2017 Training School

European VitreoRetinal Training School

Learn with the experts! Now in its 16th year!

a 2-week mini fellowship for aspiring vitreoretinal surgeons

Bremen, Germany May 15 – 26, 2017

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
Instrumentation
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
uveitis
PVR
trauma
giant tears
rare entities

 

DruckThe European VitreoRetinal 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 2017

Sun, May 14 afternoon Housing
Mon, May 15 08:45 Registration, Welcome
Mon – Fri, May 15–19 09°° – 13°°, 14°° – 18°° Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups
Weekend, May 20-21 Free
Mon – Thu, May 22-25 09°° – 13°°, 14°° – 18°° Classes, Live Surgery and Discussion Groups
Thu, May 25 Exam, Gala Dinner
Fri, May 26 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):
  • Jean-Paul Berrod (Nancy)
  • Pieter van den Biesen (Den Haag)
  • Norbert Bornfeld (Essen)
  • Claude Boscher (Paris)
  • Didier Ducournau (Nantes)
  • Giampaolo Gini (Horsham/UK)
  • Hans Hoerauf (Göttingen)
  • Frank Koch (Frankfurt)
  • Louis Kruger (Johannesburg)
  • Ferenc Kuhn (US/Serbia/Poland)
  • Carlos Mateo (Barcelona)
  • Colin McCannel (Los Angeles)
  • Sengul Ozdek (Ankara)
  • 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

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