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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter November 2008

Dear member,
Welcome to our November 2008 newsletter.

This month, we are pleased to release 6 brand-new HD videos in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 12 new videos showing different surgical procedures along with new lectures and
interviews of experts in the field of laparoscopic gynecology and urology!

We are also happy to offer new media recorded live at the IRCAD-EITS to all WeBSurg and EATS members. The media was shot during the last advanced course in NOTES (October 3-4, 2008) and is available on the EATS website:
For more information on NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter. 

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

Thanks to the new HD links between Strasbourg's New University 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.

Try them now and prepare for immersive surgery!

Please click here to access the list of these videos

  • Single port site cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis (6 min)

  • Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic transgastric single port (TriPort) access for a gastric tumor (4 min)

  • Laparoscopic approach for a T3 cancer of the colorectal junction (24 min)

  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis (Hinchey stage IIb) (18 min 50)

  • Laparoscopic ileocolectomy for caecal perforated diverticulum using the Ligasure Advance (20 min 50)

  • Laparoscopic total hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer (25 min)

This month, 12 new videos!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic radical antegrade pancreatosplenectomy

  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of appendix presenting as acute appendicular mass: laparoscopic management

  • Value of a TEP approach for a bilateral direct inguinal hernia repair

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with 3 trocars 

Thoracic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic approach to an anterior lumbar interbody fusion at L5-s1 and L4-I5

Urological surgery:

  • Tips and tricks to facilitate renal parenchymal suturing during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

Pediatric surgery:

  • Left upper pole nephrectomy by retroperitoneoscopy for the treatment of diurnal enuresis

Tips n' Tricks:

  • Subperitoneal tunnel for iliac laparoscopic colostomy

  •  How to perform a laparoscopic omentoplasty in pelvic surgery?

  •  Laparoscopic ureteroplasty for accidental partial ureteral burn during total hysterectomy

Clinical cases:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of a gastric fistula after removal of a gastric band

  • Aberrant biliary ducts (Luschka's ducts) in a laparoscopic cholecystectomy

5 New Lectures in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery: Laparoscopic treatment of urological pelvic cancers: prostate and bladder

  • Radical prostatectomy: bladder neck preservation - CC Abbou (FR)

  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: antegrade dissection of neurovascular bundles - X Cathelineau (FR)

  • Radical prostatectomy for locally advanced prostate cancer - H van Poppel (BE)

  • Extrafascial laparoscopic radical prostatectomy - V Pansadoro (IT)

  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: state of oncological and functional results - H Lang (FR)

New Expert Interviews in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery and Urological surgery

Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery:

  • A Luciano (US)

  • P Ayroza Galvao Ribeiro (BR)

  • L Videla (AR)

  • H Reich (US)

Laparoscopic treatment of urological pelvic cancers: prostate and bladder

  • W Artibani (IT)

  • P Wiklund (SE)

  • G Janetschek (AT)

IRCAD-EITS Strasbourg: course calendar 2008

Click here and register for one of the courses

IRCAD-EITS Strasbourg: course calendar 2009

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

Following the inauguration and the first course in Taiwan (May 27-30, 2008), we are pleased to release the complete ASIA IRCAD-TAIWAN 2008 course calendar and each course's CME accreditation.

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

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

Click here to access the 2008 calendar of courses.

ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN: course calendar 2009

Click here and register for one of the courses

Upcoming conferences in 2009

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

  • 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)

Would you like to feature on WeBSurg? Contribute your videos to the most visited surgical website

WeBSurg now has more than 100.000 registered members and provides charge-free educational contents to its members. WeBSurg is a unique opportunity to have your work and Institution broadcasted internationally.

If you wish to send us some videos, please make sure that they meet those audiovisual requirements:

WeBSurg requires videos recorded on digital format, they should be fully edited and dubbed. If there is no voice recording, please provide us with a script. We have a team of professionals who can do the voice over. Also, please provide us with an abstract of the video (5 to 10 lines). The master recording should be provided by mail (it will be returned after processing) or via our FTP servers (contact us). The image and sound quality must be very good and the video should last no more than 15 minutes. If there are no external views of the operating room (ports, position of the patient and the surgical team), photos should be provided.


VHS format, Umatic, MPEG1 are not suitable. Copies are not suitable. Background sound should be minimized, and there should be no music. Videos used for congresses or other training purposes are often not suitable. Videos with low quality image and sound should not be sent to WebSurg as they cannot be adapted.


FAO: Guy Temporal
WeBSurg Video Contributions
1, Place de l’hôpital
67091 Strasbourg

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

This month's new media on NOTES

We are delighted to share our online NOTES with more than 1800 members! Following the sixth NOTES Advanced Course that took place last October 3-4, 2008, we are happy to share new media with you.

Make sure you browse the EATS website and view all the new 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 sixteenth EATS issue:

2 New lectures:

  • Analysis and future of NOTES in humans - N Soper (US)

  • Exposure, retraction and suture - N Soper (US)

New expert interview:

  • Nathaniel Soper (USA) on NOTES transgastric cholecystectomy 

New reading suggestions
Updated monthly

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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