28th International EAES Congress | Kraków, Poland | 24 - 27 June 2020

Hands-on courses

Entry level: resident in training

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

HO1: Flexible endoscopy

Course director: Silvana Perretta (France)
Tutors: Andras Legner (Austria), Margherita Pizzicannella (Italy), Andrea Spota (France), Antonello Forgione (Italy), James Ellsmere (Canada), George Spaun (Austria), Aurora Pryor (USA), Mauro Verra (Italy), Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)
Assistant: Agnès Gronfier (France)
Room: Mocca (Q Plus hotel)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs

At the end of this course the participant will:

  • Understand indications for ESD in the upper and lower GI tract
  • Understand correct indications for POEM
  • Learn the basic steps of EMR, ESD and POEM in a controlled and supervised setting
  • Become familiar with new technologies available for treating GI bleeding and perforations
  • Become familiar with the use of over-the-scope clips
  • Become familiar with endoscopic suturing techniques

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HO2: Laparoscopic suturing 1 (same as HO3 but different timeslot)

Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)
Tutor: Tomasz Guzel (Poland)
Room: S4-2 (level 3)
13.30 – 15.00 hrs

HO3: Laparoscopic suturing 2 (same as HO2 but different timeslot)

Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)
Tutor: Tomasz Guzel (Poland)
Room: S4-2 (level 3)
15.30 – 17.00 hrs

Info for both HO2 and HO3:

The course programme (and also course objectives) will be:

  1. Demonstration of instruments for laparoscopic suturing
  2. Basic knot 1: laparoscopic surgical knot
  3. Basic knot 2: laparoscopic slip knot
  4. Basic suture: laparoscopic running suture
  5. Demonstration of stapling instruments

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Saturday, 27th June 2020

HO4 Ultrasound

Room: Mocca (Q Plus hotel)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs
Course directors: Calin Tiu (Romania), Andreas Melzer (Germany)

  1. Stavros Antoniou (Cyprus)
  2. Vasile Bintintan (Romania)
  3. Ciprian Duta (Romania)
  4. Valeriu Surlin (Romania)
  5. Alexandru Carap (Romania)
  6. Bogdan Socea (Romania)
  7. Gerald Filip (Romania)
  8. Andrei Keidar Israel (Israel)
  9. Florin Botea (Romania)

Ultrasound performed by the surgeon himself offers 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 programme as a tool for initiating and acquiring skills for interested surgeons, regardless of age.

The Kraków course can be offered to 30 participants, divided into four modules, three modules  of 6 participants each and a module of 12. (see the table). Participants need to indicate their preferred module when registering for the course.

Module Number of participants Staff
Abdominal 12 Keidar, Duta, Antoniou, Surlin
eFAST 6 Carap, Socea
Guided Punctures 6 Filip, Melzer
Intra-Operative 6 Botea, Bintintan
Total 30

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HO5 Laparoscopic gastrointestinal anastomoses

Room: Espresso (Q Plus hotel)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs
Course director: Piotr Myśliwiec (Poland)
Tomasz Banasiewicz (Poland)
Dorin Popa (Sweden)
Jacek Cywinski (Poland)
Mateusz Jeckowski (Poland)
Magda Podlecka (Poland)


  1. Principles of gastrointestinal anastomoses
  2. Choice of equipment and art of tissue handling
  3. Techniques and pitfalls:
    a) hand-sewn and stapled esophago-jejunal and gastro-jejunal anastomoses
    b) hand-sewn and stapled small bowel anastomoses
    c) hand-sewn and stapled ileo-colic anastomoses
    d) hand-sewn and stapled colo-colic colo-rectal and colo-anal anastomoses
  4. Practical workshops

learn to perform GI anastomosis on a porcine preserved intestines model using laparoscopic trainers

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HO6 Laparoscopic bile duct exploration Choledochoscopy

Course director: Ahmad Nassar (UK), Jaime Vilaça (Portugal)
Room: Latte (Q Plus hotel)
09.00 – 17.00 hrs

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.

Limited space available. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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