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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 (FR, RW)

FACULTY PANEL

A. Arezzo IT, I. Boskoski IT, G.B. Cadiere FR, H. Chung KO, B. Dallemagne BE, G. Costamagna IT, G. Donatelli IT, B. Dunkin US, A. D’Urso IT, M. Galvao Neto BR, H. Inoue JP, J. Marks US, M. Perez-Miranda SP,  S. Perretta IT, H. Piessevaux BE, J. Ponsky US, N. Soper US, L. Swanström US, C. Thompson US

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To give surgeons the opportunity to use anatomical training models to perform robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy and robotic nephrectomy
  2. To allow surgeons to attend live surgery cases performed by experts in their regular operating environment
  3. To determine the standards of operative techniques demonstrating robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy and robotic cystectomy using lectures and pre-recorded live procedures

COURSE DIRECTOR

T. Piechaud (F)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of endoscopic ear surgery procedures
  • To review the ear's anatomy
  • To provide hands-on sessions on anatomical specimens and improve skills
  • To allow case discussions between experts and trainees

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Hands-on training on anatomical specimens
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants

COURSE DIRECTORS

  • A. Charpiot FR
  • J. P. Valente BR

INVITED FACULTY

  • A. Castilho BR
  • J.F. Nogueira BR

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

Hepatogastroenterologists, GI endoscopists, surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

FACULTY PANEL

A. Arezzo IT, M. Barthet FR, A. Becq FR, F. Berr DE,  I. Boskoski IT,  P. Bulois FR, G.B. Cadiere FR,  A. Charachon FR,  H. Chung KR, J. Cohen US, W. Colaiacovo BR, E. Coron FR, G. Costamagna IT, D. Coumaros FR, B. Dallemagne BE, M. Delvaux FR, P. Deprez BE, J. Deviere BE, G. Donatelli IT,  R. Dumas FR, B. Dunkin US, P. Familiari IT, I. Fassler FR, B. Filoche FR, N. Fukami US, M. Galvao Neto BR, S. Godat CH, F. Habersetzer FR, M. Häfner AT, J. Hamanaka JP, D. Howell US, J. Huppertz FR, H. Inoue JP, J. Jacques FR, M. Jung DE, A. Kalloo US, G. Kaehler DE, R. Kiesslich DE, T. Lankisch DE, H.A. Lehr DE, A. Lemmers BE, O. Le Moine BE, P. Levy FR, M. Maier DE, J. Maiss DE, M. Man-I JP, H. Manner DE, A. May DE, P.N. Meier DE, H. Messmann DE, H. Minami JP, H. Neumann DE, T. Oyama JP, L. Palazzo FR, O. Pech DE, M. Perez-Miranda ES, S. Perretta IT, L. Petruzziello IT, H. Piessevaux BE, J. Pohl DE, T. Ponchon FR, F. Prat FR, T. Roesch DE, S. Sacher-Huvelin FR, Y. Saito JP, P. Sakai BR, J.C. Saurin FR, D. Sautereau F.R, H.J. Schulz DE, B. Schumacher DE, S. Seewald DE, L. Sosa Valencia VE, C. Spada IT, L. Swanström US, H. Tajiri JP, M. Tantau RO, T. Toyonaga JP, M. Vieth DE, N. Yahagi JP, H. Yamamoto JP

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

TARGET AUDIENCE

Digestive surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

FACULTY PANEL

J. Alves Terra JR (BR), F. Andreelli (FR),P. Angelos (US), G. Ballantyne (US), L.V. Berti (BR), H. Buchwald (US), GB. Cadiere (BE), A. Cardoso Ramos (BR), JM. Chevallier (FR), P. Chowbey (IND), C. Copaescu (RO), G. Costamagna (IT), P. Crookes (US), G. Dakin (US), B. Dallemagne (BE), M. Delvaux (FR), A.L. De Paula (BR), L.G. De Quadros (BR), B. Dillemans (BE), G. Donatelli (IT), E. Dutson (US), L. El Kadre (BR), M. Galvao Neto (BR), D. Herron (US), K. Higa (US), J. Himpens (BE), J. Hochberger (DE), CK. Huang (TW), K. Kasama (J), L. Katz (US), N. Kawahara (BR), K. Kim (US), A. Lacy (SP), WJ. Lee (TW), C. Le Roux (UK), G. Lopez-Nava (SP), K. Miller (A), J. Morton (US), D. Mutter (FR), D. Nocca (FR), A. Okrainec (CA), F. Pattou (FR), S. Perretta (IT), P. Pessaux (FR), T. Piardi (IT), A. Pomp (US), G. Präger (A), A. Pryor (US), P. Schauer (US), S. Shah (IND),  M. Suter (CH), L. Swanström (US), A. Talvane de Oliveira (BR), E. Targarona (SP), A. Torres (SP), L.A. Vieira d'Almeida (BR), M. Vix (F), R. Zorron (DE)

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

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

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
THEORETICAL SESSION:

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

FLEXIBLE, SEMI-FLEXIBLE AND LASER URETERORENOSCOPY (URS)

- Materials and technique
-
Laser anatomy
-
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 17

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021

7.45 AM > Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM THEORETICAL SESSION
  • Endoscopic ear surgery: goals and limitations
  • Endoscopes, micro instruments and technical considerations
  • Endoscopic anatomy of the middle ear
  • Universal surgical principles for ear surgery (tissular trauma, healing, middle  ear ventilation)
12.00 AM GUIDED DISSECTION
  • Live broadcast from the auditorium
1.00 PM > Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS

  • Initial evaluation of individual strengths and weaknesses for endoscopic ear surgery
  •  Surgical installation for EES
  • External auditory canal cleaning
  • Ventilation tube placement
  • Tympanomeatal flap
  • Middle ear anatomy
  • Endoscope manipulation and prevention of trauma
6.00 PM > End of session

8.00 PM > Dinner in honor of participants

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021

7.45 AM > Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM THEORETICAL SESSION
  •  Endoscopic ear surgery: what does it change?
    - In functional otosurgery: myringoplasty, ossiculoplasty, stapes surgery, perilymphatic fistula
    - In chronic otitis: cholesteatoma
    - In cochlear implant
    - In education
  • Inner ear anatomy and advanced cases – debate
11.00 AM GUIDED DISSECTION
  • Live broadcast from the auditorium
12.00 PM > Lunch at the Institute

1.00 PM  HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Myringoplasty 
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapes and round window surgery
  • Endoscopic anatomy of the environment of the middle ear (vessels, dura, facial nerve, inner ear, internal auditory canal)
  • Final evaluation of individual strengths and weaknesses in EES
5.00 PM > End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

MONDAY NOVEMBER 22

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 NOVEMBER 23

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

Endoluminal and Laparoscopic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery: COURSE PROGRAM

THURSDAY DECEMBER 2

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 3

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 4

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