Endoscopy in Gynaecological Oncology Course The ESGO Advanced Course on Endoscopic Surgery in Gynaecological Oncology will be held in cooperation with the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) at the Policlinico A. Gemelli in Rome, Italy. Course attendance is limited to 12 participants enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per animal model. Confirmations will be made upon selection by the course Applications Committee. Application is open! APPLY NOW! ADVANCED THEORETICAL LECTURES - PELVIC TRAINERS - 2 LIVE SURGERIES - HANDS-ON TRAINING WITH ANIMAL MODELS Europe has a long tradition of endoscopic surgery that we strive to continue. Nevertheless, even though laparoscopy has been established for decades as a cost-effective and patient-friendly approach compared to open surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopy, it is not yet universally used in gynaecological oncology. The increasing use of treatment integration and new biological drugs in gynaecologic oncology make endoscopy a valuable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. In this course, laparoscopic gynaecologic oncologic surgeons will demonstrate the objective measurable theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary when performing such procedures. The course programme features advanced theoretical lectures, live surgeries, pelvic trainers and an exclusive lab featuring hands-on training with animal models. Learning objectives The course aims to provide participants the technical expertise they need with regard to equipment and approaches used for different pathologies as well as exercises for acquiring and testing laparoscopic psychomotor skills. Target audience The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist who is both looking to improve the use of laparoscopy for complex oncological cases and fluent in English. Teaching Format The 3-day, clinically oriented, interactive, pelvic trainer, hands-on training course offers advanced theoretical lectures combined with video training and discussion with experts. The course is an exclusive opportunity to learn from the most experienced European surgeons. The workshop will be held in English. Registration As a result of the inherent limited space, the 12 participants will be selected after an application process. Course Package Fee: 1.100 EUR *ESGO is not a VAT payer Fee includes: Course admission fee Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue, breakfast included Coffee breaks, lunches Welcome dinner on Monday, May 20, 2019 ESGO membership for 2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application. Only applications received through the registration system will be considered! The applicants are asked to upload their CV's, Motivation statement and Surgical experience assessment form during the registration process via the registration platform. All applications will be evaluated and 12 participants will be chosen. Only selected participants will be able to make the registration and pay. Please submit your application but do not try to register and pay now! Submit your application with all relevant documents through this link: APPLY NOW! Cancelation and refund policy Before April 15, 2019 Refund of 50% Starting April 16, 2019 Non-Refundable Application Payments Travel & Accommodation Insurance Application Application process General Conditions Applications will be treated on two-step process. The applicants are asked to upload their CV's, Motivation statement and Surgical experience assessment form during the registration process via the registration platform. After the registration closing, the Scientific committee will decide 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 to the jury. Key dates Registration open: January 31, 2019 Deadline for submissions of applications: March 10, 2019 Deadline for confirmations of selected participants: March 25, 2019 Remarks The organiser has the right to close the registration before March 10, 2019, in case the number of applications considerably exceeds the number of seats available. Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat. Payments Payment details and Cancellation conditions The course fee must be paid immediately upon confirmation of attendance. The payment can be processed only by credit card payment through the registration system. If the fee is not received by April 15, 2019, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant. The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. In case of cancellation, the fee will be refunded, provided a written request is received by April 15, 2019. No refund can be made if the notice of cancellation is received after this date nor in the case of a no-show. Travel & Accommodation Travel & Accommodation Travel Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs. Accommodation Hotel Desiderio Via Della Pineta Sacchetti 225, Trionfale, 00168 Rome, Italy http://www.hoteldesiderioroma.it/# Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue will be arranged by ESGO on May 20, 2019 (check in) – May 22, 2019 (check out). Remark: If extra night is needed, it can be arranged by ESGO, but will be paid by attendees in addition to the course package fee. Insurance 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. Acknowledgment ESGO gratefully acknowledges Ethicon for a generous educational grant supporting this course. Course Secretariat For more information and the status of your registration, please contact us at email@example.com Check the programme of the course. Chairs of the Course Assoc. Prof. Anna Fagotti ESGO Council member, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Prof. Giovanni Scambia ESGE President-Elect, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Venue Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy FACULTY Assoc. Prof. Anna Fagotti ESGO Council member Policlinico A. Gemelli” Foundation – IRCSS, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Prof. Grigoris Grimbizis President of ESGE Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Tessaloniki, Greece Prof. Giovanni Scambia President-elect of ESGE “Policlinico A. Gemelli” Rome, Italy Dr. Ursula Catena “Policlinico A. Gemelli” Rome, Italy Prof. Francesco Fanfani “Policlinico A. Gemelli” Rome, Italy Prof. Christhardt Köhler Asklepion Hamburg, Germany Dr. Eric Leblanc Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France Dr. Liliana Mereu Santa Chiara Hospital Trento, Italy 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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