EAES Rising Star Academy

Rising Stars Academy

Due to technical issues the deadline is extended till 17 May 2023.

Surgery is a very demanding career that requires learning a large number of procedures and countless technical details. Throughout a surgeon’s training and career, education, courses and congresses focus primarily on developing and improving technical skills. However, other talents and skills that are essential to becoming an outstanding surgeon are often neglected during traditional surgical training. With this project, we wish to provide young surgeons and surgical trainees the opportunity to train on non-technical skills, through a series of online masterclasses given by experts and real leaders in surgery of our time.

Eligibility Criteria:
Surgeons and surgical trainees under 40 years.
Members of the EAES.
Demonstrate commitment to attend the whole program.
Demonstrate commitment to attend the EAES Rome Congress.

Short CV (2 pages maximum).
Cover letter describing current stage of training or surgical practice (including surgical specialty), future clinical and research plans, and what you expect from participating in the Rising Stars Academy.
Letter of support from the Head of the Department.
Confirmation of registration for the EAES Rome Congress (20 – 23 June 2023).

Start of the masterclasses – September 2023.
End of the program – June 2024 (EAES Maastricht Congress)

Outline of the program:
The program will address relevant topics through online masterclasses, taught by experts on leadership and teamwork, education, innovation, equity, safety, sustainability, work-life balance, resilience and personal well-being, as well as academic publications and research.
Sessions of 90-120 minutes with 3-4 talks of 20 minutes each in every session with 40-60 minutes of discussion.

Program topics:
1. Leadership and teamwork:
Mentorship and leadership in modern surgery?
Can leadership skills be learned?
Decision making in critical situations
Communication and conflict resolution in a surgical team

2. Learning
Should surgeons trust “Youtube”?
The best platforms to learn surgery
The best apps to learn surgery

3. Teaching
Communication skills
Artificial intelligence in training
Metaverse: the future of education
Train the trainers´ program

4. Innovation
Innovation as a science
Implementation of new technology
Artificial intelligence in surgery
Industrial partnerships & patents

5. Research
How to conduct a Delphi study?
How to develop a guideline?
Multicentric studies: how to start?
Finding funds for a research project

6. Equity
Training differences in eastern vs western countries
Mind the gender gap
Generational gap in surgery. Is youth a barrier?

7. Sustainability and safety
Building a green OR
The sustainable hospital
Safe use of energy devices
Patient safety culture

8. Publications in the digital era
Digital interaction for sharing knowledge and scientific
Reaching impact through social media
The future of scientific publications
The role of open access publications

9. Personal well-being
Burnout and mental health
Ergonomics in surgery
Staying fit to perform
Will robotics solve ergonomics in surgery?

10. Work-life balance
From resident to president
Parenting and operating: the challenge
International cooperation
Finding the work-life balance as a surgeon

11. Resilience in surgery
Coping with complications
How to deal with medico-legal issues
Practicing defensive medicine
Resilience in surgical training

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