European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques

Hands-on courses

Wednesday 24th November 2021

HO1.Flexible Endoscopy HANDS ON

Whole day 09.00 – 17.00 hrs

Course director: Silvana Perretta (France)

Tutors: Andras Legner (Austria), Margherita Pizzicannella (Italy), Andrea Spota (France), Antonello Forgione (Italy), James Ellsmere (Canada), Maurizio Fazi (Italy), Aurora Pryor (USA), Mauro Verra (Italy), Karl-Hermann Fuchs (Germany)

Assistant: Agnès Gronfier (France)

Room: TBA

At the end of this course the participant will:

  • Understand indications for ESD in the upper and lower GI tract
  • Understand correct indications for POEM
  • Learn the basic steps of EMR, ESD and POEM in a controlled and supervised setting
  • Become familiar with new technologies available for treating GI bleeding and perforations
  • Become familiar with the use of over-the-scope clips
  • Become familiar with endoscopic suturing techniques

HO2. Laparoscopic suturing HANDS ON. 2 of the same half day courses

Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)


6 to 10 tables so 12 to 20 participants. Exact numbers TBA

13.30 – 15.00 hrs

HO3. Laparoscopic suturing HANDS ON. 2 of the same half day courses

Course director: Thomas Carus (Germany)


15.30 – 17.00 hrs

The course programme (and also course objectives) will be:

  1. Demonstration of instruments for laparoscopic suturing
  2. Basic knot 1: laparoscopic surgical knot
  3. Basic knot 2: laparoscopic slip knot
  4. Basic suture: laparoscopic running suture
  5. Demonstration of stapling instruments

Saturday 27th November 2021

HO4. Laparoscopic bile duct exploration Choledochoscopy

Course directors: Ahmad Nassar (UK) & Jaime Vilaça (Portugal)

Whole day 09.00 – 17.00

Objectives: Advanced procedure–based course highlighting the technical and logistical aspects of one session laparoscopic exploration of the bile duct. A course designed for consultants and senior trainees with the skills of routine and emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy who may already have experience with intra-operative cholangiography. The candidates are made familiar with the technical aspects through short interactive talks. The course has a major practical hands-on component with opportunity to practice cholangiography, trans-cystic duct cannulation and exploration, choledochotomy exploration and methods of biliary drainage. There will be emphasis on the handling and optimal use of 3mm & 5mm choledochoscopes. Well-designed animal tissue models allow for task repetition and skills development and consolidation. Adequate time is dedicated to detailed discussions of technical aspects utilising extensive video material selected from 1250 Laparoscopic bile duct explorations.

HO5. Ultrasound

Course director: Calin Tiu (Romania), Andreas Melzer (Germany)

Whole day 09.00 – 17.00


  1. Stavros Antoniou (Cyprus), Abdominal Ultrasound
  2. Vasile Bintintan (Romania), Abdominal/ Guided Puncture
  3. Ciprian Duta (Romania), Abdominal Ultrasound
  4. Valeriu Surlin (Romania), Abdominal Ultrasound
  5. Alexandru Carap (Romania), eFAST
  6. Bogdan Socea (Romania), eFAST (Faculty)
  7. Gerald Filip (Romania), Guided Puncture
  8. Andrei Keidar (Israel), Guided Puncture
  9. Florin Botea (Romania), 20 years’ experience in liver surgery and intraoperative US in the team of liver transplant

Ultrasound performed by the surgeon himself is offering advantages such a higher diagnosis efficiency, more safety postoperative follow-up, intraoperative approach, improved efficiency in emergency, trauma and collective disasters cases. Increasing the accessibility of ultrasound also brings benefits to the entire system through savings at imaging investigations costs level. The EAES Technology committee introduced this course in its congress programme as a tool for initiating and acquiring skills for interested surgeons, regardless of age.

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