European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

Forward Programme

The EAES Forward Programme addresses the issue of quality surgical education in some target European countries. EAES is keen to support the spread and adoption of MIS in regions that need such an initiative, in line with the vision and strategy of the EAES to promote the adoption of safe MIS techniques in Europe and beyond. It will also help those regions to enhance the uptake of MIS for the benefits of patients.
In addition to supporting training, this program would provide opportunities for collaborative research that can promote good research methodology to aid training and or clinical practice in those countries and beyond.
This will be the first list of steps from EAES aimed to generate political priority, mobilise resources, and assure meaningful improvements in the field of endoscopic surgery.

The Education & Training committee has selected 6 young surgeons from Albania & Moldova to participate.


– Based on the desired specialisation of the candidates, we will start with a number of webinars and workshops.
– Following the webinars, surgeons will undergo a multi-modal training, 3 months clinical fellowship in a recognized MIS center across Europe, that will enhance their clinical and academic skills.
– After the program is completed, the surgeons will return to their countries and hospitals to implement their experience so that their patients and region can benefit. Clinical mentorship (proctoring at fellow´s center to support the fellow to practice the learned skills).
Assessment and final report.

We aim to complete the programme in 2 years.

FORWARD programme 2 – candidates 

Aurel Bardhi – Albania

Ardit Kaçani – Albania

Arvit Llazani – Albania

Serghei Burgoci – Moldova

Dumitru Cazacu – Moldova

Ivan Cucu – Moldova

FORWARD programme 1 – candidates 

Ivica Zarev – Serbia

Aleksandar Kujovic -Montenegro

Aleksandar Kujovic – Montenegro

Ognen Kostovski – Macedonia

Milan Todorovic – Bosnia & Herzegovina

Vladimir Joksimovic – Macedonia

Milan Veselinović – Serbia

Nada Santrac – Serbia

Adnan Satrovic – Bosnia & Herzegovina

Stefan Kmezic – Serbia

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