European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

Programme virtual congress

All indicated times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Tuesday 23 June
15:45 – 16:45 Transenterix webinar
16:55 Opening
Welcome by EAES president – Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy)
17:00 – 18:00 Session 1: Technology and corona
Moderator / panel: Manish Chand (UK), Thomas Carus (Germany), Wanda Petz (Italy), 
Kiyokazu Nakajima (Japan), Thanjakumar Arulampalam (UK)
17:00 – 17:10 Protection of OR personnel – Tim Horeman (The Netherlands)
17:10 – 17:20 3D printing in times of the Corona pandemic – Stefania Marconi (Italy)
17:20 – 17:30 Artificial Intelligence and Corona – Daniel Hashimoto (USA)
17:30 – 17:40 New technologies after Corona – Yoav Mintz (Israel)
17:40 – 17:50 Remote teaching and learning – Jaap Bonjer (The Netherlands)
17:50 – 18:00 Telementoring, proctoring, telesurgical assistance & robotics – Felix Nickel (Germany)
18:00 – 18:10 The implications of the delay of diagnostics and surgery for pancreatic carcinoma in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – Chi-Chuan Yeh (Taiwan)
18:10 – 18:40 Live Q&A session
Wednesday 24 June
15:45 – 16:45 Karl Storz webinar
15:45 – 16:45 Intuitive webinar
17:00 – 18:30 Session 2: Amazing Technologies
 Moderator / panel: Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Yoav Mintz (Israel), Pietro Valdastri (UK), 
Fanny Ficuciello (Italy)
17:00 – 17:05 Hyperspectral technology: an innovative tool that may change intraoperative 
strategy and help for prevention anastomosis leakage during esophagectomy – 
M.A. Bonino (Switzerland)
17:08 – 17:13 A usability study of a surgical GPS for laparoscopic procedures – D. Soriero (Italy)
17:16 – 17:21 Predicting the surgical workload during laparoscopy using body sensors of 
smartwatches – J.A. Sánchez-Margallo (Spain)
17:24 – 17:29 Validation and application of a novel colonic polypectomy trainer – E.J. Barzola 
Navarro (Spain)
17:32 – 17:37 Determination of the ideal anastomotic position by hyperspectral imaging (HSI) in 
 colorectal resections – B. Jansen-Winkeln (Germany)
17:40 – 17:45 Cancelled
17:48 – 17:53 Optimization of suture response of 3D printed patient-specific vessels for a 
simulation phantom for living-donor kidney procurement procedure – E.J. Negrello (Italy)
17:56 – 18:01 Analyzing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with deep learning: automatic detection of 
 surgical tools and phases – M.A. Sahu (Germany)
18:04 – 18:09 A novel technology for noninvasive monitoring of abdominal compliance during 
 minimal access surgery – F. Sterke (The Netherlands)
18:12 – 18:17 Comparison of Ultra High-Definition (4k), Three-Dimensional (3d) HD and Two-
 Dimensional (2d) HD Endovision Systems: An Ex-Vivo randomised study – 
 S. Chaliyadan (India)
18:20 – 18:25 Cancelled
18:28 – 18:33 Reciprocal insufflation technology: mitigating the effects of ventilation on surgical 
workspace – W. Van Weteringen (The Netherlands)
18:38 END

All indicated times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Thursday 25 June
15:45 – 16:45 Intuitive webinar
15:45 – 16:45 Aesculap webinar
17:00 – 18:10 Session 3: What’s new in…
Moderator / panel: Jaap Bonjer (The Netherlands), Beat Müller (Germany), Stavros Antoniou (Greece), Antonello Forgione (Italy), Kenneth Campbell (UK)
17:00 – 17:10 What is new in colorectal surgery? – Patricia Sylla (USA)
17:10 – 17:20 What is new in hernia surgery? – Filip Muysoms (Belgium)
17:20 – 17:30 What is new in bariatric surgery? – Jan-Willem Greve (The Netherlands)
17:30 – 17:40 What is new in oesophageal cancer surgery? – Noriyuki Inaki (Japan)
17:40 – 17:50 What is new in gastric cancer? – Suzanne Gisbertz (the Netherlands)
17:50 – 18:00 What is new in liver surgery? – David Geller (USA)
18:00 – 18:10 What is new in pancreatic surgery? – Horacio Asbun (USA)
18:10 – 18:40 Live Q & A session
Friday 26 June
17:00 – 18:00 Session 4: Surgery and Corona
Moderator / panel: Mark Coleman (UK), Catalin Copaescu (Romania), Nicola Di Lorenzo (Italy), 
Gunnar Ahlberg (Sweden), Piotr Myśliwiec (Poland)
17:00 – 17:10 How to recover from the lockdown – Andrea Pietrabissa (Italy)
17:10 – 17:20 Corona & laparoscopy – Nader Francis (UK)
17:20 – 17:30 Corona & oncology – Salvador Morales Conde (Spain)
17:30 – 17:40 Corona & emergency surgery – Dorin Popa (Sweden)
17:40 – 17:50 Opportunities after Corona – Nicole Bouvy (The Netherlands)
17:50 – 18:00 Corona & Social Media – Julio Mayol (Spain)
18:00 – 18:10 Bariatric surgery in times of corona and the consequences of morbid obesity on COVID-19 survival – Natan Zundel (USA)
18:10 – 18:40 Live Q & A session

These programme components can be followed throughout the entire congress period.

Surgical Endoscopy Festival

Short introduction by editor in chief Surgical Endoscopy Journal – George Hanna (UK)

  1. Effect of transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: comparison of short-term outcomes with laparoscopic and open surgeries – Karim Sharaf (Denmark)
  2. Vacuum-assisted early transanal closure of leaking low colorectal anastomoses: the CLEAN study – Laurents Stassen (The Netherlands)
  3. LapTrain: multi-modality training curriculum for laparoscopic cholecystectomy-results of a randomized controlled trial – Felix Nickel (Germany)
  4. Seroma following transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP): incidence, risk factors, and preventive measures – Ferdinand Köckerling (Germany)
  5. Clinical feasibility of a new full-thickness endoscopic plication device (GERDx (TM)) for patients with GERD: results of a prospective trial – Michael Weitzendorfer (Austria)

Abstracts & videos
All abstracts and videos and posters will be published as well and are continuously accessible.

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Industry webinars
Tuesday 23 June

15:45 – 16:45 Digitizing Laparoscopy in Multidisciplinary Settings with the Senhance Robotic System
This webinar panel presentation will highlight the broad multidisciplinary use of digital laparoscopy with the Senhance Surgical System across different robotic-assisted surgical programs.
Panelists include:

  • Laurent Fossion M.D:, Urologist, FeBU (Máxima Medisch Centrum Veldhoven,  Netherlands)
  • Prof. Narimantas Evaldas  Samalavičius (Head of Robotic Surgery Program; Klaipeda University Hospital, Klaipeda Lithuania
  • Dr. Amit Trivedi (Chair of Surgery, Pascack Valley Medical Center New Jersey, USA)
Wednesday 24 June

15:45 – 16:45 Illuminating the paths of surgery – IMAGE1 STM Rubina
Prof. Salvador Morales Conde, Seville – Spain: ICG in MIS – from a simple dye to Biological Augmented reality

Prof. Mohammed Abu Hilal, Brescia – Italy: Advances in Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Prof. Alberto Arezzo, Turin – Italy: Intraoperative use of Indocyanine Green fluorescence reduces anastomotic leak rates in rectal cancer surgery: an Individual Participant Data analysis

15:45 – 16:45

Robotic-assisted surgery: latest updates in UpperGI and HPB

Upper GI International Robotic Association (UGIRA): Worldwide outcomes in robotic-assisted UpperGI surgery –
Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Robotic-assisted esophagectomy: what to consider for superior results –
Peter Grimminger, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Evidence based robotic-assisted pancreatic surgery –
Marc Besselink, Amsterdam UMC, Cancer Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thursday 25 June

15:45 – 16:45 Helping advance da Vinci robotic-assisted colorectal surgery and patient outcomes 

Why Robotic Rectal Cancer Surgery? –
Shwan Amin, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, UK

Robotic CME – rationale, technique, outcomes –
Danilo Miskovic, St Mark’s Hospital, UK


15:45 – 16:45 Sharing expertise – Advanced Energy in Bariatric and Colorectal surgery
Comparison Between Caiman and LigaSure in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Retrospective Study of 200 Patients
Pierre Blanc, MD, France
The use of radiofrequency in the laparoscopic colorectal surgery of obese patient
Gianandrea Baldazzi, MD, Italy
Caiman performance in different laparoscopic procedures
J. Daniel Sánchez López, MD, Spain

Upcoming Events

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The recorded lectures of the 2022 edition of the EAES Wintermeeting. Offered to you by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. A morning full of lectures about the latest technology in endoscopic surgery. ‘Innovations in surgery – from lab to OR’.