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Visit of French President, François Hollande at IRCAD

January 30, 2014

On January 30, 2014, Professor Jacques Marescaux welcomed François Hollande, President of France at IRCAD to show him around the facilities dedicated to minimally invasive robotic surgical platforms and the "Haras" biocluster. The French President was accompanied by Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, and by Geneviève Fioraso, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Partnership contract signed by the IRCAD and COVIDIEN, world leader in the surgical industry

January 29, 2014

Since its inception in 1994, IRCAD and COVIDIEN Surgical Solutions have enjoyed a long history of collaboration in the field of surgical training. On January 29, 2014, a partnership agreement was signed between IRCAD and COVIDIEN to transfer part of COVIDIEN's educational and potentially some R&D activities in Europe to the IRCAD training center.

Professor Jacques Marescaux, President and Founder of the IRCAD, awarded “Digital Personality of the Year”

Thursday, April 18, 2013
 

On Thursday April 18, 2013, Professor Jacques Marescaux, President and Founder of the IRCAD, received the Digital Personality of the Year Award. [...]

Dr. Joël Leroy awarded
"Pioneer In Minimally Invasive Surgery"

A brand-new distinction for the IRCAD in the United States

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On Thursday April 18, 2013, Professor Jacques Marescaux, President and Founder of the IRCAD, received the Digital Personality of the Year Award. [...]

The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2011 at the IRCAD

December 1, 2011

On Thursday 1st December, Jules Hoffmann, the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2011 recipient, visited the IRCAD France with Prof. Jacques Marescaux, President of IRCAD, and Min Ho Huang, President of the Asia IRCAD Taiwan.

Opening ceremony of IRCAD Brazil

July 9, 2011

IRCAD Brazil is no longer a project, it has become a reality. The opening ceremony took place on July 9, 2011.

Recognition of the IRCAD by French Prime Minister François Fillon

May 30, 2011

French Prime Minister François Fillon visited the IRCAD in Strasbourg for more than two hours in order to officialize the nomination of the 6 centers of excellence (IHU) selected by an international jury for the French government. The IRCAD was unanimously ranked first by the jury for the project: "Institute of Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery" (MIX-Surg).
The Prime Minister expressed his pride as he witnessed the symbol of French excellence in the scientific field.

Another prestigious international recognition for the IRCAD in Taiwan

Strasbourg, May 6, 2011

Professor Jacques MARESCAUX, President of the IRCAD, has just been granted the Distinguished Contribution Award given by Sir Vincent Siew, Vice President of Taiwan. This award consecrates the achievements accomplished by the IRCAD, and notably the fruitful cooperation between the IRCAD France and the IRCAD Taiwan. The ceremony was officially held in Taiwan in the presence of André Reichardt, Vice President of the Alsace region.

Strasbourg IHU, First ex-aequo Laureate of the IHU call for proposals

Strasbourg's IHU project "Institute of Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery"

March 31, 2011

The IHU Strasbourg will lead the next evolution of medical procedures to Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery (MIX-Surg). [...]
The IHU will combine the best aspects of minimally invasive techniques from separate specialties to create optimal hybrid approaches for improved patient care and quality of life. [...]

Exclusive gathering for DNA readers

January 29, 2011

Almost 500 readers of the Alsatian newspaper DNA (Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace) were invited for an exclusive gathering at the IRCAD-France in Strasbourg on January 29, 2011, to learn about the latest surgical innovations developed by the IRCAD research team.

George Berci Lifetime Achievement Award

April 14, 2010

Last April 14, 2010, Professor Jacques Marescaux received in Washington DC the George Berci Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).


Valérie Pécresse, minister of Higher Education and Research, expresses her warmest congratulations to Professor Jacques Marescaux.

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

May 2009

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

Meeting with the spouses of NATO’s Heads of State

in Strasbourg

April 4, 2009

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 the luxurious Rohan Palace to meet up with the spouses, and in particular with the wife of the President of the French Republic, Mrs Carla Sarkozy.

A renewed recognition of the IRCAD as a model of excellence

by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic

January 9, 2009

During the inauguration of Strasbourg's New University Hospital, the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, entrusted Professor Jacques Marescaux, the IRCAD President, with the task of reforming the French University Hospitals.

Majestic Opening Ceremony of ASIA IRCAD Taiwan

the training centre for excellence in minimal access surgery

May 26, 2008

Drums and Chinese dragons welcomed the French delegation led by Professor Jacques Marescaux. The IRCAD (Institute for Research on Cancers of the Digestive Tract) in Strasbourg now has its clone in Taiwan: the ASIA IRCAD Taiwan, a centre of 7,300 square meters modelled on the Strasbourg centre, was opened with great flourish on 26th May 2008 in partnership with the Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Lugang Town, Changhua County, Taiwan.

Inauguration of HD links

between the New University Hospital and IRCAD

May 15, 2008

During this event, numerous officials took the opportunity to discover first-hand the full extent of the benefits brought about by this new technology. They were shown the new HD system for training in digestive and cancer surgery, the set-up of the international “IRCAD” network (Strasbourg, Taiwan, Buenos Aires and Dubai), and of course the new "intelligent OR1" operating room, the department of Virtual Reality dedicated to automatic 3D reconstructions of patient anatomy, and a tour of WeBSurg, the Internet’s very own university dedicated to laparoscopic surgery.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited IRCAD

September 6, 2007

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 Institute. Theme of the visit: Research, Innovation, Robotics and New Surgical Technologies, Competitivity Pole. On this occasion, Nicolas Sarkozy also discovered the ASIA-IRCAD project, IRCAD's ''twin'' training and research center which will be inaugurated in May 2008 in Taiwan.

Operation Anubis

A world first in no scar surgery

Jacques Marescaux (France)

On April 2nd 2007, at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team, B. Dallemagne, MD, S. Perretta, MD, D. Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS, A. Wattiez, MD, D. Coumaros, MD, successfully performed the first no scar surgery. This first human incisionless operation was carried out using a flexible endoscope for transvaginal cholecystectomy in a 30-year-old woman with symptomatic gallstones...

Operation Lindbergh

First transatlantic robot-assisted operation

Jacques Marescaux (France)

Surgeons Achieve World First with Successful TeleSurgery from New York on Patient in France.

Operation Lindbergh, a complete telesurgical operation carried out by a team of French surgeons located in New York on a patient in Strasbourg, France, was a total success. This is the first time in medical history that a technical solution has proven capable of reducing the time delay inherent to long distance transmissions, thus making this type of procedure possible.

Argonaute 3D

Broadband Technology Serving The Medical Community

Share patients' medical records in real time for in-depth analysis

A new experimental application known as Argonaute 3D makes it possible to share patients' medical records in real time for in-depth analysis and enhanced preparation of optimum surgical strategies.