Visit of Dr. H.C. Mult. Sybill Storz, chair of the supervisory board of KARL STORZ

Yesterday, Dr. H.C. Mult. Sybill Storz (Chair of the Supervisory Board, KARL STORZ) visited IRCAD 3, accompanied by Mr. Eric Dourver (Director Key Opinion Leader Management, Global Strategic Marketing, KARL STORZ) and Professor Jacques Marescaux.

KARL STORZ was IRCAD’s very first contact when the Institute was looking for a corporate partnership. Unfortunately at that time the official partnership letter never reached Dr. H.C. Mult. Sybill Storz. Eight years after the creation of IRCAD, Professor Jacques Marescaux had the honor of welcoming her for the first time to conduct an in-depth tour of the Institute. She said: “I will be patient, but I really want to be a partner of IRCAD”. This gave birth to this unique partnership, which has been ongoing for almost 20 years now.

It is also thanks to the vision and trust of Dr. H.C. Mult. Sybill Storz that WebSurg was created. Indeed, when Professor Jacques Marescaux first presented the project to her, she immediately gave it her full support.

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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