WebSurg (World Electronic Book of Surgery) is IRCAD’s online university, completely free of charge. It was created by Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team at the European Institute of TeleSurgery (EITS) in 2000 in Strasbourg. It is a charge-free website specialized in minimally invasive surgery and dedicated to the promotion of medical and surgical training skills. It was created by surgeons for surgeons, in order to help them with their training and allow them to communicate with surgeons and experts from all over the world. It quickly became the international online reference for surgical training in minimally invasive surgery.
The Websurg office is located within the IRCAD compounds in Strasbourg. It is a real complement to the institute’s courses and allows surgeons to perfect their surgical skills. Most of the content published on the website is produced directly by the IRCAD institutes and their partners. Contributors from all over the world send surgery videos to Websurg in order to become members of the international faculty and share their knowledge with this online community.