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International Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy Workshop
Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course
2020 ENDOSCOPIC COURSES
Advanced Course in Complications, Revisions and Recommendations in Bariatric Surgery
Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Advanced Course
Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Advanced Course
Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course
Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course

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Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Advanced Course

Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Advanced Course

Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course

Interventional GI Endoscopy Advanced Course

International Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy Workshop

Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course


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COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To know the equipment currently available to perform a PCNL
  • To know and to have previously performed the different stages of PCNL in animal models
  • To know the equipment currently available to perform a URS
  • To know and to have previously performed the different stages of laser URS in animal models
  • To know how to use image intensification and radiation protection rules
  • To know how to use a laser
  • To know disinfection protocols of flexible and semi-flexible endoscopes
  • To know PCNL and URS indications

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on live tissue (mini-pigs) and on inanimate models

Course directors

O. Traxer (F), C. Saussine (F)

FACULTY PANEL

J. De La Rosette (NL), S. Doizi (F), G. Giusti (I), P.J.s. Osther (DK), A. Ploumidis (GR), B. Somani (UK), O. Wiseman (UK)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the knowledge required to make progress in the field of biliopancreatic endoscopy 
  • To describe the technical steps which are used for advanced endoscopic procedures
  • To describe results and potential complications, and how to prevent them
  • To practice on mechanical simulators in order to give the participant the technical capacity to improve their expertise.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions in biliopancreatic endoscopy on mechanical simulators under expert tutorial

COURSE DIRECTOR

G. Costamagna I.

FACULTY PANEL

M. Barthet F., D. Blero B., I. Boskoski I., M. Bruno NL., J. Deviere B., G. Donatelli I., M. Häfner OST., H. Neuhaus D., N. Reddy IND.,  A. Tringali I.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the knowledge required to make progress in the field of gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy 
  • To describe the technical steps which are used for advanced endoscopic procedures
  • To describe results and potential complications, and how to prevent them
  • To practice on live tissue in order to give the participant the technical capacity to improve their expertise

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Hands-on sessions in gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy on live tissue (mini-pigs) under expert tutorial

TARGET AUDIENCE

Hepatogastroenterologists, GI endoscopists, surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux F.
The essential advantage of the video-assisted cervical access is the quality of vision of the operating field, while avoiding a scar in the middle of the neck.

It is thanks to Asian teams, and notably Professor WY Chung (Seoul, South Korea), that the technique could be developed, and more particularly so through the axillary route.
The real endoscopic thyroid surgery became available with the advent of the robot. The 3D vision, the instruments which can be manipulated in all spatial planes, and the absence of visible scars make it a technique of choice.

In this course, we will address and outline all the innovations in the field of thyroid and parathyroid surgery using endoscopic and robotic approaches.
We will present all robotic techniques (with the latest advances) including the transoral endoscopic approach.
Course participants will have the opportunity to discuss with Faculty experts. They will be able either to extend their experience or to start with this new technique which will obviously be the surgery of the future for the cervical region.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

> Full immersion in outstanding facilities
> 2 half days of hands-on practice on human cadavers
> Didactic lectures and live video demonstrations provided by world-renowned experts
> Live 3D demonstrations

COURSE DIRECTORS

J. Marescaux FR - P. Aïdan FR - M. Vix FR

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY PANEL

P. Aïdan FR - A. Anuwong TH - L. Brunaud FR - W.Y. Chung KR - V. Couloigner FR - Q.Y. Duh US - A. Imperiale FR - E. Kandil US - H.Y. Kim KR - D.L. Kang KR - Y.W. Koh KR - B. Lörincz DE - G. Materazzi IT - P. Miccoli IT - T. Okamoto JP - M. Vix FR - H.S. Wu TW

Endoscopic Urology and Renal Lithiasis Course - Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy - Flexible, Semi-Flexible and Laser Ureterorenoscopy

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION:

PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY (PCNL)
- Materials and technique
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Indications, results, complications
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Special features

FLEXIBLE, SEMI-FLEXIBLE AND LASER URETERORENOSCOPY (URS)

- Materials and technique
-
Laser anatomy
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Indications, results, complications
-
Tips and tricks

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm
Materials presentation and handling: endoscopes, laser, pump and disposable instruments

PRACTICAL SESSION:
Hands-on training:
- on inanimate models (PCNL and laser flexible URS training)
- on live tissue (mini pigs)

Presentation of clinical cases for live surgery

6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
LIVE OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS:

3 INTERVENTIONS, DEPENDING ON FOREIGN EXPERT: 2 PCNL AND 1 URS OR 1 PCNL AND 2 URS


1.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.30 pm
THEORETICAL SESSION

- Radiation protection
- Material sterilization
- International recommandations
- Tips and tricks for handling, storage and maintenance of these flexible and semi-flexible endoscopes
- Clinical cases

6.00 pm End of course
Delivery of the certificate of attendance

Program may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12

7.45 AM Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM THEORETICAL SESSION
× Preoperative assessment of patients undergoing ERCP
× Biliopancreatic radiological anatomy
× Cannulation of the biliary and pancreatic ducts
× Endoscopic sphincterotomy of the major and minor papilla
× Biliary stones extraction
× Biliary and pancreatic stenting
× EUS-guided and EUS-ERCP hybrid procedures
× Prevention and treatment of complications

10.30 AM LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED ERCP
× Endoscopic sphincterotomy
× Stones extraction
× Biliopancreatic stenting
× EUS-guided procedures

1.00 PM Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY
TRAINING ON MECHANICAL SIMULATORS
× Biliopancreatic cannulation: from basic to advanced
× Endoscopic sphincterotomy and pre-cut
× Stones extraction
× Single and multiple stenting with plastic and metal stents

6.00 PM End of session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13

7.45 AM Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM
EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY
TRAINING ON MECHANICAL SIMULATORS
× Biliopancreatic cannulation: from basic to advanced
× Endoscopic sphincterotomy and pre-cut
× Stones extraction
× Single and multiple stenting with plastic and metal stents
× Complex clinical scenarios

12.30 PM  Lunch at the Institute

1.30 PM VIDEO CASES MARATHON
CLOSING REMARKS

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

Endoluminal and Laparoscopic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery: COURSE PROGRAM

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am For Option A, B and C
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
* Endoluminal Procedures
* Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, pouch and anastomosis resizing

9.00 am PLENARY SESSIONS-LECTURES
ENDOLUMINAL SURGERY

1. Endoscopic bariatric anatomy
2. Endoscopic Treatment of complication of bariatric surgery:
     × Leaks and chronic fistula
     × Stricture
     × Anastomotic ulcer
     × Band migration (stent placement, endoscopic suturing, stricturoplasty, OTSC clips, dilatation with TTS and rigiflex balloons, endosponge)
3. CBD stones after gastric bypass
4. Endoscopic revision surgery for failures of conventional bariatric surgery
5. Primary endoscopic bariatric and metabolic procedures:
    × Intragastric balloon
    × OverStitch endoscopic suturing
    × Endoscopic sleeve
    × Endobarrier therapy
    × Duodenal reshaping
    × TOGA, TERIS, POSE

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.45 pm For Option B and C
(Option A: afternoon free)
PRACTICAL SESSION

LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
× Jejunojejunostomy
× Sleeve gastrectomy
× BPDDS
× SAADI
× Gastric bypass

FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPIC TRAINING ON EX-VIVO MODELS - optional
× Clipping, stenting, internal drainage and pig tail placement, endoluminal vacuum therapy, dilatation techniques
× Endoscopic suturing techniques
× Intragastric balloon placement

6.30 pm End of session

FRIDAY DECEMBER 4

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am For Option A, B and C
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
× Sleeve gastrectomy
× Gastric bypass
× One-anastomosis gastric bypass
× Redos

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm For Option B
PRACTICAL SESSION

LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)
× Jejunojejunostomy
× Sleeve gastrectomy
× BPDDS
× SAADI
× Gastric bypass

FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPIC TRAINING ON EX-VIVO MODELS - optional
× Clipping, stenting, internal drainage and pig tail placement, endoluminal vacuum therapy, dilatation techniques
× Endoscopic suturing techniques
× Intragastric balloon placement

For Option C
PRACTICAL SESSION

LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
× Jejunojejunostomy
× Sleeve gastrectomy
× BPDDS
× SAADI
× Gastric bypass

For Option A
VIDEO SESSION

BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGICAL TIPS AND TRICKS
VIDEOS COMMENTED BY THE FACULTY
Discussion around short presentations of difficult or particular cases, pitfalls and technical details of bariatric surgery through pre-recorded operative demonstrations

6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of the participants

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am For Option A, B and C

PLENARY SESSIONS – LECTURES
SELECTION OF PATIENTS & PREOPERATIVE WORKUP

× Patient selection for bariatric surgery

CURRENT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
× Particularities in OR setup for obese patients
× Techniques, Tips and Tricks (TTT)
- Gastric band
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Mini-gastric bypass
- Biliary Pancreatic Diversions (BPD)
LONG-TERM RESULTS (Banding, Bypass, Sleeve…)

BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERY IN ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN

QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

GERD AND BARIATRIC SURGERY

ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

EMERGING TECHNIQUES
× SAADI
× Sleeve and transit bipartition

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES
× Robotics
× NOTES Transvaginal Bariatric Surgery
× Single Site and minimal access techniques
× Endoscopic procedures for Type II diabetes

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FAILURES?
× Redo strategies in bariatric surgery
× Redo procedures
× Endoluminal procedures

FROM BARIATRIC PROCEDURES TO METABOLIC SURGERY: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF TYPE II DIABETES

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm For Option A, B and C

PLENARY SESSIONS
VIDEOS AND DISCUSSIONS
COMPLICATIONS
× Intra-and perioperative:
   - Gastric perforations
   - Bleeding
× Specific short-and long-term complications:
   - Banding: pouch dilatation, gastric erosion
   - Sleeve: leaks, pouch stenosis, pouch dilatation, GERD, pain
   - Bypass and BPD: gastro-gastric fistula, gastrojejunal perforated ulcer, internal herniations

TAKE HOME MESSAGES

5.00 pm End of course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

COURSE PROGRAM

MONDAY DECEMBER 17

7.45 AM Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM THEORETICAL SESSION ENDOSCOPIC RESECTION: INDICATIONS & TECHNIQUES
× Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
× Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
× Full thickness resection (EFTR) and hybrid procedures
× Preparation, handling and evaluation of the resected specimen
× Prevention and treatment of complications
× Endotherapy of Zenker's and epiphrenic diverticulum
× POEM for achalasia and other esophageal dyskinesia
× Gastric pyloromyotomy (G-POEM)
× Endotherapy of post-surgical leaks and fistulas
× Endotherapy of GERD

11.00 AM LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
× Endoscopic resections
× Dilation and stenting
× POEM
× GERD Endotherapy
× Zenker

1.00 PM Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE
× EMR and ESD: different tools and techniques
× Zenker
× POEM

6.00 PM End of session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

TUESDAY DECEMBER 18

7.45 AM Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE
× EMR and ESD: different tools and techniques
× Zenker
× POEM

12.30 PM  Lunch at the Institute

1.30 PM VIDEO CASES MARATHON Successful treatment of complications
× Hybrid EMR/ESD for colorectal lesions
× Endoscopic gastrointestinal anastomosis
× Treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum
× POEM in spastic disorders (non achalasia)
× Endoscopic treatment of ampullary tumors
× Antireflux mucosectomy (ARMS)
× Robotic assisted ESD: the EASE platform
× Full thickness resection
× Resection of sporadic duodenal adenomas
× Future directions in endoscopic resection techniques

CLOSING REMARKS

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

THURSDAY

7.45 am
Registration and welcoming of participants

FOCUS ON THYROIDECTOMY
8.00 am
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT)
  • Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy   
  • Transaxillary total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection
  • Retroauricular approach
12.00 pm
Lunch at the institute

1.00 pm
Plenary session
  • Oncologic rules in thyroid surgery
  • Robotics and augmented endocrine surgery
  • Robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT): tips & tricks
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: tips & tricks
  • Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy: tips & tricks   
  • Minimally invasive thyroidectomy: which approach would you choose?    
  • Is minimally invasive thyroidectomy a real progress?
  • Robotic thyroidectomy: first experience for children
5.30 pm
End of the session

FRIDAY

7.45 am
Evaluation of the previous day

FOCUS ON PARATHYROIDECTOMY
8.00 am
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy (MIVAP)
  • Transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy    
  • Robot-assisted parathyroidectomy
11.00 am
Plenary session

SPECIFIC IMAGING IN PARATHYROID SURGERY
  • Preoperative parathyroid imaging: 3D reconstruction
  • Preoperative parathyroid imaging: Sestamibi, F-Fluorocholine SPECT-CT
  • Intraoperative optical imaging for parathyroid surgery
PARTICULARITIES OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE OR ROBOTIC PARATHYROIDECTOMIES
  • Benefit of minimally invasive approach
  • What does the robot bring in this approach
  • Augmented reality in redo parathyroidectomy
1.00 pm
Lunch at the institute

2.00 pm
Hands-on training on human cadavers 
Docking of robot: Xi, X, SP

Anatomy:
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Muscles, nerves, and vessels
  • Surgical considerations
Approaches:
  • Considerations for robotic approach
  • Axillary
  • Retroauricular
  • Transoral vestibular
5.30 pm
End of the session

8.30 pm
Dinner in honor of the participants

SATURDAY

7.45 am
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
Hands-on training on human cadavers 
Docking of robot: Xi, X, SP

Anatomy:
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Muscles, nerves, and vessels
  • Surgical considerations
Approaches:
  • Considerations for robotic approach
  • Axillary
  • Retroauricular
  • Transoral vestibular
12.00 pm
Lunch at the institute
End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance


Program may be subject to modifications

MONDAY MAY 3

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

TUESDAY MAY 4

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