The Clinical Expertise Laparoscopic Gynaecology Programme, established by Ethicon in partnership with The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, offers training designed to allow trainees to practice the skills to perform a total laparoscopic hysterectomy and the knowledge to set up a laparoscopic service and develop skills as a laparoscopic surgeon. The Training programme is split over 5 days with training events at the MATTU in Guildford; the NSTC in Newcastle and ESI in Hamburg as well as a day in a UK centre observing a faculty member.
LIVE SURGERY MASTERCLASS – MATTU
The first two day course is held at the MATTU Centre in Guildford and will comprise live surgery, a dry lab skills workshop including suturing techniques and operating theatre set-up.
Programme 1 – 6th & 7th April 2017 | Programme 2 – 27th & 28th April 2017
SKILLS TRAINING (CADAVER LAB) – NSTC, NEWCASTLE
This one day course will be at the NSTC in Newcastle and will comprise of a single day of anatomy and laparoscopic dissection on a cadaveric model.
Programme 1 – 21st June 2017 | Programme 2 – 22nd June 2017
SKILLS TRAINING (WET AND DRY LAB) – ESI, HAMBURG
The next two day course is held at the European Surgical Institute in Hamburg. The first day will include discussion on setting up a laparoscopic service, dry lab training including laparoscopic suturing. The second day will take place in the wet lab performing a variety of laparoscopic procedures under close supervision.
Programme 1 – 5th & 6th September 2017 | Programme 2 – 12th & 13th September 2017
ON-SITE TRAINING SESSION
The final part of the training will be a day in theatre with a faculty member at their hospital, observing cases and theatre set up.
Multiple dates and UK venues TBC
This laparoscopic gynaecology programme will be for 24 BSGE Trainees, selected by Ethicon and a committee of BSGE members. Two programmes will run throughout the year, each with 12 delegates.
All flights, meals during the course and accommodation will be sponsored by Ethicon.
Final faculty for each event to be confirmed at a later date.
Any queries please contact Vikki Gibbs, Professional Education Manager, Ethicon. Vgibbs1@its.jnj.com or 07824 626452 or Atia Khan, BSGE Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 772 6474.
Please note, this programme is only available to fully paid up trainee member of the BSGE. To complete online application for this training programme, you will need to upload a two page CV, a letter of recommendation from your mentor (PDF copies only) and a supporting statement explaining why you should be considered for this training programme (1000 words maximum).
You can download training programme flyer here.
Closing date for registration is Friday, 6th January 2017.