European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

EAES Research Grants Recipients

The EAES strives to support clinical and translational research for members and academic institutions in order to promote safe, high quality minimally invasive surgery with excellent outcomes, The grants awarded each year amount to €50.000 and is usually divided between 3 to 4 winners. This vital funding can help with bench fees, research related administration and costs of disseminating research. It may contribute towards salaries if necessary.

One of the conditions of the award is that the outcome and results of the research are submitted for publication in Surgical Endoscopy, the journal of the Society. we encourage researchers to apply for these funds and utilise the research methodology training and support that has been established by the Research Committee of the EAES. The aim is to encourage both established and research naive investigators to innovate in this space.

The following are the winners of the Research Grants from prior years:

2022 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. Mahdi Al-Taher
Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+)
Maastricht – The Netherlands

Simultaneous quantitative and qualitative analysis of bowel perfusion with ICG and ureteral delineation with MB in a pig model

Principal investigator

Dr. Lisa Gensthaler
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna – Austria

Influence of One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass on changes in microbiome composition of the small intestine and villi hypertrophy

Principal investigator

Dr. Eran Shlomovitz
University Health Network
Toronto – Canada

Artificial Intelligence for Laparoscopic Skills Evaluation: Bringing Cutting Edge Training to All.

2021 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. Matteo De Pastena
University of Verona
Verona – Italy

Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy ergonomic analysis (DP-ROM trial)

Principal investigator

Dr. Daniel Moritz Felsenreich
Vienna Medical University
Vienna – Austria

Evaluation of Biliary Reflux after One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

Principal investigator

Ms Marina Yiasemidou
University of Hull
Hull – United Kingdom

An international consensus for mitigation of the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical training

2020 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Prof. Esther Consten
University Medical Center
Groningen – The Netherlands

A pilot study to asses the safety and feaibility of sentinel lymph node identification in colon carcinoma using ICG-Nanocolloid

Principal investigator

Prof. Jelle Ruurda
University Medical Center (UMC)
Utrecht – The Netherlands

The UGIRA International Registry for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy (RAMIG) for gastric cancer.

Principal investigator

Dr. Antonio Soares
Wellcome/EPSRC Interventional and Surgical Sciences Centre
London – United Kingdom

Decision support tool for optimal fluorescence perfusion assessment in colorectal surgery

2019 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. Nathan Curtis
Yeovil District Hospital
Yeovil – United Kingdom

Validity and reliability of intraoperative objective laparoscopic rectal cancer performance assessment tools in residency training

Principal investigator

Dr. Francesco Maria Carrano
University of Insubria
Varese – Italy

Diffusion tensor imaging mri for 3d printing: a first model for the understanding of pelvic floor disorders

Principal investigator

Dr. Freek Daams
Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Amsterdam – The Netherlands

The prevention of anastomotic leakage in colorectal surgery for cancer: the leakcheck and doublecheck study.

2018 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. Matteo De Pastena
Aoui Verona
Verona – Italy

Tri stapler vs ultrasonic scalpel in distal pancreatectomy (TRUDY). A randomize controlled, multicenter, patient-blinded, superiority trial

Principal investigator

Prof. Laurents Stassen
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht – The Netherlands

Near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: falcon trial

Principal investigator

Dr. Pietro Mascagni
IHU-Strasbourg
Strasbourg – France

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator

Prof. Gianfranco Silecchia
University La Sapienza of Rome
Rome – Italy

Malabsorption and gut microbiota profile changes after laparoscopic MBG vs roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB: a prospective multicenter comparative study

2016 - PROJECT

Principal investigator

Dr. Michele Diana
IHU-Strasbourg
Image-Guided Hybrid Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Strasbourg – France

Surgical endoscopy

2015 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. Salvatore Paiella
University of Verona
Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatric Department
Verona – Italy

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator

Dr. Nader Francis
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset – United Kingdom

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator

Prof. Alessandro Paganini
Sapienza University of Rome
Department of General Surgery
Surgical Specialities and Organ Transplantation “Paride Stefanini”
Rome – Italy

Risk assessment for revisional sleeve gastrectomy after failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: pilot study

2014 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Dr. John Vlot
Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Rotterdam – The Netherlands

Optimizing working space in thoracoscopy: CT measurement of the effect of high-frequency  oscillatory ventilation in a porcine model

Principal investigator

Dr. Edgar Wong
Maastricht University Medical Centre
CTCM (Clinical Trial Center Maastricht)
Maastricht – The Netherlands

The ORANGE II PLUS – Trial: An international multicentre randomised controlled trial of open versus laparoscopic hemihepatectomy

Principal investigator

Dr. Austin G. Acheson
University of Nottingham
School of Medicine
Department of surgery
Nottingham – United Kingdom

The effect of extreme Trendelenburg positioning on cognitive function using magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging and the n-back test

2013 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Prof. Joav Mintz
Hadassah Medical Organisation
Center for Innovative surgery
Jerusalem – Israel

Mechanisms underlying the cure of t2dm by bariatric surgery

Principal investigator

Prof. Richard Goossens
Technical University Delft
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Delft – The Netherlands

Serious gaming; bridging the gap between skills centre and operating theatre

Principal investigator

Dr. Marijn Poelman
VU Medical Centre Amsterdam
Department of Surgery
Amsterdam – The Netherlands

INCH trial

2012 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Prof. Mario Morino
University of Torino
Department of Surgery
Torino – Italy

Study of the surgically-induced weight loss effects on obese men sexual quality of life

Principal investigator

Dr. Renato Salvador
University of Padova
Department of Surgery Oncology and Gastroenterology (DISCOG)
Padova – Italy
Italy

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator

Prof. Eduardo Targarona
Fundació Institut de Recerca Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau
Barcelona – Spain

Surgical endoscopy

2011 - PROJECTS

Principal investigator

Prof. Alberto Arezzo
University of Torino
Department of Surgery
Torino – Italy

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator

Dr. Andrew Day
MATTU
Postgraduate medical school
Guilford, Surrey – United Kingdom

The Stress Response in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and its role in the Development of the Enhanced Recovery Program.

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