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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter October 2008

Dear member,
Welcome to our October 2008 newsletter.

This month, we are pleased to release a whole batch of 6 brand-new HD videos in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery that you will be able to download, each video for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only! We are also publishing 10 new videos showing different surgical procedures along with new lectures and expert interviews in interventional GI endoscopy!

Also, we are happy to offer new media shot live at IRCAD-EITS to all WeBSurg and EATS members. The media was shot during the last advanced course on NOTES (June 6-7, 2008) on the EATS website at
For further information about NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter. 


ALL VIDEOS ON WEBSURG HAVE BEEN UPDATED: WeBSurg has fully re-encoded all the videos to improve their quality!

From this month onwards, all the videos on WeBSurg will be streamed in H.264 via the Flash player! This will greatly improve image quality, and result in a more suitable compatibility for all platforms, computer and mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch...).

You will no longer need to use Windows Media Player, RealPlayer or QuickTime video plug-ins! All you need is a recent Flash player (version 9.0.115 required), thus improving user-friendliness.

See what Flash version you have on you computer by going to the flash detection page, and if needed, you can download it for free.

Enjoy re-discovering WeBSurg classics with a new quality of output and stay tuned for the relooking of WeBSurg’s unique CME database!

Try the new WeBSurg HD videos: 6 more ones available for download now!!!

Thanks to the new HD links between Strasbourg's New Teaching Hospital and the IRCAD-EITS Training Centre, we are able to offer our WeBSurg members a selection of High Definition videos for download.
Due to the high costs of running such a HD service, the downloads are available for a small fee of 9.95€ or 14.95$ only for each video (based on the currency exchange rate on September 1st).

Try them now and prepare for immersive surgery!

Please click here to access the list of these videos

  • A WORLD PREMIERE: Single port sigmoidectomy for diverticulosis in humans (5 min 45)

  • Laparoscopic total colectomy for disseminated polyposis in an obese male patient (BMI=32) (23 min)

  • Laparoscopic treatment of GERD in an obese patient (15 min)

  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass for a young woman with a BMI of 44 (16 min 30)

  • Laparoscopic treatment of a non-congenital diaphragmatic hernia (5 min)

  • Laparoscopic total hysterectomy for multiple uterine myomas (24 min)

This month, 10 new videos!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Stepwise approach for a typical inguinal hernia repair using the 4DDOME

  • Laparoscopic treatment of disseminated appendicular peritonitis

  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in an obese male patient (BMI=32)

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with only one port

  • Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy

  • Fluoroscopically-guided laparoscopic choledochotomy for impacted CBD stone

Tips n' Tricks:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of subcostal incisional hernia

  • Totally intra-abdominal laparoscopic ileocolic anastomosis

Clinical cases:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of a greater omentum volvulus

  • Retroperitoneal left pelvic migrated Kirschner pin 10 years after thoracic osteosynthesis 

6 New Lectures in Interventional GI Endoscopy

  • The new Paris endoscopic classification of superficial GI neoplastic lesions - M Jung (DE)

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography before EMR of early esophageal cancer - L Palazzo (FR)

  • EUS-guided drainage of mediastinal and abdominal abscesses - B Schumacher (DE)

  • Pathology of early neoplastic lesions of the gastrointestinal tract - M Vieth (DE)

  • How can we detect early stage lesion for ELR/ESD? - H Inoue (JP)

  • The new approach for the difficult cases in early gastric cancer treatment: development of double scope-ESD method - Y Morita (JP)

New Expert Interviews in interventional GI endoscopy

S Chaussade (FR), T Ponchon (FR), P Deprez (BE), M Giovannini (FR), M Vieth (DE), P Meier (DE)

Calendar of EITS courses in 2008: Click here and apply for one of the courses!

New Calendar for EITS Courses in 2009: Click here and apply for one of the courses to be held next year!

ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN: 2008 course calendar and corresponding CME accreditation

Following the inauguration and the first course held in Taiwan (May 27-30, 2008), we are pleased to release the complete calendar of 2008 courses held at the ASIA IRCAD TAIWAN and the CME accreditation received for each course.

CME accreditation is provided for all programs to be held at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan: AMA Category 1 credits™ and MAINCERT credits will be delivered.

Click here to access the 2008 calendar of courses.

Make sure you do not miss out on this unique opportunity and register now for one of the few remaining places!

ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN: 2009 course calendar: Click here and apply for one of the courses!

Upcoming conferences in 2008-2009

IRCAD-EITS involvement in 2008-2009 meetings:

IRCAD-EITS-WeBSurg will be present as an exhibitor hosted by Karl Storz and will be happy to welcome you at the forthcoming events: 

  • 2008 Annual Clinical Congress of the ACS, San Francisco, California, USA (October 12-16, 2008)
  • 2009 SAGES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (April 22-25, 2009)
  • 17th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Prague, Czech Republic (June 17-20, 2009)
  • 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the ACS, Chicago, Illinois, USA (October 11-15, 2009)

New exclusive content in N.O.T.E.S. for all EATS members and those to be!


We are delighted to share our online contents with more than 2000 members! To celebrate this and following the fifth NOTES Advanced Course that took place last June 6-7, 2008, we are happy to broadcast new media with you. Make sure you check the EATS website and fully enjoy the updated NOTES material!

Register now for the next NOTES courses at the IRCAD-EITS in Strasbourg and/or at the ASIA-IRCAD in Taiwan to be held in 2009

Find the NOTES course programs to be held at IRCAD-EITS and registration details
Find the NOTES course programs to be held at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan and registration details here.

For our fifteenth EATS issue:

1 New video:
NOTES hybrid transvaginal cholecystectomy with a flexible endoscope  - D Mutter, B Dallemagne, S Perretta, J Marescaux (FR)

New reading suggestions: please check our update!

By becoming an EATS member, you will take full advantage of our exclusive NOTES content on, as well as other membership rights.

Come and Attend our next Course Programs in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery at IRCAD-EITS!

Calendar for 2009 NOTES courses at IRCAD-EITS:
January 16-17, 2009
March 06-07, 2009
October 02-03, 2009

Option A limited to 50 participants
Option B limited to 34 participants
Click here to sign up

Calendar for 2009 NOTES courses at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan:
May 4-5, 2009
July 3-4, 2009

Click here for further information

Due to the enormous success of the first four NOTES Hands-on courses, priority will be given to people that are on the waiting list and to EATS members. This will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Please click here to download registration forms.

CME Accreditation of NOTES courses

MAINCERT and AMA Category 1 CME credits available for the 2008 NOTES courses:
8.75 credits (option A)
25.25 credits (option B)

12 European CME credits (ECMEC) are also available. These credits have been provided by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).


Your opinion matters!

We value your opinion and are receptive to comments and suggestions! To contact us, please email to for the EATS or for WeBSurg.

Yours faithfully,

President of IRCAD/EITS
President of EATS
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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