Dear Member,

Welcome to our October newsletter.
This month sees the release of new videos of surgical procedures, and experts' interviews in laparoscopic surgery on


One downloadable high-definition video!

Following the tremendous success in the number of videos viewed on WebSurg per month (more than 100,000!), we have thought about a new concept allowing you to download one video: "Intraoperative Augmented Reality applied to laparoscopic right adrenalectomy".

You will be really amazed by the quality of this high-definition video (encoded in 2 Mbps)!

This video is available in 2 media formats:
- Windows media format (82,8 Mo)
- QuickTime media format (84,7 Mo)

Videos of live surgery

Videos of live surgery

Videos of live surgery

8 new videos available this month:

 - Laparoscopic liver resection for cancer
 - Laparoscopic gastric bypass
 - Laparoscopic approach for recurrent incisional hernia
 - Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis
 - Laparoscopic wedge resection for a stromal gastric tumor
 - Laparoscopic removal of bilateral large endometriotic ovarian cysts and excision of left uterosacral nodule
 - Laparoscopic hysterectomy for large uterus with adnexectomy and suturing
 - Néphrectomie droite élargie par voie laparoscopique pour adénocarcinome: abord transpéritonéal

Live Interactive Webcast in Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery

Karl Storz Endoscopy's dedication to education and training in pediatric minimally invasive surgery goes live on your computer with the second of a series of interactive internet webcasts. This series is available to all residents, pediatric fellows, pediatric focused professional organizations (AAP, APSA, IPEG, PAPS) and others through a simple registration process.

Just click on to register and sign up for the second webcast, a Video Assisted Thoracoscopy Lung Resection, on October 6, 2005 at 3:00 pm MDT (5:00 pm EDT). During the live webcast, viewers will be able to send email questions or comments directly to Dr. Steven Rothenberg and guest moderator in the OR.

WebSurg in your pocket

All WebSurg videos on your Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)!

A page dedicated to PDAs is available on WebSurg :

You have the possibility to view all the videos and experts' opinions available on our web site directly on your Palm or Pocket PC. Please check that either the Windows media player or Real media player plugins are correctly installed on your computer. You should use a WiFi or a UMTS connection to view the videos in optimal conditions.

New format for Experts' Opinions

Experts' Opinions in Laparoscopic Surgery!

Advanced Course in Gynaecological Surgery: "Operative Hysteroscopy"
September 14-15, 2005
S Bettocchi (IT), J Hamou (F), L Mencaglia (IT), C Rongières (F)

Intensive Course in Laparoscopic Surgery
September 19-23, 2005
D Grunenwald (F)

EITS courses

Next future 2005 EITS Courses

Keep abreast of the next EITS courses:
- French-speaking Advanced Course in Urological Surgery
  October 3-7, 2005
- Advanced Course in Gynecological Surgery: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis
  October 17-19, 2005
- Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery
  October 20-22, 2005
- Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Aortoiliac Surgery
  October 27-29, 2005
- Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  November 04-05, 2005
- Intensive Course in Laparoscopic Surgery
  November 21-25, 2005

Involvement in meetings of IRCAD-EITS

IRCAD-EITS-WebSurg will be present as an exhibitor to a big surgical meeting in autumn 2005. We will be happy to welcome you at the forthcoming event:
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 91st Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, United States
    October 16-20, 2005
    IRCAD will be hosted by Karl Storz.

Yours faithfully,

President IRCAD/EITS
Institute Editor-in-Chief - WebSurg

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