Happy new year and welcome to the first newsletter of 2009!
On this occasion, we are pleased to release a set of live interventions filmed during the last advanced course in digestive surgery at the IRCAD-EITS (November 27-29, 2008); 3 of those are HD videos that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 10 new videos showing different surgical procedures, along with 3 lectures in colorectal surgery and expert interviews in various fields of laparoscopic surgery!
We are also happy to present a new critical analysis; this month it is the video "Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis (Hinchey stage IIb)"by J. Leroy and J. Marescaux, reviewed by P. Ambrosetti (CH).
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.
During the inauguration of Strasbourg’s New University Hospital, the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, entrusted Professor Jacques Marescaux, the IRCAD President, with the task of reforming the French University Hospitals.
WeBSurg's 2008 Activity Report: From strength to strength!
Over the past year, the evolution of the WeBSurg program has been absolutely outstanding. 2008 marks the availability of WeBSurg in other languages such as Spanish and Chinese. In addition, HD videos and a version of WeBSurg suitable for iPhones have been introduced.
WeBSurg totals more than 70,200 active members with an average of 3,500 new members every month. As an example, this newsletter is now sent to 105,000 valid email addresses. In 2008, WeBSurg was seen by surgeons 1,200,000 times.
Distribution of visits breaks down as follows: North America (36%), Europe (35%), Asia (23%), Africa (5%), and Oceania (1%).
Try the critical analysis section 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.
CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the ASIA IRCAD in Taiwan: AMA Category 1 credits™ and MAINCERT credits will be delivered.
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 click here for instructions.
New exclusive content in N.O.T.E.S. for all EATS members and those to be!
A new year and new hopes that NOTES will make significant advances for the benefit of all.We begin the year 2009with the interviews of two leading experts on the future of NOTES in colorectal surgery, and a video on gastric lymphatic mapping.
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.
Gastric lymphatic mapping for sentinel node biopsy by natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) - RA Cahill, M Asakuma, S Perretta, B Dallemagne, J Marescaux.
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 and ASIA IRCAD!
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.