ESSO Advanced Course on Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

12-13 September, 2019 - Closed

Venue: Milan (IT)

Aim of the course

This course is designed to provide an insight on several controversial aspects of pancreatic cancer surgery and to cover the most recent advances in the field. Participants will become familiar with the most advanced and innovative surgical approaches for pancreatic malignancies as well as with the most appropriate management of pancreatic surgery-related complications. Moreover, they will recognize areas of uncertainty in the indications and timing for surgery of pancreatic neoplasms.
During this 2-day course, attendees will become familiar with the management of the most challenging situations that they will face during their career as pancreatic surgeons. Tips&tricks video sessions will provide a comprehensive insight on the most advanced  surgical techniques even in the field of minimally invasive approach to the pancreas. In the last part of the course, real-life case reports will be discussed simulating a real multidisciplinary board  where participants will be able to interactively test their learning especially regarding therapeutic indications and complications management.

Main Topics

  • Diagnosis and treatment of borderline/locally advanced pancreatic cancer
  • Management of IPMN and pancreatic NET
  • Surgical techniques for borderline/locally advanced pancreatic cancer
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Management of pancreatic surgery-related complications

Educational methods

  • Plenary lectures
  • Video-based discussion sessions
  • Case-discussion sessions
  • MDT discussions on real cases

Target group

  • Senior residents in surgery
  • Fellow surgeons
  • Junior and experienced consultant surgeons


Before applying for this course please read carefully the ESSO Terms and Conditions for Educational Live Events.

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This course is closed