Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 September 2019, 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 for benign gynaecological disease.
The two day theory course has been structured with sessions to allow interaction from delegates and incorporate expert discussion of relevant cases. The practical sessions on the third day will provide training on essential skills required for performing laparoscopic hysterectomy including use of equipment and stack management as well as hands on laboratory training under supervision of expert faculty for components of the procedure including pelvic dissection, uterine manipulation, colpotomy and vault closure.
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 - open and laparoscopic
- Hand on dry (and wet) laboratory training
- Claim a maximum of 21 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting
Wednesday 18 September 2019, 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 required for performing laparoscopic hysterectomy including use of equipment and stack management.
There will also be hands on laboratory training under supervision of expert faculty for components of the procedure including pelvic dissection, uterine manipulation, colpotomy and vault closure.
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 hysterectomy including pelvic wall dissection, uterine manipulation, colpotomy
- Developed suturing techniques using SUTT and use these skills to practice vault closure
- Learnt science of tissue management learning different energy modalities and its use in clinical practice
- Learnt to use stack and the camera systems
- 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
Miss Donna Ghosh, MRCOG, Worcester
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury