The ESDE Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Fellowship
Following the ESDE 2018, The ESDE educational committee has decided to offer a Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy fellowship-program for European surgeons for a period of 1 year in 1-2 accredited expert centers in Europe to provide opportunities for training and research in the field.
This fellowship is an initiative of European minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) surgeons that are part of the European MIE Think Tank initiative
A Structured training program for minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer- a Delphi consensus study in Europe. DisEsophagus. 2018 Mar 1;31(3) Visser E, van Rossum PSN, van Veer H, Al-Naimi K, Chaudry MA, Cuesta MA,
Gisbertz SS, Gutschow CA, Hölscher AH, Luyer MDP, Mariette C, Moorthy K,
Nieuwenhuijzen GAP, Nilsson M, Räsänen JV, Schneider PM, Schröder W, Cheong E,van Hillegersberg R.
Aims and Objectives
To train the fellow in MIE surgery and research.
Main Clinical Goal
To offer a training program for minimally invasive esophagectomy surgical procedures. At the end of the fellowship the candidate should be able to participate in or start his/her own general MIE surgery program.
Main research Goal:
To evaluate the clinical applications of MIE surgery.
The fellow will evaluate the host center’s experience (European center database).
The fellow’s own learning curve will be analysed systematically.
A hands on training course, such as provided in Stockholm and Utrecht is the starting point for the fellowship as a first introduction to minimally invasive esophagectomy. (see a list of accredited courses on the ESDE site).
Esso Course on minimally invasive esophagectomy: https://www.scribd.com/document/362304220/Esso-Course-Minimally-Invasive-Esophagectomy-and-Gastrectomy-1503581302
To work 1 year in 1-2 high volume Upper GI selected centres in Europe with expertise in MIE.
Evaluation and assessment
The ESDE educational committee governs the fellowship.
2 fellowships are provided yearly
The fellowship provides EU 20,000 to be used to support the recipient’s own salary in conducting the fellowship over 1 year in a host department and country outside the applicant’s own department and country. The fellowship may commence at any time after the award but no later than 6 months after it has been awarded.
Industrial partners support the ESDE educational activity with an unrestricted educational grant of 20,000 Euros per fellow for housing and travel.
The Expert MIE centers should apply through the ESDE website. Expert Centers will be selected by ESDE educational committee and presented on the website.
Fellowship candidates may choose 1-2 centers and will be allocated to a center by the ESDE educational committee. The fellow must be supported by the home institute.
Selection will be based on the CV , experience and reference of the home institute
Applying for the Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) fellowship
The Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) Fellowship is for European surgical fellows planning a career in Esophagogastric surgery and seeking additional training in the with a mentor. Applicants should be supported by their home institute and willing to travel to the MIE expert center to follow the MIE fellowship. They should confirm their intention to return to their home country after completion of their fellowship.
The application should include:
The application pack to be sent to:
Professor. Richard van Hillegersberg, Chair of the ESDE educational committee
Email ID -R. vanHillegersberg@umcutrecht.nl
Professor of Surgery, Head Department of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology,G04.228 |University Medical Center Utrecht| Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CXUtrecht,The Netherlands
Telephone:+31 (0)88-7558074 Fax: +31 (0)30-2541944