Laparoscopic Skills and Training Workshop


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Laparoscopic Skills and Training Workshop


This course is designed for Obstetric & Gynaecology senior trainees and consultants aiming to operate at an RANZCOG/AGES skill level 3 & 4.

Program outline

Clinical knowledge and reasoning (Lectures – half day)

  • The anatomy of the abdomen, female genital tract, bladder, ureters and lower bowel, in particular the pelvic side wall.
  • Potential risks and complications of laparoscopic surgery (including anaesthesia).
  • Equipment, instrumentation and theatre set-up in particular the principles of electrosurgery, insufflators, light sources and video equipment.
  • Safe entry techniques and port site problems.

Clinical Skills (Hands-on live animal workshop – half day)

  • Laparoscopic techniques.
  • Suturing (intracorporeal and extracorporeal knot tying).
  • Specimen retrieval (trans abdominal removal of tissue).
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy.


  • Lectures only: $300, deadline 22 Sep 2019
  • Hands-on live animal workshop (including Lectures)*: $2700 (limited to 4 registrants per workshop)
  • Sat 5 Oct (pm) register by 8 Sep
  • Fri 13 Dec (am/pm) register by 22 Sep

*Attendance at the Lectures is mandatory for the Hands-on live animal workshop.

Dates (2019)

  • Lectures:
    • Sat 5 Oct – am
  • Hands-on live animal workshop* sessions:
    • Sat 5 Oct – pm (max 4) SOLD OUT
    • Fri 13 Dec – am / pm (max 4 & 4)

Main Facilitator

Dr Jim Tsaltas, Head of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Endometriosis Surgery, Monash Health. Past President Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society (AGES). Senior Infertility & IVF Specialist, Melbourne IVF.

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