The deadline date is approaching for the very first training initiative led by ESCP's European School of Coloproctology which will promote laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) for colon cancer. The deadline for applications is 31 October.

The aim of this comprehensive educational programme is to achieve competency in laparoscopic CME through a workshop and direct 1:1 tuition in the operating theatre.

A two-day course, taking place in Hamburg, Germany from 17-18 December, is to master anatomy, operative planning, and to learn operative techniques on a cadaver model.

Danilo Miskovic
Danilo Miskovic

It will cover topics such as pathological outcomes and quality control and perioperative management, with a number of highly interactive modules scheduled across both days.

The programme will be followed by 1:1 teaching by a member of the faculty in the participants’ hospitals over a period of 6 months (4 days in total) when performing the first live cases.

Course director Danilo Miskovic said:

“This workshop combines the sharing of knowledge and experience in both a traditional learning and highly interactive formats.

The programme aims to enable skilled laparoscopic surgeons to become proficient in performing laparoscopic CME with central vascular ligation. It is a great opportunity and we encourage surgeons to submit ahead of the deadline.”

More information about the workshop and application process here

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