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Pre-Congress visit to high volume center for one week.

Participants will experience current best-practices and surgical skills of Korean major centers, take part in a hands-on animal lab exercise, and come away with a clear view of the state of Gastric Cancer today. Learn and update yourself on the A to Z of gastric cancer in Korea.

Key Date

  • -Application Submission Deadline: Aug 8, 2022
  • -Match Participants to the Institution: Early-Aug 2022
  • -The Organizing Committee will match you to one of the institutes listed below. If the applicants converge toward a few institutes, you might be allocated to an institute which you did not select.
  • -The priority of matching follows the first-come-first-serve rule; thus, apply early as soon as possible.
  • -Due to the COVID pandemic or similar problems, the schedule is tentative and is subject to changes depending on the situation of the hosts and visitors; we ask for your understanding.
  • -If you have any questions about the Gastric Cancer Master Class, please e-mail us at secretary.kingca@gmail.com

How to Participate

  • Step 1 Find Institutions
  • Step 2 Download Application Form
  • Step 3 Send Application Form
  • Step 4 Completion

Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21-Aug 22-Aug 23-Aug 24-Aug 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug
  Major Center Site Visit A
28-Aug 29-Aug 30-Aug 31-Aug 1-Sep 2-Sep 3-Sep
Major Center Site Visit B KINGCA Week 2022
4-Sep 5-Sep 6-Sep 7-Sep 8-Sep 9-Sep 10-Sep
 

List of Center

1. Ajou University Hospital

Department Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
B: 8/29~31
Person 3 + 3 Accommodation
Homepage http://hosp.ajoumc.or.kr/
Educational Content Specialized fields
  • Surgery for Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal tumor, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Hernia, and Obesity


  • Education plan
    8/24 (Wed) 8/25 (Thu) 8/26 (Fri)
    AM Journal Meeting Surgery observarion Gis meeting
    PM Surgery observarion Surgery observarion Lab visit

    8/29 (Mon) 8/30 (Tue) 9/1 (Wed)
    AM Surgery observarion Surgical Grand Round Journal Meeting
    PM Surgery observarion Lab visit Surgery observarion
    Faculty Members
    Professor
    Sang-Uk Han
    Professor
    Hoon Hur
    Professor
    Sang-Yong Son
    Clinical Assistant
    Professor
    Jeong Ho Song

    2. Asan Medical Center (IM)

    Department Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 1 + 1 Accommodation X
    Homepage http://eng.amc.seoul.kr/gb/lang/main.do
    Educational Content Diagnostic endoscopy of UGI (EGD and EUS)

    Therapeutic endoscopy of UGI (ESD, POEM, and etc)

    3. Asan Medical Center (Surgery)

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date B: 8/29~31
    Person 2 Accommodation x
    Homepage http://eng.amc.seoul.kr/gb/lang/main.do
    Educational Content
    1. 1.Gastric cancer surgery
      • -open surgery
      • -laparoscopic surgery
      • -various intracoporeal reconstructions
      • -6 to 9 operative cases a day (about 2,000 cases per one year)
      • -various surgical skills of 8 surgeons
      • -three preexisting international clinical fellows working

    2. 2. Functional Upper GI surgery
      • -laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

    3. 3.Bariatric / metabolic surgery

    4. Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital

    Department Division of Gastroenterologic Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    Person 3 Accommodation
    Homepage https://www.cnuhh.com/cnuhh_eng/main.cs
    Educational Content 1. Laparoscopic surgery for AGC
    2. Multidisciplinary treatment clinic of gastric cancer
    3. Enhanced recovery surgery for gastric cancer
    4. Reduced port surgery for gastric cancer
    Faculty Members
    Professor
    Oh Jeong, MD, PhD,
    Associate Professor
    Mi Ran Jung, MD, PhD,
    Clinical professor
    Ji Hoon Kang MD,

    5. Keimyung Universtiy Dong-San Hospital

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date B: 8/29~31
    Person 2 Accommodation
    Homepage https://eng.dsmc.or.kr:49910/
    Educational Content 1. Laparoscopic gastrectomy
    2. Multidisciplinary treatment clinic for gastric cancer
    3. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy education and observation
    4. Metabolic and bariatric surgery team
    5. Nutritional support team (NST)
    Faculty Members
    Professor
    Seung-wan Ryu

    6. Korea University Anam Hospital

    Department Department of Foregut Surgery Site Visiting Program Date B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage http://anam.kumc.or.kr/department/treatDoctorList.do?DP_CODE=AAGES
    Educational Content 1. Introduction
  • Korea University Anam Hospital Gastric Cancer Center can be the best option for global visitors for education on gastric cancer because it has high number cases per week in the world as well as structured and active research activities, even for but a short duration of a few weeks.


  • 2. Short-term Visiting Fellowship program
  • This is an integrated practical education course that provides experience with many diverse gastric cancer patients within a few weeks and is intended to offer a structured concept and knowledge of gastric cancer treatment. The visitors are expected to learn the basic principles of gastric cancer treatment, focused on gastric cancer surgery including lymph node dissection, post-operative management and chemotherapy. We hope they would be able to effectively apply their experience with a relatively large number of gastric cancer patients in their own practice in their home institutions.
  • Faculty Members
    Professor
    Seong-Heum Park
    Professor
    Sungsoo Park
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Shin-Hoo Park
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Yeongkeun Kwon
    International Fellow
    Ahmad Salem AlRomi
    International Fellow
    Demberel Baasanjav

    7. Kyungpook National University Chilgok Hospital

    Department Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 + 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage https://en.knuch.kr
    Educational Content
    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    08:00-09:00 Orientation (07:30)
    09:00-10:00 surgery visiting program surgery visiting program surgery visiting program
    10;00-11:00
    11:00-12:00
    13:00-14:00
    14:00-15:00
    15:00-16:00
    16:00- Dinner Certification

    Surgery and Surgical technique program
  • - Open gastrectomy (distal gastrectomy and total gastrectomy)

  • - Laparoscopic gastrectomy

  •   Totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (total gastrectomy)

  •   Laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy (Double flap technique)
  • 8. National Cancer Center

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage https://ncc.re.kr
    Educational Content 1. Experience in the operating room:
  • Lararoscopic-/Robotic gastrectomy,
    Conventional open gastrectomy Sentinel lymph node guided surgery

  • 2.Experience in the endoscopic room: Endoscopic procedure observation

    3.Participation in the multidisciplinary Conference

    9. Samsung Medical Center

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage https://samsunghospital.com
    Educational Content 1. Gastrointestinal Surgery Oreintation
    2. Surgery Observation
    3. Endoscope Education

    10. Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage https://www.snubh.org/dh/en/
    Educational Content Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Single port / Reduced Port Gastrectomy
    MDT outpatient clinic

    11. Seoul National University Hospital

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 + 3 Accommodation O
    Homepage http://www.snuh.org/english/    Seoul National University Hospital
    http://cancer.snuh.org/       SNU Cancer Hospital
    http://www.snuhstomach.com   Division of GI Surgery & Lab. of Gastric Cancer Biology
    Educational Content 1. Contents
  • A. Gastric cancer operation: indications and technical principles of each operation technique
  • - Operation schedule: routinely 20 gastric cancer surgeries per week
  • (Robotic surgery: Wednesday Laparoscopic or Laparoscopy-assisted or Open surgery: Monday to Friday)
  • - Types of operation: Distal Gastrectomy, Pylorus Preserving Gastrectomy, Total Gastrectomy, Proximal Gastrectomy, etc.
  • - Concept and details of lymph node dissection: D1, D1+ and D2 LN dissection
  • - Review and discussion of selected articles from SNUCH on gastric cancer

  • B. GPost-operative care: diet progression, management of complications, follow-up period and examinations
  • - In-patient ward round
  • - Outpatient clinic: Wednesday (p.m.), Thursday (a.m. and p.m.)

  • C. Conferences: decision-making on difficult cases, discussion of interesting cases and publication updates
  • - Multidisciplinary Stomach Case Conference (Wednesday 17:00, biweekly): case conference for decision-making or review (participants: surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and nuclear medicine specialists)
  • - Tumor Clinic of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery (Friday 07:00): post-operative morbidity and mortality conference and journal review
  • - Surgical Grand Round of the Department of Surgery (Wednesday 07:00): lectures by invited speakers on all topics associated with surgical diseases (in English)

  • D. Research meeting: clinical and translational research activities of the Gastric Cancer Center (Thursday 07:00)
  • - Discussion of ongoing research activities by clinicians, the Gastric Cancer Biology Lab, and collaborating researchers

  • E. Endoscopy for gastric cancer: diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer via endoscopy
  • - Observation of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • - Observation of gastroscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

  • F. Observation at the outpatient clinic and clinical trials of medical oncologists: types and roles of chemotherapy for gastric cancer, clinical trials

  • G. Opportunities to attend domestic scientific meetings or workshops on gastric cancer


  • 2. Curriculum
  • A. Operation
  • - Understanding different gastric cancer operations and concepts of lymph node dissection
  • - Observation of about 15-20 operations

  • B. Post-op care
  • - 2 to 3-day ward round and 1 session at the outpatient clinic

  • C. Conferences
  • - Multidisciplinary Stomach Case Conference: 1 time
  • - Tumor Clinic and Surgical Grand Round: 1 or 2 times

  • D. Research meetings
  • -2 times

  • E. Endoscopic treatment
  • -Endoscopic submucosal dissection: 1 session

  • F. Concluding remarks at the end of the visit
  • -Presentation of a summary of each individual experience; feedback from the faculty

  • Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    08:00
    Operation
    08:00
    Operation
    07:00
    Surgical Grand Round
    07:00
    Research meeting
    07:00
    Tumor Clinic
    09:00
    Robot operation
    09:00
    Endoscopy session Outpatient Clinic or Operation
    08:00
    Operation
    10:30
    Patient education
    Continued Operation Continued Operation 13:30
    Operation or Outpatient Clinic
    Continued Outpatient Clinic or Operation Continued Operation
    17:00
    Stomach Case Conference(biweekly)
    Faculty Members
    Professor
    Han-Kwang Yang
    Professor
    Hyuk-Joon Lee
    Professor
    Do-Joong Park
    Professor
    Seong-Ho Kong

    12. Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital

    Department Department of Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 2 + 2 Accommodation O
    Homepage https://www.cmcseoul.or.kr/en.common.main.main.sp
    Educational Content 1. Goal & Purpose of visiting
    1. 1)Following the visiting our hospital, visitor can obtain
      • -The basic principles and knowledge of treatment for gastrointestinal disease including gastric cancer, benign GI disease, and others.
      • -The concept of minimally invasive surgery (reduced-port laparoscopy and robotic) in GI disease.
    2. 2)Collaboration of clinical practice as well as academic works can be possible.
    2. Merits to visit our hospital
    1. 1)You can enjoy the hospital which is located at the center of Seoul. It has the latest equipment including da Vinci robot surgery system and the newest laparoscopic suites. Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital gained JCI and AAHARP approval that means the safety of patients as well as research activity are top class value.
    2. 2)We have our own training center for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which has simulators of laparoscopy and da Vinci. This means you can experience the preclinical and clinical training tool for MIS.
    3. 3)Our department has unique surgical endoscopic suite to perform diagnostic and surveillance gastrofiberscopy and we have our own training module for trainee. During your stay, you can see the endoscopy which is performed by surgeons.
    4. 4)We have fancy guest house and dormitory for foreign doctors to serve comfortable stay.
    3. Contents
    1. 1)Observation of surgery: on-site training for operation
    2. 2)Participation of academic conference: basic knowledge of treatment for gastric cancer, benign gastric disease, other upper intestinal disease
    3. 3)Daily rounding: postoperative care
    4. 4)Surgical endoscopy training
    5. 5)Eexperience of various MIS training modules including laparoscopic, robotic simulators.
    Time/day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Conference
    (07:30 ~ 08:00)
    Journal reading & Case conference GC MDT meeting Business meeting
    Rounding
    AM
    (08:00 ~ 12:00)
    OR Training center Endoscopy OR OR
    PM
    (13:30 ~ 17:00)
    OR OR Study meeting
    (13:00~14:00)
    Training center OR
    Faculty Members
    Name Clinical dept.& Position Career(Y) / Main interest Training participation
    Kyo Young song Gastrointestinal Surgery, Professor 27 years / Gastric cancer, Robot 30%
    Han Hong Lee Gastrointestinal Surgery, Professor 27 years / Gastric cancer, MIS 30%
    Ho Seok Seo Gastrointestinal Surgery, Assistan Professor 14 years / Gastric cancer, MIS, Ai 30%
    Chul Hyo Jeon Gastrointestinal Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor 12 years / Gastric cancer, MIS 5%
    So Jung Kim Gastrointestinal Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor 8 years / Gastric cancer, MIS 5%
    Professor
    Kyo Young Song
    Professor
    Han Hong Lee
    Assistant Professor
    Ho Seok Seo

    13. Severance Hospital

    Department Gastrointestinal Surgery Site Visiting Program Date A: 8/24~26
    B: 8/29~31
    Person 3 + 3 Accommodation X
    Homepage https://sev.severance.healthcare/sev-en/index.do
    Educational Content
  • Various types of gastrectomy procedures including open, laparoscopic, & robotic operations
    (Weekly case volume: 2-3 open, 20-24 laparoscopic, & 6-8 robotic gastrectomies)

  • VAll minimally invasive surgeries are performed with fluorescent guided lymph node dissection
    Weekly research meeting

  • Multidisciplinary treatment clinic for gastric cancer
  • Faculty Members
    Professor
    Hyoung Il Kim
    Professor
    Yoo Min Kim
    Professor
    Minah Cho
    Professor
    Jae Ho Cheong
    Professor
    Woo Jin Hyung