Advanced Course in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Surgery


» An Exclusive Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology

» Expert Lectures - Video session - Training on cadavers


A 3 day course for surgeons with advanced experience in robotic surgery.

The Course program features interactive theoretical and video sessions, practical training on live tissue (Animal Model + Cadavers) at the ORSI Academy, Belgium combined with session of expert videos and discussions.

The course is organized by ESGO in collaboration with SERGS, the Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery.



The course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of surgeons on procedures in gynaecologic cancer by robotic approach (Da Vinci Si or Xi).

Target audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is a robotic surgeon with advanced experience in robotic surgery that meets the following requirements:

  • Has performed at least 50 robotic cases in Gynaecological Oncology (console surgeons)
  • A member of an active robotic program at his/her hospital
  • Fluent in English.

Teaching Format

he robotic course is a 3 day workshop in Robotic Surgery, offering candidates a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills, including:

  • Advanced Theoretical Lectures and Tutorial Videos.
  • Training on Da Vinci Xi. Simulation, virtual surgery.
  • Hands-on Training on live tissue - Animal Model.
  • Dissection on Cadaveric Model.

Advanced programme will include following procedures:

  • Pelvic and para aortic lymph node dissection trans and retroperitoneal approach
  • Sentinel lymph node dissection with icg
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Specific benefits of robotic approach in gynaecologic oncology

Participation is compulsory throughout the course. The course will be conducted entirely in English.

Scientific Programme

The Course program features interactive theoretical and video sessions, practical training on live tissue (Animal Model + Cadavers) at the ORSI Academy, Belgium combined with a session of expert videos and discussions.

Please check the preliminary scientific programme.


The ESGO/SERGS Robotic course was well organised with an excellent and friendly faculty.  The facilities of the ORSI Academy are outstanding and the catering, transport and accomodation arrangements were superb.  However, one of the most valuable parts of the course was meeting fellow delegates from around the world and sharing experiences and challenges.

Nicholas Wood, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK


Well organised and very informative course in a friendly atmosphere. Definitely a place were you could strengthen your skills and make great connections."

Paul Stanciu, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

Chairs & Faculty

Thomas Hebert

Course Chair

PH Gynecologie Obstétrique
Centre Olympe de Gouges
Tours, France
SERGS council member

Henrik Falconer

Head of GYN Oncology
Karolinska Institutet/University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden
SERGS Council member

Eric Lambaudie

Oncologic Surgeon
Paoli Calmettes Insitute
Marseille, France


Philippe Van Trappen 

Head Gynaecology/Oncology
AZ St. Jan Bruges-Ostende AV Hospitals
Bruges, Belgium

SERGS Council Member



» Registration will open in September, 2020!

» Limited space of 12 participants


Attendance to the course is limited to 12 participants, enabling 2 attendees to be around one robot during the hand´s on training.

Applications will be selected based on the documents providedwith respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as the level of experience judged by the committee.

The participants will be selected by the joint committee of ESGO and SERGS.


Application Process

Key Dates:

  • Application form submission deadline: February 5, 2021
  • Successful candidates will be notified by February 19, 2021.


Registration fees

Individual registration – ESGO/SERGS member  1250 Euro
Individual registration – Non-member  2000 Euro
*ESGO is not a VAT payer


Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room in Ghent
  • Transfers to/from the airport and the hotel to ORSI
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner


Cancelation and Refund Policy

Before March 14, 2021*   Refund of 50%
Starting March 15, 2021**   Non-Refundable


In case of cancellation without replacement, the fee will be partialy refunded, provided a written request is received by March 14, 2021.

**No refund can be made if notice of cancellation is received after this date or in case of no-show.


  • If the fee is not received immediately after the candidate is notified on February 19, 2021, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of the course fee payment.
  • Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.

General information


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12, 9090 Melle, Belgium


Appplication for MedTech submitted.


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.


ESGO gratefully acknowledges Intuitive Surgical for a generous educational grant supporting this course.

Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your registration, please contact us

Travel & Accomodation

Travel costs to/from the aiport to ORSI Academy, Belgium and to and from the hotel will be arranged, travel costs to Belgium are responsiblility of the attendees.


  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room in Ghent, Belgium, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue will be arranged by ESGO.