“Image-assisted minimally invasive surgery: revolution is on its way – Advances in Strasbourg and Boston”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Strasbourg and Boston’s twinning, the IRCAD launches the following lecture:

Thursday, September 30, 6 p.m., IRCAD,
Hôpitaux Universitaires,
1, place de l’Hôpital 67000 Strasbourg.

Professor Jacques Marescaux will demonstrate all achievements made in Strasbourg together with Professor Luc Soler, in charge of IRCAD’s Research and Development department in computer science and medical imaging.

Professor Patricia Sylla, experienced surgeon on natural orifice surgery (Boston – Harvard University), will demonstrate the advances made in the U.S. Professor David Rattner, chairman (Boston – Harvard University), will share his view on the future of surgery live from Boston by videoconference.

Later, there will be some time for a cocktail and for some music at the IRCAD. Indeed, a group of young people having participated in Strasbourg-Boston exchanges will sing an adapted version of the song “Femme libérée”, along with Cookie Dingler.

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COVID19: IRCAD sanitary measures & health pass

Please note that the IRCAD administrative board and staff are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in France. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, experts and staff are our top priority!
Despite the current context, the IRCAD stands firmly by your side to help you acquire knowledge and skills. Come and join us !

We would like to draw your attention that the « Vaccine Pass » is now mandatory in France since end of January 2022 and replaces the former « Health Pass » to access places that are open to the public, such as cinemas, museums, cafés and restaurants, hotels as well as the IRCAD Institute which welcomes participants in the framework of its courses and seminars. Thus, a PCR test without vaccination is no longer sufficient to take part in our courses.

The vaccine pass includes a proof of the following (one of the 3 items is sufficient):

  • The vaccination certificate, proving that persons have a complete vaccination (as of January 15, 2022, all persons aged 18 and over must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection or Covid infection to receive a valid vaccination pass. As of February 15, 2022, the time limits for keeping the pass will be reduced, you will have to do your booster dose 4 months and no longer 7 months after your 2nd dose to have a complete vaccine schedule and maintain a valid vaccine pass)
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, more than 11 days and less than 4 months
  • The certificate of contraindication to vaccination

Further information about the new vaccine pass can be found at :

We very much hope to be able to count on your kind understanding of those rules which have been set by the French Government and which our Institute is required to apply