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The 5th EHNS Workshop on Head and Neck Robotic Surgery

  • Date
    15-16th March, 2024
    Congress Venue
    Fondazione Ferrero Strada di Mezzo, 44 12051 Alba - Italy
    The Congress will be accredited by EACCME.

    Flyer EU-Robot 2024

  • Congress Registration
    Registration must be made through the appropriate online registration system.
    Registration for the congress will close on 29th February 2024.
    After the closure of online registration, it will be possible to register only at the congress venue.
    Click here for Registration.
  • The 5th EHNS Workshop on Robotic Surgery is opened to the submission of scientific contributions in the form of free communication, virtual poster or video, by any members.
    The Scientific Committee will award free registration to the under 40 colleagues/residents who have submitted a scientific contribution - virtual posters, audiovisual or oral communication - judged to be of particular importance.
    Guidelines for Scientific Contributions EU-Robot 2024

  • DEADLINE abstract submission:
    December 31st, 2023 within 12 pm Italian hour.

    DEADLINE Registration:
    Registration for the congress will close on 29th February 2024.

  • Registration Fees:
    Senior 350,00 €
    Resident (with proof) 250,00 €
    Gala dinner 70,00 €
    IHNS Meeting + Eu-Robot Workshop senior fee 500,00 €
    IHNS Meeting + Eu-Robot Workshop resident fee 300,00 €
    Registration fees include 22% VAT.

In 2022 the EHNS board established the European robotic surgery network, calling it the “EU-Robot Network”.
In fact, the worldwide increase of robotic procedures, the introduction of interesting related technologies and the advantages offered by trans-oral robotic surgery have determined the need for a professionally led, networked and coordinated approach, useful to exercising leadership in this increasingly developed technology.
The aim of EU-Robot is to establish an European network for the effective implementation and advancement of H&N robotic surgery and related technologies in Europe, through simple and effective actions: creating a register of procedures, disseminating knowledge, creating certification, activating a group of proctors, promoting and facilitating international scientific collaborations. As a part of the EHNS initiatives, EU-Robot will contribute to the organization of the biennial international workshop focused on advances in H&N robotic surgery and related technologies. This will serve a forum to discuss existing activity and chart future direction for the EU-Robot project, as well as organizing an Assembly of National delegates.
This is also the reason why the scientific organization of the 5th meeting will be the result of the contributions and efforts by group of colleagues chosen by EHNS Board as the first Steering Committee of the Network rather than the work of a single person. The EU-Robot-venue has generously been offered by the Ferrero Foundation in Alba free of charge and is the ideal setting to embark on a promising journey exploring together in this fascinating surgical and oncological discipline.

We look forward to seeing you in Alba.

EU-Robot Steering

Committee Members

Day 1 - 15th March 2024

Timetable: 08.00 - 19.00

  • Session 1:

    Current role of robotic surgery in the multidisciplinary approach to Head and Neck cancer.

    Chairman: René Leemans
  • Session 2:

    Let’s talk about technique: focus on parapharyngeal space surgery and beyond!

    Chairman: Philippe Gorphe
  • Lunch with live surgery:

    Live from Pietro and Michele Ferrero Hospital

    Chairman : Mohssen Ansarin
  • Session 3:

    Conventional transoral robotic surgery: up to date

    Chairman: Christian Simon
  • Session 4:

    Trials, big data management, recurrent disease

    Chairman: Vinidh Paleri
  • Session 5:

    New robots on the block

    Chairman: Wojciech Golusinski

Day 2 - 16th March 2024

Timetable: 08.00 - 18.30

  • Session 6:

    What I wouldn’t do again in robotic surgery?

    Chairman: Sylvain Morinière
  • Session 7:

    - Technological alternatives to robotic surgery: 3D transoral exo/endoscopic surgery.
    - The strenghts and weaknesses of 3-DES

    Chairman: Cesare Piazza
  • Session 8:

    Scientists’ corner: a picture of the future.

    Chairman : Vincent Vander Poorten
  • Lunch with live surgery:

    Live from Pietro and Michele Ferrero Hospital

    Chairman: Piero Nicolai
  • Session 9:

    The EU-Robot session (open discussion with the audience)
    Lecture ► Trying to organize an international network of robotic surgery: the UGIRA experience
    Richard Van Hillegersberg

    Chairman: Giovanni Succo
  • Session 10:

    The corner of industries
    Meeting official photo

    Chairman: Erika Crosetti
  • Session 11:

    EU-Robot lecture
    Best free communication, best virtual poster and best video awards

    Chairman: Giuseppe Spriano