EAES Research Grant Recipient

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:

2018 – 2019

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Nathan Curtis

Yeovil District Hospital
Yeovil
United Kingdom

2018 – 2019

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Francesco Carrano

University of Insubria
Varese
Italy

2018 – 2019

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Freek Daams

Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

2017 – 2018

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Matteo de Pastena

Aoui Verona
Verona
Italy

2017 – 2018

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Laurens Stassen

Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht
The Netherlands

2017 – 2018

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Pietro Mascagni

IHU-Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator:

Gianfranco Silecchia

University La Sapienza of Rome
Rome
Italy

2015 – 2016

Project:

Gastrointestinal activity manipulation to modulate aliment absorption and appetite (GAMMA3)

Principal investigator:

Dr. Michele Diane

IHU-Strasbourg
Image-Guided Hybrid Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Strasbourg
France

Principal investigator:

Dr. Salvatore Paiella

University of Verona
Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatric Department
Verona
Italy

Surgical endoscopy

2014 – 2015

Project:

2D versus 3D laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: a developmental multicentre randomised controlled trial

2014 -2015

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Dr. Nader Francis

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset
United Kingdom

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator:

Professor Alessandro Paganini

Sapienza University of Rome
Department of General Surgery
Surgical Specialities and Organ Transplantation “Paride Stefanini”
Rome
Italy

2013 – 2014

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Dr. John Vlot

Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Rotterdam
The Netherlands

2013 – 2014

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Drs. Edgar M. Wong-Lun-Hing

Maastricht University Medical Centre
CTCM (Clinical Trial Center Maastricht)
Maastricht
The Netherlands

2013 – 2014

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Austin G. Acheson

University of Nottingham
School of Medicine
Department of surgery
Nottingham
United Kingdom

2012 – 2013

Project:

Mechanisms underlying the cure of t2dm by bariatric surgery

Principal investigator:

Professor Yoav Mintz

Hadassah Medical Organisation
Center for Innovative surgery
Jerusalem
Israel

2012 -2013

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Professor Richard Goossens

Technical University Delft
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Delft
The Netherlands

2012 – 2013

Project:

INCH trial

Principal investigator:

Dr. Marijn Poelman

VU Medical Centre Amsterdam
Department of Surgery
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

2011 – 2012

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Professor Mario Morino

University of Torino
Department of Surgery
Torino
Italy

Principal investigator:

Dr. Renato Salvador

University of Padova
Department of Surgery Oncology and Gastroenterology (DISCOG)
Padova
Italy

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator:

Professor Eduardo Targarona

Fundació Institut de Recerca Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau
Barcelona
Spain

Surgical endoscopy

Principal investigator:

Professor Alberto Arezzo

University of Torino
Department of Surgery
Torino
Italy

Surgical endoscopy

2010 – 2011

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Dr. Andrew Day

MATTU
Postgraduate medical school
Guilford, Surrey
United Kingdom