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Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Robotic Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
Robotic training on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial


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COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

G. Choi (KR) - A. Forgione (IT) - S.-H. Kim (KR) - D. Koh (SG) - A. Melani (BR) - J. Okuda (JP) - E. Parra Davila (US) - A. Parvaiz (GB) - L. Romagnolo (BR) - P. Sylla (US)


For nearly 30 years, advances in minimally invasive surgery have demonstrated several benefits for patients. Robotic surgery has emerged as the most advanced minimally invasive platform, with notable improvements over thoracoscopic surgery, including better illumination, superior dexterity, more versatile stapling technology, and improved energy devices. Over the last two decades in the evolution of robotic surgery, several techniques of practice standardization have been explored.

COURSE OBJECTIVES & HIGHLIGHTS

  • to describe the latest practices in standardization of common and complex robotic thoracic procedures
  • to provide a primer in building of robotic surgical teams
  • to emphasize non-technical skills that are important in developing a robotic thoracic program
  • to provide an opportunity for networking and interactions between trainees and experts 
  • to share ideas and experiences in developing and advancing robotic thoracic programs

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Full immersion in outstanding facilities
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • 2 half days robotic surgery training and practice on live tissue + cadavers if option C is chosen, including the latest generation of da Vinci┬« robotic systems

COURSE DIRECTORS

J.M. Baste (FR)
W.C. Hanna (CA)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic bariatric surgery
  2. To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  3. To highlight technicalities of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  4. To allow real-time discussion between the operators and the surgeon trainees
  5. To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial
  6. To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video session between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

TARGET AUDIENCE

Digestive surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

FACULTY PANEL

L. Brunaud (FR), A. d'Urso (IT), L. Katz (US), K. Kim (US), L.A. Vieira d'Almeida (BR), M. Vix (FR)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  2. To understand the proper robotic platform in the preoperative set-up for upper GI surgery
  3. To understand and replicate the critical surgical steps for the safe and effective use of the robotic platform in upper GI surgery
  4. To define the role of the robot in the current esophageal and gastric surgery practice
  5. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of this emerging field

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members
  • Interactive sessions with operating surgeons during live surgery
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Robotic surgery training and practice on simulators and anatomical specimens including the latest generation of robotic systems

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY PANEL

I. Broeders NL - Y.K. Chao TW - B. Dallemagne BE - H. Fuchs DE - W.J. Hyung KR - S. Perretta IT - J.P. Ruurda NL - R. Van Hillegersberg NL

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be able:
  • to identify the specific robotic platform components, settings and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  • to understand the proper robotic platform pre operative set-up for pancreatic surgery
  • to define the role of robotics in current pancreatic surgery practice
  • to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidencebased practice in this emerging field
  • to provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures and pre-recorded operative demonstrations with interactive discussions between participants and faculty members
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Digestive surgeons, HPB and liver surgeons, laparoscopic surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux F.

FACULTY PANEL

C.N. Tang HK - H. Asbun US - P. Pessaux FR

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic platform - How it works
  • Troubleshooting and complications specific to the robot set-up
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for splenic flexure
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic approach for TME
  • Robotic single port for transanal surgery
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
  • Complications and how to avoid them
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm
PRACTICE ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
3.00 pm
PRACTICE ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control camera, operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9


FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
7.45 AM Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • History and Development of Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Anatomic Lung Resection
    • Review of Literature
    • Standard Robotic Lobectomy (5 lobectomies)
    • Segmentectomy and Complex Image-Guided Segmental Resection
    • Advanced and Complex Procedures: Sleeve Resections, Pancoast Tumors
  • Robotic Resection of Anterior Mediastinal Tumors
    • Review of Literature
    • Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
    • Thymectomy for Early-Stage Thymoma
    • Thymectomy for Advanced-Stage Thymoma
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10


FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
7.45 AM Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • Robotic Resection of Middle and Posterior Mediastinal Tumors
  • Robotic Esophagectomy: different approaches
  • Robotic Training
    • Technical skills
    • Educational and Evaluation Models
  • Safety and Performance Measurement
    • Non-Technical Skills in Robotic Surgery
    • Data Collection and Quality Improvement Initiatives
    • CRM in Robotic Surgery
  • Research and Innovation in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    • Medico-economic evaluation
    • New instruments and Future Innovations
    • New and Emerging Robotic Platforms
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

FOR OPTION B
1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

FOR OPTION C
1.30 PM Hands-on training on cadavers

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance

Program may be subject to modifications

Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course: COURSE PROGRAM

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am For Option A and C
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastric bypass
* Robotic redo surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm For Option C
(Option A: afternoon free)

TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastric bypass
* Robotic SADI-S technique (single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass-sleeve)

6.00 pm End of session

8.00 pm  Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1

7.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am For Option A and C
THEORETICAL SESSION-LECTURES
* Robotics in obesity surgery
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy: technique and pitfalls
* Robotic gastric bypass step by step
* Robotic biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) or SADI-S technique
* Robotic is the future of bariatric/metabolic procedures
* Benefits of the robotic platform in revisional surgery
* Robotic conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to gastric bypass

11.00 am
CLINICAL CASES
* Robotic bypass in superobese patients
* Robotic approach for gastrogastric fistula after Capella procedure
* Superobese patients with steatohepatitis and cirrhosis: stapling the bougie in a robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastrogastric fistula after gastric bypass
* Robotic accidental fundojejunostomy
* Challenging robotic bariatric surgery

12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

Delivery of certificates of attendance for option A

1.00 pm For Option C
(Option A: afternoon free)

TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastric bypass
* Robotic SADI-S technique

6.30 pm
End of session
Delivery of certificates of attendance for option C
Program may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY

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

8.00 amINTRODUCTION
- "Anatomy" of a surgical robot
- Principles of ports placement and docking: abdominal and thoracic approaches
- Robotic instruments and energy tools

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic gastrectomy

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Robotic anti-reflux surgery
- Robotic Heller myotomy
- Robotic gastric conduit formation
- Anastomoses techniques in robotic gastrectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided gastric surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN
OPTION B: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ROBOTIC SIMULATORS: ABDOMEN
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Fundoplication
- Heller myotomy
- Gastric mobilization
- D2 lymphadenectomy
- Creation of gastric tube
- Gastrectomy

6.30 pm End of the session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY

7.45 amFOR OPTION A, B and C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 amLIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic esophagectomy: thoracic phase

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Extended and total 2 fields lymphadenectomy in robotic esophagectomy
- Anastomotic techniques in robotic esophagectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided esophageal surgery
- Robotic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
- Robotic transhiatal esophagectomy

CURRENT EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF ROBOTICS IN UPPER GI SURGERY

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION B & C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN - THORAX
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Esophageal mobilization
- Extended lymphadenectomy
- Thoracic anastomosis (hand-sewn/stapled)
- Gastrectomy
- Fundoplication

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

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic platform - How it works
  • Troubleshooting and complications specific to the robot set-up
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for splenic flexure
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic approach for TME
  • Robotic single port for transanal surgery
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
  • Complications and how to avoid them
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm
PRACTICE ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
3.00 pm
PRACTICE ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control camera, operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

FOR OPTION A and C

8.00 am PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic central pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
How to do?
Video-based discussion
  • Basic principles in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Tips and tricks in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Are there limits in robotic pancreatectomy?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute
Delivery of certificates of attendance for OPTION A

2.00 pm FOR OPTION C
(OPTION A: afternoon free )

HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
6.30 pm End of the seminar
Delivery of certificates of attendance for OPTION C