Pediatric Surgery Laparoscopy in Newborns,
Infants & Children Advanced Course

2019, March 14 - 16

COURSE OBJECTIVES

- to cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in pediatric surgery
- to provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
- to highlight technicalities of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of videos
- to allow discussion between the experts and the surgeon trainees
- to provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in laparoscopic surgery through practice on live tissue under expert tutorial
- to describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

COURSE DIRECTOR

F. Becmeur (F)

FACULTY LIST

A. Bonnard (F), M. Demarche (B), C. Esposito (I), S. Geiss (F), C. Gomes-Ferreira (LUX), M. Guelfand (Chile), M. Haddad (UK), N. Khen-Dunlop (F), M. Lopez (Spain), G. Mattioli (I), M. Mendoza-Sagaon (CH), R. Moog (F), D. Patkowski (POL), P. Philippe (LUX), G. Podevin (F), O. Reinberg (CH), A. Schneider (F), I. Talon (F)

THURSDAY

07.45 am Registration

08.00 am Registration and welcoming of participants

THEORETICAL SESSION

ESOPHAGO-GASTRIC SURGERY
× Laparoscopic treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux
× Achalasia

SPLENECTOMIES
× Total splenectomies
× Partial splenectomies

BILIARY TREE
× Cholecystectomy
× Choledochal cyst

MISCELLANEOUS
× Appendectomy & Meckel diverticulum
× Pancreatic surgery
× Rectal prolapse
× Bariatric surgery

01.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00 pm EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY - PRACTICE ON LIVE TISSUE (Mini-pigs)

LAPAROSCOPY
× Gastro-esophageal reflux
× Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunal anastomosis
× Duodeno-duodenal anastomosis
× Nephrectomy for transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approach
× Cholecystectomy
× Splenectomy
× Small bowel anastomosis
× Pancreatectomy

THORACOSCOPY
× Pericardial window
× Esophageal resection and anastomosis
× Lung resection
× Diaphragmatic hernia repair

Each surgical procedure could be performed step by step with the following didactic outlook:
1. Ergonomics and installation
2. Introduction and positioning of trocars
3. Creation of a working space in the abdomen, the chest, the retroperitoneum
4. Instruments and energy applying systems
5. Dissection
6. Suturing and knotting

06.30 pm End of session

Evening free

FRIDAY

07.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

08.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION

ABDOMEN
× Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
× Small bowel volvulus in case of malrotation
× Duodenal atresia
× Ano-rectal malformations
× Hirschprung's disease

THORAX
× Esophageal atresia
× Lung resection
× Diaphragmatic hernias
× Morgagni-Larrey hernias
× Mediastinal tumors

MISCELLANEOUS
× Nuss procedure
× Pericardial window
× Vascular ring abnormalities


01.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00 pm EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY - PRACTICE ON LIVE TISSUE (Mini-pigs)

LAPAROSCOPY
× Gastro-esophageal reflux
× Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunal anastomosis
× Duodeno-duodenal anastomosis
× Nephrectomy for transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approach
× Cholecystectomy
× Splenectomy
× Small bowel anastomosis
× Pancreatectomy

THORACOSCOPY
× Pericardial window
× Esophageal resection and anastomosis
× Lung resection
× Diaphragmatic hernia repair

06.30 pm End of session

08.00 pm Dinner in honor of the participants


SATURDAY

07.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

08.00 am
CLOSING LECTURE

08.30 am
EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY - PRACTICE ON LIVE TISSUE (Mini-pigs)

LAPAROSCOPY
× Gastro-esophageal reflux
× Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunal anastomosis
× Duodeno-duodenal anastomosis
× Nephrectomy for transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approach
× Cholecystectomy
× Splenectomy
× Small bowel anastomosis
× Pancreatectomy

THORACOSCOPY
× Pericardial window
× Esophageal resection and anastomosis
× Lung resection
× Diaphragmatic hernia repair

01.00 pm End of the seminar
Delivery of the certificates of attendance

01.15 pm Lunch-Buffet at the Institute

Program may be subject to modifications