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George Berci Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON DC: THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD GIVEN BY THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GASTROINTESTINAL AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS (SAGES) TO PROFESSOR JACQUES MARESCAUX Last April 14, 2010, during the World Congress of Surgery that was held in Washington DC, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) gave Professor Marescaux his most prestigious Award for the […]

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The IRCAD and the INSERM strengthen their scientific cooperation

Last November 30, 2009, Professor Jacques Marescaux, Founding Father and President of the IRCAD and Professor Andre Syrota, Chief Director and President of the INSERM, signed an agreement protocol regarding the scientific cooperation between the IRCAD and the INSERM.

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Inauguration of Europe’s first interventional MRI platform, dedicated to research, teaching and treatment

IRCAD’s 15th anniversary On November 24, 2009, Europe’s first interventional MRI platform, dedicated to research, teaching and treatment was inaugurated at the IRCAD in the presence of Catherine Bréchignac, President of the CNRS and of the local councillors. This event took part of the IRCAD’s 15th anniversary.

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A new lease of life for the French University Hospitals (UH)

French President Nicolas SARKOZY accepts the key points of the Reform on the French University Hospitals elaborated by Professor Marescaux’s Committee.

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Meeting with the spouses of NATO’s Heads of State in Strasbourg

On Saturday 4th of April, during the NATO summit that took place in Strasbourg, the spouses of NATO’s Heads of State were supposed to have visited the IRCAD with Jacques Marescaux as their guide. As the visit was cancelled at the last minute due to security threats, a delegation of IRCAD guests was invited to […]

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A renewed recognition of the IRCAD as a model of excellence

On the 9th of January, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, came to Strasbourg to inaugurate the New University Hospital and address his best wishes to the whole community of health care professionals.

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Inauguration of the IRCAD Taiwan

The 26th of May 2008, the IRCAD and their partners in this project, Taiwan’s Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, inaugurated the Asia IRCAD Taiwan. This new center for research and training in minimally invasive surgery was conceived as a mirror training institute to the one in Strasbourg.

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Visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy

Four months after his election, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the IRCAD Institute (Research Institute against Digestive Cancer) on the 6th of September under the guidance of Professor Jacques Marescaux, President of the IRCAD Institute. On the agenda of the visit: Research, Innovation, Robotics and New Surgical Technologies, Competitivity Cluster. On this occasion, Nicolas Sarkozy […]

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A world first in no scar surgery

On April 2nd 2007, at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team successfully performed the first no scar surgery. This first human incisionless operation was carried out using a flexible endoscope for transvaginal removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) in a 30-year-old woman with symptomatic gallstones.

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