41th International
Gastrointestinal Surgery Workshop

Next Course
April 06 - 11, 2024
Congress Center Davos, Switzerland


The Davoscourse 2024 will take place from

April 06 - April 11, 2024


Registration opens soon! 



The Davos Course for gastrointestinal surgery offers a diverse Programme of lectures and practical exercises for surgeons in Training. The aim of this course is to grow each participant´s knowledge and to develop and improve their practical skills in safe surgical techniques, both in open and laparoscopic surgery.


Based in Davos, Switzerland, the Davos Course for gastrointestinal surgery has been running for more than 30 years and has become an essential part of the surgeon’s training program. The course is recognised by all European surgical societies from which we have participants - which is over 20 European countries. Every year we welcome around 280 young surgeons and teach them the ‘one safe way’ of surgery. Since our inauguration we have taught this method to over 6000 surgeons.



Scientific Program

The Davos Course offers three different levels of skills training and corresponding lectures, each consisting of two modules.

Participants interested in robotic surgery have the possibility to book a separate robotic training course (please see the respective PDF)

Basic Course

Open surgery module:

Suture- and anastomosis techniques in the GI-tract with focus on small/large intestine and stomach

Laparoscopic surgery module:

Learning of basic laparoscopic techniques

Download Basic & Intermediate Scientific Program Download Course Manual (optional) Robotic Training Davos 2023.pdf

Intermediate Course

Open surgery module:

Suture- and anastomosis techniques in the GI-tract with focus on upper GI and lower GI anastomoses

Laparoscopic surgery module:

Further development of laparoscopic skills

Download Basic & Intermediate Scientific Program Download Course Manual (optional) Robotic Training Davoscourse 2023

Advanced Course

Colorectal module:

Learning advanced techniques in colorectal surgery

Hernia module:

Learning advanced techniques in hernia surgery

Bariatric Module:

Learning the relevant techniques of bariatric surgery

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Module:

Learning advanced techniques in HPB surgery

Upper GI Module:

Learning advanced techniques in Upper GI surgery

Robotic Training Davoscourse 2023 Download Scientific Program Advanced Course HPB module 2023 Download Scientific Program Advanced Course Upper GI module 2023 Download Scientific Program Advanced Course Bariatric module 2023 Download Scientific Program Advanced Course Colorectal module 2023 Download Scientific Program Advanced Course Hernia module 2023
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Robotic Training

Robotic surgery is an interesting and growing field also in visceral surgery. After introducing the Da Vinci System at the Davoscourse in 2019, we will again offer training courses and training options together with Intuitive for the upcoming course in 2022. The Robotic Courses will be running only additional to the regular schedule of the AGC Gastrointestinal Workshops Basic, Intermediate and Advance Course:

- Robotic Course A: First Assist - Certification

- Robotic Course B: Basic Simulation Training

- Robotic Course C: Certified Surgeons Intermediate Training

- Robotic Course D: Experience Training Colorectal & Hernia

If you are interested in one of the Robotic Courses, please answer by mail including

- your name and AGC course participation 2022

- which Robotic Course you are interested in

- if and which Robotic system is available in your hospital

- your experience in robotic surgery up to now


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Virtual Reality Training

Surgical procedures have become more complex, requiring surgeons to quickly learn new skills without interfering with the operating room efficiency or jeopardizing patient care. The Davos Course therefore integrates Virtual Reality Training into the basic course, so that - alongside hands-on exercises - young surgeons get the training and practice that they need. Participants in the basic course will join the Virtual Reality exercises as they are scheduled during the week, whereas surgeons in the intermediate and advanced courses may attend during the open time slots.

Surgical Instruments

Surgical instruments are provided for the open and laparoscopic practical exercises and will be available from B. Braun / Aesculap. (Each set of instruments is shared between 2 participants).

The instruments can be collected at the start of the course during registration, and returned after the last exercise on Thursday. The participant collecting the instruments will need to provide a credit card guarantee or a cash deposit, which will be returned upon the return of the complete set.

Confirmation and Diplomas

Certificates will be available at the end of the course module(s) from the course secretariat.

Accomodation in Davos

Hotel Accomodation

The Davos Course has an allocation of hotel rooms for the duration of the course. In order to ensure a hotel reservation in the desired hotel category and price range, we recommend an early booking well before the course begins.

You are invited to make your hotel reservation online when registering for the course via the link provided below (Davos-Klosters Tourismus):

www.davoscongress.ch/AGC_Participant_Hotel booking_2023


Private Appartments

Davos offers a number of private apartments at reasonable rates for small groups or families of 3 - 6 people. Usually, the price of private apartments does not include cleaning costs or other in-house services.

Private apartments are usually booked out by the end of October. Therefore reservations with the corresponding prepayment should be made as soon as possible by contacting Davos Congress at Talstrasse 41, CH-7270 Davos Platz, E-Mail: info@davoscongress.ch, Phone +41 81 415 21 65, Fax +41 81 415 21 69




Cancellation of Reservations

In the case of a cancellation of hotel accommodation or private apartments for any reason, the Davos Course will not be held responsible and cannot take over any legal responsibilities. The cancellation policy according to your specific reservation contract (which will be on the confirmation form) will apply. Cancellations of hotel accommodation or private apartments must be made to Davos Congress or to the hotel directly (refer to the confirmation of accommodation).


Access by car

Davos can be easily reached by car from Zürich or Lake Constance by following the road A3 or A13 respectively. Take the exit for Landquart and follow the valley road Nr. 28 to Klosters and Davos. The time required to drive to Davos from Zürich is approximately 2.5 hours. Winter equipment (chains) may be required. Parking overnight on the street or in open-air public car parks is not permitted in Davos.

Access by plane

When arriving by plane into Zürich Airport, you can travel on to Davos by train. The trains depart from Zürich Airport train station, which is a 200 metre walk from the airport. Tickets can be purchased at the station, or booked online in advance. 

Trains from the airport to Zürich main station depart very frequently. At the main station change to a train travelling to Chur. At Landquart, a station shortly before Chur, change on to the local red-coloured train to Davos. The time required to travel by train to Davos from Zürich Airport is approximately 3 hours, depending on the time of day. To find out about train connections, please visit the Swiss rail website at www.sbb.ch/en.

Course Venue

Congress Center Davos Platz, entrance Promenade
Telephone: +41 81 414 62 15
Fax: +41 81 414 62 29

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Registration and Administration Office
Telephone: +41 62 873 10 10

Registration and administration office

GI-Course Secretariat
c/o ak-medizin
Hübel 14
4333 Münchwilen

Telephone: +41 62 873 10 10
E-Mail: davoscourse@ak-medizin.com

Congress center davos

Congress Center Davos Platz, entrance Promenade
Tel. +41 81 414 62 15
Fax +41 81 414 62 29
E-Mail during Course: davoscourse@ak-medizin.com

Opening hours of the secretariat in davos

Saturday, September 11, to Thursday, September 16, 2021
07.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 20.00


Our sponsors not only provide the laparoscopic equipment, suturing material, one way material, but also many members of the organisational team. Without their tremendous support, the Davos Course would not be possible.

Johnson & Johnson
Applied Medical
KLS Martin
IVF Hartmann
Surgical Science
Corza Medical

Future Dates

41th International

April 06th - APRIL 11th, 2024