Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course

Full immersion in General Surgery

The most popular course in IRCAD is intended for all surgeons who are graduates or in training and who wish to update or discover the latest technological and technical advances in laparoscopy.

This course opens a perspective on the most common interventions in laparoscopic surgery which are presented and discussed in plenary meeting and applied during the many training sessions on live pig models.

In the morning, participants will attend theoretical courses on different aspects of general surgery.

Four experimental laboratory afternoons with training on live tissue will give the laparoscopic surgeon a broad perspective of the technique as well as the practical know-how essential to good clinical practice.

Laparoscopic General Surgery Intensive Course


Course date & options

Course status

Practical training on live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

Course program

Course objectives

  • To provide basic knowledge required for safe use of laparoscopic surgery

  • To describe all technical (instruments, trocars, energy sources…) and physiology principles of laparoscopic surgery

  • To critically review the most common laparoscopic surgical procedures

  • To learn or improve laparoscopic skills by repeatedly practicing suturing, knot-tying and performing surgical procedures during hands-on sessions

Target audience

This course is intended for general surgeons, digestive surgeons, fellows and residents in training

Educational methods

  • Interactive didactic and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Supervised hands-on training on live animal models
  • Objective structured assessment of technical skills

Cancellation policy

Should you wish to cancel or postpone your registration, please notify us by email at:

Please note that no refund or postponement will be considered for any cancellation received less than 6
weeks before the course starts, even if Visa application has been denied.

CME credits & accreditations

CME accreditations & endorsements for the IRCAD France

The IRCAD is certified as a comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

IRCAD courses are endorsed by the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES).

IRCAD is a World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) recognized Training Center.

CME accredications & endorsements for this course

This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (EACCME), Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS), to provide CME credits to European medical specialists in their home country. This IRCAD course meets the criteria for the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s
Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians may apply to convert EACCME credits into AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
European CME credits (ECMEC) : 
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

One day at IRCAD

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Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


Excellent lectures. Excellent teachers and mentors always ready to help and inform us of tricks. Thank you for the progress!

Very nice course, friendly staff, amazing doctors, well-structured and arranged

I love this course : excellent trainers with exceptional knowledge. High quality animal lab, up to date equipment, lovely nurses and anesthesiologists. I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues and will be coming back to attend other IRCAD courses.

It was a really amazing experience and considering the current pandemic situation, it was really safe! Thank you very much for this unforgettable week!

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A generally excellent course with very good organization both in preparing the theoretical lectures and the practical sessions. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues that seek an advanced laparoscopic training!

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