Dear Member,

Welcome to our November newsletter.
We are delighted to inform you that 2 new presentations that were filmed live at IRCAD-EITS during the Advanced Course in Morbid Obesity Surgery (September 30-October 1st, 2005) have been posted online: these short lectures were presented by Professor G Ballantyne (Hackensack, United States) and Professor N Scopinaro (Genova, Italy) respectively.
This month sees also the publication of new videos of surgical procedures and experts' interviews in bariatric surgery and gynecological surgery on

Short Lectures in Morbid Obesity Surgery

Short Lectures in Morbid Obesity Surgery

 - Obesity and surgery: the next five years and beyond - G Ballantyne (USA)
 - BPD: Why malabsorption cannot be added to gastric restriction and vice-versa - N Scopinaro (IT)

Download one high-definition video!

The high-quality, high-definition video about "Intraoperative Augmented Reality applied to laparoscopic right adrenalectomy" that was posted online last month has met with ground-breaking success. It was downloaded more than 10,000 times.

We have decided to keep it available one more month.
We remind you that this video is available in 2 media formats:

- Windows media format (82,8 Mo)
- QuickTime media format (84,7 Mo)

Videos of live surgery

8 new videos available this month:


Live Interactive Webcast in Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery

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 third of a series of free 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 third webcast, an Imperforate Anus Pull-Through Procedure, on November 3, 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 Dr. Keith Georgenson in the OR.
You can also view a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and a Video Assisted Lobectomy both archived webcast at

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.

Experts' Opinions

Experts' Opinions in Laparoscopic Surgery!

Advanced Course in Morbid Obesity Surgery
September 30-October 1st, 2005
G Ballantyne (USA), C Gracia (USA), J Himpens (B), F Rubino (F)

Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery: "Current techniques in the Treatment of Severe Endometriosis"
October 17-19, 2005
M Busacca (IT), L Minelli (IT), A Ussia (IT), P Koninckx (B)

EITS courses

Next future 2005 EITS Courses

Keep abreast of the next EITS courses:
- Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  November 04-05, 2005
- Intensive Course in Laparoscopic Surgery
  November 21-25, 2005
- French-speaking Course in Endoscopic Gynecological surgery "Techniques Avancées en Endoscopie Gynécologique Opératoire"
  December 5-7, 2005
- Intensive Courses in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery
  December 12-16, 2005

Involvement in meetings of IRCAD-EITS

IRCAD-EITS-WebSurg will be present as an exhibitor and will be happy to welcome you at the forthcoming event:
  • Congress of the Dutch Society of Endoscopic Surgeons 2005, Zeist, The Netherlands
    December 12-13, 2005
Yours faithfully,

President IRCAD/EITS
Editor-in-Chief - WebSurg

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