March 5, 2020

April 22, 2020

October 8, 2020

Bariatric surgery has caused a new boom in the field of laparoscopic indications. Is the approach justified ? Are all patients candidates ? Which operation must be chosen ? Participants will understand the several laparoscopic approaches of bariatric surgery, having the opportunity to view different live cases in the operating room : gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and biliopancreatic diversion. Two courses will be only developed on reoperations (redo) for failed or complicated procedures.

Course Objectives

• Review common guidelines in bariatric surgery.
• Show different procedures, tailored to the patients needs.
• Show techniques and strategies to reduce operative time and postoperative complications.
• Comment on tricks and pitfalls in the different procedures.
• Choose a new bariatric procedure in case of failed or complicated previous surgery.
• Manage early and late postoperative complications.

500 € for Surgeons -- 300 € for Nurses

Course Chairs: G-B Cadiere, B. Cadière, J. Himpens

Colorectal Surgery

May 6, 2020

June 18, 2020 

October 7, 2020

November 26, 2020

This session tackles a number of questions and issues, including whether laparoscopic colectomy should be performed in all cancer patients, and what to do in the case of total mesorectal excision (TME). The course also addresses the question of whether or not trocar site recurrences are a myth, and what the approach for a benign disease should be. Participants observe live left hemicolectomy, right hemicolectomy and TME being carried out.

Course Objectives

• Review the anatomy of the region in the context of a laparoscopic approach.

• Give general strategies for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
• Teach best practices and avoidance of pitfalls in the various procedures.
• Explain potential long-term functional problems and how to avoid them.

500 € for Surgeons -- 300 € for Nurses

Course Chairs: G-B. Cadiere, J. Himpens, A. Lacy, G. Dapri

Hernia Repair

April 07, 2020

Participants will have the opportunity to view live TEP and TAPP procedures as well as incisional and primary abdominal wall hernia repair by laparoscopic approach.

Different techniques of laparoscopy, including reduced port and single incision will be showed. 

Course Objectives

• Review the relevant anatomy of the groin, viewed by the laparoscope.

• Show the two approaches in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, their indications and contraindications.
• Show how to cut back on costs.
• Show tricks and pitfalls in all of these procedures.

500 € for Surgeons -- 300 € for Nurses

Course Chair: G. Dapri


April 23, 2020

Although minimal invasive surgery is offering many advantages to both the surgeon and the patient, the use of laparoscopy remains challenging in the management of gynaecological malignancies. Both endometrial and uterine cervical cancer can be treated by laparoscopy at their early stages. Surgical indications, general principles of laparoscopic surgery, and specific applications to gynaecologic oncolgy will be discussed during this course. These topics will be illustrated by live demonstrations.

Course objectives :

  • selection of patients for surgery

  • installation of the patient and surgical setting for complex procedures

  • teaching pelvic anatomy and retroperitoneal dissection

  • the use of different surgical energies

  • new technologies applicable to complex gynecologic dissection (3D vision, image guided surgery)

200 € for Surgeons

Course Chair: M. Fastrez


June 25, 2020

Course description:  The ENT endoscopic surgery started 30 years ago with the endoscopic sinus surgery. Since then, the procedure has continued to evolve; today the endoscopic sinus surgery is the Golden standard. Because of its proven efficiency, the technique was imported in the otologic field, skull base, and recently, in thyroid surgery.  
Course objectives:
· To present the advantages of endoscopic surgery at the level of ear, nose and thyroid.
· Show different procedures with different strategies.
· Which patient is a good candidate for the endoscopic procedures?
· What are the complications of the endoscopic procedures and how can we manage them.

Course Chairs: M-P. Thill, M. Horoi


June 11, 2020

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