European Cooperation within the ERASMUS Programme
„Lifelong learning from the cradle to the grave!”
This is the innovative idea of the co-funded Erasmus+ project “Opportunities for professional development in below the knee vascular disease (BTK-VD)” involving partners from 4 European countries: SRCV Romania, BOSEV Turkey, UMCG the Netherlands and the Department for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich.
Required milestones to realize the project were presented during the 1st transnational meeting in Romania in January 2016. The aim of this project is to establish new protocols and training tools within open surgery and endovascular therapy, especially in the context of BTK-VD, and to implement these in the daily working environment.
The professional training of surgeons in an international environment provides the opportunity for new co-operations, the use of a common foreign language, as well as for the exchange of experience during European travel. From November 28th until December 4th 2016, the Department for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich will for the first time hold a workshop which will form the basis for evaluating previously discussed project topics in the endovascular treatment of lower limb arteries. A further aim of this two-year project is to develop a curriculum with training materials, as well as to form a group of “surgical change mediators” who will be ready to promote lifelong learning to fellow trainee vascular surgeons, with a special focus on the treatment of lower limb arteries of PAD patients.