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 optimise and develop such services.
Workshops using models and computer-simulated procedures will cover diagnostic hysteroscopy; endometrial polypectomy using mechanical instruments with fine scissors, graspers and hysteroscopic tissue shavers; resection of endometrium and submucosal fibroids; global endometrial ablation using non-hysteroscopic devices.
During this course you will find ample time for discussion, debate and networking throughout the course of the meeting.
Registration for this course includes one day of workshops on either Tuesday 24 or Thursday 26 November 2020 and lectures (theoretical component) on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
The workshops consist of:
- Delegates will attend a diagnostic hysteroscopy and resection station for the duration of 3 hours. There will be a diagnostic hysteroscopy station for developing camera skills and hand-eye co-ordination and a station for viewing examples and case studies. Resection is with either the potato or heart-model for the development of resection and endometrial ablation skills using electrosurgical tools.
- Rotation around a series of five stations each of 40 minutes duration, covering skills for endometrial polypectomy, submucosal fibroid resection and global endometrial ablation.
The workshops run for 4 groups of delegates -
- Groups A and B start at slightly different times (9.00 am or 8.50am) but please arrive at 8.30am to clarify which group you are in. Both groups finish at 5.30pm on Tuesday 24 OR Thursday 26 September
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 hysteroscopy 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 and when to stop if this cannot be achieved.
- 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 Co-Director of Conferences
Mr Phil Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury