ESSO-EYSAC Hands on Course on Liver Surgery

8-9 May, 2023 - Open

Venue: Innsbruck (AT)

Aim of the course

This course is a hands-on workshop for surgical anatomy, operative and interventional technics for liver tumours. The course will focus on obtaining thorough understanding of functional liver anatomy and the technical aspects necessary for aspiring liver surgeons. Furthermore, surgically relevant liver diseases, diagnostics, perioperative management, radiological interventions and the role of transplantation for liver diseases will be discussed in an evidence-based, multidisciplinary environment.

Main topics

  • Liver anatomy and anatomical variations

  • Imaging procedures in liver diagnostics

  • Primary liver tumours: Background and Treatment strategies

  • Secondary liver tumours: Background and Treatment strategies

  • Laparoscopic liver resections – tips, tricks and pitfalls

  • Standard open resections

  • Tips and tricks for intraoperative ultrasound, vascular resection and bilioenteric reconstruction

Educational methods

  • Hands on cadaver sessions

  • Educational videos and 3D-Anatomy atlas

  • Video-based discussions

  • Case-discussion sessions

  • Plenary lectures

Ideal participants

Young surgeons, surgical residents or registrars interested in liver surgery/surgical oncology of the livers

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