14 - 15 October 2024

Biliary Laparoscopy

  • Lectures by experts in the field
  • Hands-on sessions with ex vivo and live model

Educational Partner
  • Overview

    The basis to laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct is the maintenance of the biliary environment. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that these procedures have better clinical short and long-term results. Cost-effectiveness studies also confer it undeniable superiority relative to the treatment of biliary lithiasis by way of cholecystectomy and ERCP. Nevertheless, the complexity of the techniques and the pressure by gastroenterologists has limited its widespread implementation.


    This course aims to systematize the technique based on decision protocols. The development of surgical skills is maintained from simple cholecystectomy towards treatment of common bile duct stones without risks for the patients. Practical exercises will be undertaken on inanimate, organic, and animal models.
    Training includes choledocoscopy, cholangiography, suture and biliary anastomosis.

  • Organizing Committee

    Jaime Vilaça
    School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Hospital da Arrábida, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

    Daniela Sá Leão
    Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal

    Jorge Correia-Pinto
    School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal

  • International Faculty

    Ahmad Nassar
    Glasgow, UK

    Alberto Martinez-Isla
    London, UK

    Rosa Jorba
    Tarragona, Spain

  • National Faculty

    Carlos Serra
    Lisboa, Portugal

    Daniela Sá Leão
    Cascais, Portugal

    Humberto Cristino
    Braga, Portugal

    Jaime Vilaça
    Porto, Portugal

    Luís Lopes
    Viana do Castelo, Portugal

    Mónica Rocha
    Penafiel, Portugal

    Rui Mendes da Costa
    Porto, Portugal

  • Program


    Hands-on sessions

    Ex vivo and live models

    Full Program
  • Registration

    Registrations open.
    To register, fill out the registration form here.
    For more information contact training@b-acis.pt

    Target Group

    • General Surgeons
    • HBP Surgeons


    18 participants



  • 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 B&B Lamaçães (close 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