The RCOG and BSGE are running two additional hysteroscopy workshop days for delegates who were unable to attend the hands-on sessions run as part of the hysteroscopy course in September 2019.
In addition, there are likely to be spaces available for individuals who just wish to enhance their hysteroscopic surgical skills without attending the lecture day.
Workshops using models and computer-simulated procedures will cover diagnostic hysteroscopy; endometrial polypectomy using mechanical instruments including fine scissors, graspers and hysteroscopic tissue shavers; resection of endometrium and submucosal fibroids; global endometrial ablation using non-hysteroscopic devices.
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 Thursday 11 OR Friday 12 June 2020
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.
- Claim a maximum of 6 CPD credits for full attendance at this workshop
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