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Venue CICE (Clermont-Ferrand teaching Center)

9.00 am - 10.30 am

Post graduate course 1

Live demonstrations of teaching animal or living models

Limited to 40

  • Interventional radiology P Chabrot (France)

  • Vaginal surgery S Curinier; A Mansoor (France)

  • Complex laparoscopic surgery (Lower Abdomen) R Botchorishvili (France)

  • Complex upper abdominal procedures J Vilaça (Portugal)

  • SIMlife a model using a pulsated revascularized and reventilated cadaver for surgical education JP Faure (France)

9.00 am - 10.30 am

Post graduate course 2

Teaching tools for the future

Chair: L. Boyer, R. Pasic


  • See one, do one, teach one and practice makes it perfect doesn’t work R Pasic (USA)

  • Virtual reality simulators: the future P Crochet (France)

  • Elearning lessons from organizing a national training program among 500 French resident of radiology A Cotten (France)

  • Wearable technology is an international telementoring setting during surgery:
    a feasibility study on the assessment of technical skills M Jansen (The Netherlands)

  • May everyone develop his own simulator? S Boughiziane (Tunisia)

  • Briefing / Debriefing experience derived from a military teaching method R Mashiach (Israel)


9.00 am - 10.30 am

Post graduate course 3

Teaching suture Lab

Expert meeting groups by inscription participants limited to 50 

  •  APAGE M Andou Okayama* (Japan)

  •  European Academy

  •  CICE (Clermont Ferrand)

10.30 am - 11.00 am

coffee break

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Expert group 1

The ideal curriculum

Chair and Management of the group: A. Lam, R Campo, B Rabischong


  • Lessons from an international survey on the residents real life C Texier (France)

  • US curriculums comparing gynecology and general surgery I. Green 

  • Canadian experience T Grantcharov

  • German experience R De Wilde

  • Singaporean experience B Chern

  • Europe, the new curriculum  R Campo

  • Chinese experience CL Lee

  • Japanese experience M Andou Okayama*

  • Australian experience A Lam

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Expert group 2

Definition of a teaching video

Chair and Management of the group: A Setúbal, R Botchorishvili, M Goldenberg 


  • Results from an online survey P Chauvet (France)

  •  What is available today on the web? K Galczynski (Poland)

  •  The ten steps academy N Bourdel (France)

  •  Experience from surgery U S Mansuria (USA)

  •  Guidelines proposed by minimally invasive surgery journals A Setùbal (Portugal)  

  •  What can we learn from bad procedures? R Botchorishvili (France)

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2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Main session 1

Computer science explained to surgeons

Chair: J Einarsson, N Bourdel

  • Basics of computer vision A Bartoli (France)

  • Beyond surgical perception : Multispectral image analysis for live perfusion and oxygenation monitoring  L Maier Hein (Germany)

  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning V Gripon (France)

  • The Contributions of Deep Learning to Computer Vision  N Thome (France)

  • Automated tissue recognizing system in endoscopic surgeries  P Török (Hungary)

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Parallel session 1

21st century vaginal surgery will be endoscopic or will disappear!

Chair:  A Mansoor

  • Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for hysterectomy CL Lee (Taiwan) 

  • Transabdominal laparoscopy or natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery:

    a randomised controlled trial J Baekelandt (Belgium)*

  • Pelvic node dissections by single-port transvaginal laparoscopic surgery E Leblanc (France)

  • Endoscopic vaginal surgery for Prolapse N Bourdel (France)

4.00 pm - 4.30 am coffee break

4.30 pm - 6.30 pm

Main session 2

Quality in Surgery

Chair: H Ferreira, C Pomel

  • Improving safety in surgery from a practical example to general guidelines? A Fingerhut (France)

  • Assessing surgical skills using video assessment beyond CSATS? K Huang (USA)

  • Quality definition in interventional radiology H Rousseau (France)

  • Quality in surgery the US perspective A Advincula (USA)

  • Could we prevent bad surgeons to work? J Einarsson (USA)

4.30 pm - 6.30 pm

Parallel session 2

Innovative Original and or Disruptive Ideas

Chair: G Mage, J Hourcabie

  • The « Jain point » lessons from a different approach N Jain (India)

  • Contained morcellation where are we going? R Devassy (Germany)

  • Papers selected from the free communications call


- Uterine manipulator for laparoscopic radical hysterectomy M. Baydo


- Pelvic floor medicine as an alternative to pelvic floor surgery: feasibility, safety and efficacy of platelet rich plasma and fractional micro-ablative co2 laser for stress urinary incontinence F Willison  

- Comparison between single-site and multiport robot-assisted myomectomy techniques: a multicenter study. G Moawad

- Influence of recent lastt training on lastt certification scores S Mafalda Maia

- Impacts of a medical application in gynecology obstetrics on the quality of learning of second cycle medical students R Briki

- A curricular framework for obstetrics and gynecology resident education in robotic surgery R Kattah

- Barriers and enablers to establishing a sustainable gynaecological simulation program in a teaching hospital. R Szabo

- Education on laparoscopic surgery and entry techniques – a national survey of obgyn residents S Mafalda Maia

  • Safety in Hysteroscopy : how to reduce pain and risk of intravasation S Bettochi (Italy)

6.30 pm - 8.00 pm Opening ceremony

  • The future of Surgery and of Endoscopic surgery societies in questions

    • P Clavelou (France),, Dean of Clermont Ferrand Medical School

    • A Wattiez (France),

    • E Zupi (Italy)

    • G Frishman (USA) for AAGL

    • M Andou Okayama (Japan) for APAGE

    • H Fernandez (France) for the French Society

    • R Campo (Belgium) for ESGE

  • Invited conference. Chair : A Wattiez (France), CY Lee (Taiwan)

  • Natural evolution of advanced laparoscopic surgery – innovationg organ transplant laparoscopically. S Puntambekar (India)


8.00 pm - 9.00 pm Wine and Cheese in the exhibit hall

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8.00 am - 10.00 am

Main session 3

Minimally invasive surgery when economical resources are not unlimited. Laparoscopy otherwise?

Chair: R Botschorishvili, R De Wilde

  • Quality VS Pertinence How expensive could be minimally invasive approaches? JP Beregi (France)

  • Challenges for development of endoscopic surgery worldwide ? S Boughizane (Tunisia)

  • What can we learn from the development and current limitations of endoscopic surgery in Colombia. JD Villegas (Colombia)

  • Is my smartphone screen, the future of endoscopic surgery? iHysterectomy: Frugal by iPhone. J Baekelandt ( Belgium)

  • Using Touch Surgery to Improve Surgical Education in Low - and Middle-Income Settings: A Randomized Control. I Sibomana (Rwanda)

  • Could technology progresses reduce the costs ? J Dankelman (Netherlands)

10.00 am - 10.30 am

coffee break

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Main session 4

Future of robotic surgery and of surgical instrumentation

Chair: A Advincula, P Collinet

  • Robotic surgery in 2018, where do we stand? From the fascinating technology to limited clinical benefits
    and a challenging economical questions G Scambia (Italy)

  • Nano robots B Nelson (Switzerland)

  • The future of haptic feedback in robotic procedure C Pacchierotti (France)

  • Genital prolapse: from pathophysiology to tissue engineering S Mukherjee (Australia)

  • High Intensity ultrasound: the future of non invasive surgery C Lafon (France) 


12.30 am - 2.00 pm

Lunch time

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

The ideal pneumoperitoneum - Symposium Fisher&Paykel - Nordic Pharma

Peritoneal conditioning  P Koninckx

Humidification and low pressure pneumoperitoneum from concept to clinical results R Botchorishvili

Prevention of peritoneal adhesion H Roman

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2.00 pm - 3.45 pm

Main session 5

Teaching and simulation in surgery in 2018

Chair: B Rabischong, G Frishman

  • Education for better performance, safety and clinical outcome. T Grantcharov (Canada)

  • Assessment of surgical skills: OSATS VS Check list scoring system. P Crochet (France)

  • GESEA Certification: up-date in 2018 of the 7 certified centers:
    what consequences on the surgical practice of certified surgeons. B Rabischong (France)

  • Burn out and post traumatic stress among surgery residents, do we need to teach resillience? G Frishman (USA)

  • Teaching of non technical skills and evaluation R. Flin & G Youngson (UK)

2.00 pm - 3.45 pm

Parallel session 3

Data storage

Chair: L Boyer, E Zupi

  • Data archiving: what do we need? A Luciani (France)

  • Data transfer: a radiological point of view L Boussel (France)

  • Technical state of the art, confidentiality safety, economical models B Schoeffler (France)

  • Ethical concerns about data storage L Williatte (France)

  • Epithor: When surgeons are back in power when processing their own data M Dahan (France)

3.45 pm - 4.15 pm

coffee break

4.15 pm - 6.30 pm

Parallel session 4

The surgeon and social networks

Chair: C Houlle

  • Running a youTube channel H Roman (France)

  • Ethical and legal aspect L Williatte (France)

  • Pitfalls in using social media how should we protect our practice, our patients. Lessons from a media expert

  • Patients point of view L Hummelshoj (Denmark)

  • Raising public awareness: example of endometriosis? C Zacharopoulou (France) 

4.15 pm - 6.30 pm

Main session 6

Improving Surgical Safety

Chair: K Slim

  • Teamwork teaching tools and or non technical skills in endoscopic surgery R. Flin & G. Youngson (GB)

  • Why pilots with hazardous attitudes are banned from the cockpits JE Villalta (France)

  • Should the surgeons have a daily training and or a coach? M Paraiso (USA)

  • Cross examination - the complex role of how health care industry
    and the laws shape practices in gynecologic surgery A Lam (Autralia)

  • Risk Management improvement in private practice : how do private insurance
    companies reduce risks in France through a unique concept.
    C Scaringella (France) & A Watrelot (France)

Dinner at Aventure Michelin (Dinner not included in registration charge)

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8.30 am - 10.30 am

Main session 7

Should or will the OR become an airline Cockpit?

Chair: A Wattiez, S Puntambekar

  • Black box recording: airline pilot experience and current perspectives JE Villalta (France)

  • Video recording of the surgical procedure should become compulsory. P Koninckx (Belgium)

  • Data Science : Making Predictions from the Massive Digital Data of the Modern World. J Peyras (France)

  • Black box recording and video recording of the procedure Rationale. T Grantcharov (Canada)

  • Black box recording of surgery data experience and perspective after one year. M Shijven, A Van Dalen (Netherlands)

  • Real-time Analysis of the Surgical Workflow: Moving towards a Surgical Control Tower N Padoy (France)

  • OR1 Approach to Smart Data management. A Beier (Germany)



10.30 am - 11.00 am

coffee break



11.00 am - 12.00 am

Papers selected from the free communications call

- Can we speak about innovation in healthcare without understanding block chain impacts in clinician practice ? endometriosis  as a user case to understand how blockchain could impact radically the healthcare  J Bouaziz

- Effect of a simple curriculum on surgical outcome of resident’s first live operative laparoscopy E Jokinen

- Augmented reality to improve spatial awareness in gynecologic surgery G Moawad

- Video-based self-assessment for training laparoscopic hysterectomy procedural skills on a virtual reality simulator: a randomized-controlled study P Crochet

- Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of static trainer training pelvic-trainer in a certificate program of complementary study of gynecological endoscopy R Briki

- Software for developing of assistance skills during endoscopy P Torok

- The care master class 5-day integrative hands-on course – a successful model in teaching minimally invasive surgery at all levels based on 17 years experience V To

12.00 am - 2.00 pm

Main session 8

Which pictures on our screen in 10 years?

Chair: JP Estrade, I Barthelemy

  • Augmented Reality for deformable and moving target T Collins; N Bourdel (France)

  • Augmented Surgery: From image to Computer assisted Surgery L Soler (France)

  • Optical biopsy, in vivo microscopy from gynecology to basic questions on a new technology G Chêne (France)

  • Fluorescence from diagnosis to fluorescence guided surgery to photoDynamic Therapy (PDT) will an old dream become true? S Mordon (France)

  • The 21st century OR from endoscopy to functional MRI and fluorescence M Diana (France)


2.00 pm Closing Lunch in the exhibit hall

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