FOREWORD

 

The idea of an educational course on surgery for benign diseases of the esophagus originates from a recent survey promoted by ESDE (European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus): 86% of European surgeons strongly support centralization of this surgery. Centralization is legitimated by the appropriate, documented competence of physicians involved in the project and by excellence of short- and long-term results. This course is aimed to provide for surgeons the elements useful to offer patients appropriate indications and outcomes; it will be held on-line, articulated in five webinars: 1) the Heller myotomy for therapy of esophageal achalasia, 2) the Heller myotomy + fundoplication, 3) surgical therapy for GERD, 4) surgical therapy for non-axial hiatus hernias and short esophagus, 5) surgical therapy for esophageal diverticula. Clinical, pathophysiological, diagnostic fundamentals of diseases, indications for surgical therapy, will be treated with the participation of gastroenterologists. Surgeons who have achieved optimal long-term outcomes will offer their experience with particular focus on surgical physiology, technical principles and details of each operation. A consensus/ recommendations document on the “how to do it” of the surgical techniques to adopt for the cure of benign esophageal diseases will be pursued through a “Delphi” process activated on-line after the end of the course, which will be realized with the participation of the Faculty and of registered participants.

Welcome to the Course

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NUMBERS OF THE WEBINAR

2/Webinar
CREDITS
137
AVAILABLE REGISTRATIONS
5
PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES
10
HOURS OF LESSON

GENERAL INFORMATION


 

REGISTRATION FEE

TRAINEES/RESIDENTS € 200,00
PHYSICIANS € 400,00
(Vat 22% included)

The registration fee covers:
• participation in the five Webinars
• certificate of attendance
• • Access with personal login to the Educational Platform where the full video recording and lesson presentations of each webinar will be available soon after the end. A selection of fully extended videos of surgical operations could be stored in a dedicated section of the platform and available after the end of the course.
The Educational Platform will be open until April 2023.

REGISTRATION

Click here to register (or copy-paste on your browser) https://www.leanevent.it/esophagus_2.html

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Registration payments can be made by wire transfer only. We do not process phone or email registrations.

ACCESSING THE WEBINAR

Once you have completed and submitted your registration, you will receive an email of confirmation with your references to access the webinar. Log into the webinar by clicking on the LOGIN button and enter your references (available from April 22nd)

Log into the webinar willl be possible also by clicking on a direct link that will be sent to all Registered Participants 30 minutes before the webinar starts.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

E-mail address (to register), recent web browser, good Internet connection, electronic devices to access the webinar website (computer, smartphone or tablet) provided with speakers (or headphones). The virtual platform works with the latest version of major browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Edge ecc. Internet Explorer is not recommended. The virtual platform may not operate properly if you are not using the most current version of the browser.
Mobile Support: Even though the virtual platform can be viewed on mobile devices, the best experience is viewing sessions on a desktop or laptop computer. If mobile device viewing is necessary, please make sure your mobile version of the browser is available and up-to-date.

FORGOT YOUR REFERENCES?

The email address entered in the registration form, is your user id. To get a new password please click on the “forgot your password” button in the lower part of login page. The login page will be available from April 22nd

LIVE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Q&A)

Attendees can ask questions to the faculty using the Q&A chat icon during the Questions & Answers time. Questions must be submitted mentioning the name of the speaker to whom the question is addressed.

HOW TO OBTAIN EACCME CREDITS

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The attendance is registered starting from the login to the webinar page the day of the event. To get the EACCME credits you have to complete the EACCME EVALUATION FORM at the end of the webinar. It will be available on the Webinar website.

EACCME CERTIFICATE

Few days after the meeting the EACCME provider will send the EACCME certificates by e-mail.

HOW TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

At the end of the meeting the Organizing Secretariat will send the certificate of attendance by e-mail.

DELPHI PROCESS AND TRANSFER/ COMMUNICATION POLICY

A consensus/recommendations document on the “how to do it“ of the surgical techniques to adopt for the cure of benign esophageal diseases will be pursued through a Delphi Process activated on line (https://www.surveymonkey.com/) after the end of the Course;
Delphi Process will be realized by a Work Group composed of the Scientific/Educational committee and its delegates, of the Scientific/Educational Secretariat, of Health Surveys Specialists and Statisticians;
Delphi Process will be realized with the participation of faculty and participants who will agree to participate at the Course registration time and will fill in an anonymous form aimed to depict the professional profile of participants;
Delphi Process will be realized after the end of the Course based on webinars contents (introductory arguments, surgical techniques, technical details);
In the Delphi Process phase 1, faculty members and participants will indicate the items worth consideration and evaluation, to form the Delphi Questionnaire;
In the Delphi Process phase 2, faculty members and participants will express their consideration with a vote on each question;
Delphi Process Work Group components will be authors of the scientific products drawn from the Delphi Process Components of the Work group;
Faculty members and participants who will participate in the Delphi Process will be mentioned.
Delphi Process will be realized with the technical support of I&C.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/ASSISTANCE

If you need technical support regarding the virtual platform please email to luana.martuzzi@iec-srl.it; roberta.loggini@iec-srl.it.
Emails will be processed Monday through Friday 09.00am-06.00pm, and during the webinars (CEST Central European Summer Time UTC +2).

 

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIAT


COURSE COORDINATOR
Sandro Mattioli
, Bologna (IT)

SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE
George Hanna, London (UK)
Antoon Lerut, Leuven (BE)
Philippe Nafteux, Leuven (BE)
Edoardo V. Savarino, Padua (IT)
John V. Reynolds,, Dublin (IRL)

SCIENTIFIC & EDUCATIONAL SECRETARIAT
Niccolò Daddi, Bologna (IT)
Marialuisa Lugaresi, Bologna (IT)
Valentina Tassi, Terni (IT)

 

EUROPEAN CME CREDITS

CME credits have been requested for the following disciplines: Thoracic surgery, General surgery, Diagnostic radiology, Gastroenterology,Internal medicine.

EUROPEAN CME CREDITS EACCME


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The WEB BASED EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS – COURSE ONE, Webinar (Bologna), Italy, 22-04-2022has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-internationalactivities. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The WEB BASED EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS – COURSE TWO, Webinar (Bologna), Italy, 29-04-2022has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-internationalactivities. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The WEB BASED EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS – COURSE THREE, Webinar (Bologna), Italy, 06-05-2022has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-internationalactivities. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The WEB BASED EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS – COURSE FOUR, Webinar (Bologna), Italy, 13-05-2022has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-internationalactivities. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The WEB BASED EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS – COURSE FIVE, Webinar (Bologna), Italy, 10-06-2022has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 2 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-internationalactivities. Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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