New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

Full immersion in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery

Come and join us for our 3-day advanced course in hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HBP) surgery!

The course is structured with mornings dedicated to didactic theoretical presentations by world-renowned experts, including video sessions, live surgeries and discussions.
The objective is to create the greatest interaction between participants and experts.

The afternoons are dedicated to practical learning in the experimental lab, with the possibility of using a set of devices (e.g. CUSA, ultrasound, energy and thermoablation systems, robotic initiation).

Laparoscopic and robotic approaches including the latest technologies and innovations will be discussed. All pathologies will be tackled with a pecial focus on the prevention and management of complications.

New Perspectives in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course


Course date & options

Course status


Theoretical sessions

  • No more courses for this period


Practical training on live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

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

Course information

Faculty panel

P.F. Addeo (IT)
H. Asbun (US)
C. Conrad (US)
N. Demartines (CH)
D. Fuks (FR)
M. Gimenez (AR)
M. Hogg (US)
H. Kaneko (JP)
C.W. Lin (TW)
J. Marescaux (FR)
J. Martinie (US)
D. Mutter (FR)
O. Scatton (FR)
O. Soubrane (FR)
C.N. Tang (HK)
M. Vix (FR)
G. Wakabayashi (JP)
X. Wang (CN)


V. De Blasi (IT)
A. Forgione (IT)
R. Memeo (IT)
D. Ntourakis (GR)
T. Piardi (IT)


Course objectives

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

Target audience

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

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative
  • Hands-on sessions on live tissue (mini-pigs) in experimental laboratory

Cancellation policy

CME credits

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.


There was continuous supervision and guidance by the expert

Excellent teachers with great teaching skills

Very superior level of organization ! Thank you for all !

Excellent supervision and advice. Constantly available and involved. Excellent session !