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Benign Abdominal Surgery and Essential skills for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Start: 01/02/2021 08:30
End: 03/02/2021 17:30

Location: Online
Programme: Benign Abdominal Surgery - February 2021.pdf


This will be a three-day virtual course, the first two days will cover the essential aspects of laparoscopic and open surgery for benign gynaecological disease.

The third day, due to social distancing restrictions, the practically focussed sessions will include demonstration of techniques through real-time pre-recorded surgery and will focus on the essential skills required for performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and subtotal hysterectomy.

The two-day theory course has been structured with Q&A sessions to allow interaction from delegates and incorporate expert discussion.  The virtually run 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 laboratory and theatre training using expert faculty for components of the procedure including pelvic dissection, uterine manipulation, colpotomy and vault closure and demonstration of tips and tricks in performing total laparoscopic and subtotal hysterectomy.

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.

Learning objectives

  • Have covered 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’
  • Know about optimal patient selection and have improved 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
  • Be able to claim a maximum of 21 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting
  • Learn science of tissue management including different energy modalities and its use in clinical practice
  • Learn to use the stack and camera systems
  • Learn about the different instruments used in laparoscopic surgery
  • Gain knowledge in dealing with the practical aspects of laparoscopic hysterectomy including pelvic wall dissection, uterine manipulation, bladder dissection, colpotomy and vault closure

Who should attend

  • All Clinicians in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • All those with an interest in benign gynaecological surgery an laparoscopic surgery
  • Those who are registered, or who plan to register, for the ‘Benign abdominal surgery: open and laparoscopic’ or ‘‘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 and those with the interest in learning to perform laparoscopic hysterectomy

Course organisers

Miss Donna Ghosh MRCOG, Worcester

Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


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

Band A including UK rates:

  • Standard rate – £490.00
  • RCOG/BMFMS Fellow/Member/Associate rate – £450.00
  • Trainee rate – £415.00
  • AHP rate – £340.00

Band B and C rate:

  • Standard rate: £245.00

View the country bandings here.

How to book

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Alternatively, you can download and complete the booking form, then email it to, although if you book using this method you will not receive the £10 online discount.

For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Events Team

For any queries regarding sponsorship and exhibition, please contact:

Natasha Breckwoldt – Sponsorship and Exhibitions Lead

Thank you to all our Sponsors for supporting this event





Karl Storz








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