The European School of Coloproctology Colorectal Robotic Surgery Working Group (ColoRobotica) is delighted to announce that the second part of our highly successful webinar series, From basic skills to fine art, had more than 1000 registrations from five continents.

Webinars are available for playback below >


Future robotic surgery webinars

The third part of the webinar series will be held on:

  • Thursday 13 October 2022
  • Thursday 1 December 2022 

Supported by Intuitive 

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Series 03: From basic skills to fine art

Staying out of trouble – non-technical skills in robotic surgery

16 June 2022

In this webinar, Our experts in colorectal surgery and robotics will be focussing on the importance of non-technical skills in robotic surgery and how you can use them to stay out of trouble.

Programme included:

  • Introduction: Sam Tou (Derby, UK)
  • The importance of non-technical skills in surgery – Richard Skipworth & Steven Yule (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • NOTSS in robotic surgery - Nicola Eardley (Chester, UK)
  • Consistency and communication during training in robotic surgery – Marek Zawadzki (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Commentator  David Zimmerman, (Tilburg, Netherlands)
  • Discussions and Live Q&A

Moderators: Gabrielle van Ramshorst (Ghent, Belgium), Nicola Eardley (Chester, UK)


Series 03: From basic skills to fine art

Part 01: An update on inflammatory bowel disease and the role of robots

07 April 2022

In this webinar, our experts in colorectal surgery and robotics provided an update on inflammatory bowel disease and the role of robots.

Programme included:

  • Introduction – Sam Tou (Derby, UK)
  • ECCO guidelines on surgery for IBD – Willem Bemelman (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Evidence of minimally invasive IBD surgery (lap and robotic) - Christina Fleming (Bordeaux, France)
  • Tips and tricks of robotic IBD surgery – Katie Adams (London, UK)
  • Commentator  Amy Lightner (Cleveland, US)
  • Discussions and Live Q&A

Moderators: Gabriela Möslein (Duisburg, Germany), Ellen Van Eetvelde (Brussels, Belgium)


Series 02: Robotic Surgery Webinars - From basic skills to fine art

Part 01: Lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer

17 June 2021

This 60-minute session on lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer, looked at the anatomy, evidence and rationale, as well as the robotic technique.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction  Klaus Matzel
  • Anatomy – Thilo Wedel
  • Rationale and evidence  Takashi Akiyoshi
  • Robotic technique  Ichiro Takemasa
  • Discussions and live Q&A

Presentations commented by George Chang

Moderators: Marcos Gómez Ruiz, Samson Tou


Part 02: It's always good to have a plan B – if things go wrong

Join us for our 60-minute event on why 'It's always good to have a plan B: if things go wrong'. Learn from experts in the field on how to understand what can go wrong, and how to think outside the box to solve the unforeseen challenges that can arise.

Key topics include:

  • Thinking outside the box on the go  Ellen van Eetvelde
  • Deviating by accident  Roger Gerjy
  • Conditions calling for trouble in robotic rectal resections  Charlie Evans
  • Discussions and Live Q&A

Invited comments: Philippe Rouanet

Moderators: Carmen Cagigas Fernandez, Dieter Hahnloser


Part 03: Implementation of a colorectal robotic programme: Recipe for success

04 November 2021

Programme includes:

  • Reasons to switch to the robot  Professor Yves Panis (Paris, France)
  • Lessons learnt (wisdom distilled) from our colleagues  Dr Ines Rubio-Perez (Madrid, Spain)
  • What constitutes "success" for the introduction of a colorectal robotic programme  Mr Samson Tou (Derby, UK)
  • Invited comments  Dr Slawomir Marecik (Chicago, US)
  • Discussions & Live Q&A

Moderators: Professor Miguel Pera (Barcelona, Spain), Professor Jared Torkington (Cardiff, UK)


Part 04: Colorectal Robotic Grand Round: Interactive Forum

09 December 2021

Join our expert panel of colorectal surgeons from across the globe for a live and interactive webinar. During the webinar, our faculty will discuss essential topics across complete mesocolic excision and low anterior resection, alongside answering our audience questions live.

Programme includes:

  • Low Anterior Resection  Discussed by Prof. George Chang (USA) & Prof. Antonino Spinelli (Italy)
  • Complete Mesocolic Excision  Discussed by Dr Ellen Van Eetvelde (Belgium) & Prof. Dr. Paolo Pietro Bianchi (Italy)
  • Live Q&A with our faculty and audience

Moderators: Dr. Marcos Gómez Ruiz (Spain), Prof. Eloy Espin Basany (Spain) & Dr Carmen Cagigas Fernandez (Spain)

 


Series 01: Robotic Surgery Webinars - From basic skills to fine art

Part 01: Rationale and Setting up

12 November 2020

During this 60 minute event, our presenters focused on the rationale of robotic colorectal surgery and how to set up a safe and efficient robotic surgery programme.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • The rationale behind robotic surgery - Samson Tou
  • Setting up a robotic programme - Ellen van Eetvelde
  • Live Q&A

Presentations commented by Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Moderators: Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Klaus Matzel

video The video of Part 01 is available in the members' area of this website

Part 02: General Concepts and Sigmoid Resection

17 December 2020

During the 60 minute event, our presenters focused on the general concepts of robotic colorectal surgery and sigmoid resection including splenic flexure mobilisation.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • General Concepts - Marek Zawadzki
  • Sigmoid Resection (incl. splenic flexure mobilisation) - Carmen Cagigas Fernandez
  • Live Q&A

Presentations commented by Professor Thomassen

Moderators: Roger Gerjy, Eloy Espin Basany

video The video of Part 02 is available in the members' area of this website

Part 03: Low Anterior Resection

21 January 2021

During this 60 minute event, our presenters focused on low anterior resection, including setting up for a successful TME, tips and tricks and pitfalls and mistakes.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • Low anterior resection: Setting up for successful TME - Marcos Gomez
  • Low anterior resection: Tips and tricks, pitfalls and mistakes - Jim Khan

Presentations were commented on by Professor Seon Hahn Kim followed by live Q&A

Moderators: Shwan Amin and Daniel Perez

  video The video of Part 03 is available in the members' area of this website

Part 04: Complete Mesocolic Excision

16 March 2021

During the 60 minute event, our presenters focused on complete mesocolic excision, including choosing the right tool for the job, setup OR and ports, tips and tricks, pitfalls and mistakes.

Key topics included:

  • Introduction - Klaus Matzel
  • Compete mesocolic excision: Right tool for the job? - Roland Croner
  • Complete mesocolic excision: Setup OR and ports - Paolo Bianchi
  • Complete mesocolic excision: Tips, tricks, pitfalls and mistakes - Danilo Miskovic

Presentations were commented by Dr Garcia-Aguilar followed by live Q&A

Moderators: Danilo Miskovic and Paolo Bianchi

video The video of Part 04 is available in the members area of this website 

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