European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

UEMS MIS Exam task force

The EBSQ examination leads to the title of Fellow of European Board of Surgery (F.E.B.S.). This conferment is a significant high-level indication of professional competence and excellence, and represents an acknowledgement of knowledge, skills and professionalism, at European level. The Fellowship of the UEMS is becoming increasingly prestigious among professionals and institutions.

The examination and subsequent conferment of the title of Fellow of the European Board of Surgery have a single objective: to help each and every European surgeon in his/her professional career, by providing through the UEMS, in collaboration with the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) the tools for professional advancement.

The training of surgeons in the different countries of the European Union is the responsibility of the national competent authorities of each country, and thus is not within the sphere of competence of the UEMS. However, in the absence of specific official title in the different surgical fields or specialities in European countries, the aim of the UEMS Section of Surgery is to assure standards of the product of the training of surgeons through robust, valid, high level exit specialty exams for specialist trainees.

Each specialty within the Section of Surgery has its own curriculum, eligibility criteria, and examination. If passing the EBSQ Examination leads to the conferment of the title of Fellow of the European Board of Surgery in the corresponding specialty.

Chairman UEMS Division of MIS

Vice-President UEMS Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery Board

Georg Bischof F.E.B.S.
Doctor of Medicine
Professor of surgery
Evangelisches Krankenhaus
Vienna, Austria

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Assoc. Prof. Marek Soltés, MD., PhD., Hon. F.E.B.S./MIS
I. Department of Surgery
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University
Košice, Slovak Republic


Arjan Appel
Executive director
European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

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Nathan Curtis, BM BSc FRCS PhD
Consultant Surgeon
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorchester, United Kingdom

Lars Fischer, Prof. Dr. med. MBA, FEBS (MIS)
Department of Surgery
Klinikum Mittelbaden
Baden-Baden, Germany

Nader Francis, MBChB, FRCS, FEBS(hon), PhD Director of Training
Concultant Colorectal surgeon
Yeovil District Hospital
Yeovil, United Kingdom

Dorin Popa, MD, PhD, EBS – MIS
General Surgery Consultant Colo-Rectal Division
Linköping University Hospital, Surgery Clinic,
Linköping, Sweden

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The recorded lectures of the 2022 edition of the EAES Wintermeeting. Offered to you by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. A morning full of lectures about the latest technology in endoscopic surgery. ‘Innovations in surgery – from lab to OR’.