Aim of Course

This Advanced course will provide an answers to questions such as

  • How do I manage the patient's preoperative assessment
  • How do neoadjuvant or induction chemotherapy impact on our approach to CRMs?
  • How do I use and optimise ultrasound guided CRM surgery?
  • Do I clamp the pedicle or not?
  • How do I transect the liver parenchyma?
  • Do I prefer anatomical to non anatomical resections?


Serge Evrard, Professor of Surgery, Digestive Tumours Unit, Institut Bergonié/University of Bordeaux, FR
Thomas Gruenberger, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery I, Rudolf Foundation Hospital, Vienna, AT
Graeme Poston,
Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Divisional Medical Director and Chairman of the Division of Surgery, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

Faculty Members

Peter Naredi, Professor of Surgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE
Michel Rivoire,
Professor of Surgery, Coordinator of the Department of Surgery, Centre Régional Léon Bérard, Lyon, FR
Theo Ruers,
Professor of Surgery, Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL
Guido Torzilli,
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Milan - Director Dept. of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, IT

Invited Speakers

Grégoire Desolneux (IB)
Bénédicte Henriquès (IB)
Jean Palussière (IB)
Hervé Trillaud (CHU Bordeaux)




Ideal Course Candidate

  • Senior residents (last two years of training)
  • Junior consultant surgeon (within five years of board certification)
  • Experienced consultant surgeon

Educational Methods

  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Plenary lectures, workshops
  • Live transmission of liver procedures
  • Video discussions


Participation fee is 400 EUR  for ESSO members and 550 EUR for non members. The fee includes registration to the course, coffee breaks and lunches and a social dinner.  

Application Procedure

Application must include:

  • Complete application form 
  • Short CV (max. 2 pages) with list of recent publications
  • Motivation letter

Application must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Click here to download the programme.

Further information 

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