Get introduced with BAS2021 distinguished keynote speakers

David Larson

David W. Larson, M.D., M.B.A. is the chair of colorectal surgery at Mayo Clinic, USA. His long-term research goals include the translation of science and clinical outcomes into broad-based practice changes that improve the lives of patients.

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BAS2021 topic: Current management of rectal cancer

Stefan Holubar

Presently within the Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery Dr Holubar serves as the IBD Surgery Section Chief, the Director of Research, and as the NSQIP Surgeon Champion for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. On a national level, Dr. Holubar is actively engaged in helping lead the NSQIP IBD Collaborative, serves as Vice-Chair for the ASCRS IBD Committee, Co-Chair for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Professional Education Committee.

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BAS2021 topic: Current management of ulcerative colitis

Marek Szczepkowski

Marek Szczepkowski, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Surgery, Head of Clinical Department of Colorectal, General and Oncological Surgery at Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw, Poland and also Head of Clinical Department of General and Colorectal Surgery at Bielanski Hospital in Warsaw, Poland

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BAS2021 topic: Parastomal hernia

Maria João Cardoso

Maria João Cardoso MD, PHD is Head Breast Surgeon at the Champalimaud Foundation Breast Unit and Assistant Professor at Nova Medical School in Lisbon. Her main areas of interest are cosmetic outcome and prediction of breast surgery. She is a member of the ESO and ESMO faculty. She is the President of Mama Help, a Portuguese Support Centre for Breast Cancer Patients. She is a member of the EUSOMA executive committee and of the Portuguese Society of Senology. Dr. Cardoso is also specialty editor for The Breast.

BAS2021 topic: Immediate Breast Reconstruction

Andreas Brandl

Digestive Surgeon - Surgical Oncologist (F.E.B.S.)
European Certification in Peritoneal Surface Oncology
Fundação Champalimaud
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal

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BAS2021 topic: Treatment options for patients with advanced gastric cancer

Mohammad Faraz Khan

MB BCh BAO, MRCS, MSc, MD
European Certification of Peritoneal Surface Oncology

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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BAS2021 topic: Applications of personalised decision support and analytics for colon cancer surgery


Emiel J Th Rutgers

Prof. Dr Rutgers is a Surgical Oncologist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, previous Head of the Department of Surgery and Professor in Surgical Oncology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Amsterdam.

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BAS2021 topic: Optimal surgical management of breast and axilla after PST

Bruno Carnaille

Professor of General Surgery since 09/1995
Department of General and Endocrine Surgery    Lille University Hospital
International Scholar of the American College Of Surgeons 1997
Past president of the Francophone Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Member of the Francophone, British, European, American and International Associations of Endocrine Surgeons

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BAS2021 topic: Thyroid surgery: when and how?

Luigi Boni

Prof Luigi Boni, is the Chief of the Department of Surgery at the IRCCS - Ca' Granda - Policlinico Hospital and full professor of surgery at the University of Milan.

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BAS2021 topic: Fluorescence Guided Gastrointestinal Surgery

Paulina Salminen

Sigrid Jusélius Professor of Surgery, University of Turku, Finland
Chief of Acute Care Surgery, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
Chief of Surgery, Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland
Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, Editor-in-Chief since January 2021

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BAS2021 topic: Long-term results of bariatric surgery

Desmond Winter

Associate Professor, University College Dublin, Colorectal Surgeon, Departement of Surgery, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Editor, British Journal of Surgery;
International advisory board member, Archives of Surgery;
Editorial board member, Irish Journal of Medical Science

BAS2021 topics: 1. Current management of diverticular disease 2. How to help when You are asked to help a colleague in the OR

Peter Goretzki

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Goretzki is the Head of Endocrine Surgery at Charite  – University Medicine Berlin, Charite-Campus Mitte

BAS2021 topic: Specific indications for adrenal surgery and when to use minimal invasive, robotic assisted and tissue sparing techniques

Peter Schemmer

Chairman, General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Chairman, Transplant Center Graz (TCG), Medical University of Graz, Austria
Professor of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Professor of Partnership, Vilnius University, Lithuania

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BAS2021 topic: Current situation in ALPPS

Giovanni Marchegiani

Giovanni Marchegiani, MD, PhD currently is a board-certified General and Pancreatic Surgeon serving as an attending and junior faculty at the Department of Pancreatic Surgery of the Verona University Hospital in Verona, Italy

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BAS2021 topic: Cystic tumours of the pancreas


Alexander Novotny

Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Novotny, FACS is the Vice ChairmanKlinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of
Munich: Dept. of Surgery

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BAS2021 topic: HIPEC

Moritz Schmelzle

Deputy Chief, Department of Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

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BAS2021 topic: Robotic surgery for complex liver and pancreatic procedures - experience of the Charite Berlin

Sohei Satoi

Professor, Division of Pancreatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Kansai Medical University
Visiting Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal and Pediatric Surgery,
Tokyo Medical University
Visiting Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Vilinius, Lithuania
International Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons 2013

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BAS2021 topic: Multimodal treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

David Scott-Coombes

David Scott-Coombes is a consultant endocrine surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, UK. He is President of the European Society of Endocrine and past-president of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. He is a member and past-Chairman of the European Board of Surgery Examination for Endocrine Surgery.  For five years he was the Director of Audit for the BAETS and helped to establish a web-based national audit of endocrine surgery. He has published on most aspects of endocrine surgery and written chapters in leading undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks.

BAS2021 topic: The highs and lows of parathyroid surgery


Karl Miller

Dr. Karl Miller, Professor of Surgery, associated with the University of Innsbruck, is one of the pioneers in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and is Johnson & Johnson medical consultant. He has spent more than 32 years practicing general surgery of which he dedicated 22 years to the development and perfection of bariatric surgery. He is world renowned for being an avant-guard clinical researcher, a leading practitioner, a passionate teacher, and an exceptional mentor.

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BAS2021 topic: Health economic topic in bariatric and metabolic surgery



Giustino Varrassi

Professor Giustino Varrasi At the moment is the President of the Paolo Procacci Foundation, NGO based in Roma and involved in research and education on Pain Medicine.

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BAS2021 topics: Expert consensus on the use of fixed dose combination of dexketoprofen/tramadolR

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