgery
Department of Upper GI and Bariatrics
King’s College Hospital
London – United Kingdom

Konstantinos Tsalis
Professor of Surgery
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Umberto Bracale
Associate Professor of General Surgery
University Federico II of Naples
Policlinico Federico II of Naples
Naples – Italy

Victor Tomulescu
Coordinator of the Colorectal Department
Ponderas Academic Hospital
Bucharest, Romania

Kenneth Campbell
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Director, Lower GI training, Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee
Dundee – United Kingdom

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