Benign Abdominal Surgery, Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 February 2021
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. 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 and those with the interest in learning to perform laparoscopic hysterectomy
- 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
- Have experienced hands on dry (and wet) laboratory training
- Be able to claim a maximum of 21 CPD credits for full attendance at this meeting
Hands-on Practical Course on Laparoscopic Psychomotor Skills, Suturing and Energy Modalities, Wednesday 3 February 2021
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.
Places on this course are strictly limited to 80.
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 and Advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease ATSMs
- Trainees and Consultants keen to embark on the validated GESEA certification in operative laparoscopy
- Gain hands on experience dealing with different practical aspects of laparoscopic hysterectomy including pelvic wall dissection, uterine manipulation, colpotomy
- Develop suturing techniques using SUT+T and use these skills to practice vault closure
- 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
Further information on Laparoscopic Skills: SUT+T
During this session, participants will be trained in laparoscopic suturing. Each participant will be individually coached to perform 4 different exercises. This includes needle manipulation, intracorporeal knot-tying and tissue approximation using both dominant and non-dominant hand. These exercises are used to train and test the suturing skills of an individual and serves as a foundation for completion of SUT+T 1 and SUT+T 2 assessments.
Miss Donna Ghosh MRCOG, Worcester
Honorary Co-Director of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury