Welcome Note

It is our privilege and special pleasure to invite you to the 2nd European Congress of the International Association For Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) that will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 11 – 12 May 2018. Following the impressive success of the 10th IAAS International Congress On Ambulatory Surgery, in Budapest 2013, Budapest is chosen again, because it is believed to be an excellent setting to discuss the current progress of day surgery, the start and development of day surgery in the countries of Central and East Europe under the different socio-economic and health reform processes, the new concepts and the advances in modern surgical interventions in the fields of endoscopy and laparoscopic technology that will certainly enhance the rapid expansion of our method to shorten hospital stay, and to give a better way of treatment and quality of life to our patients.

High scientific level sessions will be organized: plenary lectures, symposia, free paper sessions, interactive workshops and debates in all the aspects of surgeons, nursing, management and technology. A large number of day surgery experts and scientists have already committed themselves to actively participate in the scientific programme. However, we rely on the most meaningful participation of many colleagues from all over the world in order to make our congress another milestone in IAAS history, and history in all European countries, especially the countries of Central-Middle Europe.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities not only in Europe but in the entire world, to enjoy the Congress, tourism and the famous Hungarian Hospitality.

With our kindest regards

Dr. Gamal Eldin Mohamed
President of the Congress
Dr. Beverly Philip
President of the IAAS

General Information


Chair: Douglas McWhinnie (UK)

Beverly Philip (USA) 
Janecskó Mária (Hungary)
Ian Jackson (UK)
Carlo Castoro (Italy)
Corrine Vons (France)
Paulo Lemos (Portugal)


Chair: Gamal Eldin Mohamed (Hungary)

Beverly Philip (USA)
Luc Van Outryve (Belgium)
Marian Aland (Norway)
Hanne Fons (Denmark)
Jelena Petrovic (Serbia)
Masa Hrelec Patrlj (Croatia)
Florentina Cadariu (Romania)
Jan Eshuis (The Netherlands)
Zhang Zhenzhong (China)
Bakir Helic (Rep. of Bosnia & Herczegovina)
Viola Miklos (Slovakia)
Carlos Magalhaes (Potugal)

CME Accreditation

(EACCME) European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) the accredation is in progress.

Congress Venue

Danubius Hotel HÉLIA
Address: Budapest, Kárpát u. 62-64, 1133
Phone: (361) 889 5800

Local scientific COMMITTEE

Chair: Janecskó Maria

Gál János
Iványi Zsolt
Fülesdi Béla
Lázár György
Bezsilla János    
Wéber György
Sándor József
Lehóczky Péter
Hangody László
Bódis József
Ács Nándor
Gerő György 
Turchányi Béla
Flóris István
Vámosi Péter
Tóth László
Tamás László
Buzogány István
Hupuczi Petronella


Beverly Philip

Immediate past president:
Gamal Eldin Mohamed

Past President:
Ian Jackson

Past President:
Carlo Castoro

President elect:
Douglas McWhinnie

Jan Eshuis

Luc Van Outryve

Arnaldo Valedone
Vons Corinne
Zhang Zhenzhong
Carlos Magalhaes
Hanne Fons

Preliminary Program

Friday | 11 May, 2018

Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D


Opening ceremony

Gamal Mohamed and  Beverly Philip


Opening lectures 

Chairs: Gamal Mohamed, Beverly Philip    

1. Worldwide Advances in Ambulatory Surgery – how are we doing?
Beverly Philip

2. The Barriers to Day Surgery
Gamal Mohamed

3. Ambulatory pathways, elective and emergency... pause for thought
Doug McWhinnie


Building and managing a day surgery unit: options for all?

Chairs: Gamal Mohamed, Beverly Philip    

1. Major hospital options
Jan Eshuis

2. Peripheral hospital options
Ian Jackson

3. Free-standing options
Beverly Philip

4. Administrative and legislative approaches
Bill Pentrice


Coffee Break


Innovation in Ambulatory Surgery
(anaesthesia and surgery)

Chairs: Paulo Lemos, Xavier Falieres 

Information and Education for both staff and patients – can we do better? 

Chairs: Ian Jackson, Vicente Vieira

Hungarian Session 
Egynapos sebészeti finanszírozási modell

Moderátor: Mészáros János

Free Papers Session: Anasthesia (7'+3')

Chairs: Jan Eshuis, Marc Coppens

1.  What is new in Ambulatory Anesthesia?
Paulo Lemos

2. Non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery
Xavier Falieres

3. New surgical procedures in ambulatory practice
Carlos Magalhaes

4. General anesthesia in ambulatory surgery: opioid free?
Xavier Falieres    

1. Education for hospitala managers to better understand the role of AS
Carlo Castoro
2. Information and education for both staff and patients
Vicente Vieira
3. What essential information do patients require?
Madhu Ahuja
4. Patient information after discharge…"please show me the way to go home"
Mark Skues
5. Undergraduate training program in AS
Fernando Docobo
Mészáros János
Gulácsi László
Boncz Imre
Gamal E. Mohamed

1. Patient-reported sufficiency, adherence to, and adverse effects of ambulatory surgery pain medication
Noora Skants

2. Adequat local anesthesia - how much local anesthetic is sufficient
Dejan Dabic

3. Local infi ltration anesthesia as the anesthetic technique of choice for abdominal wall hernias repair in ambulatory surgery
Ivan Palibrk

4. High post-operative pain scores despite multimodal analgesia in ambulatory anorectal surgery: a prospective cohort study
Aline Ceulemans




Worldwide expansion of ambulatory surgery

Chairs: Marian Aaland, Jelena Petrovic 

Dilemmas in managing the Ambulatory patient

Chairs: Mark Skues, Maria Janecsko

Hungarian Session
Ápolás és betegutak az egynapos sebészetben

Moderátor: Németh Gabriella

Meet the Expert: Proctology

Chairs: Luc van Outryve, Gamal Mohamed

1. Hungary
Gamal Mohamed

2. Serbia
Jelena Petrovic

3. Developing day surgery in Croatia
Masa Hrelec Patrlj

4. The Chinese experience
Zhenzhong Zhang

5. Ambulatory Surgery in Norway and Moldova, sharing experinece and transference of knowledge
Marian Aaland 

 1. What is best for acute pain management
Girish Joshi
2. Managing the obese patient through AS
Mark Skues
3. How I manage PONV
Beverly Philip

1 A kommunikáció fontossága a betegút menedzselésében
Németh Gabriella

2. Betegút szervezési lehetőségek az egynapos sebészetben
Kovácsné Balogh Ildikó

3. Az ápolási igazgató szerepe a betegút szervezésében
Marth Krisztina

    4. A koordinációs munka 10 év alatti fejlődése
Groman Judit

   5. Protokollok szerinti ápolás
Tóth Mária

6. Egynapos Sebészet kardiológus szemmel
Tumpek Andrea

7. Altatásos colonoscópia jövője az Egynapos Sebészeten....
Leviczky Anikó

1. The HAL-RAR-technique and its modifications
Alexis Freitas

2. What factors prevent ambulatory haemorrhoidectomy?
Luis Hidalgo Grau

3. Results from Mumbai in Ambulatory proctology
Manmal Begani

4. Recent advances in the treatment of anal fistulas and fissures
Jelena Petrovic 

5. A single-centre analysis on Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation (HAL) and Recto-Anal repair (AR) after 10 years
Marie de Vos


Nursing and rehabilitation

Chairs: Marie Louise Ulsoe, Kirsti Lehtonen


Teamwork, competency and skill assessment in Ambulatory Surgery

Chairs: Naresh Row, Carlo Castoro

 1. An educational program for nurses in Ambulatory Surgery
Marie Louise Ulsoe

2. Optimising post-operative recovery
Karianne Hostmark

3. Continuity of patient care in Day Surgery
Kirsti Lehtonen

Free paper session: Surgery (7'+3')

Chairs: Douglas McWhinnie, Carlo Castoro

1. How do we assess skill levels in Ambulatory Surgery?
Vicente Vieira

2. Teamwork for postoperative home care
Naresh Row

3. When teamwork goes wrong - a near disaster
Petra Tietze

1. Ambulatory Ozonated Auto Haemotherapy for treatment of ulcers not responding to conventional pharmacological and surgical treatment
Amato De Monte

2. Ambulatorial topic Ozone/Oxygen treatment in a case of chronic abdominal abscess not responding to usual therapy
Giovanni Sermann

3. Feasibility of outpatient laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
Elie Mikhael

4. Percutaneous vertebroplasty in metastatic spine disease
Slavisa Zagorac

5. Phlebological day surgery - Evolution and management
Cădariu Florentina


Limits in Bariatric Surgery

Chairs: Corrine Vons, Girish Joshi

Hungarian Session
Beavatkozási lista és bővítése - kerekasztal

Moderátor: Göböl Zsolt

1. Suitable Surgical procedures and pathway for Day Surgery Sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
Corrine Vons

2. Worldwide experience with bariatric  Day Surgery: The anesthetic challenge 
Girish Joshi

3. Endoluminal therapies for obesity
Légner András

Domján Zsolt
Gombos Katalin
Horváth Zsolt
Szokoly Miklós

17.30 End of the day

Saturday | 12 May, 2018

Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D


Optimising Pre-assessment

Chairs: Beverly Philip and Hanne Fons


Chairs: Zuvela Marinko, Corrine Vons

1. The value of nurse-led preoperative reception desk
Luc van Outryve

2. Setting up a preassessment service
Hanne Fons

3. Preoperative tests: minimal testing for maximum gain
Kirsti Lehtonen

1. Digital communicating program pre-and postoperatively in Ambulatory Surgery
Marc Coppens

2. The role of new technology
Corrine Vons

3. The ENTpatient in Ambulatory Surgery
Marc Coppens

4. Ambulatory Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - a nation wide perspective
Fernando Docobo

5. Challenging Inguinal Hernia Repair under local anesthesia
Zuvela Marinko


How safe are our patients?

Chairs: Maria Janecsko, Naresh Row

Hungarian Session
Oktatás az egynapos sebészetben - kerekasztal

Moderátor: Sándor József

1. Patient at risk
Maria Janecsko

2. Use of WhatsApp to maximise patient safety
Naresh Row

3. Information technology and Patient Safety
Corinne Vons

Ferencsz Andrea
Gamal E. Mohamed
Iványi Zsolt
Janecskó Mária
Németh Norbert
Wéber György


Shoulder Surgery

Chairs: Károly Gulyás, Bill Prentice

1. Shoulder surgery in the USA
Bill Prentice

2. Introduction Background, conservative method
Károly Schandl

3. Partial repair (Margin convergence, Biceps SCR...)
Károly Gulyás

4. Superior Capsule Reconstruction
Matt Ravenscroft

5. Subacromial Balloon as an alternative method
Gavriel Mozes

6.  Muscle Transfer
Balázs Gloviczki

7. Discussion


Coffee Break


Financing day surgery in different countries

Chairs: Paulo Lemos, Jan Eshuis 

Hungarian Session
Fájdalomcsillapítás az egynapos sebészetben

Moderátor: Darvas Katalin

Worldwide role of nurses guiding AS Units & Nurse guided discharge

Chairs: Claire Kennedy, Hanne Fons

1. State, private or Hybrid system
Paulo Lemos

2. Netherlands
Jan Eshuis

3. France
Corrine Vons

3. USA
Beverly Philip 

4. Hungary
Gulácsi László

1. Fájdalomcsillapítás az egynapos sebészetben az Irányelvek alapján
Janecskó Mária

2. Fájdalomcsillapítás az egynapos sebészetben a gyakorlatban
Hupuczi Petronella 

3. Egy régi ismerős új köntösben: ultrahang vezérelt idegblokádok az egynapos sebészetben
Zubek László  

Claire Kennedy
Mariann Aaland
Hanne Fons
Nicole van der Lans 

Lunch Break

Meet the experts
(orthospace lunch workshops

Chair: Károly Gulyás


Final invited lectures

Chairs: Beverly Philip, Sándor József

1. Going green in ambulatory surgery, is it possible?
Douglas McWhinnie

2. Technology supporting our patients throughout the pathway
Ian Jackson

3. Five thousand years old history of handwashing. Continuous challenges to maintain hygiene
Sándor József


Closing ceremony and welcome to Porto and Seville

Chairs: Beverly Philip, Gamal Mohamed, Carlos Magalhaes, Fernando Docobo

saturday  |  May 12, 2018  |  Gallery
09.00-11.00 Poster Session

Chairs: Docobo Durantez Fernando, Luis Hidalgo

  1. Ultrasound caudal anasthesia in children day surgery
    De Monte Amato 
  2. The risk factors of post-polypectomy bleeding for colorectal polyps after therapeutic colonoscopy in ambulatory surgery center
    Tiantian Lei
  3. Forefoot Surgery analysis in an Ambulatory Surgery Unit. A 224 case study
    Arance Garcia Magdalena
  4. Are we actually offering our best to the patients in Inguinal herniorrhaphy surgery? A survey of 200 cases in an Ambulatory Surgery Unit
    Docobo Durantez Fernando (Arance Garcia Magdalena)
  5. Early postoperative pain factor on ambulatory operation of inguinal hernia
    Hiroki Imazu
  6. Effectiveness of nursing in postoperative information and education in patients after the same day surgery: Our experience
    Fina Alcaraz Busqueta

Chairs: Vicente Vieira, Maria Janecsko

  1. Telematic protocol of ambulatory major surgery of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Area III-IV of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria
    Luiza Cotruta
  2. What is the cost in anesthesia of the CMA of the Community of Cantabria-North of Spain?
    Luiza Cotruta
  3. Ambulatory Surgery in France. Current Situation and Prospects
    Sophie Rivière (Villefranque)
  4. Territorial distribution of the Major Ambulatory Surgery in area III-IV of the Community of Cantabria
    Luiza Cotruta
  5. Day surgery in the fourth age of life. Biannual audit in a regional hospital
    Luiza Cotruta
  6. Interdisciplinary prototyping-based Design of an Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Christophe Vetterli
  7. High resolution for postsurgical follow-up in Major Ambulatory Surgery by telemedicine in area III-IV of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria-North of Spain
    Luiza Cotruta

Registration and Accomodation

Registration fees per person ​(prices include 27% VAT)

On-site registration
IAAS member feeEUR 400EUR 450EUR 500
Non-member feeEUR 450EUR 500EUR 600
Resident/Trainee under 30 years*EUR 200EUR 250EUR 400
NurseEUR 200EUR 250EUR 300
Accompanying personEUR 200EUR 250EUR 400

Registration fees cover the following services: name badge, congress bag, access to all scientific programs of Congress, program and abstract book,  CME Credit, lunchs on Friday, Saturday, coffee and soft drink.
Registration fee for accompanying person: name badge, access to all scientific programs of Congress, English speaking guided sight-seeing tour on Thursday.

Accomodation (Optional services, doesn’t part of the package)


Danubius Hotel Helia Conference
congress venue
Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary
Phone: (+36) 1  889 5800; Fax: (+36) 1 889 5801; Web: www.danubiushotels.com
Deluxe standard single room with breakfastEUR 100 /room /night 
Deluxe standard double room with breakfastEUR 110 /room /night 
Deluxe standard single room, with Danube view with breakfastEUR 110 /room /night 
Deluxe standard double room, with Danube view with breakfastEUR 120 /room /night 

The Hotel rooms will be booked and paid by the guests individually via reservation link created by the Hotel.


Accommodation requests after 28, March 2018 cannot be guaranteed. As we have limited availability in each hotel, reservation requests can be fulfilled on first come first served basis. Rates are intended per room, per night, 27% VAT included. Only guaranteed reservation will be accepted; to guarantee the reservation, full payment should be done either by bank transfer, or by credit card. Please use one from per each registered guest. No any reservation will be accepted by phone.

Room reservation will be confirmed in writing as soon as the full lodging cost of your stay has been received. The prices are inlcude the breakfast.

Danubius Hotel Margitsziget 
20 minutes from congress venue with public transportation
Budapest, Margitsziget, 1007 Hungary
Phone.:(+36) 1 889 4725 Fax: (+36) 1 889 4989; Web: www.danubiushotels.com
Single room with breakfastEUR 130 /room /night 
Double room with breakfastEUR 140 /room /night 

The Hotel rooms will be booked and paid by the guests individually via reservation link created by the Hotel. 


The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
30 minutes from congress venue with public transportation
Budapest, Árpád fejedelem útja 94, 1036 Hungary
Phone: (+36) 1 436 4100 Fax: (+36) 1 436 4156 Web: www.aquincumhotel.com
Single room with breakfastEUR 135 /room /night 
Double room with breakfastEUR 145 /room /night 

Social Programs

The organizers have prepared an exciting social program for congress participants! 
We look forward to welcoming you in the magnificent city of Budapest and spend a great time together!

Banquet Dinner

The Annual Dinner is going to take place on Friday, May 11, 2018
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018: 20.00-23.30.
Departure: from Congress Venue.
Departure time: 19:00.

Venue: Lazar Equestrian Park
Address: H-2182 Domonyvölgy, Fenyő utca 47. (GPS: W.: N47.62949 L.: E19.40773)

Price before 10.03.2018: EUR 60
Price after 10.03.2018: EUR 70

Budapest sight-seeing tour

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 / 14:00 – 17:00
Departure: from Congress Venue
Departure time: 10:00.

The tour takes 3-4 hours with stops at historical places. During the tour, guests can get acquainted with the major attractions of the capital of Hungary. Transfer is included.

(Minimum 20 people)

Price before 10.03.2018: EUR 40
Price after 10.03.2018: EUR 50

Danube Bend Tour

Sunday, May 13, 2018 / 09:00 – 17:00
Departure: from Congress Venue
Departure time: 09:00.

The program includes a visit to one of most famous historical Baroque artists' village, Szentendre.  After sight-seeing in Szentendre the next stop is Visegrad, visiting at the Visegrad Citadel, a formal royal residence and fort. Near the Citadel a traditional 3-course Hungarian lunch is organized for the guests. Transfer is included.

(Minimum 20 people)

Price before 10.03.2018: EUR 70
Price after 10.03.2018: EUR 80

About Budapest

Budapest and its surroundings

Some fall in love with Budapest at first sight, others will only become devotees after a longer stay, but no-one denies that it is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. The wide stream of the Danube divides the metropolis of some two million inhabitants into two, the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The panorama over the Danube and the radial avenue of Andrássy út are on the UNESCO world heritage list. Once you have seen them flood-lit, you will appreciate why.

Budapest - History of the City

The story starts on the Buda side when Celts settled on Gellért Hill well before the birth of Christ. This territory was later occupied by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. in their effort to expand the empire's frontiers north to the river Danube. The Roman settlement – Aquincum - grew into a town of 30,000 inhabitants and became the main city of Pannonia province. The Romans constructed paved roads, amphitheatres, bastions and fortified strongholds here, the ruins of which now increase Óbuda district's reputation.

Magyars settling in the territory in the 9th-10th century considered the river Danube the core of their new homeland rather than a natural borderline. The flat areas were populated first, including the large island that once stood where Pest City Centre stands today. The Tatar invasion in the 13th century quickly proved that defence is strategically difficult on a plain. King Béla IV therefore ordered the construction of reinforced stone walls around the towns and set his own royal palace on the top of the protecting hills of Buda.

The town's development was abruptly halted and took a new direction in the 16th century. Formerly rich settlements of Western civilization were gradually turned into vivid oriental "towns" and later abandoned, while the Christian cross was replaced by a new symbol: the crescent of the East. The Turkish occupation lasted for more than 140 years and left only very few marks but much destruction. All the values created by the occupants are linked to water - Turkish thermal baths are the best example. So after the Romans, we "owe a note of thanks" to the Turks for turning our city into a valuable spa resort capitalizing on its rich thermal resources. Some of the pools built in Budapest during the Turkish thraldom are still used today, like Rudas, Király, and another reminder of the Turkish times in Hungary.

The 18th century marked the slow awakening and recovery of the city. On the other hand the 19th century was the age of major changes and witnessed the birth of a completely new city almost from scratch. The hills of Buda and the city walls of Pest no longer provided protection and limited space was a barrier to real development. The core of the shaping metropolis thus moved down from the hill to the plains, making Pest the centre again. 1867 was the year of Reconciliation that brought about the birth of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy which significantly contributed to the blossoming of the country and its capital city.

In 1873 Buda and Pest were officially merged with the third part, Óbuda (Ancient Buda), thus creating the new metropolis of Budapest. The rapidly growing and flourishing city received new public offices, avenues, channels, public lighting, horse carriageways, a subway, green parks and bridges. By the turn of the century it was a genuine rival to Vienna. Dynamic Pest grew into the country's administrative, political, economic, trade and cultural hub.

The destruction of the Second World War could only be compared to the devastation wrought by the Turkish occupiers. After the war and until May 1990, when the first democratically elected government took power, the country was a victim of communist imperialism. The achievements of the political changes and the past decade, like democracy and a market economy, help to efface the dictatorship of the not so distant past.