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Benign Abdominal Surgery

Start: 18/09/2017 09:00
End: 20/09/2017 17:00

Location: RCOG

Joint RCOG/BSGE Meeting

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 September 2017, Benign Abdominal Surgery


This is a two-day theory and one day practical course that covers the essential aspects of intermediate laparoscopic and open surgery. The practical sessions on the third day will provide training on essential skills of equipment and stack management as well as video editing and hands on dry laboratory training under supervision of expert faculty. The delegates will be required to register for the third day separately.

This meeting is recognised for the ‘Benign Abdominal Surgery: open and laparoscopic’ and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for the excision of benign disease' Advanced Training Skills Modules (ATSM). Please note: The theory underpinning hysteroscopic surgery will be covered by the ‘Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy’ meeting.

Who should attend?

  • All Trainees, Consultants  and SAS Doctors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • All those with an interest in benign gynaecological surgery
  • Those who are registered, or who plan to register, for the ‘Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic’ ATSM
  • Those who are registered, or plan to register for the ‘Advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease’ ATSM
  • Clinicians at all grades who are interested in developing their understanding of intermediate level open and laparoscopic benign gynaecological surgery

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Cover the fundamental basic theory required for benign gynaecological surgery
  • Complete the ATSM ’Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic’ theoretical syllabus and/or ATSM in ’Advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease’
  • Improve patient selection and communication of risk
  • Understand the basis for the most commonly encountered procedures
  • Have a thorough understanding of adnexal surgery
  • Have an in depth technical  understanding of hysterectomy - vaginal, open and laparoscopic
  • Hand on dry laboratory training
  • Claim a maximum of 21 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting

Course Organisers

Mr Sameer Umranikar FRCOG, Southampton

Mr Ertan Saridogan FRCOG, London, BSGE Convenor of Meetings                                  

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Nick Panay MRCOG, London

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Wednesday 20 September 2017, Hands-on Practical Session on Laparoscopic Psychomotor Skills, Suturing and Energy Modalities


The practical sessions on the third day will provide training on essential skills of equipment and stack management as well as video editing and hands on dry laboratory training under supervision of expert faculty.

Places on this course are strictly limited to 80

After completing this workshop you will:

  • Gain hands on experience dealing with different practical aspects of laparoscopic surgery
  • Developed psychomotor skills using LASTT and suturing techniques using SUTT
  • Learnt science of tissue management learning different energy modalities and its use in clinical practice
  • Learnt to use stack and the camera systems
  • Learnt to use media and develop short video clips of surgery
  • Learnt about the different instruments used in laparoscopic surgery

Who should attend?

  • Trainees and Consultants interested in laparoscopic surgery or wishing to develop laparoscopic suturing techniques
  • Trainees wishing to develop practical skills required for completion of the Benign Abdominal Surgery ATSM
  • Trainees and Consultants keen to embark on the validated GESEA certification in operative laparoscopy

Further information on Laparoscopic Skills: LAST+T and SUT+T

The workshop consists of different, validated, exercises performed on pelvic-trainers according to the LAST+T (Laparoscopic Skills Training and Testing method) and SUT+T method (suturing training and testing).

The LAST+T method aims to train, test and measure three areas of laparoscopic psychomotor skills:

  • Camera navigation
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Bimanual coordination

During this session, participants will also be trained in laparoscopic suturing. Each participant will be individually coached to perform 4 different exercises. This includes needle manipulation, intra-corporeal knotting and tissue approximation using dominant and non-dominant hand. These exercises are used to train and test the suturing skills of an individual and serves as a foundation for completion of SUT+T 1 and SUT+T 2 assessment.

Course fees

The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is:

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 September (Lectures only)

  • Standard rate: £525.00
  • RCOG/BSGE/Fellow/Associate rate: £470.00
  • Trainee rate: £420.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £355.00

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 September (Full conference)

  • Standard rate: £630.00
  • RCOG/BSGE/Fellow/Associate rate: £575.00
  • Trainee rate: £525.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £435.00

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in


Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form (PDF, 386 kb), although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount.

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact Enfys Hughes:

Specialising in women’s healthcare since 1989, our suppliers are drawn from approved manufacturers globally. Eurosurgical offer an extensive range of products to the medical profession in gynaecological disciplines including Laparoscopy, Colposcopy, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Obstetrics, Cosmetic Skin Closure and Urogynaecology. Our policy is to research new product development, evaluate the potential market and introduce new innovations which provide women with better quality healthcare.

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