Date: 20 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

Country: United Kingdom

Venue: Surgical Skills Centre

Address: Level 5, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland

Further information:

ESCP listedThis will be a practical skills course where attendees will master a variety of tissue approximation techniques. The following laparoscopic procedures will be rehearsed in the skills laboratory: Lap suturing, Laparoscopic anatomy demonstration on cadaver, parastomal hernia, rectopexy and rectal resection. There will also be several expert sessions covering aspects of advanced lower GI surgery involving clinicians from across Europe, with a live operative demonstration. There will also be a revision anatomy session, to relate the relevant anatomy to procedures.

The course provides:

  • 'hands on' experience
  • individual tuition and feedback
  • clear explanations and guidelines
  • discussion sessions
  • live operative demonstration.

At the end of the course each attendee should be able to:

  • Explain the pros and cons of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and make an informed decision about their own future practice
  • Describe the techniques for obtaining vascular control in lap. colorectal surgery
  • Debate the place of lap colorectal surgery for cancer
  • Describe the indications, methods of patient selection, patient information, risks and complications related to laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Form a plan for starting out in their own clinical training for lap colorectal cases
  • Outline the important anatomical considerations related to laparoscopic colectomy
  • Explain the risks inherent in use of energised dissection and means of avoiding complications related to such devices
  • Demonstrate certain key skills related to lap colorectal surgery.
  • Positioning of trocars and instruments according to basic ergonomic principles
  • Safe laparoscopic dissection techniques
  • Safe deployment of a laparoscopic stapling device

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