Speakers


Professor Luigi Boni

Professor Luigi Boni is the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center at the Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences of the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

After completing his training in surgical oncology, he focused his interest in minimally invasive surgery moving to Dundee (Scotland) where he worked with Sir Alfred Cuschieri for more than 3 years.

Back in Italy, he became Associate Professor of Surgery and founded the minimally invasive surgery research center. He has published so far more than 200 scientific articles on different topics in peer reviewed journals and written more than 15chapters in surgical books.

He is in the faculty of several well-known centers such as the IRCAD in Strasburg, the Cuschieri Skills Center in Dundee, the European Surgical Institute in Hamburg and many more.

A member of the Journal and Publications Board of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery and Section Editor for Surgical Endoscopy, Professor Boni is also a pioneer in specific sub-specialties of laparoscopic surgery such as single port, fluorescence guided surgery, minilaparoscopy as well as taTME. In this latter field he was one of the faculty on the first course on the Thiel Embalmed Cadaver held in at the Cuschieri Skill Center in Dundee in May 2014 and on a second cadaveric course in February 2016.


Professor Michael Kendrick

Michael Kendrick is Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his M.D. degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Doctor Kendrick did his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. After residency, he completed additional training as a Mayo Foundation Scholar in hepatobiliary surgery at the Mayo Clinic and in minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai in New York. His surgical interests include laparoscopy and open management of pancreatic and hepatobiliary diseases. Doctor Kendrick has published 16 book chapters and 129 peer-reviewed articles in the literature. He was named “Teacher of the Year In Surgery” in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Doctor Kendrick is currently Chair of the Division of Subspecialty General Surgery and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program at the Mayo