PROGRAM

Our two former meetings were called ”Davos for Surgeons” due to our unique way of making world famous speakers gather to discuss surgical training. The themes explored in the program are important for all surgical specialities, and we welcome surgeons, surgical residents, nurses, students, delegates from the surgical industry, as well as participants who take an interest in the teaching and learning of manual skills more generally (e.g, researchers from the social and behavioral sciences).

DAY 1

CONGRESS OPENING
Karin Båtelsson, Agneta Holmäng, Kai Olms (conference moderator)

HONORARY KEYNOTE LECTURE
Julie Freischlag

SESSION 1: Quality and Safety: Surgical Training, Patient Safety, and Adverse Events
Theodor Grantcharov, Carlos A Pellegrin, Pontus Kåmark, Helena Taflin

SESSION 2: Research on Surgical Training, Part I: State of the Art
Richard M. Satava, Anthony G.Gallagher, Kristine Hagelsteen, Knut Magne Augestad

LUNCH

SESSION 3: Research on Surgical Training, Part II: Pedagogical and Psychological Perspectives
Erno Lehtinen, Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer, Jeff Bezemer, Oskar Lindwall

SESSION 4: International Exchange and the Need for an Internationally Valid Driver’s License for Surgeons
Sean Tierney, Wakisa Mulwafu, Peter Linz, Johan von Schreeb

WELCOME RECEPTION & GALA DINNER

DAY 2

SESSION 5: Challenges for Simulation Based Training: Open versus Endoscopic Surgery
Mark W Bowyer, Magnus Kjellman, Richard L Angelo, Ram Nataraja

SESSION 6: Robot Assisted Surgery: The Role of the Surgeon and the Need for Training
Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Alberto Breda, Sloane Guy, more coming

LUNCH

SESSION 7: Rules and Roles: Surgeons and the Surgical Device Industry
Julio Mayol, Kai Olms, more coming

SESSION 8: New Surgical Techniques and Senior Surgeons: The Need for Lifelong Learning
Marlene DeMaio, Soon-Ok Cha, Susanne Börjesson, Peter Naredi, Lars Dahlin

DAY 3

SESSION 9: The Surgical Resident’s Dream Scenario
Dan Farahmand, Karin Sillén, Niclas Kvarnström, Hildur Thorarinsdottir

SESSION 10: The Governmental Responsibility for Consistent Standards in Surgical Training and Surgical Quality
Karin Båtelsson, Carlos A. Pellegrini, Leon Snyman, MariAnne Karlsson

CONCLUDING DISCUSSION & CONGRESS CLOSING