The 13th educational course of the European Pediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA) for Central and Eastern Europe "Minimal Access Pediatric Surgery and Urology – 2020" will take place in Moscow, on the basis of I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), on March 12–13.
The educational course is regularly held by the European Pediatric Surgeons Association in different cities of Europe.

With the assistance of the Russian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Sechenov University and Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education in Moscow such an event will be organized for the first time.

Lectures will traditionally be given by leading pediatric surgeons from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Great Britain and Poland.

Industry leaders and clinicians from Russia will also share their experience with colleagues.
Prof. Dr. Juan C. De Agustin
President of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Surgery
Chief of Pediatric Surgery Department
Children's Hospital
Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón

Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Mayr
Professor of Pediatric Surgery
University Children's Hospital

Basel, Switzeland
Prof. Oliver Muensterer
Professor of Surgery
Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery University of Mainz

Mainz, Germany

Prof. Giovanna Riccipetitoni
Professor of Surgery
Chirurgiche PediatricheOspedale
dei Bambini Buzzi

Milano, Italy

Prof. Amulya K. Saxena
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Chelsea Children's Hospital
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Fdn Trust

London, United Kingdom

Gaia Tamaro
EUPSA Secretariat

Trieste, Italy
Prof. Dariusz Patkowski
Head of Pediatric Surgery and Urology Department Wroclaw University of Medicine

Wroclaw, Poland

Yuri Kozlov
Professor, PhD, Irkutsk State Medical University, Professor of Department of Pediatric Surgery


The program of the two-day educational course "Minimal Access Pediatric Surgery and Urology — 2020" consists of 22 lectures.

The event is primarily dedicated to the issues of thoracoscopy and laparoscopy use for children with various defects and diseases of thoracic and abdominal cavity, retroperitoneal space.

Participants of the course will consider a wide range of issues: from thoracoscopic correction of esophageal atresia to laparoscopically assisted interventions for children with anorectal defects.

Issues of endoscopic intraluminal correction of geneogenous megaureter and single-port laparoscopic operations in pediatric urology will also be discussed.
Thoracoscopic surgery of esophageal defects of newborns
Thoracoscopic surgery of lung and diaphragm defects of newborns and infants
Laparoscopic surgeries on the pancreas of children and adolescents
Laparoscopic surgeries for children with Hirsprung disease and anorectal malformations
New technologies (magnetic compression anastomoses of the esophagus, ICG fluorescence) in pediatric surgery
Single-port endovideosurgical interventions in pediatric urology
Interventional approach to treat injuries of solid organs of children
Indications and techniques of minimal access interventions
Short-term and long-term results of surgical treatment
Possible complications, ways of their prevention and correction
Each lecture will end with a discussion during which the participants of the event will be able to ask their questions.

This course is useful for both beginners and experienced pediatric surgeons. Specifically for Russian participants the event is accredited in the CME (Continuing Medical Education) system.
The 13th educational course of the European Pediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA) for Central and Eastern Europe "Minimal Access Pediatric Surgery and Urology – 2020" is a good chance to make new personal acquaintances with leading pediatric surgeons of Europe and Russia.
Most importantly, each participant of the event will be able to form their own perspective on the current state of the issue of minimal access pediatric surgery