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Benign Abdominal Surgery

Start: 17/09/2018 08:30
End: 19/09/2018 17:00

Location: RCOG
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Joint RCOG/BSGE Meeting

Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 September 2018, Benign Abdominal Surgerybsge


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

Wednesday 19 September 2018, Hands-on Practical Course 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

Course Organisers

Mr Sameer Umranikar FRCOG, Southampton

Mr Ertan Saridogan FRCOG, London, BSGE Convenor of Meetings

Mr Arvind Vashisht, FRCOG, UCLH London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire

Course fees

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

3 days (Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 September: Two days lectures and one day practical course)

  • Standard rate: £660.00
  • RCOG/BSGE/Fellow/Associate rate inc SAS Doctors rate: £605.00
  • Trainee rate: £552.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £455.00

2 days (Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 September: Two days lectures ONLY)

  • Standard rate: £550.00
  • RCOG/BSGE/Fellow/Associate rate inc SAS Doctors rate: £495.00
  • Trainee rate: £440.00
  • Allied Healthcare Professional rate: £370.00

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, 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 Ms Enfys Hughes:




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