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What is Winners Meeting?

The winners project was initially founded by Prof. Arnaud Wattiez. It was established in conjunction with his clinical fellows with the concept of creating a platform where high quality endoscopic training and education could be freely accessible to all, on both a national and international scale. 


​The Winners project has continued to push boundaries and exists in many different forms notably winners day, winners corner, winners bingo and the winners meeting.​The Winners Project has been well aware of the growing need and demand for a recognized, structured educational program incorporating both theoretical and practical skill sets.

The annual winners meeting developed as a natural progression in a bid to create a unique meeting far removed from the classic congress models. The concept was to bring together young people with a common interest in minimal access surgery where ideas could be exchanged and experiences shared whilst at the same time establishing strong foundations for the next generation of endoscopists.










Porto Heli, Greece

Troia, Portugal

Barcelona, Spain

Rome, Italy

Budapest, Hungary

Nice, France

Virtual Edition

Leuven, Belgium



Our panel will select on each category the best team and will deliberate who will be qualifying and compete in our virtual meeting for the final round.

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Pr. Joerg Keckstein is Professor at University Ulm and Consultant at UKT University Tübingen in Germany.

He is also the Chair of the Endometriosis Special Interest Group of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE). He has lectured and performed live surgery in national and international congresses and courses. Pr. Keckstein was distinguished with several awards and is the author and coauthor of multiple publications injournals, books and videos.

Pr. Joerg Keckstein
Pr. Pr. Revaz

Consultant in the Department of Gynecological Surgery at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, France

He is a Consultant in the Department of Gynecological Surgery at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, France. He is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. In addition, Pr. Botchorishvili is the Director of the International Center of Endoscopic Surgery (CICE). He is the author and co-author of numerous publications.

Pr. Leila Adamyan

Vice-Director of the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after V.I. Kulakov, Russia


She is also Head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Russia. Pr. Adamyan is President of the Russian Association of Endometriosis and has authored national and international publications, including monographs, guidelines, atlases and chapters.

Dr. Resad Paya Pasic

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville, USA.


He has been the recipient of a number of awards for his practice. Dr. Pasic is currently serving as a EXCO member of the Board of Trustees of the International Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists ISGE.

Dr. Anastasia Ussia

The Director of the Gynecological Department of Villa Giose Hospital in Crotone, Italy.


She performed the first total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Italy together with Harry Reich. She is also the Founder and Director of the Gruppo Italo-Belga for Endometriosis & Advanced Laparoscopic Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Ussia is member of numerous international scientific societies and has been an instructor of many courses in Laparoscopy all around the world.

Pr. Attilio Sardo Di Spiezio

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Hysteroscopy Unit at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.

Author of more than 150 articles published in international peer-review journals, a speaker in 150 national and international meetings, actively organized 30 national and international courses and scientific meetings. A member of the Executive Board of the ESGE and has contributed to the development of the GESEA program within the ESGE.

Dr. Armando Romeo

Project Leader of REC -Research Educational Training Centre for Obgyn & Gynecology of University of Turin.


He is also invited professor of Medical Sciences  Santa Casa University, Brasil & Invited professor San Marco University Lima.

e served as Coordinator & Director of over a great number of Suturing and Master laparoscopic  courses in Universities & Congresses around the world. He wrote and contributed  to several books and scientific publications. He is Professor at University of Turin.

Pr. Philippe Koninckx

A Professor of Ob/Gyn at KU Leuven University, Belgium; Visiting Professor and Honorary consultant at the University of Oxford, UK and Visiting Professor, University del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy.


He works as a surgeon in the Gruppo Italo Belga. Pr. Koninckx is a pioneer, who performed in Belgium the first laparoscopic hysterectomies, cholecystectomies and pelvic floor surgery, and developed subsequently deep endometriosis surgery.