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What are the UEMS EBSQ Examinations?

Two new opened applications for EBSQ Examinations: Upper GI and Transplant Immunology!

What are the UEMS EBSQ Examinations?

In the absence of specific official title in the different surgical fields or specialities in European countries, the aim of the UEMS Section of Surgery is to assure standards of the product of the training of surgeons through robust, valid, high level specialty exams for specialist trainees.

Each specialty within the Section of Surgery has its own curriculum, eligibility criteria, and examination.

Passing the EBSQ Examination leads to the conferment of the title of Fellow of the European Board of Surgery in the corresponding specialty.

This conferment is a significant high-level indication of professional competence and excellence, and represents an acknowledgement of knowledge, skills and professionalism, at European level.

To apply, go to the specialty’s page you are interested in:

> Emergency EBSQ Exam
> Coloproctology EBSQ Exam
> Upper GI EBSQ Exam
> Transplant Immunology EBSQ Exam

đź“… Different deadlines apply for each application! Check the deadline in the specialty’s page dedicated to the EBSQ Examination.

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Surgery Webinar #10 Recurrent rectal cancer: diagnosis and principles of treatment – now on YouTube!

Surgery Thursday Webinar #10 Recurrent rectal cancer: diagnosis and principles of treatment – now on YouTube!

Surgery Thursday Webinar organised in collaboration between UEMS Section of Surgery and the Berufsverband Ă–sterreichischer Chirurgen.

Recurrent rectal cancer: diagnosis and principles of treatment by the UEMS Division of Surgical Oncology.

Locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is a complex disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Treatment and prognosis depend on the site and loco-regional spreading of recurrence, the biological characteristics of the primary tumor, the method of treatment of the primary tumor, and the condition and status of the patient. Radical surgical treatment (R0 resection) remains the most important method to achieve long-term survival and improve symptom control. Surgeons must develop an individualized and detailed preoperative plan based on a clear understanding of the pelvic anatomy, take a multidisciplinary approach for achieving monoblock surgical resection with clear margins.

Speaker: Ibrahim Edhemovic, MD, PhD, FEBS (hon.), FSSO Institute of Oncology • Ljubljana

Moderator: Dr Sebastian Roka, Secretary UEMS Section of Surgery Head of Visceral and Vascular Surgery Department at Hanusch-Krankenhaus Hospital • Vienna

WATCH HERE

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Celebrate your trauma surgeon career and support the Division of Trauma Surgery

Celebrate your trauma surgeon career and support the Division of Trauma Surgery!

Dear colleague,

As an experienced trauma surgeon, you have eminent merits in the clinical and/or research praxis of our profession. Thanks to your contributions, many surgeons and patients profit from the newest theoretical knowledge and technical advancements in trauma surgery.

The Division of Trauma Surgery has installed the title “Honorary Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (Hon FEBS) in Trauma Surgery”. This European diploma recognizes your valuable input to our profession in the last decades.

If you have outstanding contributions to trauma care both clinically and/or scientifically, have a European recognition thanks to your clinical, research and/or academic career, highly esteemed publications, or path-breaking innovations, we encourage you to apply for the title “Hon FEBS”. In this way, you also endorse the activities of the Division of Trauma Surgery and enhance its recognition and radiance.

Please send your CV and a motivating letter to the Secretariat of UEMS (e-mail: Sections@uems.eu) with the following reference “Honorary Fellowship Trauma Surgery”. Your application will be revised by an international team of FEBS. A financial contribution of 2.000, – € will be asked in case of acceptance of your application.

With kind regards,

The Board of Trauma Surgery, Section of Surgery, UEMS

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25th October 2023 – ESBQ in Trauma Surgery in Berlin!

25th October 2023 – EBSQ in Trauma Surgery in Berlin!

The application for the next EBSQ in Trauma Surgery is now open! The examination will take place on the 25th of October in Berlin. The deadline to apply is September 25th.

A national qualification in surgery in one of the participating countries is prerequisite to apply for attending the European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) examination in Trauma Surgery of the UEMS.

Further conditions to be accepted for the EBSQ in Trauma Surgery are defined by the Division of Trauma Surgery in accordance with the UEMS and the European Board of Surgery (EBS). They can be noticed in the eligibility criteria, which you can find in this page.

After passing this exam, the surgeon will become a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS).

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Surgery Thursday Webinar #9 Current treatment strategies for esophageal perforation

Surgery Thursday Webinar #9 Current treatment strategies for esophageal perforation

Surgery Thursday Webinar organised in collaboration between UEMS Section of Surgery and the Berufsverband Ă–sterreichischer Chirurgen

Current treatment strategies for esophageal perforation by the UEMS Division of Emergency Surgery and the UEMS MJC Upper GI Surgery.

This webinar provides an update on the endoscopic and surgical management of oesophageal perforations. In addition to selected state-of-the-art lectures, realistic case studies will be discussed interactively between experts and the audience.

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. med. Christian A. Gutschow, FEBS (hon) | UniversitätsSpital Zürich
Lieven Depypere MD, PhD, FEBTS, FEBS/OG | KU Leuven and KULAK

Moderator:
Jonathan Tilsed

Attendees of the webinar exercising in Austria will be automatically granted CME points for participation to the webinar.
Attendees of the webinar registered in another EU country will be granted Austrian CME points, which can be further validated by the national accreditation authority of the attendees.

REGISTER HERE

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Surgery Thursday Webinar #8 – Living Kidney Donation

Surgery Thursday Webinar #8 – Living Kidney Donation

Surgery Thursday Webinar organised in collaboration between UEMS Section of Surgery and the Berufsverband Ă–sterreichischer Chirurgen

Living kidney donation is a highly specialised field in transplant surgery and involves probably the most unique operation surgeons can perform: removing a vital organ in a perfectly healthy individual that does not need this operation. In this webinar I will try to show the uniqueness in all its different forms, and the enormous benefits a kidney transplantation from a living donor brings to patients with end-stage kidney failure (compared to a kidney from a deceased donor), and the need for more equity of access in Europe for all patients in need of a kidney transplantation.

Speaker: Frank JMF Dor, MD PhD FEBS(Hon) FRCS – Imperial College Healthcare, London

WATCH HERE

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Surgery Thursday Webinar #1 Polytrauma Management

Surgery Thursday Webinar #1 Polytrauma Management

On the 13th of October 2022, the first Webinar of the Section of Surgery in the UEMS will go online.
From now on, the divisions and working groups of the Section of Surgery will invite distinguished speakers throughout Europe to address special topics within their respective fields.

The first Webinar titled “Polytrauma Management: Historical Review and Current Discussion” will be held by Prof. Dr. Roman Pfeifer from the Department of Traumatology at the University Hospital Zurich.

Polytrauma management is teamwork and Dr. Pfeifer will highlight its evolution from the beginning to a highly specialized interdisciplinary task involving numerous medical specialties.

Dr. Pfeifer is a consultant at the Department of Traumatology at the University Hospital Zurich. His scientific focus is translational and clinical research in polytrauma management. We look forward to you joining us on 13th of October at 18:30 CET.

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Transplant Medicine: Become a Honorary Fellow

Transplant Medicine:
Become a Honorary Fellow of the European Board

Senior transplant physicians with at least 10 years of continuous experience (from which a minimum of five years have to be spent in a UEMS full member country) who are practicing as specialists in nationally recognized National Health Services or University posts are eligible to apply for an Honorary Fellowship and to be exempted of the examination.

For more information, check the flyer:

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Passing of Paolo Muiesan, Professor of Surgery

Passing of Paolo Muiesan, Professor of Surgery

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of Paolo Muiesan, Professor of Surgery.


Paolo was an innovative HPB and transplant surgeon and cofounder of the Division of Transplant Surgery of the UEMS.
He will be remembered as a Transplant Surgeon in the fullest of meanings, energetic, totally devoted to his mission of saving other people’s health. This done with relentless enthusiasm, a true role model for everybody. He was a superb surgeon, one of those who does “the tough cases”, many of these in children. Literally saving thousands of lives . He has been working very hard for decades, travelling the whole globe, teaching hundreds of transplant surgeons, contributing to the birth of new living donor transplant programs in countries like India and Pakistan.


He graduated in Medicine at the University of Brescia. His education continued at the University of California Davis as resident in General Surgery and then further specialized in Vascular Surgery at the University of Milan. He trained in adult and pediatric liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at King′s College Hospital in London. To complete his training in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation he visited the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Western Ontario in 1996 and Kyoto University Transplant Centre in 1998.
He became Consultant Surgeon in HPB Surgery and Transplantation at King’s College in 1998 and moved to Birmingham Queen Elizabeth and Children’s Hospitals ten years later. He visited the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul in 2008 and 2009 in preparation to start the Living Donor Liver Transplant program in Birmingham and attended several courses on laparoscopic liver surgery. He became Professor in HPB Surgery and Transplantation at University of Birmingham in 2015.
Professor Muiesan lead the living donor, auxiliary, domino, and DCD liver transplantation programs in Birmingham and was also devoted to experimental and clinical research in liver resection for cholangiocarcinoma, central liver resection, ALPPS and ex-situ, ante-situ liver resection and machine perfusion for organ preservation.
He served as Chair of the European Liver Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), Council Member of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT), Chair of the pediatric committee of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and ILTS Council member. He was also member of the European Surgical Association in 2016.


For fifteen years Paolo has been representing ESOT within the UEMS Division of Transplant Surgery. Always positive, stimulating and ready to help solve any problem with a very wise approach; he once wrote the japanese word “nankurunaisa”. I asked him the meaning and he replied “with time everything gets sorted out”. This was his way of approaching life. With the strongest ever belief that everything is going to be sorted out at some point, teaching us all how to de-escalate difficult situations, with determination and perseverance.
With the same perseverance he managed to come back to Italy, having been awarded the prestigious role of Professor of Surgery at the University of Florence in 2018, from where he finally moved to Milan in 2021, to become Director of the Liver Transplant Programme of the University of Milan at Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico.


Paolo will remain in the history books as one of the greatest transplant surgeons of our generation. We will miss his smile, and the friendly attitude he had for each person he would meet.


Our deepest condolences go to his family.
May he rest in the Peace of the Lord.


On behalf of the UEMS Division of Transplant Surgery
Jacopo Romagnoli & Allan Rasmussen

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Breast Surgery: Applications for the next EBSQ Examination are OPEN

Breast Surgery:
Applications for the next EBSQ exam OPEN

The UEMS Division of Breast Surgery has just opened applications for the upcoming EBSQ Examination in Breast Surgery.

Part 1 of the EBSQ Examination (written exam) will take place on 24th June 2022.


Applications can be made until 30th April 2022, at the latest, or earlier if the maximum number of applicants is reached.

The registration process is done completely through the new application platform including the documents to attach as a support to candidate’s eligibility and the payment of fees.

The application platform will be accessible only until the deadline date (or when the maximum number of applicants is reached). Thus, an application should be finalised (all fields completed, documents uploaded, and the eligibility fee paid) at the earliest possible, at the latest on 30th April 2022.

Please keep in mind that all exchanges related to eligibility of each candidate should be done through the platform. Thus, all additional documents requested by the eligibility board shall be uploaded on the platform only.

If you are interested in taking part in the examination, don’t wait and click here!

Check out here for the EBSQ exam requirements, eligibility assessment needs, fees, etc