Moscow Clinical Scientific Center n.a. Loginov
27th of February – 1st of March
IIA «Russia Today»
Моscow, Zubovskiy bulvar, 4

Registration for EDS course is open
Registration is closed
EDS course is focused on laparoscopу in oesophagus, gastric, pancreatic, liver and colorectal surgery
A great opportunity for all surgeons, residents and trainees who want to know
the current standards and new trends in minimally invasive digestive surgery
and wish to further their knowledge in surgery.
Program overview
What will you get?
Live surgery
Video sessions
World's leading experts
EDS Certificate
Programme highlights
Feb 27, 09:00 - 19:00
Workshop: Live minimally invasive surgery.
Online video transmission from the operating rooms Moscow Clinical Scientific Center.
Feb 27, 14:00 - 18:00
Workshop: Evidence Based Medicine.
Feb 28, 09:00 - 10:20
Multidisciplinary approach for patients with esophageal and gastric cancer.
Feb 28, 10:30 - 11:45
Multidisciplinary approach for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Feb 28, 12:00 - 13:00
Pancreatic net.
Feb 28, 13:45 - 15:05
Liver surgery.
Feb 28, 15:15 - 16:15
Colorectal surgery.
Mar 1, 09:00 - 15:30
Technical aspects in advanced digestive surgery. Video sessions.
Our Experts
Professor of digestive surgery in Lyon Sud faculty of Medicine (Claude Bernard University Lyon1); Head of the department and Coordinator of the digestive surgery federation at Edouard Herriot University Hospital (Hospices Civils de Lyon). Worked and developed minimally invasive surgery with a special interest in HBP surgery and participated for more than 15 years in liver transplantation program. In 2005, joined the department of HBP Surgery at Edouard Herriot University Hospital. In 2008, was nominated professor of digestive surgery in Claude Bernard Lyon1 University. The department of digestive surgery is leading centre for pancreatic cancer treatment, neuroendocrine tumours (ENETS certification) and an ERAS centre of excellence. Member of several scientific societies, with active role in different committees: EFISDS, UEG, EAHPBA & IHPBA, ACHBT, AFC.
Mustapha Adham
Lyon, France
Professor Conlon is a Professor of Surgery at Trinity College Dublin, and an HPB surgeon at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
He is a surgical oncologist with a clinical interest in benign and malignant diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Digestive Surgery and is on the editorial board of eight international journals. He is a member of many cooperative groups. He is a Past-President (2011) of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (PSGBI). He is President‐Elect of the European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E‐AHPBA) and Secretary General Elect of the International Hepato-Pancreato‐Biliary Association IHPBA. He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the European Surgical Association and the International Surgical Group.
Kevin C. P. Colon
Dublin, Ireland/UK
Department of Surgery in the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Since 2012 holds the position of the professor in the Department of Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Since 2008 is an American College of Surgeons certified instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support provider courses. Since 2007 is a European Resuscitation Council certified instructor of Advanced Life Support provider courses. Since 2007 works as an abdominal surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. In 2005 defended thesis of the medical doctor «Inhibition of Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1) increases responsiveness of pancreatic cancer cells to anti-cancer treatment» in Heidelberg Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Germany.
Zilvinas Dambrauskas
Kaunas, Lithuania
Professor of Surgery at the Medical School University of Cyprus and Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology and HPB Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Greece.
Professor Dervenis is currently President of the EAHPB Association and the Hellenic HPB Association. He is also on the Scientific Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA).
He has been vice president of the HPB division of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and President of the European Digestive Surgery.
The editor of 3 books in the field of HPB surgery.
Main clinical interests include surgery of the pancreas and liver, nutrition, and oncology.
Christos Dervenis
Neo Faliro, Greece
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich. Since 2001 up to 2007 worked as a Vice Chairman of the Department of General Surgery in the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2007 holds the position of Chairman, Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany. His research interests are pancreatic surgery and oncological GI surgery. Prof. Dr. Friess has 722 original peer-reviewed publications. His H-index is 123.
Helmut Friess
Munich, Germany
Dr. Isabella Frigerio's activity in pancreatic surgery begins in 1999 with a residency program focused on this topic. Other than clinical activity and surgical practice, she is involved in clinical research and oncological trials and completed her PhD in Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic diseases at the University of Verona. Since 2012 is member of the EDS faculty which focuses its educational programs in Eastern Europe Countries and since 2016 is tutor of surgical skills in postgraduate courses of this same society.
In 2015 she co-founded the first italian association of women surgeons (WIS Italia) and, at this time, she is the President in charge.
In 2017 Dr. Frigerio organized the first fellowship in Pancreatic Surgery at Pederzoli Hospital with the contribution of Italian Society of Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Frigerio's principal interests are pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology and the role of women surgeons in the challenging scenario of all surgical specialities.
Isabella Frigerio
Verona, Italy
Prof. Beat Gloor since 2011 held the position of the сhief staff surgeon in the Universität Bern, Inselspital, Department of GI and transplantation surgery and medicine. Since 2007 is an associated Professor of Surgery Medical faculty University Bern. Prof. Gloor gives a lot of lectures at international meetings. He is a member of several scientific societies: Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC), Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Swiss Society for Visceral Surgery (SGVC), Swiss Association for Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery. Since 2009 works as a council member European Digestive Surgery EDS. Prof. Gloor is a president of the scientific committee and the member of the scientific committee United European Gastroenterology ueg. Beat Gloor has a scientific awards: European Pancreas Club Award in Clinical Pancreatic Science and many others. Since 2011 he hold a position of associate Editor in the Digestive Surgery Journal. Since 2007 is an aditorial board member and reviewer for the journal Patient Safety in Surgery. He has more than 70 scientific publications.
Beat Gloor
Bern, Switzerland
Department of Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Laboratory of Surgical Gastroenterology, Institute for Digestive Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Antanas Gulbinas specializes in HPB surgery, pancreatic resections, liver resections, surgery of the bile system, liver transplantation, general surgical activities (laparoscopic and open cholecystectomies, hernioplasty, urgent surgical procedures including trauma surgery). Since 2004 workes as abdominal surgeon at the HPB unit Department of Surgery in Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Since 2011 holds the position of the professor of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Since 2011 Antanas Gulbinas is a head of the Laboratory of Surgical Gastroenterology in Institute for Digestive research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Member of several scientific societies: European Digestive Surgery (EDS), International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), Board of Lithuanian Association of Surgeons, Research Board of United European Gastroenterology.
Antanas Gulbinas
Kaunas, Lithuania
Daniel Hartmann since 2017 holds the position of the Board-certified visceral surgeon of the Thechnical University Munich. Since 2011 up to 2017 was a visceral surgery resident of the Department of surgery in the Thechnical University Munich. Since 2008 up to 2011 was a full-time researcher in the University of Ulm, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Max-planck research group on stem cell aging, Ulm, Germany.
He received many research grants and has some awards since 2010 up to 2017 (Best Oral Presentation, Best Teaching Activity, Best-of-Poster-Talk Molecular Oncology, Best Poster Liver Pancreas Section and others). Daniel Hartmann is a member of the Excellence Academy of the German Convent of General and Visceral Surgery. Since 2014 is a Council Member of the EDS Membership Committee member. Since 2016 up to 2019 is an EDS Representative to the UEG General Assembly.
Daniel Hartmann
Munich, Germany
Surgeon in Academic Medical Center.
Mark van Berge Henegouwen educated at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in 1997. In the same year he finished his PhD thesis on the treatment of postoperative complications after pancreatic surgery. Trained in general surgery from 1998 until 2004 in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and the Lukas Hospital in Apeldoorn.
He had his advanced gastrointestinal surgical training at the Academic Medical Center, where he was appointed to the senior staff.
Now he is responsible for the upper gastrointestinal surgical program of AMC which is the largest upper GI center of the Netherlands. He is a Principal Investigator in upper GI cancer Surgery and main research activities are focused on improvement of outcomes in upper GI cancer surgery, minimally invasive techniques and quality of life in upper GI cancer Surgery.
Until last year he was president of the Dutch Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery (NVGIC), member of the board of the Dutch Society of Surgery (NVvH) and the board of the Dutch Society of Oncologic Specialties (SONCOS).
Presently he is president of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit (DUCA).
Mark Ivo van Berge Henegouwen
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abdominal surgeon, PhD student.
Povilas Ignatavicius since 2014 works as abdominal surgeon and as assistant at the Department of Surgery. He is also a PhD student and a junior research fellow at the Institute for Digestive Research.
P.Ignatavicius regularly participates at local and international educational events. He is a tutor at Center for Evidence Based Medicine.
Povilas Ignatavicius
Kaunas, Lithuania
J.J.B. (Jan) van Lanschot is currently Professor of Surgery at the Erasmus Medical Centre and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has held visiting Professorships at the Universities of Adelaide, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Stockholm.
He has holds a variety of managerial and executive positions both locally and (inter-) nationally including program director for Surgical Training at the AMC in Amsterdam, chairman of the Dutch Society of GI Surgery, board member of the Dutch Society of Surgery, chairman of European Digestive Surgery, chairman of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, and secretary of the European Surgical Association.
He is editorial board member of several scientific journals, including British Journal of Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Diseases of the Esophagus and World Journal of Surgery.
He is honorary member of the Dutch Society of GI Surgery, the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery, the Murcian Society of General and Visceral Surgery, the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery and the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. He received named honorary medals of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterology and the Swedish Society of Medicine and Surgery.
His research interests currently lie mainly in the field of oesophago-gastric surgery and particularly upper GI cancers. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed articles and more than 50 books.
J. Jan B. van Lanschot
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Giovanni Marchegiani holds the position of the Attending Surgeon General and Pancreas Surgery Unit in the Pancreas Institute Verona University Hospital, Italy.
Principal field of his interest - pancreatology, General Surgery.
Has more than 10 awards, including European Pancreatic Club Travel Grant Award 2016 – EPC 2016 Meeting, Liverpool, UK, EPC European Pancreas Club – Best young Paper in Pancreatology Award – EPC 2016 meeting, Liverpool, UK, The 2016 "Ettore Ruggeri" Award of the italian Surgical Society for the excellence in surgical research. Awarded for the research in the field of Intraductal Neoplasms of the Pancreas.
The author and co-author of more than 150 publications and works.
For today performed 150 Surgical operations in direction of pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Member of the Surgical Commission in Italian Young Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists Society (AGGEI) since 2012, Member of the executive council of European Digestive Surgery (EDS) and etc.
Giovanni Marchegiani
Verona, Italy
Ulrich Nitsche since 2013 is a resident physician of the Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München. He has a Young Talent Award Traineeship 2016 by the TUM for outstandin engagement in teaching at the faculty of medicine. Since 2016 elected a member of the Council of European Digestive Surgery (EDS). Since 2014 was an organizator of VHB online courses, e-learning, student/preclinical day. Since 2013 was a mentor of doctoral candidates (medicine, biology, molecular biotech.). Since 2012 is an investigator of clinical trials (AMG and MPG qualification). He received many research grants: Society of gastroenterol in Bavaria e.V. start-up financing, UEGW 2015 travel grant by EDS, BMFSFJ Colon cancer family study, UEGW 2012 travel grant and many others.
Ulrich Nitsche
Munich, Germany
Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the HPB Department at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Clinic for Digestive Surgery in Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Radenkovic studied medicine at the University of Belgrade, specializing in general surgery and digestive surgery. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees from School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. He specializes in pancreaticobiliary and other complex gastrointestinal surgery with a research focus in clinical outcomes assessment. He has authored over 50 manuscripts and numerous book chapters focusing on pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is active in multiple national and international surgical societies. He is currently a reviewer for over 10 surgical specialty journals and is on the Editorial Boards of Langebeck's Archive of Surgery. He has been founding member of Serbian Pancreatic Club and currently serving as President of this society.
Dejan Radenkovic
Belgrade, Serbia
Roberto Salvia is a Full Professor and first surgeon at Surgical Department in the Verona University, Italy. Since 2010 holds the position of the Associate Professor and First Surgeon at Surgical Department in the University of Verona.
In particular reserches are focus on cystic neoplasm of pancreas, surgical and laparoscopic tecniques. Roberto Salvia is a professors of several courses, theoretical an pratical, given at University of Verona; in particular courses issues in School of Medicine and Surgery and General Surgery Grad School.
Roberto Salvia is a member of several scientific societies: Società Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC), Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Pancreas (AISP), European Pancreatic Club (EPC), International Association of Pancreatology (IAP), The Pancreas Club Inc., European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA), International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Capitolo Italiano dell'Associazione Internazionale di Chirurgia Epato-Bilio-Pancreatica (It- IHPBA), European Digestive Surgery.
Roberto Salvia
Verona, Italy
Рrofessor of gastro-intestinal surgery, chief of surgical training, vice-chair department of surgery, director of resident education in the Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
As for his Training and educational activities: since 2009 holds the position of the chief of surgical training MUMC and is a member of Hospital Training Committee.
Рrof. Stassen in present works as a vice-chair department of surgery, MUMC+
Member of Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands, Dutch Association of Gastroenterology, Dutch Association of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Dutch Association of Surgical Oncology, European Association of Endoscopic Surgery, European Crohn and Colitis Organisation, European Society for Coloproctology, International Society of Fluorescence Guided Surgery.
Laurentius Petrus Stephanus Stassen
Maastrich, Netherlands
Surgeon – Associate Professor in the Semmelweis University, 1st Department of Surgery. Professional interest: Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgery. A highly-qualified physician-scientist with solid expertise in performing surgery. Possess excellent fine motor skills for the microsurgery of vasculature and liver segments, with additional expertise in managing ischemic-reperfusive liver injury. Comprehensive understanding of ischemic- and chemical conditioning procedures, acute conditions of microcirculatory dysfunction, monitoring of liver function, and liver malignancies. Special Skills in surgery and surgical competences: possess excellent skills in endoscopy and gastroenterology (upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and/or interventions per year); ability to perform percutaneous transhepatic biliary interventional techniques in practice (percutaneous transhepatic biliary cholangiography and -drainaige [PTC and PTD] interventional radiological techniques). Member at large of E-AHPBA - Research & Scientific Committee and many others scientific societies. Founder of the HPB Surgical Research Center, Hungary.
Attila Szijarto
Budapest, Hungary
Deputy Chair and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Section for Visceral Surgery, Department of Surgery in the Kantonsspital Aarau AG.
He is a data and safety monitoring board member of 2 randomized clinical trials on esophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Yogesh Kumar Vashist is a Master of Health Business Administration at the University of Nuernberg, Germany, Visiting Professor, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, India and Councillor in the European Federation International Society for Digestive Surgery.
Vashist`s field of specialization surgical oncology: pancreatic cancer, esophageal and gastric cancer, cytoreduction, lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal tumors, polymorphism-profiling, targeted therapy, inflammation and tumor progression, bio markers, clinical research.
Yogesh Kumar Vashist is an Associate editor Journal of Translational Medicine and Research.
He has authored 123 original peer reviewed papers, 100 PubMed listed and 6 book chapters; His cumulative impact factor over than 450 and his h-index 21.
Yogesh Kumar Vashist
Aarau, Switzerland
Since 2008 Bas Wijnhoven is appointed as staff surgeon at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam and is program leader on oesophageal and gastric cancer. His clinical interests are benign and malignant diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Research is focused on studies on clinical outcome after surgery for gastric and oesophageal cancer and the molecular biology of Barrett`s oesophagus and adenocarcinoma. In close collaboration with other departments within the Erasmus MC, preclinical and clinical studies on neoadjuvant treatment for oesophageal and gastric cardia cancer are another area of great interest. Dr. Wijnhoven is interested inmedical publishing and served as editor assistant for the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) in 2008 and was co-editor in chief for Digestive Surgery. Since 2014 is his editor for BJS. He has authored and co-authored over 150 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Bas P.L. Wijnhoven
Rotterdam, Netherlands
How much does it cost?
Registration for EDS course is open
Fee 8000 rubles
Fee for students 4000 rubles
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The EDS course will be held at the Press center of IIA «Russia Today» (ex RIA News)

Moscow, Zubovskiy bulvar, 4

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