31st International EAES Congress | Roma, Italy | 20 - 23 June 2023

Hands on courses

All masterclasses will take place on Tuesday and Friday, 20th and 23rd June 2023. Participation only possible in combination with registration for the core congress. For prices, check the registration page.
Entry level: resident in training.

Tuesday 20th June 2023

HO1 Flexible Endoscopy
Course director: Silvana Perretta (France)
Assistant: Agnès Gronfier (France)
Tutors: Maurizio Fazi (Italy), Ludovica Guerriero (Italy), Andras Legner (Austria), Pietro Riva (Italy), Rita Rodriguez-Luna (France), Andrea Spota (Italy), Gadi Marom (Israel), Rastislav Kunda (Belgium), Margherita Pizzicannella (Italy), Pietro Mascagni (Italy)
Room: S08
09.00 – 17.00 hrs

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the value and indications of preoperative endoscopy
  • Become familiar with the endoscopic management of common gastro-intestinal surgery complications such as bleeding, perforations, leaks and fistula
  • Understand indications and basic steps of EMR, ESD and POEM in a controlled and supervised setting
  • Become familiar with endoscopic suturing techniques for morbid obesity and GERD
  • Understand the indications and basic steps of ERCP and biliary endoscopy

More information: https://www.master-surgical-endoscopy.eu/eaes-2023/

HO2 Laparoscopic suturing – beginner (sponsored by Karl Storz)
Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)
Room: S09
12.00 – 13.30 hrs

Course outline:

  • Demonstration of instruments for laparoscopic suturing
  • Basic knot 1: laparoscopic surgical knot
  • Basic knot 2: laparoscopic slip knot
  • Basic suture: laparoscopic running suture
  • Demonstration of stapling instruments

HO3 Laparoscopic suturing – advanced (sponsored by Karl Storz)
Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)
Room: S09
14.30 – 17.45 hrs

Course outline:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Atypic liver resection
  • Gastric bypass
  • Small bowel anastomosis in combination with ICG-fluorescence

HO4 Ultrasound
Course directors: Calin Tiu (Romania), Andreas Melzer (Germany)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs
Room: La Cafeteria


  1. Stavros Antoniou (Cyprus), Abdominal Ultrasound
  2. Ciprian Duta (Romania), Abdominal Ultrasound
  3. Valeriu Surlin (Romania), Abdominal Ultrasound
  4. Alexandru Carap (Romania), eFAST
  5. Bogdan Socea (Romania), eFAST
  6. Gerald Filip (Romania), Guided procedures
  7. Vasile Bintintan (Romania), Intraoperative
  8. Andrei Keidar (Israel), Intraoperative
  9. Florin Botea (Romania), Intraoperative
  10. Radu Elisei (Romania), Guided procedures phantoms developer

Friday 23rd June 2023

HO5 Laparoscopic bile duct exploration Choledochoscopy (sponsored by Karl Storz)
Course director: Ahmad Nassar (UK)
Tutors: Jaime Vilaça (Portugal), Tarek Katbeh (UK)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs
Room: S07

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Advanced procedure–based course highlighting the technical and logistical aspects of one session laparoscopic exploration of the bile duct.
  • A course designed for consultants and senior trainees with the skills of routine and emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy who may already have experience with intra-operative cholangiography.
  • The candidates are made familiar with the technical aspects through short interactive talks.
  • The course has a major practical hands-on component with opportunity to practice cholangiography, trans-cystic duct cannulation and exploration, choledochotomy exploration and methods of biliary drainage.
  • There will be emphasis on the handling and optimal use of 3mm & 5mm choledochoscopes.
  • Well-designed animal tissue models allow for task repetition and skills development and consolidation.
  • Adequate time is dedicated to detailed discussions of technical aspects utilising extensive video material selected from 1430 Laparoscopic bile duct explorations.

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