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)