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Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery & Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons

Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course

Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery Advanced Course

COURSE OBJECTIVES

DIGESTIVE SURGERY
  • to cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in digestive surgery
  • to describe the technical stpes required for advanced surgical procedures
  • to describe surgical indications and management of patients, according to evidence-based medicine
  • to provide/improve the skills required for good progress in laparoscopic advanced surgery through practice under experts' tutorial

FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPY FOR SURGEONS
At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • identify current indications for flexible and hybrid endoscopy in a broad spectrum of digestive diseases
  • discuss recent developments in flexible endoscopy techniques and devices
  • list the essential steps of postoperative care and management of postoperative complications
  • acquire/improve surgical performances in flexible and hybrid interventional endoscopy

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

DIGESTIVE SURGERY
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions in laparoscopic surgery on live tissue (mini-pigs) or human cadavers under experts' supervision in experimental lab
HANDS-ON FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPY FOR SURGEONS
  • Interactive theoretical and case study sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on live tissue (mini-pigs) / ex-vivo models and simulators under experts' supervision in experimental lab
Basic as well as advanced flexible endoscopic techniques will be presented by experienced surgeon-endoscopists, with didactic endoscopic images, video clips of clinical cases and then practiced in the hands-on sessions.
You will learn key endoscopic procedures in a structured way, under the mentorshipof world leaders in the field with access to the newest technologies and techniques:
  1. Endoscopic management of common surgical complications : bleeding, perforations, leaks and fistulas, stenosis..
  2. Endoscopic ablation and resection techniques: RFA, EMR and ESD
  3. Submucosal tunneling techniques: POEM, POP, STER...
  4. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and suturing techniques

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • identify current indications for flexible and hybrid endoscopy in a broad spectrum of digestive diseases
  • discuss recent developments in flexible endoscopy techniques and devices
  • list the essential steps of postoperative care and management of postoperative complications
  • acquire/improve surgical performances in flexible and hybrid interventional endoscopy

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and case study sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on live tissue (mini-pigs) / ex-vivo models and simulators under experts' supervision in experimental lab
Basic as well as advanced flexible endoscopic techniques will be presented by experienced surgeon-endoscopists, with didactic endoscopic images, video clips of clinical cases and then practiced in the hands-on sessions.
You will learn key endoscopic procedures in a structured way, under the mentorshipof world leaders in the field with access to the newest technologies and techniques:
  1. Endoscopic management of common surgical complications : bleeding, perforations, leaks and fistulas, stenosis..
  2. Endoscopic ablation and resection techniques: RFA, EMR and ESD
  3. Submucosal tunneling techniques: POEM, POP, STER...
  4. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and suturing techniques

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeon-endoscopists

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F)

FACULTY PANEL

A. Arezzo I. - I. Boskoski I. - G.B. Cadiere F. - H. Chung KOR. - B. Dallemagne B. - G. Costamagna I. - G. Donatelli I. - B. Dunkin USA. - A. D’Urso I. - M. Galvao Neto BR. - R. Hompes NL. - H. Inoue J. - J. Marks USA. - M. Perez-Miranda SP. - S. Perretta I. - H. Piessevaux B. - J. Ponsky USA. - N. Soper USA. - L. Swanström USA. - C. Thompson USA.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • to cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in digestive surgery
  • to describe the technical stpes required for advanced surgical procedures
  • to describe surgical indications and management of patients, according to evidence-based medicine
  • to provide/improve the skills required for good progress in laparoscopic advanced surgery through practice under experts' tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions in laparoscopic surgery on live tissue (mini-pigs) or human cadavers under experts' supervision in experimental lab

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (F)

FACULTY PANEL

M. Bailey UK. - F. Corcione I. - B. Dallemagne B. - N. Demartines CH. - M. Diana I. - W.J. Hyung KOR . - S. Law HK. - J. Marescaux F. - A. Melani BR. - S. Morales-Conde SP - D. Mutter F. - S. Perretta I. - P. Pessaux F. - L. Soler F. - L. Swanström USA. - C.N. Tang HK. - M. Vix F. - H.K. Yang KOR

TUESDAY OCTOBER 15

7.45 AM
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.15 AM
Opening lecture: Why the future of surgery is flexible

8.30 AM
LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
POEM, endoscopic gastroplasty for obesity, endoscopic stoma revision...

11.00 AM
CASE STUDY SESSION
Endoscopic rescue of surgical complications: Share your worst case
Interactive discussion with clinical cases scenarios and live voting
- Upper GI, Bariatric
- Lower GI
- HBP

12.30 PM
Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM
PRACTICAL SESSION
TRAINING ON EX-VIVO TISSUE AND SIMULATORS
- Basic endoscopy Training box
- Bleeding control
- Dilatation techniques
- Pig tail placement
- Endoluminal vacuum therapy (Endo-SPONGE®)
- Over-the-scope clip (OTSC) treatment of perforations and full-thickness resections
- Stents placement

6.00 PM
End of session

8.00 PM
Dinner in honor of participants

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16

7.45 AM
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM
THEORETICAL SESSION
The 5 endoscopic techniques surgeons
should learn and why:
- Endoscopic treatment of superficial cancer
- POEM and submucosal tunneling techniques
- ERCP
- Endoscopic suturing
- EUS

9.30 AM
PRACTICAL SESSION
TRAINING ON EX-VIVO TISSUE AND SIMULATORS

- Endoscopic suturing (OverStitch system)
- ERCP

12.30 PM
Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM
PRACTICAL SESSION
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
- Polypectomy, EMR, ESD
- Per Oral Endoscopic esophageal and pylorus Myotomy (POEM/POP)
- Endoscopic suturing (OverStitch system)
- Esophageal Radiofrequency ablation (BarrX system)
- EUS

5.30 PM
End of course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A, B  AND C
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND VIDEO CONFERENCE
- Fundoplication and paraesophageal hernia repair
- Gastric bypass
- Fluorescence guided cholecystectomy
- Gastrectomy for cancer
- Minimally invasive esophagectomy

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm
OPTION B: TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
OPTION C: TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE

INTENSIVE HANDS-ON TRAINING
Free choice of key laparoscopic procedures in a structured way, under the instruction of experienced tutors, with access to the newest technologies:
- Incisional hernia repair
- Biliary surgery: fluorescence guided cholecystectomy, common bile duct surgery
- Gastric surgery: fundoplication, intragastric surgery, gastro-jejunostomy
- Bariatric surgery: gastric bypass

6.30 pm End of the session - Evening free

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A, B AND C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

- Incisional hernia repair
- Colorectal surgery
* Sigmoïdectomy
* Left colectomy
* Right colectomy
* TME (total mesorectal excision)
- Adrenalectomy
- Liver resection for colorectal metastases
- Robotic hepatobiliary surgery

Ad hoc Lectures

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.45 pm
OPTION B: TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
OPTION C: TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE

INTENSIVE HANDS-ON TRAINING
Free choice of key laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic procedures in a structured way, under the instruction of experienced tutors, with access to the newest technologies :
- Biliary surgery: fluorescence guided cholecystectomy, common bile duct surgery
- Colorectal surgery: sigmoidectomy - TME
- Bariatric surgery: gastric bypass
- Liver surgery: segmentectomy-lobectomy
- Hepatico-jejunostomy

6.45 pm End of the session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of the participants

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

7.45 am
FOR OPTION , B AND C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
WORKSHOP WITH EXPERTS
GUIDELINES – TIPS & TRICKS – RESULTS – COMPLICATIONS – CONTROVERSIES

- Next Step in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Image-guided approach

- Foregut Surgery
> Antireflux: is there still a place for surgery?
> Achalasia: POEM for all patients?
> When and how to manage esophageal diverticula?
> Modern surgery for esophageal cancer
> Laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer: current indications and emerging techniques and technologies
> GIST: minimally invasive surgical modalities
> Endoscopic and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

- Colorectal Surgery
> Tips and tricks in laparoscopic colon surgery
> Rectal cancer: abdominal and transanal TME

- Complications
> Management of complications in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
> The expanding role of flexible endoscopy in the management of surgical complications

- Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery
> Multimodality treatment of iatrogenic bile duct injuries
> Techniques of laparoscopic liver resection
> Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery
 
1.30 pm End of course

1.35 pm Lunch-buffet at the Institute
Program may be subject to modifications