European Fellows visited a Spanish Centre of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery
Posted in News on 1 October 2014
European Society of Coloproctology
Gastrointestinal Surgery Department
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
The European Society of Coloproctology promotes the interaction among surgeons around the world, selected fellows get to visit centers of reference during a couple of days and to be part of their daily clinical practice. Covidien makes this possible by supporting a grant once a year.
The ESCP’s 9th Scientific & Annual Meeting took place at Barcelona and the Hospital Clínic was the host for the grant winners this year. Richard Brady (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK) and Sofie Fransen (Laurentius Hospital, Roermond, The Netherlands) visited the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department that is known for performing minimally invasive procedures using the newest technology available.
The scientific agenda included cases presentation, lectures, live surgery and the exchange of opinions with surgeons such as Antonio M. Lacy and Salvadora Delgado. This is an enriching event for the training of a surgeon, the fellows think “it is very valuable for my education”, “there are only advantages in the 3D system”, “I definitively recommend to visit these hospital facilities”.