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The second workshop was scheduled to take place on Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 May 2024 at IRCAD in Strasbourg, France. 

The ESCP Colorectal Robotic Surgery (CRS) Novice Workshop is transformative journey in the field of colorectal surgery. This workshop is designed for residents/fellows and junior consultants who have access to a robotic platform and are early in their robotic colorectal surgery experience. This immersive course offers a comprehensive learning experience like no other.

The next course will be led by esteemed trainers Carmen Cagigas, Marek Zawadzki, and Rogier Crolla. The workshop will delve into the latest evidence in index colorectal procedures, showcased video operations of key colorectal techniques, and focused on the development of non-technical skills essential for successful robotic surgery. Participants also had the invaluable opportunity to engage in small group hands-on training in simulation and wet lab settings, using an animal model.

This workshop is aimed to equip participants with a deep understanding of the indications and rationale behind robotic colorectal procedures, while honing their fundamental skills in a safe and structured training environment. By the end of the course, participants were empowered to apply their newfound knowledge and skills to enhance their robotic surgery practice.

Number of Spaces: 10

Registration Fee: €150

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to Junior Consultants and Residents in a Hospital with robotic system (DaVinci)
  • Able to provide experience as a bedside assistant in the OR
  • Able to provide experience of simulation exercises with console 
  • Submit the the number of colorectal procedures as a bedside assistant in 2023
  • Submit a letter of support by the supervisor / head of department confirming that the trainee is not on call or on duty for the dates of the workshops and observership day.
  • Submit a short cv (max. one page)
    • If you have an issue with your application or your file sizes are too big to upload, please submit all documents to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Programme Day 1

12:00 - 13:00

 Meeting at the Lab

  1. Presentations and review of the agenda
  2. Workshop objectives

Introduction to Colorectal Robotic Surgery

  1. Latest evidence and Indications in the CR field: TME & CME + ICA
  2. Current platforms
  3. ESCP ColoRobotica
13:00 - 14:00

Robotic Sigmoid Resection (video presentation)

  1. In-depth anatomy review of the left side
  2. Instrument selection and energy use
  3. Patient positioning
  4. Port placement
  5. Docking
  6. Step-by-step technique
  7. Procedure techniques and tips
  8. Managing difficult scenarios (obese patients, bleeding…)
14:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

Discussion with the Surgeon

  • Comments and questions
14:30 - 15:30

 Robotic Intracorporeal Anastomosis (video presentation)

  1. Patient positioning
  2. Port placement
  3. Docking
  4. Step-by-step technique
  5. Procedure techniques and tips
15:30 - 16:00

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)

  1. Concept
  2. Examples in robotic surgery (videos) 
16:00 - 16:30

Debriefing and Wrap-up

  1. Debriefing

Programme Day 2


Meeting at Training Center

  1. Presentations and review of the agenda
  2. Workshop objectives
08:30 - 10:00

Simulation Exercise

Basic Skills - four modules

10:00 - 13:00

Robotic Sigmoid Resection (Lab - Pig model)

  1. Instrument selection and energy use
  2. Patient positioning
  3. Port placement
  4. Docking
  5. Step-by-step technique
  6. Procedure techniques and tips
  7. Managing difficult scenarios (obese patients, bleeding…)
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Discussion with the Surgeon

  • Comments and questions
14:00 - 16:00

Simulation Exercise

Intracorporeal Anastomosis Module

Robotic Intracorporeal Anastomosis (Lab – Pig Model)

  1. Patient Positioning
  2. Port Placement
  3. Docking
  4. Step-by-Step Technique
  5. Procedure Techniques & Tips
16:00 - 16:30

 Debriefing and wrap-up

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