15 - 17 March 2023

Fetal and Neonatal Endoscopic Surgery

  • Hands-on training in surgical lab
  • In vivo models

Pediatric Surgery
Educational Partner
Registrations closed
  • Overview

    Inspired by the well-documented benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in adults and children, the XXI century started launching the advantages of MIS to newborns. Although new instruments and equipment are promoting these achievements, there is still a long journey in training before neonatal endoscopic surgery becomes safe and widespread.
    Therefore, the MIS program from the University of Minho proposes an advanced hands-on course in Fetal and Neonatal Endoscopic Surgery to provide its participants with a theoretical update on the most recent developments in fetal and neonatal endoscopic surgery as well as extensive hands-on training in anesthetized experimental small animals. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with a 3 mm vascular sealer and a 5 mm stapler.

    “In 2009, I applied as a participant for the 1st International Hands-on Course in fetal and Neonatal Endoscopic Surgery organized by Jorge Correia Pinto in Braga, Portugal, with a faculty of the most famous endoscopic pediatric surgeons. It was another turning point in my career. I was invited to be a member of the faculty for the next courses. I realized that our achievements in Wroclaw were interesting to others.”
    Dariusz Patkowski in Thoracoscopic approach for oesophageal atresia: A real game changer? Journal of Pediatric Surgery https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.10.017

  • Organizing Committee

    Jorge Correia-Pinto
    Director of the Pediatric Surgery Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
    School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Catarina Barroso
    Pediatric Surgery Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
    School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Péter Etlinger
    School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

  • Faculty

    Arnaud Bonnard
    Paris, France

    Carlos Giné
    Barcelona, Spain

    Fabio Chiarenza
    Vicenza, Italy

    Dariusz Patkowski
    Wroclaw, Poland

    Holger Till
    Graz, Austria

    Jorge Correia-Pinto
    Braga, Portugal

    Juan de Agustín
    Madrid, Spain

    Mario Mendoza-Sagaon
    Bellinzona, Switzerland

    Munther Haddad
    London, UK

    Paul Philippe
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Program


    Comprehensive up-to-date theoretical lessons from renowned pediatric surgical experts.
    On-demand in-vivo model video lessons to demonstrate the steps of the techniques practiced during the hands-on sessions.

    Hands-on sessions

    13 hours of hands-on training using in-vivo models in a surgical training lab


    Hands-on sessions personally followed by expert surgeons of the field

    Full Program
  • Registration

    Registrations closed.
    For more information contact training@b-acis.pt

    Target Group

    Pediatric Surgeons


    20 participants


    Full course (theoretical + hands-on)

    Until December 31st

    • 1300 €


    • 1400 €

    Theoretical sessions

    Until December 31st

    • 250 €


    • 300 €

  • More information

    Traveling by plane:
    The nearest airport to the city of Braga is Sá Carneiro Airport, in Maia, Porto.


    From Porto to Braga:
    – Taxi / Uber / Bolt
    – GetBus (directly from the airport to Braga bus station) (visit website)
    – Train (visit website)


    Recommended accommodation:
    Hotel Meliã (closest to the course venue)
    Hotel Porta Nova Collection House (city center)


    To visit:
    – Get to know Braga (visit website)



Need more information?

Contact us at training@b-acis.pt