Dear member, We wish you a merry Christmas and bid you welcome to our December 2008 newsletter!
To celebrate even more during this festive month of December, we are pleased to release a new operative technique chapter for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. In addition, you will enjoy 4 new HD videos in laparoscopic surgery that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 9 new videos showing different surgical procedures along with new lectures and interviews of experts in the field of laparoscopic pediatric and digestive surgery!
We are also happy to present a new format of expert interview in which WeBSurg videos are analysed by some of the top experts, thus emphasizing the different surgical approaches of different authors and various schools of thoughts. This new section, called critical analysis, begins today with the analysis of "Laparoscopic treatment of GERD in an obese patient" by L. Swanström and N. Soper.
In NOTES, we havenew media recorded live at the IRCAD-EITS for our EATS members. The media was shot during the last advanced course in NOTES (October 3-4, 2008) and is available on the EATS website: http://www.eats.fr. For more information on NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a therapeutic option proposed in the treatment of morbidly obese patients. It induces weight loss by restricting food intake.
Approximately 60 percent of the stomach is removed laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a tube or sleeve.
This procedure was generally carried out in superobese patients with the intention of performing another surgery (e.g., a gastric bypass) at a later time. After the Consensus Conference of New York last year, it could be a good primary operation.
This new type of expert interview allows to explore the many ways and varying techniques of different experts. Some of the world's leading experts are shown an already published WeBSurg video and their reactions are recorded: the result is a dynamic video in which the viewer is given the thoughts of different authors on a very visual technique. A more interesting way of getting your greens!
This month's film:
"Laparoscopic treatment of GERD in an obese patient" - B Dallemagne, J Marescaux (FR)
L Swanström and N Soper (US)
IRCAD-EITS Strasbourg: Course calendars
2008 Course calendar- Click here and register for one of the courses
2009 Course calendar - Click here and register for one of the courses
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)
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New exclusive content in N.O.T.E.S. for all EATS members and those to be!
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 mediawith you.
Make sure you browse the EATS website and view all the new NOTES material!
Register now for thenext 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 detailshere. Find the NOTES course programs to be held at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan and registration detailshere.
Lights on NOTES, October 4, 2008: the sequel of live interviews with leading experts in NOTES during a hands-on session at the IRCAD's experimental laboratory.
New reading suggestions:
Updated monthly By becoming an EATS member, you will take full advantage of our exclusive NOTES content on www.eats.fr, 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: July 3-4, 2009
November 20-21, 2009 Click here for further information
Due to the enormous success of the first six 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.
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 MedicalEducation (EACCME), institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).