Emergency Surgery Course (ESC)

The ESTES/AAST Emergency Surgery Course will be held in Oslo, Norway on 22nd-23rd April 2022, immediately before the European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Further details can be found here.

ESC Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms

COI Form Coimbra
COI Form Feliciano
COI Form Fingerhut
COI Form Leppäniemi
COI Form Peitzman
COI Form Spain
COI Form Tilsed
COI Form Voiglio

The ESC® (joint collaboration between ESTES and AAST) aims to aid surgeons in non-trauma emergency surgery by providing the know-how and the decision-making skills necessary for daily practice. The course consists of theoretical sessions, case scenarios and state-of-the-at videos. The course is especially designe in an interactive format from the beginning until the end.

The course is divided into two parts:

  • the first consists of several theoretical, didactic sessions, designed to provide the basic steps for adequate and timely diagnostic and decision-making
  • the second, video-based, designed to provide tips and tricks to improve the skills of the general surgeon to deal with surgical emergencies.

In sum, the ESC has the following goals:

  • Confront surgeons with every day and problematic emergency scenarios
  • Provide concrete answers and guidelines for questions emerging from these situations
  • Hone the decision-making skills necessary to manage pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative issues

“We provide two days of emergency surgery education that include:

  • Breakout sessions
  • Case discussions
  • Topic reviews

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal sepsis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Colorectal emergencies
  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Obstetric emergencies

Interested in holding an ESC at your institution? Contact rsass@aast.org for more details!