Technology Symposium

The Technology symposium will take place on Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Minimally invasive surgery is a revolution driven by technology. The introduction of miniaturised video cameras and thin and long surgical instruments changed the way we treat our patients, and has changed surgery dramatically. Laparoscopic surgeons were the first to learn to use sophisticated technology in the general surgery OR and many of them help design the tools that we use.

The EAES is determined to lead and shape the future of minimally invasive surgery, including the technologies we use in the operating room and outside it. One of the important activities to achieve that is to maintain a platform that enables open communication with our partners in shaping the future; engineers, designers, and the industry.

The symposium is composed of two parts; a morning session on Technology solutions to prevent and to treat complications and afternoon “Amazing Technologies” session, where short abstracts will be presented on cutting edge technologies for MIS.

If you are a surgeon involved in the development or research on technology, you are invited to submit your work or come and learn what others do, and what lies in the future.

If you are an engineer or designer, submit your abstract and interact with your future users, or come and learn what your peers are currently busy with.

If you are from the industry, submit and present your prototypes and new products and get immediate feedback from the experts, or come and learn where the industry will be in a few years.

TS1. Technology Symposium morning: Technology solutions to prevent and to treat complications

Symposium directors: Yoav Mintz (Israel), Kiyokazu Nakajima (Japan), Tim Horeman (The Netherlands)

Prevention of complications

09.00 – 09.20 3D printing technology for preoperative planning and simulation – Chen Sagiv (Israel) Stefania Marconi (Italy)
09.20 – 09.40 Safe use of energy – Yoav Mintz (Israel)
09.40 – 10.00 Imaging technology (3D, 4K, fluorescence) – Nereo Vettoretto (Italy)
10.00 – 10.20 Novelties in tissue reinforcement & stapling – Thomas Carus (Germany)
10.20 – 10.40 Bio-aware control strategies for anthropomorphic artificial hands and robotic systems – Fanny Ficuciello (Italy)
10.40 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

Treatment of complications

11.00 – 11.20 Bleeding – Felix Nickel (Germany)
11.20 – 11.40 Anastomotic fistulas & leaks – Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
11.40 – 12.00 Bile duct injuries – Luigi Boni (Italy)
12.00 – 12.20 Strictures & stenosis – Lorenzo Fuccio (Italy) Back up: Beat Müller (Germany)
12.20 – 12.40 Adhesions – Richard ten Broek (The Netherlands)
12.40 – 14.00 Speed dating lunch


TS2. Technology Symposium afternoon: Amazing Technologies

Chairs: Alberto Arezzo (Italy), George Mylonas (UK), Michele Diana (France)

14.00 – 16.00 Amazing technologies session 1 free papers
16.00 – 17.30 Amazing technologies session 2 free papers