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

Masterclasses

All masterclasses will take place on Wednesday, 24th June 2020. Participation only possible in combination with registration for the core congress.

MC1. EAES Research talent academy

Course directors:  Sheraz Markar (UK), Stavros Antoniou (Greece), Nader Francis (UK)
Room: S4-3) (level 3)

09.20 – 11.30  Session 1: Research principles
09.20 – 09.30 Introduction – Sheraz Markar (UK)
09.30 – 10.00 How to design a good RCT – Jaap Bonjer (Netherlands)
10.00 – 10.30 How to write a good grant application – Magnus Nilsson (Sweden)
10.30 – 11.00 Building a career as a surgeon-scientist – James Kinross (UK)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Session 2: Novel research in surgery
11.30 – 12.00 Complexity on social media, networks & communities, the new model for research and training -
Delia Cortés Guiral (Spain)
12.00 – 12.30 Video analysis using artificial intelligence – Sanjay Purkayastha (UK) or Manish Chand?
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 17.00    Dragons’ Den

Coordinator: Sheraz Markar (UK)
Dragons:

  1. George Hanna (UK)
  2. James Kinross (UK)
  3. Jaap Bonjer (Netherlands)
  4. Nader Francis (UK)
  5. Stavros Antoniou (Greece)
  6. Delia Cortés Guiral (Spain)

MC2. Ta-TME: Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer

Course director: Michel Adamina (Switzerland)
Room: S3-2 (level 3)
09.30 – 16.30 hrs

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Course outline & objectives – Michel Adamina (Switzerland)
10:05 – 10:20 An overview of rectal cancer surgery; current evidence – Nicolas Buchs (Switzerland)
10:20 – 10:40 Rationale, indications, and benefits of ta-TME – Michel Adamina (Switzerland)
10:40 – 11:00 The perfect operation: operative room setup, devices, and instruments – Frederic Ris (Switzerland)
11:00 – 11:20 The perfect operation: surgical technique step by step – Nicolò de Manzini (Italy)
11:20 – 11:40 The less than perfect operation: pitfalls and complications – Jurriaan Tuynman (The Netherlands)
11:40 – 12:00 Discussion – all faculty
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:20 Pelvic anatomy revisited / pelvic nerve preservation – Isacco Montroni  (Italy)
13:20 – 13:40 Beyond cancer: other indications for the transanal approach – Antonino Spinelli (Italy)
13:40 – 14:25 Unedited videos – all faculty
14:25 – 14:45 Introducing ta-TME at home: advice and tricks of the trade – Roel Hompes (The Netherlands)
14:45 – 15:00 Discussion – all faculty
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 15:45 Practical course and post course mentoring program – Michel Adamina (Switzerland)
15:45 – 16:10 Discussion – all faculty
16:10 – 16:20 Course evaluation
16:20 – 16:30 Closure

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the surgical indications and limits of performing a transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer
  • Recall the operative room set up and patient positioning, the recommended instruments and surgical devices
  • Recognise the anatomical landmarks of pelvic surgery and describe the key surgical steps of a transanal total mesorectal excision for cancer
  • Know the most common technical pitfalls and how to troubleshoot them
  • Know the common surgical complications, how to avoid them and how to deal with them
  • Describe the requirements to start a transanal total mesorectal excision programme at their institution
  • Be optimally prepared to participate to a practical ta-TME cadaver course and attend a mentoring programme

MC3. Crossfire debates

Room: S4-1 (level 3)
08.00 – 17.30 hrs
Course director: Piotr Myśliwiec (Poland)
Session 1: Colorectal crossfire; Mid-rectal cancer (5-10 cm)
Chairs: Nader Francis (UK), Piotr Richter (Poland)

08.00 – 08.20 Tips & Tricks – option 1: laparoscopic TME – Tim Rockall (UK)
08.20 – 08.40 Tips & Tricks – option 2: ta-TME – Roel Hompes (The Netherlands)
08.40 – 09.00 Tips & Tricks – option 3: open TME – Brendan Moran (United Kingdom)
09.00 – 09.30 Debate
09.30 – 10.00 Difficult cases (all presenters of this session)
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break

Session 2: Hernia crossfire; Mid-size (5-10cm) anterior abdominal hernia
Chairs: Marc Miserez (Belgium), Maciej Smietanski (Poland)

10.30 – 10.50 Tips & Tricks – option 1: LIRA – Salvador Morales Conde (Spain)
10.50 – 11.10 Tips & Tricks – option 2: eTEP – Igor Belyansky (USA)
11.10 – 11.30 Tips & Tricks – option 3: open sublay – Joachim Conze (Germany)
11.30 – 12.00 Debate
12.00 – 12.30 Difficult cases (all presenters of this session)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Session 3: Bariatric crossfire; Non-responders to sleeve gastrectomy
Chairs: Catalin Copaescu (Romania), Krzysztof Pasnik (Poland)

13.30 – 13.50 Tips & Tricks – option 1: OAGB – Jean-Marc Chevallier (France)
13.50 – 14.10 Tips & Tricks – option 2: SADI – Antonio Torres García (Spain)
14.10 – 14.30 Tips & Tricks – option 3: RYGB – Almantas Maleckas (Lithuania)
14.30 – 15.00 Debate
15.00 – 15.30 Difficult cases (all presenters of this session)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

Session 4: Teaching crossfire; How to avoid and manage disasters in MIS?
Chairs: Dorin Popa (Sweden), Jacek Dadan (Poland)

16.00 – 16.20 Haemorrhage in MIS; how to teach laparoscopy? – Marko Zelic (Croatia)
16.20 – 16.40 Bleeding during laparoscopy; lessons we have learned – Michal Orlowski (Poland)
16.40 – 17.00 Non-technical skills to avoid errors in laparoscopic surgery – Michal Nowakowski (Poland)
17.00 – 17.20 Objective assessment of technical skills in laparoscopic surgery – Kamil Torres (Poland)

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