ESSO Hands on Course on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy and Gastrectomy

24-25 March, 2022 - Open

Venue: Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht , NL

Aim of the Course

Led by an international faculty of well-known experts in the field, this course will be an introduction to minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastrectomy (including robotic surgery). Several lectures will show the vast possibilities as well as potential pitfalls of these procedures. Conventional endoscopic systems and new surgical techniques including robotic systems will be available during hands on sessions on cadavers. Finally, tips will be given on how to implement minimally invasive gastrectomy and esophagectomy in your own center.

Educational Methods

  • Plenary lectures
  • Anatomy sessions
  • Hands-on surgery workshops with human cadavers and custom made models

Ideal course candidate

  • Novice surgeons to minimally invasive upper GI surgery willing to implement minimally invasive gastrectomy and/or esophagectomy in their center
  • Experienced surgeons and senior residents willing to improve their upper GI laparoscopic practice

Very important!! Participation in this course is by competitive application. If you apply to attend it you also need to complete and send back this questionnaire to by 6th January 2022. Questionnaires will be reviewed between 7th and 14th January. Applications without questionnaire (or the other way round) will not be considered. 

Before applying for this course please read carefully the ESSO/Surgical Oncology Foundation Utrecht Terms and Conditions for this course.

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