Laparoscopy is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and management of gynaecologic oncology patients. Using a minimally invasive approach in gynaecologic oncology is rapidly evolving, and it is critical for practicing physicians to be updated on the latest evidence, practice, and technology. As many regions in the developing world still lack structured training programs in this discipline, this the 3-day course has been designed to demonstrate the most common current applications of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of various gynaecologic carcinoma.

This course is designed to expose participants to theoretical knowledge and essential laparoscopy skills necessary for a gynaecologic oncologist to be able diagnose and provide optimal treatment to women diagnosed with gynaecologic cancer.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1.    Discuss the epidemiology of gynaecological oncology and precancerous conditions/lesions
  2.          Discuss the current treatment and management techniques for different gynaecologic cancer and roles of endoscopic procedures in these diseases;
  3.   Evaluate different endoscopic diagnostic approaches for treating patients with gynaecologic cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  4.          Discuss indications and limits of endoscopy and methods to acquire competency in endoscopy.
  5.         Acquire the ability to perform routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including laparoscopy and hysterectomy.

Course Contents

§  Surgical anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis

§  Principles of diagnosis and screening for gynaecological cancer

§  Epidemiology and aetiology of cancers affecting women

§  Pathology of and classification systems for premalignant and malignant conditions of:

o   vulva

o   vagina

o   uterus

o   cervix

o   fallopian tube

o   ovary

§  Gynaecological Oncology Surgery:

o   Radical hysterectomy

o   Pelvic lymphadenectomy

o   Radical vulvectomy

o   Vaginal reconstruction

o   Bilateral Adnexectomy

o   Feeding jejunostomy/gastrotomy

§  Management of complications in Laparoscopy

§  Hands-on in wet-lab environment

§  Live surgery and video demonstrations

§  Case presentation and discussion.

Mode of Delivery

§  Interactive theoretical lectures

§  Interactive group discussion with experts.

§  Case-based presentation with or without patients

§  hands-on Lab Exercise

§  live video demonstration

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for gynaecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, obstetrician/gynaecologists, pathologists, fellows and residents, research scientists, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and other health professionals committed to the advancement of endoscopy.

Application Process

Applications will be treated on two-step process. Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and personal statement. After the application closing, the CPD committee will decide with respect to qualifications and level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided by the applicant.  All applications will be evaluated and qualified candidates will be admitted to the course. Only selected participants will be able to make the make payments to confirm attendance.

Key dates

§  Application open: to Be Announced

§  Deadline for submissions of applications: to be announced

§  Deadline for confirmations of selected participants: to be announced

Course Fees and Payment Details

Course Fees

The course fee is $700. The fee includes course admission fee, all the educational material for the course, operating theatre & skills laboratory, lunch, coffee-breaks, social dinner and certificate of attendance.

Payment Details

§  The course fee must be paid immediately upon confirmation of attendance.

§  The payment can be processed either by credit card payment through the registration system or by bank transfer or by cash on site.

§  If the fee is not received by the due date, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.

§  The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.