30/09/2019 - 04/10/2019 | Cluj, Romania

registration open

Program Director / Principal Course Master:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré Dipl.ECVS (AT)

Course Master:





The ESAVS Soft Tissue Surgery – Laparoscopy course is dedicated to practitioners, specialists and faculty members wishing to start with laparoscopic surgery. A strong focus will be made on practical exercises with dry labs on models and ex-vivo organs and wet labs on dogs’ cadavers and anesthetized pigs.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants 1) Shall have a profound knowledge on the pros and cons of mini-invasive surgery and the most common indications 2) Shall be able to plan and organize a mini-invasive setting in their clinic 3) shall be able to perform at least most common elective surgeries.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Monday, 30 September 2019 – Basis of mini-invasive surgery

• History
• Organization
• Instrumentation
• Hemostasis
• How to enter the abdomen
• Abdominal exploration
• Hand skills training

Welcome Drink

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - Dry labs and ex-vivo training

• Practical session / Dry lab
Organizing the tower
Instruments and camera handling and practice on board
Mistels training and validation
• Practical session / Ex vivo
Use of energy devices
Practice on ex vivo pieces (liver etc)

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - Indications and techniques in laparoscopic surgery

• From multi-ports to single ports
• Laparoscopic spay and OHE
• Cryptorchidectomy
• Laparoscopic assisted procedures: Gastropexy, cystotomy

Thursday, 3 October 2019 - Training on dogs cadavers

• Pneumoperitoneum and portal placement
• Exploration
• Ovariectomy
• Ovariohysterectomy
• Cholecystectomy
• …/…
• Anesthesia in laparoscopic surgery

Social dinner

Friday, 4 October 2019 - Training on anesthetized pigs

• Full day training session


Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 3.500.-


Early registration: Euro 3.400.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 30th March 2019)

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