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EITS Advanced Colorectal Courses, Strasbourg 2009

Dates:November 13/14
Address:IRCAD-EITS, Hospitaux Universitaires, BP 426, F-67091 Strasbourg
Tel:+33 3 88119007
Fax:+33 3 88 11 90 99

686 Euros for  Live Surgery & workshops (1461 E includes wet lab).  Price includes hotel accommodation.

Delegates are either trained in an experimental operating room comprising 17 surgical work stations or live operative demonstrations from an OR1 operating theatre with robotic equipment (Sigmoidcolectomy, left hemicolectomy, RHColectomy, TME & prolapse surgery). 

Lectures will point out the main technical aspects in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. 

  • Surgical anatomy
  • Key tecnical points
  • Splenic flexure: lateral and medial approach
  • Tricks and techniques (right and left colectomy)
  • Resection for Crohns
  • Diverticulitis
  • Laparoscopic TME
  • How to manage complications
  • etc, etc.

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EITS Advanced Digestive Courses, Strasbourg 2008

Dates:November 5/7
Address:IRCAD-EITS, Hospitaux Universitaires, BP 426, F-67091 Strasbourg
Tel:+33 388119090
Fax:+33 3 88 11 90 99


1556 e Surgery & workshop & live tissue (731 e for Live Surgery & workshops); includes hotel accommodation (97e/night)

This course includes several live operative demonstrations (option A & B) and practical training on live tissue (option B).  Each surgeon chooses the procedure he wants to practice under the experts watchful gaze. as well as workshops with the experts.  Options include inguinal hernia surgery, emergency surgery, morbid obesity, antireflux surgery, biliary surgery, TME and colonic surgery. 

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COVIDIEN Elancourt, Paris, Colorectal Master Class Programme

Dates:January 10/11, March 6/7, April 28/29, June 2/3

Day One

  • Welcome
  • Evolution of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Selection of patients and Learning curve
  • Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer - operative stratergy, pitfalls and solutions
  • Laparoscopic Left Hemicolectomy for cancer - operative stratergy and pitfalls
  • Laparoscopic low anteior resection/TME
  • Discussion
  • Colorectal task based lab workshop
  • Lab debrief

Day Two

  • Right hemicolectomy for Crohns - operative stratergy/pitfalls
  • Left hemicolectomy for Diverticulitis
  • Modalities of reconstruction after colectomy
  • Current status of laparoscopic colorectal surgery - debate
  • Lab based workshop with experts
  • Debrief


The Masterclass & PACT registrations occur through the local sales representative and local subsidiary that is liaising with our Professional Education department. Depending on surgeon's profile and objectives, the local representative and subsidiary may orient this surgeon towards other courses organized by the subsidiary itself-we call them VIP courses to remain simple.

U.K contacts should be oriented towards Covidien U.K and outside U.K contacts can be redirected towards us ( which we will redirect towards the interested subs.

Christopher Wittmann
Professional Education Director, EMEA
Education & Training Centre of Excellence, Elancourt
Cell:      + 33 6 07 67 09 42
Office:  +33 1 30 79 83 89


Julian Foster
Tyco Healthcare UK Ltd,  154 Fareham Rd., Gosport, Hamshire, PO13 OAS.
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 224 836
Fax: +44(0) 1329 224 400

TYCO Elancourt, Paris, Urology Master Class Programme

Dates:April 13/14 2006
Web Site:www.MasterClass@emea.tycohealthcare

Day One

  • Welcome
  • Evolution of Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
  • Successful steps towards advanced Urological procedures - ureterolithotomy, pyelopalasty (operative stratergy)
  • Radical Nephrectomy for Cancer - operative stratergy/pitfalls and solutions
  • Laparoscopic cystectomy - stratergies/pitfalls & solutions
  • Discusssion
  • Lab based workshop
  • Debrief
  • Dinner


Day Two

  • Why laparoscopic radical prostatectomy?
  • Lap prostatectomy - ascending/descending techniques, retroperitoneal approach, bladder dissection, Prostate & urethra dissection, reconstruction - pitfalls and solutions
  • Complications and functional outcomes
  • Lab based workshop
  • Debrief


  • intra adbominal ascending and descending technique

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ETHICON European Surgical Institute, Hamburg - Colorectal

Dates:February 26/29, June 17/19 2008
Address:Ethicon Endo-Surgery Kirkton Campus, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7AT
Tel:+44 (0)131 442 5621

Three, two day courses aimed at senior trainees and consultant surgeons interested in starting laparoscopic colorectal surgery. They usually comprise a faculty of three UK surgeons who are members of the preceptorship programme.  Open discussion is centred on the evidence base for lap colorectal surgery, building up a business case in addition to videos on laparoscopic management/procedures and complications etc.

The training also involves didactic anatomy & procedure lectures, suturing techniques with hands on training in dry and wet labs.  Operations include simulated anterior resection, rectopexy and bowel anastomosis.

Training sessions are now organised along regional lines with regional faculty members’ who are expert in laparoscopic coloproctology. Faculty members are prepared to offer masterclasses and act as preceptors at a later date.

Helen McFarland (Professional Education Co-ordinator) & Mark Thomas, Director Professional Education or vis your regional Ethicon tertiary manager.

ESI Hamburg Tel., +49 40 52973200

It was far better than I had imagined.  Well organised with a good faculty.  A good opportunity to network with fellow minded surgeons.   Simon Phillips March 2006.

STARR workshop (live surgery Dr Antonio Longo) - Ethicon

Address:St Elizabeth Hospital, Vienna
Tel:+43 1 71126-662

This is a really good course for STARR (a little on PPH).  It is designed around the concept of a pelvic floor team (colorectal, gynaecologist and radiologist and is very European in is presentation, structure and content - yet it works.  You will learn a lot  and see lots and lots of fags smoked!!!!  However, you do need to have moved beyond the PPH learning curve to get anything out of it. 

There are two operating lists Tues and Weds AM (3-4 cases each day).  The patients are presented aong with their defecating proctograms.  The radiologist Brigitta Boller is really good value.  Antonio Longo as you would expect is a showman and technicaly spot on with PPH & STARR.  Saying that he utilised several techniques ahich may well be different at the next course.

There short term results are presented.  The science is not wonderful but they are clearly onto something.  BLA were pleased to see that the surgical technique does not differ from the one that we have developed (we do not get and dog ears).

There is an afternoon off to see Vienna - a stunning city.  If you want to see the Spanish Riding School, Opera book in advance on the internet.

The hopitality is good and the course dinner something special.  The hotel is interesting.

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Comprehensive Urological Laparoscopy

Dates:15 - 16 November 2007
Address:Berlin, Germany
Tel:++49 7461 95 21 85
Fax:++49 7461 95 20 50

This course, organised by Aesculap Academy, is offered in association with The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Convenor: Mr A Rané Consultant Urologist, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill

Mr P Dasgupta, Consultant Urologist, Guy's Hospital
Mr P Rimington, Consultant Urologist, Eastbourne Hospital
Mr C Anderson, Consultant Urologist, St Georges Hospital


An intermediate level training course incorporating "Different Techniques of Nephrectomy"

  • Instrumentation
  • Pathophysiological changes during laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy: transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approach
  • Complications in laparoscopy
  • Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic techniques (HAL)
  • How to set up a uro-laparoscopic Service

Practical exercises
Dexterity Skills

  • Intra and extracorporeal knotting and suturing
  • Tissue Dissection
  • Exercises on perfused animal specimens
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy: transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approach (including device and port placement)


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