EAES Wintermeeting 2023

Organizer: European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
Venue: Radisson Blue Hotel, St George’s Bay, St. Julian’s, Malta
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Date: from: 2023-01-26 to: 2023-01-28
Fee: 195 - 750 EUR
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Thursday, 26 January 2023
Hands-on cadaver course in foregut surgery (6 stations, 12 participants)
Location: University of Malta, anatomy department
Faculty: Milos Bjelovic (Serbia), György Lázár (Hungary), Beat Müller (Switzerland), Dragan Gunjic (Serbia), Clifford Caruana (Malta), Jo-Etienne Abela (Malta)
07.30 – 08.00 Welcome & registration
08.00 – 10.00 Session
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 12.30 Session
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 16.00 Session

Ultrasound course (max 18 participants)
Course director: Calin Tiu (Romania), Andreas Melzer (Germany)
Location: University of Malta, anatomy department
Tutors:
Alexandru Carap, eFAST
Bogdan Socea, eFAST
Gerald Filip, Guided Procedures
Radu Elisei, Guided Procedures
Florin Botea, Intraoperative
Vasile Bintintan, Intraoperative

11.00 – 11.30 Welcome & registration & opening remarks
11.30 – 13.30 Lectures Session
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Hands on session on Molds
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 19.00 Hands on session on cadavers
19.00 – 19.30 Final remarks, course evaluation

Following the six years of experience in the development of the EAES platform for the training of surgeons in sonography, our experts have created a full-day course with hands-on applications on cadavers.
This type of approach opens unlimited ways of inventiveness in preparing the most credible environments for better understanding of the clinical ultrasound.
You can opt for a position in one of the three offered modules: Ultrasound Guided Procedures, eFAST (Trauma) and Intraoperative Ultrasound

Friday, 27 January 2023
08.00 – 08.20 Welcome and introduction – Salvador Morales Conde (Spain), Predag Andrejevic (Malta), Yoav Mintz (Israel)
08.20 – 08.25 Opening words – Christopher Ferane (Hon. Minister of Health and Deputy Prime Minister of Malta)
08.30 – 08.50 Keynote lecture – The science of innovation – Leonie Baldacchino (Malta)

Live surgery session 1:
Chairs: Yoav Mintz (Israel), Alberto Arezzo (Italy)
09:00 Robotic Left Colectomy with ICG (Live transmission from Malta) – Danilo Miskovic (UK)
09:00 Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair (Live transmission from Belgium) – Filip Muysoms (Belgium)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
Live surgery session 2:
Chairs: Salvador Morales Conde (Spain), Manish Chand (UK)
11:30 Laparoscopic Left Hepatectomy (Live transmission from Italy) – Mohammad Abu Hilal (Italy)
11:30 Laparoscopic CME Rt Colectomy with ICG (Live transmission from Malta) – Luigi Boni (Italy)

13:30 – 14.30 Lunch
Session 1. State-of-the-art technology in the OR
Chairs: Luigi Boni (Italy), Noriyuki Inaki (Japan), Josephine Psaila (Malta)
14.30 – 14.45 Lymph node imaging in upper GI surgery – Hans Fuchs (Germany)
14.45 – 15.00 Update on fluorophores – Michele Diana (France)
15.00 – 15.15 Update on Flexible endoscopic surgery – Silvana Perretta (France)
15.15 – 15.30 Update on Robotic Surgery – Rosa Jimenez Rodrigues (Spain)
15.30 – 15.45 A new tool for quantitative ICG analysis – Mark Portelli (Malta)

Session 2. Surgical AI is the future of MIS
Chairs: Felix Nickel (Germany), Juan Sánchez-Margallo (Spain), Jean Calleja-Agius (Malta)
15.45 – 16.00 Introduction to AI in Surgery – Chen Sagiv (Israel)
16.00 – 16.15 Performance assessment using AI tools – Felix Nickel (Germany)
16.15 – 16.30 How do we overcome the task of annotations? – Martin Wagner (Germany)
16.30 – 16.45 How to start using AI in my OR? – Pietro Mascagni (Italy)

16:45 – 17:15 Coffee break
Session 3. Innovation is the key for progress in MIS
Chairs: Luigi Manfredi (UK), George Mylonas (UK), Francisco Sánchez-Margallo (Spain), Jo-Etienne Abela (Hon. Minister for Elderly and Active Aging Malta)
17:15 – 17:30 Preclinical studies on Thiel embedded bodies – Tim Horeman (The Netherlands)
17:30 – 17:45 A novel gasless port for MIS – Kay Vanhear (Malta)
17:45 – 18:00 A new device for transoral thyroid surgery – Christian Camensuli (Malta)
18:00 – 18:15 Surgery and education – from VR to the Metaverse – Manish Chand (UK)

18:15 – 19:30 Farewell drinks
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Hands-on cadaver course in colorectal surgery (6 stations, 12 participants).
Location: University of Malta, anatomy department
Faculty: Ken Campbell (UK), Nader Francis (UK), Victor Tomulescu (Romania), Predag Andrejevic (Malta), Dorin Popa (Sweden), Umberto Bracale (Italy), Josephine Psaila (Malta), Charles Cini (Malta)
07.30 – 08.00 Welcome & registration
08.00 – 10.00 Session
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 12.30 Session
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 16.00 Session

Surgical escape room ‘Knights and Knives’

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