European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

Symposium on Innovation in Surgery – EAES Wintermeeting 2023

Local host: Predrag Andrejevic

Location: Radisson Blu Resort, St George’s Bay, St. Julian’s, Malta

Symposium on Innovation in Surgery
Preliminary programme

Thursday, 26 January 2023

  • Hands-on cadaver Foregut surgery course (6 stations, 12 participants) Whole day, exact time and location will follow
  • Hands-on Ultrasound course. Course director: Calin Tiu (Romania). Whole day, exact time and location will follow

Friday, 27 January 2023

08.00 – 08.20  Welcome and introduction – Salvador Morales Conde (Spain), Predag Andrejevic (Malta), Yoav Mintz (Israel)
08.20 – 08.25  Opening words Health Minister Malta (TBA)
08.30 – 08.50  Keynote lecture – The science of innovation – (TBA) (Malta)

Live surgery session 1:

Chairs:  Yoav Mintz (Israel), Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
09:00 Robotic Left Colectomy with ICG (Live transmission from Malta) – Danilo Miskovic (UK)
09:00 Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair (Live transmission from Belgium) – Filip Muysoms (Belgium)

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break
Live surgery session 2:

Chairs: Salvador Morales Conde (Spain), Manish Chand (UK)
11:30 Laparoscopic Left Hepatectomy (Live transmission from Italy) – Mohammad Abu Hilal (Italy)
11:30 Laparoscopic CME Rt Colectomy with ICG (Live transmission from Malta) – Luigi Boni (Italy)

13:30 – 14.30   Lunch
Session 1.  State-of-the-art technology in the OR

Chair: Luigi Boni (Italy)
14.30 – 14.45   Lymph node imaging in upper GI surgery – Hans Fuchs (Germany)
14.45 – 15.00   Update on fluorophores – Michele Diana (France)
15.00 – 15.15   Update on Flexible endoscopic surgery – Silvana Perretta (France)
15.15 – 15.30   Update on Robotic Surgery – Rosa Jimenez Rodrigues (Spain)
15.30 – 15.45   A new tool for quantitative ICG analysis – (TBA) (Malta)

Session 2. Surgical AI is the future of MIS

Chair: Felix Nickel (Germany)
15.45 – 16.00   Introduction to AI in Surgery – Chen Sagiv (Israel)
16.00 – 16.15   Performance assessment using AI tools – Felix Nickel (Germany)
16.15 – 16.30   How do we overcome the task of annotations? – Martin Wagner (Germany)
16.30 – 16.45   How to start using AI in my OR? – Pietro Mascagni (Italy)

16:45 – 17:15   Coffee break
Session 3. Innovation is the key for progress in MIS

Chair: (TBA)
17:15 – 17:30   Preclinical studies on Thiel embedded bodies – Tim Horeman (The Netherlands)
17:30 – 17:45   A novel gasless port for MIS – (TBA) (Malta)
17:45 – 18:00   A new device for transoral thyroid surgery – (TBA) (Malta)
18:00 – 18:15   Surgery and education – from VR to the Metaverse – Manish Chand (UK)

18:15 – 19:30   Farewell drinks

Saturday, 28 January 2023

  • Hands-on cadaver Colorectal surgery course (6 stations, 12 participants). Whole day, exact time and location will follow
  • Surgical escape room ‘Knights and Knives’. More information on time (not a whole day) and location will follow

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The EAES 2022 Wintermeeting - on demand available now

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’.