2016 Training School

European VitreoRetinal Training School

Learn with the experts! Now in its 15th year!

a 2-week mini fellowship for aspiring vitreoretinal surgeons

Bremen, Germany May 16 – 27, 2016

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

The Schedule 2016

Sun, May 15 starting from 14°° Housing
Mon, May 16 08:45 Registration, Welcome
Mon – Fri, May 16–20 09°° – 13°°, 14°° – 18°° Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups
Weekend, May 21-22 Free
Mon – Thu, May 23-26 09°° – 13°°, 14°° – 18°° Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups
Thu, May 26 Exam, Gala Dinner
Fri, May 27 09°° – 11°° Diplomas, Farewell

The Faculty

The main faculty of the European VitreoRetinal Training School is comprised entirely of high volume vitreoretinal surgeons, selected for their vast experience, innovative capabilities, up-to-date knowledge and teaching talent. Of eight vitreoretinal surgeons recently named most skilled in the world (Retina Times, Summer 2009 issue, p. 47), six are among the EVRTS faculty. 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:
  • Klaus Lucke
  • Silvia Bopp
External faculty (current planning):
  • Pieter van den Biesen (Den Haag)
  • Norbert Bornfeld (Essen)
  • Claude Boscher (Paris)
  • Didier Ducournau (Nantes)
  • Giampaolo Gini (Prato)
  • Hans Hoerauf (Göttingen)
  • Frank Koch (Frankfurt)
  • Louis Kruger (Johannesburg)
  • Ferenc Kuhn (US/Serbia/Poland)
  • Carlos Mateo (Barcelona)
  • Colin McCannel (Los Angeles)
  • Barbara Parolini (Brescia)
  • Ahmed Sallam (Gloucester)
  • Andreas Schüler (Bremen)
  • Paul Tornambe (San Diego)
  • Bernard Wolff (Johannesburg)

Cost and Pre-Registration

Registration for the European VitreoRetinal Training School will be limited to about 50 participants. The cost to each participant will be 3300 Euros which includes the course, course material, 10 nights in the Hotel Munte (shared double room), all breakfasts, lunches and 2 communal dinners.

It is expected that scholarship will be made available on applicationby the industry for Young VitreoRetinal Trainees with insufficient financial resources.

For furtherinformation and pre-registration contact:

Secretariat EVRTS

Augenklinik Universitaetsallee

Parkallee 301 / Universitaetsallee

D-28213 Bremen

Tel.: +49 421 5665-209

Fax: +49 421 5665-349

email :evrts@retina.to