ESGO-IRCAD Advanced Course Advanced Surgery Course in Sentinel Lymph Node in Gynecologic Cancer LIVE SURGERY DEMONSTRATION - TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUES - ADVANCED LECTURES An Exclusive 3-Day Course at the IRCAD training Centre in Strasbourg, France, July 11-13, 2019 in Strasbourg, France, to advance your knowledge and skills. The course has been accredited with 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). 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 July 11-13, 2019. Course Objectives To understand the rationale of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure in the treatment of female genital organ alignancies in the era of minimally invasive surgical oncology and individualization of therapeutic management. To master the surgical technique of SLN sampling, including anatomical landmarks of each genital organ’s specific lymphatic drainage To be familiar with technical modalities, imaging techniques, and available tracers, including the role of fluorescence in the future of cancer surgery To be able to incorporate the results of SLN pathological assessment in the management of gynecologic malignancies To perform hands-on practice on live tissue (mini-pigs) in order to shorten and secure the learning curve in clinical practice 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 Registration to the course will be open on the begging of January 2019. 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 Deadline for the submission will be published soon. Remarks: ESGO membership for 2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance.View the ESGO membership renewals and application. Gynae-oncologists Interested to Apply? Applying process and registration will be open soon 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org Check the programme Available here Course Directors Cherif Akladios, France Denis Querleu, France Faculty: Nadeem Abu-Rustum, USA David Cibula, Czech Republic Sabrina Croce, France Michele Diana, Italy Walter Gotlieb, Canada Eric Leblanc, France Fabrice Lecuru, France Michel Mueller, Switzerland Jan Persson, Sweden Xavier Pivot, France Ate Van Der Zee, Netherlands Kamil Zalewski, Poland 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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