National Academy of Surgery Scholarships and Awards

The National Academy of Surgery aims to promote minimally invasive surgery with the support of the IRCAD. In this respect, two scholarships and an award will be implemented from 2014 onwards.

The two yearly scholarships financed by the IRCAD will allow two young French surgeons of two different surgical specialties to choose a course of their preference at the IRCAD (Option B with participation in the experimental lab) and obtain a certification of their attendance at the end of the course.

The annual award delivered by the IRCAD is intended to reward a candidate who has significantly contributed to the development of endoscopic surgery as well as all other technical and non-technical aspects of minimally invasive surgery.

Regulations for the 2014 Minimally Invasive Surgery Awardpdf-icon
Regulations for Training Scholarships in Minimally Invasive or Endoscopic Surgery year 2014pdf-icon

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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