Wednesday 14 June 2017

MC1. CAMIC Academy Masterclass – endorsed by EAES
Concept: semi live surgery; 30 minutes per subject – video only session

Course directors: Kaja Ludwig (Germany), Tobias Keck (Germany )

The aim of this Masterclass is to provide the participant with an extensive experience in upper GI minimal invasive surgery. After participation the participant should be able to understand the typical laparoscopic and robotic approach to upper GI oncologic cases. The presenters are requested to share their experience, technical pitfalls, tips and tricks to enhance the experience of the participant and flatten her or his learning curve. A special impact will be put on the didactic sequential approach in the procedure and on the oncological aspects of the procedure. The audience is required to chose the best didactic presentation.

09:00 - 09:25 Laparoscopic gastrectomy and DII LAD - Kaja Ludwig (Germany)
09:25 - 09:50Laparoscopic thoracoabdominal esophagectomy - Jens Höppner (Germany)
09:50 - 10:15Laparoscopic distal spleno-pancreatectomy - Dirk Bausch (Germany)
10:15 - 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:10Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy
11:10 - 11:35 Laparoscopic liver resection (segment resection) - Mohammad Abu Hilal (UK)
11:35 - 12:00Laparoscopic extended hemihepatectomy - Michael Schön (Germany)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:55Robot assisted esophagectomy
13:55 - 14:20Robot assisted gastrectomy - Young-Woo Kim (Korea)
14:20 - 14:45Robot assisted liver resection - Ugo Boggi (Italy)
14:45 - 15:15Coffee break
15:15 - 15:40Robot assisted pancreatoduodenectomy - Jürgen Weitz (Germany)
15:40 - 16:05Academy Awards: And the Oscar goes to……? (Public voting)
16:05 - 16:30 Closure

Course directors: Giovanni Zaninotto (UK), Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)


1.  Learn the essentials about the pathophysiology of GERD and be able to plan the optimal diagnostic testing for all patients with foregut symptoms in order to select patients with GERD.
2.  Learn about the clinical presentation of the disease and its variety in order to understand the importance of a preoperative diagnostic workup.
3.  Learn to understand the possible indications for antireflux surgery or continuation of medical therapy and be able to apply the principles of the selection process and criteria used in order to give those patients a chance, who have a high probability of surgical success.
4.  Learn about the best surgical technique and procedure for an individual patients.
5.  Learn about the evaluation of patients outcome and the reasons of failures as well as the management of failures.
6.  Learn about special situations, conditions and developments associated with GERD such as Barrett`s esophagus, short esophagus and worst case scenarios in the management of the disease.

Management of GERD
09:00 - 09:25 Definition, clinical appearance and pathophysiology - Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)
09:25 - 09:50Diagnostic testing - Jessica Leers (Germany)
09:50 - 10:15Limits of medical management of GERD - Joachim Labenz (Germany)
10:15 - 10:45Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:10Quality of life in GERD - Grzegorz Wallner (Poland)
11:10 - 11:35 Somatoform tendencies in GERD - Frauke Musial (Norway)
11:35 - 12:00Treatment options for Barrett’ oesophagus - Giovanni Zaninotto (UK)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch Break
Afternoon session
13:30 - 13:55Intra- and transluminal procedures in GERD - Nicole Bouvy (The Netherlands)
13:55 - 14:20New technologies in GERD - Luigi Bonavina (Italy)
14:20 - 14:45Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery - Eduardo Targarona (Spain)
14:45 - 15:15Coffee break
15:15 - 15:40Reasons for failures of anti-reflux surgery - David Rattner (USA)
15:40 - 16:05Laparoscopic Redo surgery in GERD - Heine van der Walt (South Africa)
16:05 - 16:30 Resective surgery - Wolfram Breithaupt (Germany)
16:30 - 16:45Closure

Course directors: Luigi Boni (Italy), Michele Diana (France), Abe Fingerhut (France)

provide a state-of-the-art overview on fluorescence-guided surgery

At the end of this course, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the current clinical applications and results of fluorescence-guided surgery.
  • Outline current and future developments in molecular imaging, including devices, fluorophores and software analysis
  • Identify challenges related to the implementation of fluorescence-guided surgery (e.g. regulatory)
  • Recognize the potential clinical benefits of fluorescence-imaging in order to improve patient’s outcomes.
Fluorescence guided surgery masterclass
13:00 - 13:15Basic principles of fluorescence guided surgery and overview of the current clinical applications - Luigi Boni (Italy)
13:15 - 13:30Fluorescent cholangiography in laparoscopic cholecystectomy - Fernando Dip (USA)
13:30 - 13:45Fluorescent guided liver resection -Takeaki Ishizawa (Japan)
13:45 - 14:00Fluorescent angiography in bariatric procedures - Thomas Carus (Germany)
14:00 - 14:15Fluorescent angiography during eosophagectomy - Simon Law (Hong Kong)
14:15 - 14:30Fluorescent lymphatic mapping in colonic surgery - Nicoló De Manzini (Italy)
14:30 - 15:00Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:15Fluorescent lymphatic mapping in gastric cancer - Young-Woo Kim (Korea)
15:15 - 15:30Fluorescent angiography during colorectal resection - Ronan Cahill (Ireland)
15:30 - 15:45Future development of fluorescence angiography - Michele Diana (France)
15:45 - 16:00Fluorescence guided transanal endoscopic operations - Marco Allaix (Italy)
16:00 - 16:15The EAES fluorescence guided surgery registry - Salvador Morales Conde (Spain)
16:15 - 16:30ICG fluorescence for pouches and IBD - Antonino Spinelli (Italy)
16:30 - 16:45A look into the “near” future of fluorescence guided surgery - Alexander Vahrmeijer (The Netherlands)
16:45 - 17:00Conclusion


(by invitation only)
Course directors: Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy), Stavros Antoniou (Greece)

To provide a stable basis for elaboration of quality research work.

At the end of this course, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify potential areas of research
  • Select the appropriate study design for each research subject
  • Evaluate the methodological and reporting quality of scholarly work
  • Comprehend the importance of avoiding various sources of bias
  • Setup a quality research protocol
  • Identify the appropriate registry for each study design
  • Understand the principles of quality reporting of scholarly work
How to elaborate high quality research workby invitation only
Introductory sessionConceiving the idea
09:00 - 09:15Why to do research? - Stavros Antoniou (Greece), Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy)
09:15 - 09:35Observational study - Eugenia Yiannakopoulou (Greece)
09:35 - 09:55RCT - Francesca Fiorentino (UK)
09:55 - 10:15Systematic review and meta-analysis - Stavros Antoniou (Greece)
10:15 - 10:45Coffee Break
session 1Cohort study
10:45 - 11:30Eugenia Yiannakopoulou (Greece)
session 2RCT
11:30 - 12:15Francesca Fiorentino (UK)
12:15 - 13:30Lunch break
session 3Systematic review
13:30 - 14:15Sheraz Markar (UK)
session 4Meta-analysis
14:15 - 15:00Stavros Antoniou (Greece)
15:00 - 15:20Coffee break
session 5Principles of network meta-analysis
15:20 - 16:05Dimitris Mavridis (Greece)
session 6Multiple choice test
16:05 - 16:35Test
16:35 - 16:45Closure