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2020 ENDOSCOPIC COURSES
Advanced Course in Complications, Revisions and Recommendations in Bariatric Surgery
Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course
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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Course accreditation
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME
for CME accreditation of this event

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Download registration form and send it by email
to valerie.legaye@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 17

Offline registration

Download registration form and send it by email
to obesity.eits@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
CONTACT US       BY EMAIL       BY PHONE: +33 3 88 11 90 17
Course accreditation
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME
for CME accreditation of this event

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Download registration form and send it by email
to valerie.legaye@ircad.fr or by fax +33 3 88 11 90 28
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for CME accreditation of this event

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Depending on the course
 

Endoscopic Surgery

Advanced Course in Complications, Revisions and Recommendations in Bariatric Surgery

Hands-on Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons Advanced Course

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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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. - 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 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.

THURSDAY MAY 28

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A AND OPTION B

Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
ENDOLUMINAL LIVE PROCEDURES
* Endoscopic revisions
* Treatment of sleeve gastrectomy  complications
* Treatment of gastric bypass complications
* Treatment of common bile duct stones after bypass

11.00 am
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
Why skills in flexible endoscopy are mandatory in bariatric surgery?
ENDOLUMINAL SURGERY
* Endoscopic bariatric anatomy
* Endoscopic treatment of complications of bariatric surgery:
   - Leaks and chronic fistula
   - Stricture
   - Anastomotic ulcer
   - Band migration
* CBD stones after gastric bypass
* Primary bariatric and metabolic endoscopic procedures
* Endoscopic revision surgery for failures of conventional bariatric surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
VIDEO SESSION
DIFFICULT CASES AND COMPLICATIONS
“WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD SURGEONS”

3.30 pm
FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON EX-VIVO MODELS
ENDOSCOPIC MANAGEMENT OF COMMON BARIATRIC SURGERY COMPLICATIONS:
LEAKS, FISTULA, BLEEDING, STENOSIS
* Clipping, stenting, internal drainage and pig tail placement, EndoVac therapy, dilatation techniques
* Endoscopic salvage procedure for weight regain after bariatric surgery
* Endoscopic suturing techniques
* Intragastric balloon placement

3.30 pm
FOR OPTION A

CLINICAL CASES VIDEO SESSION

6.00 pm
End of session

FRIDAY MAY 29

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A AND OPTION B

Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
REDOS
* Band to bypass
* Sleeve to bypass
* Surgical revisions: weight loss failure, metabolic failure
* Bypass reversal
* Robotic approach

TREATMENT OF COMPLICATIONS
* Internal hernia
* Strictures
* Fistulas

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
HIATAL HERNIA, GERD, REDOS
* Hiatal hernia and GERD in obesity surgery
* Redo surgery
  – After gastric banding
  – After sleeve gastrectomy
  – After bypass
* Bypass reversal

3.30 pm
FOR OPTION B

TRAINING ON EX-VIVO MODELS
ENDOSCOPIC MANAGEMENT OF COMMON BARIATRIC SURGERY COMPLICATIONS:
LEAKS, FISTULA, BLEEDING, STENOSIS
* Clipping, stenting, internal drainage and pig tail placement, EndoVac therapy, dilatation techniques
* Endoscopic salvage procedure for weight regain after bariatric surgery
* Endoscopic suturing techniques
* Intragastric balloon placement

3.30 pm
FOR OPTION A

CLINICAL CASES VIDEO SESSION

6.00 pm
End of session

8.00 pm
Dinner in honor of participants


SATURDAY MAY 30

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A AND OPTION B

Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
EXPERTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS
* Metabolic complications in bariatric surgery (malnutrition, hypoglycemia, dumping syndrome, etc.)
* Pharmaceutical and psychiatric considerations
* Definition of success and failures in bariatric/metabolic surgery
* Treatment algorithms in complications
* Treatment algorithms for weight loss/regain for band/sleeve/GBP
* Redo strategies in bariatric surgery: endoscopic/surgical options
* Results after redo surgery/endoscopy for weight regain
* Enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery
* Why and when using a robot
* Metabolic complications
   - How to prevent
   - How to cure

TAKE HOME MESSAGES

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute
End of course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

TUESDAY JUNE 2

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 JUNE 3

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 SEPTEMBER 10

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 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

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

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