EAES Research Grant Recipients

The EAES has dedicated  funding to support research projects to strengthen the clinical, educational and basic science research in minimally invasive surgery.

The Research grant program is open to any investigator who is an EAES member and currently in a surgery-related endoscopic/laparoscopic practice.

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

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

2014 – 2015

Project:

Use of Near Infrared technology as a guide in laparoscopic enucleation of hypervascular pancreatic lesions: the COLPAN colour-and-resect project

Principal investigator:

Dr. Salvatore Paiella

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

2014 – 2015

Project:

Can 3 D imaging reduced operative errors during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: a randomised controlled trial

Principal investigator:

Dr. Nader Francis

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset
United Kingdom

2014 -2015

Project:

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

Principal investigator:

Professor Alessandro Paganini

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

Italy

2014 – 2015

Project:

Can 3 D imaging reduced operative errors during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: a randomised controlled trial

Principal investigator:

Dr. Nader Francis

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset
United Kingdom

2014 -2015

Project:

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

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

2011 – 2012

Project:

The impact of laparoscopic Heller myotomy on the manometric pattern of esophageal achalasia

Principal investigator:

Dr. Renato Salvador

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

2011 – 2012

Project:

Design of a 3D model to evaluate 2 volumetric variables (sleeve diameter and antrum size) after sleeve gastrectomy and its influence on weight loss

Principal investigator:

Professor Eduardo Targarona

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

2010 – 2011

Project:

Multi-port vs single-port cholecystectomy (MUSIC-study)

Principal investigator:

Professor Alberto Arezzo

University of Torino
Department of Surgery
Torino
Italy

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