The National Training Programme (NTP) in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (LCS) in Great Britain was a huge success. Based on this success and the European Academy of Robotic colorectal Surgery (EARCS), a brief proposal has been submitted to the stake holders in Serbia to run a national training programme for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is the gold standard; however there is a lack of training and resources. The training programme will help to fill this skill gap.
October 17th, 2019.
GP "Pančevo", 11th Miloša Trebinca street, Grand Hall
November 14-16, 2019.
Crowne plaza, Belgrade
The wealth of data gathered from S-MICRAS will translate to international presentations and publications, thereby impacting on translational research.
S-MICRAS will become an integral part of surgical mainstream education, thereby raising standards on par with the western European standards.
S-MICRAS programme will improve the outcomes of colorectal surgery nationally, thereby improving patient outcomes and also resources that are translated as a result of saving from occupied bed days, intensive care and complications.
S-MICRAS will provide a streamlined, structured training programme, in association with EARCS and University of Belgrade. This will deliver a University diploma, recognized around the world.
Minister of Health in the Serbian Government Assistant professor Dr Zlatibor Loncar and Professor Amjad Parvaiz, one of the world's largest experts in the field of laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery, met today in Belgrade on the establishment of the National Training Program for Minimally Invasive Colorectal and Anal Surgery (S-MICRAS-LAPSERB) in Serbia.