ENYGO Introduction to Robotic Surgery



  • An exclusive 1,5 day course for young fellows and trainees with no experience in robotic surgery but preferably with some knowledge or exposure to the system.
  • The Course programme features interactive theoretical sessions and dry lab exercises at the ORSI training centre in Ghent, Belgium.
  • The course is organized by ESGO in collaboration with ENYGO.


Target audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is a young surgeon with no experience but some knowledge of or exposure to robotic surgery. Candidates should be fluent in English. This course is limited for 16 participants.

Learning Objectives

The Course aims to introduce the robotic approach to young surgeons with no experience with robotic surgery (Da Vinci Si or Xi) but preferably with some knowledge or exposure to the system.  It is an exclusive opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills.

The Course program combines interactive theoretical sessions and dry lab exercises.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn more about the robotic surgery!

Scientific Programme

Chairs & Faculty


Joao Casanova
Fundação Champalimaud Lisbon, Portugal


"I believe that the Introduction to Robotic Surgery course could be the beginning for for young fellows and trainees who wish to pursue a career in robotic surgery.” 

Joao Casanova is an attending surgeon at the Gynecology Unit, Champalimaud Foundation, the leading private academic Cancer Center in Portugal, and has performed well over 300 robotic surgical procedures.


Sergi Fernandez
Belvitge Hospital Barcelona, Spain


"The Introduction to Robotic Surgery Course is a unique opportunity for for young fellows and trainees who wish to experience robotic surgery.” 


» Registration is open! Register HERE

» Limited space of 16 participants

» Application deadline is November 30, 2020


As a result of the inherent limited space, the 16 participants, ENYGO members, will be selected with respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided during the application process.

Confirmations will be made upon selection by the Applications Committee.

The candidates will be required to include their CV and motivation letter during the application process.

  • Only applicants who are active ESGO/ENGYO members and who have paid the course fee will be considered for participation.
  • Paid ESGO/ENYGO membership for 2020 is a mandatory condition for being considered.

View the ESGO membership renewals and application.

Only applications received through the registration system will be considered!



Course Package Fees

ENYGO member – from high-income countries 200 Eur
ENYGO member country list A and B** 100 Eur
*ESGO is not a VAT payer

**Categories A and B are defined according to the World Bank Country Classification of Upper-middle-income economies (List A) and lower-middle and low-income countries  (List B).


Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room  (check-in on January 24, check-out on January 26, 2021), in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue in Ghent
  • Travel to/from the airport to ORSI Academy, Belgium and to/from the hotel will be arranged.
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome diner


Payment details and cancellation conditions

  • The course fee must be paid immediately upon confirmation of attendance.
  • The payment can be processed only through the registration system
  • If the fee is not received by December 5, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.


Cancelation and Refund Policy

Before December 15, 2020* Refund of 100%
Starting December 16, 2020** Non-Refundable

In case of cancellation without replacement, the fee will be refunded, provided a written request is received December 15

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

General information


ORSI Academy, Belgium

Proefhoevestraat 12
9090 Melle


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 and ENYGO gratefully acknowledge Intuitive Surgical for a generous educational grant supporting this course.

Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your registration, please contact us adminoffice@esgo.org

Travel & Accomodation


Travel costs to from the airport to ORSI Academy, Belgium and to and from the hotel will be arranged. Travel costs to Belgium are responsibility of the attendees.

Do not arrange your flight ticket before your registration is confirmed.




  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room in Ghent, Belgium  (check-in on January 24, check-out on January 26, 2021), in a standard hotel will be arranged and paid by ESGO.