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

Gamal Mohamed and  Beverly Philip              


*Opening lectures :
Worldwide Advances in Ambulatory Surgery – how are we doing?
Beverly Philip

09.2009.40*The Barriers to Day surgery
Gamal Mohamed

09.4010.00*Ambulatory pathways, elevtive and emergency…. pause for thought
Doug McWhinnie


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

1. Major hospital options
Jan Eshuis
2. Peripheral hospital options
Ian Jackson
3. Free-standing options
Arnaldo Valedon


Coffee Break


Innovation in Ambulatory Surgery
(anaesthesia and surgery)

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

Hungarian Session 
Finanszírozási modell az egynapos sebészetben

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 ubderstand 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
Hermann Csaba
Gamal E. Mohamed




Developing of Day surgery:
CEE countries, delegates

Dilemmas in managing the Ambulatory patient

Hungarian Session
Ápolás és betegutak az egynapos sebészetben

Free papers:

1. Hungary
Gamal Mohamed
2. Serbia
Jelena Petrovic
3. Croatia
Masa Hrjelic
4. Pediatric anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery in Croatia
Masa Hrelec
 1. What's best for acute pain management
Girish Joshi
2. Managing the obese patient through AS
Mark Skues
3. How I manage PONV
Beverly Philip

Moderátor: Németh Gabriella

Marth Krisztina
Gromann Judit


Teamwork, competency and skill assesment in Ambulatory Surgery

Nursing and rehabilitation

Meet the Expert: Proctology

1. Multi-skilling in the pathway of AS
Gamal Mohamed
2. How do we assess skill levels in Ambulatory Surgery
Vicente Vieira
3. Teamwork for postoperatieve home care
Naresh Row
4. When teamwork goes wrong - a near disaster
Petra Tietze 

 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

  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 advancements in the treatment of anal fistulas and fissures
Jelena Petrovic
5. A single-centre analysison Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation (HAL) and Recto-Anal repair (AR) after 10 years
Marie de Vos

Limits in Bariatric Surgery

The worldwide expansion of Ambulatory Surgery

Hungarian Session
Beavatkozási lista és bővítése - kerekasztal

Free paper session

1. Suitable Surgical procedures and pathway for Day Surgery Sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
Corinne Vons
2. Worldwide experience with bariatric  Day Surgery: The anesthetic challenge
Girish Joshi
3. Endoluminal therapies for obesity
Légner András
4. Update on endoscopic sleeve day surgery procedures
John Napoli
1. The Chinese experience
Zhenzhong Zhang
2. Ambulatory Surgery in Norway and Moldova, sharing experinece and transference of knowledge
Marian Aaland

Moderátor: Sándor József

Domján Zsolt
Gombos Katalin
Horváth Zsolt
​Janecskó Mária


Saturday | 12 May, 2018

Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D


Optimising Pre-assessment

Chairs: Beverly Philip and Hanne Fons

 Technology in Ambulatory Surgery and information

Quality Management in Ambulatory Surgery

Contributions from China

*The value of nurse-led preoperative reception desk
Luc van Outryve
*Setting up a preassessment service
Hanne Fons
*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
Corinne Vons
1. Clinical standpoint
Arnaldo Valedon
2. Administrative and legislative approaches
William Pentrice
1. Ambulatory Surgery procedure optimization and efficiency monitoring
Weidong Liu
2. A brief history of West China Hospital Ambulatory Surgery
Lisha Jiang
3. Analysis delayed discharge after Day Surgery Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in West China Hospital
Zhichao Li
4. Enhanced recovery (ERAS) and Ambulatory Surgery
Yinghai Song
10.00 11.00

How safe are our patients?

Surgical specialties in AS

Hungarian Session
Oktatás az egynapos sebészetben - kerekasztal

1. Patient at risk
Maria Janecsko
2. Use of WhatsApp to maximise patient safety
Naresh Row
3. Is everyone using the WHO Checklist and Briefing?
Arnaldo Valedon
4. Information technology and Patient Safety
Corinne Vons
* The ENTpatient in Ambulatory Surgery
Marc Coppens
*Ambulatory Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy -a natioin wide perspective
Fernando Docobo
*Challenging Inguinal Hernia Repair under local anesthesia
Zuvela Marinko  

Moderátor: Sándor József

Ferencsz Andrea
Gamal E. Mohamed
Iványi Zsolt
Janecskó Mária

11.00 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 13.00

Financing day surgery in different countries

Worldwide role of nurses guiding AS Units & Nurse guided discharge

Orthopedics -joint replacements and implantations

*State, Private or Hybride system
Paulo Lemos
Jan Eshuis
* France
Corinne Vons
Beverly Philip
Gulácsi László
   Claire Kennedy,
Mariann Aaland, 
Hanne Fons,
Nicole van der Lans 
1. New trends in shoulder surgery
Gulyás Károly
2. Total Joint replacements in the day surgery setting
Arnaldo Valedon
3. Shoulder surgery in the USA
Bill Prentice

Lunch Break

14.00 15.00

Final invited lectures

Free Papers

Hungarian Session
Fájdalomcsillapítás az egynapos sebészetben

1.Going green in ambulatory surgery, is it possible
Douglas McWhinnie
2. Technology supporting our patients throughout the pathway
Ian Jackson

Moderátor: Darvas Katalin

Hupuczi Petronella
Zubek László
​Janecskó Mária

15.0015.30Closing ceremony and welcome to Porto
Chair: Beverly Philip, Gamal Mohamed, Carlos Magalhaes

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.