Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Pre-Congress Session III

Saturday, September 2
1:00 – 3:00 pm

University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)

Transportation provided by special mini buses



Robotics (1)


Chairs: Philippe Morel (Switzerland) – Richard van Hillegersberg (Netherlands)


Location: Salle Opéra, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH-1205 Genève Participants: max. 50

The Department of Surgery – led by Prof. Philippe Morel – embarked on robotic surgery in 2005, as one of the fi rst pioneers in Europe. With more than 2500 procedures performed across disciplines, and numerous international courses regularly held since 2006, the team has extensive experience with performing as well as teaching robotic surgery. This course – off ered in collaboration with inter-national experts – is designed to off er a broad overview on the status of surgical robotics in general and particularly for upper GI-Surgery.


  • Introduction to the course. Philippe Morel (Switzerland)
  • Current status of surgical robotics. Monika Hagen (Switzerland)
  • Introduction to robotic systems da Vinci Xi, single port (SP) and flexible endoscopy robot. 
    Philip Chiu (China)
  • How to set up a robotic esophageal program in your units. Asif Chaudry (UK)
  • Setting up a new program: promises and pitfalls. Thomas Bachleitner (Austria)
  • What is the place of RAMIE in combination with neoadjuvant treatment: strategies for personalized treatment? Mathias Bield (Germany)
  • Tutoring in robotics: the Champalimaud Foundation. Amjad Parvaiz (UK-Portugal)




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