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.
  • 1
    Thoracoscopic surgery of esophageal defects of newborns
  • 2
    Thoracoscopic surgery of lung and diaphragm defects of newborns and infants
  • 3
    Laparoscopic surgeries on the pancreas of children and adolescents
  • 4
    Laparoscopic surgeries for children with Hirsprung disease and anorectal malformations
  • 5
    New technologies (magnetic compression anastomoses of the esophagus, ICG fluorescence) in pediatric surgery
  • 6
    Single-port endovideosurgical interventions in pediatric urology
  • 7
    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