Since 2008, ESCP have arranged short visits to centres that are local to the annual conference, with full support from Covidien who provided an educational grant to cover travel expenses and local accommodation. These grants have enabled young surgeons to get a glimpse of operations in another centre/country.

This year, through the kind collaboration of hosts in Ireland, it has been possible to extend these opportunities to a total of 12 placements, again supported by Covidien (now Medtronic) and they were awarded to:

Nasra Alam Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom University College Hospital, (Galway)
Yuksel Altinel Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Turkey St. Vincent’s University Hospital (Dublin)
Muhammad Imran Aslam State Scientific Centre of Coloproctology, Russia Beaumont Hospital (Dublin)
Nerea Borda Arrizabalaga Donostia Universitary Hospital, Spain St James’s Hospital (Dublin)
Manish Chand Royal County Hampshire Hospital, United Kingdom University College Hospital (Limerick)
Jean Baptise Cornille Northampton General Hospital, United Kingdom Beaumont Hospital (Dublin)
Nikola Henderson Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, United Kingdom Mercy University Hospital (Cork)
Karl Kodeda Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden University College Hospital (Galway)
Petra Marsh Medway Maritime Hospital, United Kingdom St James’s Hospital (Dublin)
Diederik Meylemans Jessa Hospital Hasselt, Belgium Mercy University Hospital (Cork)
Sunil Narang Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit (HeSRU), Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom University College Hospital (Limerick)
Gabriële van Ramhorst VU Medical Center, The Netherlands St. Vincent’s University Hospital (Dublin)

Reports from the pre-congress placement fellows will be published on the ESCP website over the next few weeks.

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