Laparoscopy in Newborns, Infants & Children Advanced Course

Full immersion in pediatric surgery

Minimally invasive surgery has come a long way since the 1980s, when pioneers first started demonstrating that all types of malformations could be managed
using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy, subcutaneous videosurgery, videosurgery combined
with endoluminal endoscopy, and robotic surgery. Today it has become undeniable that minimally invasive surgery is, without a doubt, feasible and safe.

For 17 years now we have been alternating between a visceral thoracic neonatal surgery course and urological surgery course, every 2 years.

In 2023, IRCAD Strasbourg will schedule again a visceral thoracic neonatal surgery course which is a more general approach to pediatric surgery. Interactive theoretical training and video sessions combined with hands-on training on live tissue under expert tutorial in the experimental lab will provide course participants the tools they require to improve their skills.

Laparoscopy in Newborns, Infants & Children Advanced Course


Course Information

Course status

  • No more courses for this period

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the registration fees for participants

Course director

A. Bonnard (FR)

Faculty panel

F. Becmeur (FR)
F. Chiarenza (IT)
J. Correia Pinto (PT)
P. De Coppi (UK)
J. Dingemann (DE)
C. Esposito (IT)

C. Gomes-Ferreira (LU)
S. Irtan (FR)
A. Lehn (FR)
M. Lindeboom (NL)
R. Moog (FR)
M. Mendoza-Sagaon (CH)

M. Pakarinen (FI)
D. Patkowski (PL)
P. Philippe (LU)S. Rothenberg (US)
I. Talon (FR)

Course objectives

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in pediatric surgery
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technicalities of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of videos
  • To allow discussion between experts and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in laparoscopic surgery through practice on live tissue under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

Target audience

Surgeons, pediatric surgeons

Educational methods

  • Interactive didactic lectures and video sessions between Faculty and course participants in auditorium with the latest audiovisual technologies
  • Supervised hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs) in experimental laboratory

Cancellation policy

CME credits & Ethical Medtech compliance for this course

This Pediatric course is endorsed by:
– The European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU)
– The International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
– The European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association (EUPSA)
– The European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES)

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

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.


The time the expert spent with us he took good care of us, he taught us tips and tricks and helped us to make the most of our training

Thanks a lot. All was organized at the highest level !

Interesting topics. Very good debate. Experts share their experience which is very rich and interesting!

Amazing, impressive, efficient, great organization with the right persons Thanks a lot !

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