European VitreoRetinal Educational Training School

Learn with the experts!

a 2-week mini fellowship for aspiring vitreoretinal surgeons

Bremen, Germany April 19 – May 1st, 2020

The Syllabus

It is the intention of the course to cover virtually all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery. Subjects will be introduced by lectures, demonstrated by video sequences and live surgery transmissions and then discussed in length and in depth in an open exchange format.

The course will cover:

History of vitreoretinal surgery
General patient management
Diagnostic techniques
optical systems, machines, instruments, endoscopy, lasers

Classical detachment surgery
pathogenesis, indications, when buckle & when vitrectomy

General vitrectomy technique
e.g. sclerotomies, PVD, deep indentation, heavy liquids, gas, silicone oil, buckling vs 1° vitrectomy, additional buckling – yes or no

Indications & special surgical techniques in
macular holes
age related macular degeneration
diabetic retinopathy
pucker and cellophane maculopathy
giant tears
rare entities


DruckThe European VitreoRetinal Educational Training School is supported by VRmagic with three Eyesi Surgical simulator units on loan. The Eyesi Surgical allows effective training of cataract and vitreoretinal surgery procedures without risk to patients. The simulator records all training data and offers a detailed and objective evaluation of the surgical performance to the trainee.


The Schedule 2020

Sunday, April 19 Afternoon Housing
Monday, April 20 08:45 Registration, Welcome
Monday-Friday, April 20-24 09:00-13:00
Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups, Dry Lab
Weekend, April 25-26 Free
Monday-Thursday, April 27-30 09:00-13:00
Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups, Dry Lab
Thursday, April 30 Exam, Gala Dinner
Friday, May 01 09:00-11:00 Diplomas, Farewell



The Faculty

The main faculty of the European VitreoRetinal Educational Training School is comprised entirely of high volume vitreoretinal surgeons, selected for their vast experience, innovative capabilities, up-to-date knowledge and teaching talent. They all come from a variety of countries to add diversity to the teaching process. Each one will attend for a 2-3 day period, covering part of the syllabus.

Course directors:
  • Giampaolo Gini
External faculty (current planning):
  • to be added

Cost and Pre-Registration

Registration for the European VitreoRetinal Educational Training School will be limited to about 60 participants. The cost to each participant will be 3850 Euros which includes the course, course material, all breakfasts, all lunches, communal dinners and 10 nights.

For further information and pre-registration contact:

EVRS Educational Limited
Giampaolo Gini – EVRS President
Anja Leppich – Director
Phone: +33 6 32 57 05 35
Email: evrsc@evrs.org