This meeting covers a range of theoretical and practical demonstrations of both diagnostic and operative hysteroscopic surgery. Lectures include current and future developments in hysteroscopic procedures, new energy forms and innovative ambulatory surgery. The role of hysteroscopy in the management of abnormal uterine bleeding and fertility is explored. There is an emphasis on undertaking hysteroscopic procedures in an outpatient setting with guidance on how to provide and develop such services.
Workshops using models and computer-simulated procedures will cover hysteroscopic sterilisation, endometrial polypectomy using bipolar electrodes, morcellation, submucosal fibroid resection and global endometrial ablation using both hysteroscopic and non-hysteroscopic devices.
During this course you will find ample time for discussion, debate and networking throughout the course of the meeting.
The workshops consist of:
- Delegates will attend a diagnostic hysteroscopy and resection station for the duration of 3 hours. The resection is with either the potato session or heart-model session for the development of diagnostic hysteroscopy skills, endometrial ablation and resection using electrosurgical tools. In addition, there will be an assessment of diagnostic hysteroscopy skills and a station for viewing examples and case studies.
- Rotation around a series of five stations,each of 40 minutes duration, covering skills for endometrial polypectomy, submucosal fibroid resection and global endometrial ablation.
Registration for this course includes one day of workshops on either Tuesday 27 or Thursday 29 November and lecture (theoretical component) on Wednesday 28 November.
The workshops run for 4 groups of delegates.
- Groups A and B start at 8.40am and finishes at 5.10pm on Tuesday 27 OR Thursday 29 November
Who Should Attend?
- Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology who are registered or who plan to register for the Benign Gynaecology or Hysteroscopy ATSMs
- Gynaecologists, whether Consultants, Staff Grade, Staff Doctors, Trust Doctors or Associate Specialists, wishing to enhance their hysteroscopy skills
- Nurse Hysteroscopists who are developing their operative hysteroscopy skills
- GPs with a special interest in gynaecology who wish to develop their hysteroscopic skills
After completing the course, you will be able to:
- Recognise when and why diagnostic hysteroscopy is appropriate and know how it is safely performed.
- Understand how and when to perform hysteroscopic procedures in an outpatient setting with minimal discomfort.
- Know the principles of setting up an outpatient hysteroscopy service and the role of tariffs.
- Understand the principles and safe use of electrosurgery for hysteroscopic procedures.
- Be familiar with various devices available for performing operative hysteroscopic procedures including endometrial resection and ablation, endometrial polypectomy, and fibroid resection.
- Be aware of the new developments in hysteroscopy and be up to date with the current research in this field
- Suitable for the theoretical component of the ‘Benign Gynaecological Surgery: Hysteroscopy’ (pre 2011 syllabus) ATSM and ‘Benign Abdominal Surgery: open and laparoscopic’ (January 2011 syllabus) ATSM
- Please note, delegates must attend lectures AND one of the hand-on workshop sessions for ATSM purposes
- Claim a maximum of 12 CPD credits for full attendance (hands-on session and lectures) at this meeting
Miss Mary Connor FRCOG, Sheffield
Mr Stephen Burrell MRCOG, Luton
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Phil Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire