Aim of Course

This programme is a hands-on workshop on surgical anatomy and operative techniques combined with an update on the current concepts of treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The workshop will focus on obtaining a thorough understanding of surgical anatomy and technical aspects of the operative treatment of pancreatic cancer within the framework of evidence-based clinical practice and multidisciplinary approach.

Sven Mieog, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL
Bert Bonsing, Leiden Univesity Medical Center, Leiden, NL
Thilo Hackert, University of Heidelberg, DE

Invited speakers

André Baranski, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL
Thomas Bollen, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, NL
Lodewijk Brosens, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht, NL
Marco Bruno, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL
Marco Del Chiaro, Karolinska Institut at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, SE
Massimo Falconi, Clinica Chirurgica del Pancreas, Ancona, IT
Paul Gobee, Leiden University Medical Center, NL
Dirk J. Gouma, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, NL
Bas Groot Koerkamp, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL
Hans Morreau, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL
Alain Sauvanet, Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, FR
Geertjann van Tienhoven, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, NL
Caroline Verbeke, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SE, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, NO
Wilma Wilmink, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, NL




Ideal Course Candidate

  • Young surgeons or surgical trainees/residents interested in surgery of pancreatic cancer
  • Aged between 25 and 40 years old

Educational Methods

  • Hands-on anatomy and surgery workshops with anatomical specimens and human cadavers
  • Pre-course anatomy e-learning module
  • MDT Case discussions
  • Plenary lectures


Attendance is limited to 20 participants.

Participation fee is 750EUR  for ESSO members and 900 EUR for non members. The fee includes registration to the course, coffee breaks and lunches and a social dinner.  

Application Procedure

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Click here to download the programme

Further information 

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