IRCAD’s groundbreaking partnership with Pentax Medical

IRCAD is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Pentax Medical!

In our pursuit of excellence, we’ve partnered with Pentax Medical to offer unmatched healthcare training, advancing patient care through innovative technology in flexible endoscopy. Pentax’s dedication to empower us with cutting-edge tools fuels our journey to revolutionize medical education in interventional gastroenterology.

IRCAD aims to remain at the forefront of its field, just as it has done for the past 30 years in the realm of laparoscopic surgery and robotics. Achieving this goal is only feasible through the active participation of esteemed international gastroenterologists, including Prof. Guido Costamagna (Gemilli Hospital), Prof. Jacques Deviere (Erasme Hospital), Dr Marc Giovannini (Marseille Hospital) and Prof. Horst Neuhaus (Düsseldorf Hospital), who were present via Zoom at the signing ceremony, testifying to their involvement in the project. Each of them has already developed an advanced course program scheduled for 2024, which will be conducted at IRCAD.


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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