Prague, 18 June 2009 – The 17th International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (organized by the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery-EAES) was held in Prague from the 17th to the 20th of June 2009. Professor Dr. Linos, guest/invited speaker at the round table on “New Advances and Oncological Results in Minimal Access Surgery”, talked about “Evaluation of the infectious consequences of hollow viscus opening”
The central theme of the 17th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) was «New Developments and Oncology Results in Minimally Invasive Surgery», focusing on surgery of the colon and also in gastric, hepatopancreatic and oncosurgery. The conference was attended by researchers and practitioners from Europe and around the world, who also discussed about new technologies in surgery, such as Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Robotic Surgery.
Professor Dr Linos presented the main risks concerning infections during and after Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), analyzing the mechanisms of potential infections and their prevention based on studies made in humans and animals.