The Euronotes Registry by M. Morino, A. Arezzo Department of Digestive, ColoRectal, Oncologic and Minimal Invasive Surgery, University of Turin, Italy.
Since its broad propagation in 2006/2007, the concept of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) got widespread interest both in the surgical and gastroenterological communities. In a few years NOTES techniques, either transgastric, or transvaginal, or transrectal have been thoroughly described both in animals and in humans. These include appendectomy , cholecystectomy  and peritoneoscopy  mainly but even tubal ligation , oophorectomy , colectomy , nephrectomy  and gastric sleeve  although in a vast majority of cases this was done under hybrid conditions. Primary enthusiasm, however, was soon followed by frustration on both sides, since the technological barriers which had been precisely described in the so-called “white paper”  early in the development of NOTES turned out to be by far more difficult to overcome than expected.
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception - Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Kick off the summit with the Opening Ceremony, followed by an informal reception. Open to all registrants.
Surgical Surprises and Video Session - Thursday, February 2, 2012 In this unusual video format, a multispecialty panel of invited experts will invoke their specialty backgrounds in discussing surgical accidents, mishaps, and surprises with attention given to lessons learned and appropriate action/reaction.
SLS Luau Under the Stars - Thursday, February 2, 2012