Programme Director: Dominic Byrne. Assistant Director: Tyrone Carpenter. Faculty: tbc

Olympus in partnership with the BSGE are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to BSGE members. This programme is designed for gynaecologists that are in their last years of training (for ST5+) who wish to extend their laparoscopic surgery experience. Presented by a distinguished faculty, this comprehensive immersion training will be delivered in London with a 4 day concentrated programme, followed by a one day cadaveric anatomy day in Newcastle and completed by delegates visiting the trainers’ hospital for peer to peer training on selected laparoscopic cases.

This programme will be awarded by competitive selection to 24 BSGE trainees, selected by a committee of BSGE Council members. Participants must be BSGE members and are expected to attend all modules of the programme; the faculty will move from one module to the next.

Day 1: Tuesday 6th June 2017, UCLH Education and Training Centre – This one day course will be held in London and will comprise, lectures, a dry lab skills workshop including suturing techniques and operating theatre set-up for safe practice. A programme dinner will conclude the day.

Day 2: Wednesday 7th June 2017, St Marks Hospital, Harrow Road – for wet lab training, or a training day at an anatomy laboratory in London (venue tbc). The delegates will be divided into two groups and one group will attend one of the venues for the day.

Day 3: Thursday 8th June 2017, St Marks Hospital, Harrow Road- for wet lab training, or a training day at an anatomy laboratory in London (venue tbc) for detailed anatomy training. The groups will be reversed and attend the alternative session from the previous day.

Day 4: Friday 9th June 2017, UCLH Education and Training Centre – Live surgery Masterclass, with interactive discussion and moderator.

Day 5: 16th or 23rd June 2017, SKILLS TRAINING (CADAVER LAB), Newcastle – Each group will attend a one-day course of anatomy and laparoscopic dissection on a cadaveric model in the NTC Newcastle.

Day 6: Week commencing 3rd July 2017, LIVE SURGERY PEER TO PEER TRAINING- each delegate will attend the respective NHS hospital of one faculty member to undertake a full day of live surgery, with the potential for delegates to get into theatre alongside faculty members. These training days will be held at eight centres over the UK to be confirmed. These will include Royal Cornwall, Poole, Hammersmith, Epsom and Glasgow.

Day 7: 1st September 2017, KeyMed House- Presentation day: A day of lectures and presentations, company tour and product training.

Throughout the training, travel, meals during the course and accommodation will be supported by Olympus. Travel subsistence is the responsibility of the delegate. Travel and accommodation will be booked by Olympus within our budget guidelines and within appropriate time scales.


If you are in the last year(s) of your training (ST5+) and know you want to be a Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeon, then you should apply for this training programme.

Application is online at HERE. You will need to upload your two page CV, a letter of recommendation from your mentor in PDF format and write a supporting statement stating why you should be considered for this training programme (1000 words maximum).


Delegates when applying must have approval from their Trust to attend this program and have the relevant study leave approved in principal. Delegates must be available for all of the above dates. Attendance at all modules is mandatory.
Closing date for registration is 5 pm Friday 3rd March 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 20th March 2017.
The BSGE would like to make this programme available to as many trainees as possible. Therefore, if you have attended an Ethicon / BSGE or Olympus / BSGE ST5+ programme in the past, or have been selected in the 2017 round, you are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Thank you in advance for considering the course.

Sorry, application for this training programme is now closed


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