‘A new way of seeing’ is the theme of the EAES 2016 congress in Amsterdam, June 15 – 18. The latest insights and forecasts of new technologies varying from 3D, 4K, image guided procedures, robotics to nanotechnology will be shared by experts around the globe. Focused sessions on bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, abdominal wall surgery and solid organ surgery will gather pioneers in the respective fields. Working together as health care professionals of various medical disciplines is the key to offering our patients the best possible outcomes. For the first time, the EAES is offering in Amsterdam a full day multidisciplinary session on pelvic pathology with a panel of general surgeons, gynaecologists and urologists.
Learning from the experiences of colleagues is essential to the continous improvement of the quality of care. The EAES has bundled its educational acitivites in the EAES Academy. Learning class room sessions to master specific MIS-procedures preceding the annual EAES congress, EAES courses, EAES fellowships and a digital learning environment are the components of the EAES Academy.
The EAES Amsterdam 2016 will promote building relationships with fellow clinicians, researchers and engineers by connecting the attendees of the congress through social media well before the start of the congress and by break out sessions in the exhibit hall. Mobility and connectivity characterize the social program which offers a view of Amsterdam from the water, famous Dutch DJs and more.
I look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam in June 2016!
Prof. Jaap Bonjer
EAES 2016 Congress President