Hands-on Courses

All hands on courses will take place on Saturday, 15th June 2019. Participation only possible in combination with registration for the core congress.

HO1. Flexible Endoscopy

Course directors: Silvana Perretta (France), Yoav Mintz (Israel)

Faculty: James Ellsmere (Canada), Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Antonello Forgione (Italy), Pietro Riva (Italy), Maurizio Fazi (Italy), Andras Legner (Austria), Aurora Pryor (USA), Mauro Verra (Italy), Andrea Spota (France)

Assistant: Agnès Gronfier (France)

Time: 09.00 – 17.00

This is an advanced, therapeutic course and diagnostic experience is requested.
Number of participants:
20 (based on a first come, first served basis)

For more information about the content of this course click here.

HO2. Ultrasound

Course directors: Calin Tiu (Romania), Andreas Melzer (Germany)

Tutors: Vasile Bintintan (Romania), Stavros Antoniou (Greece), Ciprian Duta (Romania), Valeriu Surlin (Romania), Eugenia Yiannakopoulou (Greece), Bogdan Socea (Romania), Alexandru Carap (Romania), Gerald Filip (Romania), Gonzalo Suárez (Spain), Eduardo Perea (Spain)

Time; 09.00 – 17.00

Number of participants: 24 (based on a first come, first served basis)

Module I: Abdominal ultrasound

  • Liver, Biliary Ducts
  • Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Spleen, Kidney, Urinary Bladder
  • Digestive tract, Abdominal Wall, Abdominal Vessels

 Module II: eFast@Abdominal organs injuries

  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Abdominal Organs Injuries Evaluation

 Module III: Ultrasound Guiding Punctures

  • Tumor Biopsy, Node Biopsy, Fluid Collection.
  • Vascular Puncture, Collection’s drainage
  • Lumbar puncture, Plexus Nerve Block, Articular Puncture, Cysts Puncture

Ultrasound performed by the surgeon himself is offering advantages such a higher diagnosis efficiency, more safety postoperative follow-up, intraoperative approach, improved efficiency in emergency, trauma and collective disasters cases.

Increasing the accessibility of ultrasound also brings benefits to the entire system through savings at imaging investigations costs level.

The EAES Technology committee introduced this course in its congress program as a tool for initiating and acquiring skills for interested surgeons, regardless of age.

At the EAES congresses in Frankfurt and London, as well as in two ARCE events in Bucharest, the course evolved from the single module format to the current one, prepared for Sevilla, with three modules: Abdominal, eFAST @ Trauma and Guiding Puncture.

The future module, Intraoperative Ultrasound, (with laparoscopic and open abdomen approach, on pigs under general anesthesia), will be ready for the ARCE Congress in Bucharest in November 2019.

Special notice: Course participants will perform abdominal ultrasound on each other. An informed consent to participate in the course will be required in order to begin. If for any reason you do not agree to have a participant perform ultrasound on you please do not register for this course.
Kindly supported by CLARIUS
HO3. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration – Choledochoscopy 

Course directors: Ahmad H. Nassar (UK), Jaime Vilaça (Portugal)

Tutor: Juan Bellido Luque (Spain)

Time; 09.00 – 17.00

Number of participants: 18 (based on a first come, first served basis)

Course Objectives:
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 1250 Laparoscopic bile duct explorations.

Kindly supported by KARL STORZ