Education & Training committee

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.

Milos Bjelovic
Professor of Surgery, Consultant UGI and Bariatric Surgeon
Director of General Surgery
Euromedik General Hospital
Belgrade, Serbia

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 centres 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 & 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 & Training committee, with regard to the EAES Strategic Plan

  • Focus on providing Learning Mobility opportunities (e.g. fellowships, clinical visits);
  • Hands-on Training activities (e.g. pre-congress, endorsed and sponsored courses);
  • E-learning modalities (e.g. EAES manual, video-library, master classes);
  • 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 & Training committee members

Ferdinando Agresta
Director, General Surgery, Azienda ULSS 2 “Trevigiana”
Hospital of Vittorio Veneto (TV),
Veneto, Italy
Franck Billmann
Senior Consultant, Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg,
Heidelberg, Germany
Umberto Bracale
Associate Professor of General Surgery
University Federico II of Naples
Policlinico Federico II of Naples
Naples, Italy
Thomas Carus
Chief Physician
Department of General and Vascular Surgery
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Center, Bariatric Center
Klinik Bassum – Kliniken Landkreis Diepholz, Germany
Gil Faria
Head of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Head of Hepato-Biliary Unit
Hospital Pedro Hispano – Matosinhos, Portugal
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
Dušan Leško, MD., PhD.,F.E.B.S./MIS
1st Department of Surgery
Košice, Slovakia
Aung Myint Oo
Assistant Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (ACCIO), Senior Consultant Surgeon
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Aleš Tomažič, MD, MSc, PhD
Head of Department of Abdominal Surgery,
University Medical Centre Ljubljana,
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Alice Tsai, PhD.,MSc.,MBChB
Speciality Registrar in General Surgery
Department of Upper GI and Bariatrics
King’s College Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Victor Tomulescu
Coordinator of the Colorectal Department
Ponderas Academic Hospital
Bucharest, Romania
Miljan Zindovic
General Surgeon
Clinical Centre of Montenegro
Podgorica, Montenegro

Education & Training committee advisor

Ken Campbell
Colorectal surgeon – Director lower GI training
The Univeristy of Dundee
Dundee, UK

E&T Committee Strategic Plan

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