Advanced Course: Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach New! Advanced Course in Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach: State of the Art LIVE SURGERY DEMONSTRATION - TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUES - ADVANCED LECTURES An Exclusive 3-Day Course at the IRCAD training Centre in Strasbourg, France, May 28-30, 2018 in Strasbourg, France, to advance your knowledge and skills. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! Advanced laparoscopic surgery for university leaders Although established over decades ago, and acknowledged as a standard in the surgical management of gynecologic cancer, laparoscopic surgery is not yet universally used, even though it represents at this point in time both a cost-effective and patient-friendly approach compared to open surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopy. The main obstacle is the learning curve. A number of busy university leaders, extremely skilled in open surgery, do not have the time to develop their laparoscopic skills. The ESGO has decided to collaborate with the IRCAD in Strasbourg, France, a world famous teaching center in laparoscopic surgery, fully equipped with a high-end animal laboratory, to propose a limited number of seats in a semi-private course for European university key opinion leaders. The theoretical part of the three day course will be organized in parallel to the well-established yearly IRCAD course on laparoscopic surgery in gynecologic oncology. The practical part will include a live surgery demonstration session, and a hands-on animal laboratory session. A private room with 6 operating tables will host 12 participants. Four world-class laparoscopic surgery teachers will act as proctors. As a result of the inherent limited space, the 12 participants will be selected after an application process. After selection by the ESGO, the registration process and payment of fee will be completed with the IRCAD. The registration fee is with no financial benefit for the ESGO. View the course programme, as of March 12, 2018. Course Objectives The course includes specific and practical protocols required to safely complete the surgical staging and management of gynecological cancer: Necessary skills for advanced laparoscopic surgery in the peritoneal cavity and retroperitoneal space Completion of all procedures required to surgically stage and manage gynecological cancers Management of intraoperative complications Place of laparoscopic surgery in ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer Target Audience The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist with extensive open surgery experience, in a university hospital position of a leader of a teaching unit, looking to improve the use of laparoscopy for oncological cases and fluent in English. Teaching Format The advanced course is a 3-day workshop in advanced Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach, offering advanced theoretical sessions combined with a live surgery demonstration and practical training on live tissue (mini-pigs). Participation is compulsory throughout the course. The course will be conducted entirely in English. Registration Course Registration only Fee* 1,970 EUR Registration with hotel Package Fee** 2,405 EUR * Admission fee to the course includes: Live or pre-recorded operative demonstrations + Theoretical sessions + Training on live tissue. ** For Hotel details see the IRCAD PACKAGE under the Travel & Accommodation Tab below. Cancelation and refund policy Cancellation without replacement Non-Refundable General Information Travel & Accommodation General Information General Information The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist and fluent in English. Attendance to the course is limited to 12 participants. Applications will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis, and selected by ESGO based on their level of experience, according to the brief description of professional background provided to the jury. Application Process Key Dates: Application form submission deadline: April 13, 2018 Successful candidates will be notified by April 20, 2018 Remarks: Selected participants need to register directly at the IRCAD website: https://www.ircad.fr/training-center/course-calendar/?id=889 In case of cancellation without replacement, no refund can be made. ESGO membership for 2018 is a mandatory condition for attendance.View the ESGO membership renewals and application. Gynae-oncologists Interested to Apply? Start the process, download the Application Form! Send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. Filled in Application form 2. Letter describing motivation for attending the course 3. Short Curriculum vitae Insurance In registering for the course participants agree that the organizer is not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are requested to arrange their own travel and health insurance. The organizer cannot assume liability for changes in the program due to external circumstances. Travel & Accommodation Travel Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Accommodation Registration with hotel - IRCAD Package: Preferential rate at Les Haras Hotel**** (opposite the IRCAD Institute). Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room, breakfast and city tax included. Check-in on the night before the course, check-out on the last day of the course. Deadline for hotel booking is 10 days before the course. After that date, IRCAD cannot guarantee room availability. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Remark: If extra night is needed, it can be arranged through IRCAD, but will be paid by attendees in addition to the IRCAD package fee. Hotel Cancellation Policy Should you wish to cancel or change your hotel accommodation, please notify IRCAD in writing by e-mail to email@example.com or by fax at +33 3 88 11 90 28. Please do not contact the hotel directly. Cancellation received earlier than 10 days before the course starts is eligible for full hotel refund. Cancellation received later than 10 days before the course starts is eligible for hotel refund – minus one night deposit. Course Secretariat For more information and the status of your registration, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org Course Programme Check out the Programme, as of March 12, 2018 Course Directors Cherif Akladios, France Denis Querleu, France Arnaud Wattiez, France Faculty: Shaima Alsuwaidi, UAE Joao Alves, Portugal Bedaya Amro, UAE Berta Diaz-Feijoo, Spain Emilie Faller, France Helder Ferreira, Portugal Eric Leblanc, France Mustafa-Zelal Muallem, Germany Joseph Nassif, Lebanon Nassir Habib, Lebanon Frédéric Kridelka, Belgium Marco Puga, Chile Marc Reymond, Germany Fabien Thaveau, France Venue: IRCAD Strasbourg , FRANCE European Society of Gynaecological Oncology The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is the leading European organisation with more than 2,500 professionals involved in treatment, care and research of gynaecologic cancers. 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