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Surgery out of your comfort zone

From October 29, 2021 08:00 until October 29, 2021 18:00
Posted by Luigia Baerecke
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Online Registration is NO longer possible, however, you can still attend by filling out THE MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM by clicking here, and presenting this at our registration desk @ the Renaissance Hotel (Ballroom).

Registration for zoom will close on 28 October 2021 @ 14:00.

For attendance in person: a copy of the COVID-19 vaccination record or a negative PCR test (48 hrs prior to the conference) or Antigen test (24hrs prior to the conference) must be presented at the registration desk. 
For international participants, please follow the entry requirements published on the Gobiernu di Korsou website.


After being forced to delay the symposium several times due to force majeure, the CMC surgical department and NASKHO are glad to announce that this time our surgical conference will finally take place.
The theme of the conference, ``Surgery out of your comfort zone``, goes well with the global situation of the past year and a half. COVID-19 compelled many healthcare professionals to work far out of their comfort zone. The main goal of the symposium is to exchange tips & tricks on the diagnostics and management of challenging surgical cases.
The wide variety of topics that will be discussed (see the program below) makes the conference interesting for surgeons as well as other medical professionals and healthcare workers. Lectures will be given by a diverse group of Caribbean, European and South-American experts.
On behalf of the CMC surgical department, I hope to meet you all in person on our beautiful island.

Silke Flahou
General surgeon
Curacao Medical Center

Social Program


From  To Subject  
17:30 18:30 Thursday, October 28, 2021
Curacao Medical Center
Meet & Greet @ The Healing Garden 
USD $ 0
9:00  14:00

Sunday, October 31th 2021
Boat trip departing from Vissershaven Spaansewater Curacao - Your spot is reserved only after payment!
(Incl. snorkeling tug boat & BBQ) 
Please transfer funds for this trip same day as registering to:
Bank: Vidanova, Account # (CITCCWCC) 0011-334560-001
Account holder: Dutch Caribbean Experience NV
Address: Kaya Pikaron 11, Curacao
Please mention: ``snorkel trip CMC 31/10``.

Registration for the boat trip closes on October 28th @ 6:00 pm

USD $ 80.-


Registration fee $ 75 per session

Friday, October 29th 2021 -Chairman: Dr. D. Nellensteijn

From  To Subject Speakers
8:00 8:30 Registration Session 1  
8:30  8:40

Official Opening

8:40 9:15 Is there a comfort zone as a surgeon in bariatric surgery? Dr. Philip Plaeke 
9:15 9:50 Managing complications associated with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity Dr. S. Griffith
9:50 10:15 Coffee break  
10:15 10:50 Metastatic colorectal carcinoma: further and further. But what`s next? Prof. dr. C. Verhoef
10:50 11:25 The rise and fall of TATME in the treatment of low rectal cancer. Prof. dr. Y. Van Nieuwenhove
11:25 12:00 The feasibility of laparoscopic management of anastomotic leaks following laparoscopic colectomy Dr. S. Griffith
12:00 13:30 Lunchbreak (own account)  
13:30 14:00 Registration Session 2  
14:00  14:35 Nipple-sparing mastectomy in the treatment of breast cancer: stepping out of the comfort zone Prof. dr. M. Vanhoeij
14:35 15:10 Unexpected bile duct injuries during surgical procedures Dr. F. Pereira
15:10 15:45 Major liver resections in resource-poor, developing countries Prof. dr. S. Cawich
15:45  16:00 Coffee break  
16:00  16:35 Thyroid surgery in austere environments Dr. F. Pereira
16:35 17:10 Crossing borders in surgery: why you should do it Prof. dr. P. Pattyn
17:10  17:20 Wrap up   

Saturday, October 30th 2021 - Chairman: Dr. P. Lubbert

From  To Subject Speakers
8:00 8:30 Registration Session 3  
8:30 9:05 Is general surgery still comfortable? Dr. D. Nellensteijn
9:05 9:40 Damage control surgery Dr. P. Lubbert
9:40  10:15 Upper extremity out of your comfort zone Dr. D. den Hartog
10:15 10:35 Coffee break   
10:35 11:10 Surgeons out of their comfort zone Dr. P. Lubbert
11:10 11:45 Emergency room thoracotomy in trauma Prof. dr. S. Cawich
11:45 12:20 Abdominal visceral trauma Dr. A. Gunning
12:20 12:55 Managing severe burns without a burn unit Dr. S. Scholten
12:55 14:30 Lunchbreak + presentation “Rods & Cones”    
14:00 14:30 Registration Session 4  
14:30 15:05 Diabetic foot ulcer: an overview Dr. Y. Casseres
15:05 15:40 Combined management in diabetic foot ulcer with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: fact or fiction? Dr. S. Cova
15:40 16:15 Surgical management of the diabetic foot  Dr. Y. Casseres
16:15   Closure  


NVvH - 14 punten

# A21.018
29 okt ochtend : 3 ptn
29 okt middag : 3 ptn
30 okt ochtend : 3 ptn
30 okt middag : 2 ptn

For zoom participants, click on the flyer to open the digital program booklet