Hands-on courses

Thursday, 22nd February 2024

Hands-on course: Introduction to colorectal MIS and how to prevent complications

The lower GI day will allow an introduction to laparoscopic colorectal technique. A rectal dissection and division with circular stapled anastomosis can be performed. For suitable candidates a side to side stapled intracorporeal anastomosis can be completed. Participants will be able to use the technique of fluorescence angiography using ICG.

Participants that will derive the most value from this complex course already have some laparoscopic experience and are able to suture.

Location: Ponderas Hospital
Faculty: Ken Campbell (UK), Victor Tomulescu (Romania), Predag Andrejevic (Malta), Vasile Bintintan (Romania), Michel Adamina (Switzerland), Wanda Petz (Italy), Umberto Bracale (Italy), Dorin Ziyaie (UK), Nicoló De Manzini (Italy), Nathan Curtis (UK), Ludovica Baldari (Italy)
Time: 09.00 – 16.00 hrs

Saturday, 24th February 2024

Hands-on course: Foregut MIS and fluorescence guided surgery

The upper GI day will facilitate an introduction to laparoscopic techniques applied in oesophageal and gastric surgery. Procedures such as laparoscopic antireflux surgery and laparoscopic gastric resection, involving both hand-sewn and stapled anastomosis can be performed. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the utilisation of fluorescence angiography through Indocyanine Green (ICG) and the application of an endoluminal vacuum therapy device.

Participants that will derive the most value from this complex course already have some laparoscopic experience and are able to suture.

09:00 – 09:30Meeting and course introduction; the policy on human care and use of laboratory animals
09:30 – 10:00Session 1. Instrumentation, trocar placement and identification of the anatomic landmarks in the animal model
10:00 – 11:00Session 2. Anti-reflux surgery: division of the short gastric vessels, hiatal dissection, closure and re-approximation of the diaphragmatic defect
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30Session 3. GERD management with an anti-reflux procedure: total fundoplication (anterior-posterior wall and great curvature fundoplication) and posterior partial fundoplication.
12:30 – 13:00Luch break
13:00 – 15:30Session 4. One anastomosis gastric bypass: gastric transection/division, utilisation of fluorescence angiography through Indocyanine Green (ICG), hand sawn and stapled gastro-jejunostomy.
15:30 – 16:00Closing remarks

Location: Ponderas Hospital
Faculty: Milos Bjelovic (Serbia), Dan Ulmeanu (Romania), Miljan Zindovic (Montenegro), Gadi Marom (Israel), György Lázár (Hungary), Beat Müller (Switzerland), Franck Billmann (Germany), Aung Myint Oo (Singapore), Dragan Gunjić (Serbia), Ludovica Baldari (Italy)
Time: 09.00 – 16.00 hrs

All hands-on courses are taking place in a state of the art surgical skills centre, fully equipped with the latest fluorescence capable laparoscopic stacks and access to flexible endoscopy. The highly experienced local faculty are joined by international expert faculty from EAES to create a uniquely high ratio of faculty to delegates to provide a high value educational experience.

Participants will work in teams with a dedicated faculty member. They will be asked to document their level of experience and aims in advance and will agree a plan for the day with faculty. This allows an opportunity to tailor the experience to the participants and, taking advantage of the wide variety of stations and models available at this centre, maximise the individuals training experience.

Registration fee

Symposium

€150 – Romanian citizens
€195 – EAES member
€250 –
Non member (membership plus package)

Hands-on courses*

€295 – sponsored training places for EAES and ARCE members (limited availability)
€750 – EAES member
€950 – 
Non member

* Please note: 
You can only register for the hands-on courses and the ultrasound course in combination with the symposium.