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ESSO-ISFGS Course on Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

ESSO-ISFGS Course on Fluorescence-Guided Surgery


Sven Mieog, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL

Karol Polom, Wielkopolska Cancer Center Poznań, Poznań, PL

Alexander Vahrmeijer, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, NL

Luigi Boni, IRCCS – Ca’ Granda, Policlinico Hospital of Milan, Milan, IT 

During this course participants will obtain a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals and state-of-the-art applications of fluorescence imaging of tumours (primary, metastases, lymph nodes), sentinel lymph nodes and lymphatics, vital structures (bile ducts, ureters, nerves) and perfusion assessment of organs and tissues. Besides traditional fluorescent, fluorescent dyes, participants will discover and work with novel antibody-/peptide-/nanobody-based targeted fluorescence-guided surgical navigation. They will experience the possibilities and limitations of this intra-operative technique also in relation to open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

Open to

Oncologic surgeons, gynaecologists, urologists, thoracic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, gastro-intestinal surgeons and vascular surgeons, researchers in the field of image-guided-surgery, and those who are in training for these medical specialties with an interest in the fundamentals and ap-plications of fluorescence-guided surgery.

Educational methods

  • Hands on session testing different fluorophores and fluorescencecontrast agents and their behaviour in different situations withvarious commercially available and experimental imaging systems.
  • Plenary lectures

Main topics

  • Fluorescence imaging of lymphatics & SLN
  • Fluorescence imaging of tissue perfusion
  • Imaging of biliary tract and ureters
  • Imaging of tumor tissue

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