European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques


A Review

Exploring the latest scientific information on natural orifice surgery the Frankfurt 2017 EURO-NOTES meeting brought together leaders from around the world to discuss past present and future of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery.  Cutting edge techniques such as Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy and submucosal tunnelling techniques, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection and full-thickness resection, hybrid percutaneous and endo-laparoscopic approaches, were presented as a natural evolution of current surgical practice.

EURO-NOTES 2017 highlighted once again that the boundaries between surgery and endoscopy get narrower every day. NOTES procedures may not be the standard of care today but NOTES technology heritage and philosophy penetrated and influenced our current practice bringing innovative thinking and innovation in our theatres.  “No scar’ surgery opened the way for surgeons to using flexible endoscopy to treat GI diseases, internalizing surgical access and bringing the surgeon much closer to the pathology.

EURO-NOTES 2017 left us with the clear message that modern digestive surgery needs leaders with endoscopic skills that are well defined, and that we need to educate ourselves and formally train our residents preparing for this change under the auspices of EAES and world leading surgical societies.


Thursday, 2nd February 2017, Frankfurt

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Session 1 – Current standing; What is NOTES today?
Chairs: Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Mario Morino (Italy)

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction and welcome: NOTES; 12 years on – Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Mario Morino (Italy)
10.10 – 10.30 Expanding the definition of natural orifice surgery – what is NOTES today? -Bernard Dallemagne (France)
10.30 – 10.50 The status of NOTES in Europe – Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)
10.50 – 11.10 The status of NOTES worldwide – Guido Costamagna (Italy)
Discussion 10 minutes

Session 2A – New frontiers of endoscopy
– Foregut –
Chairs: Guido Costamagna (Italy), Bernard Dallemagne (France)

11.20 – 11.40 Update on POEM – triumphs and challenges – Silvana Perretta (France)
11.40 – 12.00 Beyond POEM – future horizons for intramural surgery – Guido Costamagna (Italy)
12.00 – 12.20 Towards the end of laparoscopic oncological oesophagectomy and gastrectomy? – Bernard Dallemagne (France)
Discussion 10 minutes

12.30 – 13.30  LUNCH BREAK

– Bariatrics –
13.30 – 13.50 Per-oral salvage therapies of bariatric complications – Gianfranco Donatelli (France)
13.50 – 14.10 Primary endoscopic suturing for weight loss: techniques and results – Silvana Perretta (France)
14.10 – 14.30 Metabolic endoscopy; ready for primetime? – Ivo Boskoski (Italy)
Discussion 10 minutes

14.40 – 15.00 COFFEE BREAK

Session 2B – New frontiers of endoscopy
– Colorectal –
Chairs: Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)

15.00 – 15.20 Incisionless colorectal resection and appendectomy; here now – Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
15.20 – 15.40 Status and future of sentinel node detection in early colorectal cancer; towards organ sparing surgery – Ronan Cahill (Ireland)
Discussion 10 minutes

– HPB –
15.50 – 16.10 Scarless biliary surgery : flexible endoscopy and percutaneous approaches – Gianfranco Donatelli (France)
16.10 – 16.30 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided HBP Treatment to replace standard approaches? – Ivo Boskoski (Italy)
Discussion 10 minutes

Session 3 – Enabling technology – Robotics and Imaging
Chairs: Alberto Arezzo (Italy), Andreas Melzer (UK/Germany)

16.40 – 17.00 Flexible endoscopic robotics; almost here – Bernard Dallemagne (France)
17.00 – 17.20 Miniature autonomous robots and GI surgery – Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
17.20 – 17.40 Endoscopic tissue apposition and anastomosis – Michele Diana (France)

– Closing lecture –
17.40 – 18.00  Endoscopy training: Preparing for a change – Silvana Perretta (France)


Conference Center
AGAPLESION Markus Krankenhaus
Wilhelm-Epsteinstrasse 4
60431 Frankfurt am Main

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