3rd Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery

3rd Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lublin Conference Centre
22-24 September 2022


Dear Colleagues,

The III International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery is approaching fast. Between September 22nd and 24th, 2022 Lublin will have the occasion, again, to host world class experts in technologically advanced minimally invasive surgery. This already becomes a rule that we meet in Lublin - a beautiful city, symbolically located at the border of tradition of many cultures.

We have the honour of inviting you, in the name of the Organizational and Scientific Committee of the III International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery, to actively participate in this event, which grew so important for our community. The scientific agenda will, already traditionally, include sessions covering various areas of minimally invasive surgery, and in particular in the field of gastrointestinal diseases, development of new simulation methods for postgraduate training of residents, implementation of new surgical methods and medical technologies in both in general surgery, and practically in all surgical disciplines, the perspectives of robot surgery and interdisciplinary international cooperation. The Congress will host group of outstanding surgeons, representing well known centres of minimally invasive surgery from both Poland and abroad.

Many of you, remembering the previous, warmly welcomed editions of the Congress, the high scientific level of its sessions, must already be eagerly awaiting the possibility of direct participation in scientific meetings. Unfortunately we are unable to tell, at least at this moment, what the final form of this year’s meeting will be. The subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic render all plans uncertain. What we consider, apart from stationary sessions, is also the format of hybrid panels, conducted in part, or completely online. This does not alter the fact that, as its Organizers, we will make every effort to make the III International Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery meet your expectations concerning familiarization with current achievements in the field of minimally invasive surgery, provide you with the opportunity to exchange opinions with experts and participate in social events.

Feel free to join us in Lublin!

Sincerely yours


Chairman of the of the Scientific and Organizational Committee

Professor  Grzegorz Wallner 
National Consultant in the field of General Surgery
Professor Wojciech Kielan
President of the Association of Polish Surgeons


It is the first event of this type in Central and Eastern Europe.

We kindly invite you to the third edition of the Congress.

   Congress under the patronage of the Association of Polish Surgeons

During the second edition of the Congress:

  • registered over 1600 participants from Poland and around the world
  • lectures have been given by 36 well-known and respected surgeons


22.09.2022 (Thursday)

1 – 3. Session of supervisors and chief physicians of General Surgery Clinics (the language of lectures – Polish)

10.30-11.10 First session of supervisors and chief physicians of General Surgery Clinics

Chairmen: Prof. Grzegorz Wallner, Prof. Wojciech Kielan

10.30-10.50 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the implementation of health services in the field of surgery, comparison of the results from 2019–2021 – Prof. Grzegorz Wallner 

10.50-11.10 Recommendations regarding the operation of surgery departments in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
Prof. Kryspin Mitura 

11.10-11.40 Second session of supervisors and chief physicians of General Surgery Clinics

Mölnlycke sponsored session

Chairman: Dr Michał Solecki

11.10-11.25 Punctures in medical personnel - how to minimize the risk of blood borne infections – Dr Anna Różańska

11.25-11.40 Cost-effectiveness of solutions used in the operating room – Dr Michał Solecki

11.40-12.40 Third session of supervisors and chief physicians of General Surgery Clinics. Minimally invasive procedures in the treatment of burns

Chairman: Prof. Marek Kawecki 

11.40-12.00 Minimally invasive necrosis resection in acute and chronic burn wounds – Prof. Marek Kawecki

12.00-12.20 Laser specular contrast analysis - can it support enzymatic cleansing of wounds and cell transplantation?

Dr Diana Kitala

12.20-12.40 Intelligent dressings in the treatment of a burn wound – Dr Wojciech Witkowski

12.40-13.00 Coffee Break

13.00-14.30 Session IV “Modern technological approach to minimally invasive surgery”

Chairmen: Prof. Tomasz Rogula, Prof. Konrad Karcz, Dr Eline de Groot

13.00-13.20 Artificial intelligence and digital technologies in surgery – Dr Martin Wagner (Germany)

13.20-13.40 Artificial Intelligence and its implications in Surgery – Prof. Andrew Gumbs (Poissy, France) 

13.40-14.00 Potential new surgical technologies in the treatment of upper GI tract diseases –  Prof. Lee Swanstrom (Strasbourg, France / USA)

14.00-14.20 A quest for sustainable minimally invasive surgery – Manager Surgical Department Laurens van Houte (Enschede, Netherlands) – Mölnlycke sponsored lecture

14.20-14.30 Discussion

14.30-15.00 Refreshments

15.00-16.30 Session V “Bariatric surgery” 

Chairmen: Prof. Mariusz Wyleżoł, Prof. Tomasz Rogula

15.00-15.20 Will magnets replace staplers in bariatric surgery? – Prof. Michel Gagner (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

15.20-15.40 Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery – Does it Really Work? – Prof. Manoel Galvao Neto (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

15.40-16.00 One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass – a Message from the Inventor – Prof. Robert Rutledge (La Quinta, California, USA)

16.00-16.20 Does anti-obesity pharmacotherapy mean the end of minimally invasive bariatric surgery? – Prof. Mariusz Wyleżoł 
(Warsaw, Poland)

16.20-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.30 Poster Session / free abstract session

Chairmen: Dr Michał Solecki, Dr Justyna Wyroślak-Najs

16.30-16.37 Do patients with postoperative complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy regret their decision? A Case-Control Study – Katarzyna Bartosiak

16.37-16.44 A bicarbonate – foam based carrier-system for the delivery of  intraperitoneal foam chemotherapy – Said Al-Jundi

16.44-16.51 Challenging type 2 endoleak embolization and utilization of non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (NCE-MRA) as a non-invasive imaging follow-up method post-embolization – Joanna Kobak

16.51-16.58 If the Alvarado score could be useful in assessment of severity of the acute appendicitis? – preliminary study – Łukasz Łaba

16.58-17.05 Minimally invasive esophageal resection – case report – Ewelina Mączka

17.05-17.12 Operations of rare esophageal hiatus hernias – cases observations and analysis – Ewelina Mączka

17.12-17.19 The clinical outcomes of fluorescent ICG angiography in elective laparoscopic anterior rectal resection – a randomized controlled trial – Zofia Orzeszko

17.19-17.30 Discussion


Dzień 23. 09. 2022 (Friday)


9.00-10.30 Session VI "Minimally Invasive Techniques in Esophageal Diseases Surgery”

Chairmen: Prof. Tomasz Skoczylas, Prof. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Prof. Sandro Mattioli

9.00-9.20 Pathophysiology of GERD – which factors are important when choosing an antiterflux minimally invasive surgery technique? – Prof. Karl–Hermann Fuchs (California, San Diego, USA)

9.20-9.40 Robotic esophagectomy for cancer – is it the option for MIS esophageal cancer therapy? – Dr Eline de Groot (Utrecht, Netherlands)

9.40-10.00 Outcomes of Heller myotomy for esophageal achalasia: lessons from a 48-year prospective experience with four different techniques – Prof. Sandro Mattioli (Bologna, Italy)

10.00-10.20 Concept of centralization of surgery for benign esophageal diseases – Prof. Sandro Mattioli (Bologna, Italy)

10.20-10.30 Discussion

10.30-11.10 ETHICON Symposium: Optimizing the CR patient outcomes: Laparoscopy or ERAS – Which is more important?  

Prof. Stanisław Kłęk, MD, PhD, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology, Surgical Oncology Clinic, Warsaw

Prof. Michał Pędziwiatr, MD, PhD, Jagiellonian University, University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Krakow

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme is an approach to the perioperative care of colorectal patients which aims to improve outcomes and speed up recovery after surgery. ERAS protocols have been developed to reduce physiological stress and postoperative organ dysfunction. Typically, such protocols include a laparoscopic approach for the colorectal resection. Compared with open surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been shown to have equal oncologic effects and better data on favourable short-term results of laparoscopic surgery as it reduces surgical trauma and produces a minimal postoperative systemic immune response. 

Although the evidence base appears strong for both, ERAS programme and laparoscopic approach, the penetration of laparoscopic colorectal surgery has been low and implementation of ERAS slow. During the ETHICON Symposia, experts in Lap-CR surgery with extensive experience in ERAS will discuss the reasons and possible solutions to the unsatisfactory state of affairs, and whether the professional society should strive to accelerate Lap penetration or rather to expand ERAS. Or both at the same time? Come and discuss with them.

11.10-11.25 Coffee Break

11.25–12.55 Sesssion VII "Minimally invasive techniques in pancreatic cancer surgery” 

Chairmen: Dr Michał Solecki, Prof. Andrzej Budzyński

11.25-11.45 European Consortium on minimally invasive pancreatic surgery: current state of art in pancreatic head tumors
Prof. Marc Besselink (Amsterdam, Nederland)

11.45-12.05 Is robotic pancreatectomy indicated for pancreatic cancer? – Prof. Elena Rangelova (Göteborg, Sweden)

12.05-12.25 Minimally invasive pancreatectomy with resection of the portal vein system – Prof. Andrzej Budzyński (Cracow, Poland)

12.25-12.45 Learning curve in minimally invasive pancreatic surgery – Dr Michał Solecki (Lublin, Poland)

12.25-12.55 Discussion

12.55-13.10 Coffee Break

13.10-14.50 Session VIII “The role of simulation in minimally invasive surgery education” 

Chairmen: Doc. Michał Nowakowski, Prof. Konrad Karcz, Prof. Alessandro Giardino

13.10-13.28 Challenges for modern education in minimally invasive surgery”– Prof. Francisco Schlottmann (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

13.28-13.46 Objective assessment of the quality of education in MIS simulation training – Doc. Michał Nowakowski (Cracow, Poland)

13.46-14.04 Robot-assisted surgery, the learning curve, and the best time in medical education to implement it
Prof. Alessandro Giardino (Verona, Italy)

14.04-14.22 Perspectives for the next steps of organization, MIS simulation education and surgical training Prof. Konrad Karcz (Munich, Germany) 
The presentation will not be recorded and shared after the Congress

14.22-14.40 Effectiveness of a Laparoscopic Training Model for Pediatric Surgeons During COVID–19 Pandemic: A Single–Center Experience – Dr Benedetta Lepore (Napoli, Italy)

14.40-14.50 Discussion

14.50-15.35 Lunch

15.35-17.15 Session IX “Challenging ventral hernias – minimally invasive sometimes means not minimal approach” 

Chairmen: Prof. Maciej Śmietański, Prof. Kryspin Mitura

15.35-15.53 Guidelines and standards in search for the best choice for our patients – Dr Mateusz Zamkowski (Gdańsk, Poland)

15.53-16.11 TAR – how to make a large operation minimally invasive – Prof. Kryspin Mitura (Siedlce, Poland)

16.11-16.29 MILOS and e–MILOS – minimally invasive approach to large middle line defects – Prof. Wolfgang Reinpold (Hamburg, Germany)

16.29–16.47 Robots in hernia surgery – a glimpse in the future – Prof. Filip Muysoms (Ghent, Belgium)

16.47–17.05 Patient’s perspective and economic aspects as a factor influencing a choice of minimally invasive methods – Prof. Maciej Śmietański (Gdańsk, Poland)

17.05–17.15 Discussion

17.15-17.25 Hernia Master educational program - development of laparoscopic hernia surgery in Poland - Prof. Wojciech Kielan

17.25-19.25 Session X “GI tract minimally invasive surgery controversies – How to avoid MIS complications in GI tract surgery?”

Chairmen: Prof. Wojciech Kielan, Prof. Piotr Richter, Prof. Karl-Hermann Fuchs

17.25-17.43 Laparoscopic redo antireflux surgery – laparoscopic fundoplication or Roux–en–Y subtotal gastrectomy or something else? – Prof. Karl-Hermann Fuchs (California, San Diego, USA)

17.43-18.01 The risk and prevention of adverse events during POEM / TIF procedures Prof. Lee Swanstrom (Strasbourg, France / USA)

18.01-18.19 Polish POEM experience for achalasia patients – Dr med. Michał Spychalski (Łódź, Poland)

18.19-18.37 Controversies in laparoscopic advanced gastric cancer surgery – Prof. Piotr Richter (Cracow, Poland)

18.37-18.55 Potential risk factors of complications in bariatric surgery – Prof. Tomasz Rogula (Cracow, Poland)

18.55-19.13 What a surgeon should know how to avoid complications in MIS colorectal surgery? – Prof. Marek Jackowski (Toruń, Poland)

19.13-19.25 Discussion

24.09.2022 (Saturday)


9.30-11.00 Session XI “Endocrine minimally invasive surgery” 

TOETVA – TransOral Endoscopic Thyroid surgery by Vestibular Approach 

Chairmen: Prof. Marek Dedecjus, Prof. Marcin Barczyński

9.30-9.50 Background of surgical anatomy – Prof. Ozer Makay (Izmir, Turcja)

9.50-10.10 Basics of the technique and how to learn it – Prof. Philip Riss (Vienna, Austria) 

10.10-10.30 Pearls and pitfalls of TOETVA – Prof. Marcin Barczyński (Cracow, Poland)  

10.30-10.50 Critical approach and shadows of the technique – Prof. Marek Dedecjus (Warsaw, Poland)

10.50-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.20 What makes the results of laparoscopic operations different?  Prof. Michał Pędziwiatr (Cracow, Poland)
Medtronic sponsored lecture 

11.20-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session XII “Endoscopic vacuum therapy – minimal invasion, maximal effect”

Chairmen: Prof. Tomasz Banasiewicz, Dr Jarosław Furtak

11.30-11.50 Upper GI – how far can we go with EVT – Prof. Mike Laukötter (Rheine, Germany)

11.50-12.10 Do we have recomendations about EVT in lower GI tract? – Prof. Willem Bemelmann (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and
the Expert Group (Tomasz Banasiewicz, Alberto Arezzo, Omar Faiz, Richar Brady, Eloy Espin–Basany, Rosa Maria Jimenez)  

12.10-12.30 How to introduce EVT in your hospital – simple steps to new strategy – Prof. Tomasz Banasiewicz (Poznań, Poland),
Dr Jarosław Furtak (Lublin, Poland)

12.30-12.50 EVT – can it be more effective? – Dr Mateusz Wierdak (Cracow, Poland), Prof. Michał Pędziwiatr (Cracow, Poland) 

12.50-13.00 Discussion


ATTENTION! We reserve the possibility to modify the Congress program

Congress FEE


Participation fees of the third Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Scroll down for our price schedule.

Regular participant (in-person)

  • Registration till June 30 – 600 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration till August 31st – 700 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration after September 1st – 850 PLN (inc. VAT)

Regular participant (online)

  • Registration till June 30 – 500 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration till August 31st – 600 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration after September 1st – 750 PLN (inc. VAT)

Doctors during their specialization course (in-person)

  • Registration till June 30 – 300 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration till August 31st – 350 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration after September 1st – 400 PLN (inc. VAT)

Please provide your current workplace address in the “Specialization course location” field of the registration form.

Doctors during their specialization course (online)

  • Registration till June 30 – 200 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration till August 31st – 250 PLN (inc. VAT)
  • Registration after September 1st – 300 PLN (inc. VAT)

Please provide your current workplace address in the “Specialization course location” field of the registration form.

Students of Medicine (only online)

  • Fixed fee – 50 PLN (inc. VAT)

Please provide enter your student’s ID no. in the registration form.

Social arrangement

Flat registration charge for all participants – 250 PLN (inc. VAT)

The arrangement is planned for Friday, September 23rd

(dinner and a live concert - we will give details soon)

Social arrangement is not funded by innovative companies associated in INFARMA.


The language of lectures - English

The Congress fee includes:

  • Participation in lectures
  • Congress-related materials
  • Participation certificate
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Access to recordings of lectures after the Congress
  • Entry to the official inauguration event of the Congress (September 22nd, 2022)
  • Entry to the pharmaceutical industry exhibition (in-person)*

Participation charge does not include accommodation.
Information concerning available hotels that provide discounts for Congress participants will be soon in the section ACCOMMODATION.

*Entry to the exhibition of pharmaceutical companies is limited to persons who are entitled to issue prescriptions and persons who trade with medical products. Due to safety concerns the organizers are required to enforce ID presentation at this point.Participation fees of the third Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Scroll down for our price schedule.



List of original works qualified for presentation in the poster session DOWNLOAD

Technical information

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Submitting works qualified for presentation during the Congress: by 10th September 2022 to the e-mail address: chmi@czelej.com.pl
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Innovation Room

360 Innovation Room Johnson & Johnson MEDTECH 
Level S5, exhibition


We invite you in breaks between sessions to the Innovation Room for inspiring meetings with specialists and invited guests.

At present, apart from the surgery itself, more and more often attention is paid to the effectiveness and optimization of the entire process of treating patients, starting with their education, preparation for the procedure and the process of postoperative rehabilitation. Developing surgical skills to provide the best possible care is essential as patient outcomes are multifactorial.

By visiting the Innovation Room, you will be able to see the latest reports related to technologies reducing the likelihood of anastomotic leakage, reduction of surgical site infections, digital solutions in the preoperative, perioperative and post-productive periods, and the #wNOWYMkształcie campaign for patients.

Date / Venue

Congress date:

September 22nd-24th, 2022

Congress venue:

Lublin Conference Centre, Lublin

Lublin Conference Centre is much more than just a meeting space. It is also a space of thoughts and ideas exchange as well as knowledge transfer. In addition, the Lublin Conference Center is perfectly located in the city center. Therefore it is easy to get there by any means of transport. What is also important, Lublin Conference Centre is close to the Old Town, so one can enjoy visiting the charming streets and tasting local delicacies in atmospheric restaurants.


Supporting Partners:


Media Patronage:

Event Organizers

Main Organizer:

Feliks Skubiszewski Foundation for the Advancement of Surgery

ul. Stanisława Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin


Czelej Publishing Company

ul. Skrajna 12-14, 20-802 Lublin


Contact information for exhibitors and sponsors:

Patryk Reszko

e-mail: patryk.reszko@czelej.com.pl

+48 664 424 099

Contact information for participants:

Customer Service Office (Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00)

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