Dear colleagues, dear friends,
To all of our institutional and industry supporters,
The rapid growth and success of Ambulatory Surgery in today’s hospital environment is an indication to the importance it will hold in the future. In our position as surgeons, anesthetists, “health professionals", we are unified together in medical teams that are dedicated to the development of innovative new state of the art procedures that forward the modernisation in surgical procedures, which are the foundations of ambulatory surgery. Governments are aware of the importance of Ambulatory Surgery and set ambitious targets, we are the driving force that can help achieve these targets.
The original concept of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) was initiated and intensified by Professor Henrik Kehlet, a leading Danish surgeon. Many teams have adopted his ideas to appropriate and further develop them in their own way. For this the second edition of the ORTHOPEDIC AMBULATORY SURGERY ANESTHESIA congress Professor Henrik Kehlet will be our Honor President.
Today, the many benefits of ambulatory surgery, (high quality care, patient safety, quality control, and cost) have led to a greater patient and professional satisfaction. In June 2016 Live surgery was use to demonstrate that the outpatient basis was a realistic choice for patients than needed relatively complex operations. Although the scientific arguments are still debatable, the feedback has been amazing. Patients operated in the morning for total hip replacement, total knee replacement or cruciate ligament were welcomed as Rock Stars on stage during the first edition of the KNEE & HIP AMBULATORY SURGERY ANESTHESIA congress.
Demonstration by example, exercise without a safety net (evidence as proof), which had convinced the most reticent and "opened a path that everyone will be obliged to take in the future”, according to Honorary President Professor Henri Judet.
Repeating the 2016 Live surgery demonstration would not have the same effect without the element of surprise. (One cannot twice create the same excitement if it has been seen before). Many teams are now involved in searching for solutions and surfing on the wave, contributing towards the movement and innovations in ambulatory surgery. We wanted to highlight these teams and their patients, all partaking in this positive progression. In addition to an extensive scientific program, we offer you, in June 2018, to follow these teams and their patients in a novel road-movie with an international cast...
... On the way to ambulatory
We look forwards to greeting you 08 and 09 June 2018 with our Honor Guests Professor Philippe Neyret for orthopedic surgery and Professor Francis Bonnet for anaesthesia. Whether you are healthcare workers, a leader or a partner involved in this process, but above all a pair surgeon-anaesthetist, come and share our renewed enthusiasm during the second edition of the Annecy congress dedicated to Ambulatory Surgery in Orthopedics: ORTHOPEDIC AMBULATORY SURGERY ANESTHESIA
Knee and Hip Surgeon trained in Lyon, he works at the Clinique Générale d’Annecy since 2003. As for arthroplasty or for sports surgery, he always invest himself in the most innovative minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. Associated with ERAS concept, these advanced techniques now allow him to perform total knee or hip arthroplasty and cruciate ligaments in Ambulatory surgery. His willingness of sharing experience is reflected in both humanitarian missions for prosthetic surgery and in organizing congresses based on live surgery course including the coming Knee and Hip Ambulatory Surgery in Annecy.
Either his own, or those of his patients, his life revolves around knees! From Paris et the origin but trained in Alsace, he works in Clinique Sainte Odile Haguenau since 2000. Its activity is focused exclusively on knee including arthroplasty, ACL reconstruction, arthroscopy. Attracted by change and innovation, and after being graduate in management, ambulatory care became evident as for quality of care for patients. Thereby he was able to complete in May 2012 the first outpatient total knee replacement in France. Currently, outpatient represents 80% of its total activity for prosthetic knee …
Knee surgeon in the soul, adult or pediatric, always ready to ride the wave of innovation when it seems to carry tangible improvement for patients. Outpatient surgery and ERAS perfectly joined his philosophy to adhere at the very beginning. He starts outpatient ACL surgery in January 2010 and fits for all surgical procedures in ERAS process in 2012 at Capio Clinique des Cèdres, Toulouse (Cornebarrieu). For him ERAS procedures is above all a quality approach and a tremendous renewed of interest for the practice of surgery.