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Thu, 22 Jul


Torbay Hospital

Laparoscopic core skills workshop

A new course combining live emergency operating, video discussion and wet skills workshop spread across two days.

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Laparoscopic core skills workshop
Laparoscopic core skills workshop

Time & Location

22 Jul 2021, 08:00 – 23 Jul 2021, 17:00

Torbay Hospital, Newton Rd, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK

About the Event

A workshop over two days from national leading laparosopic expert Consultant Surgeons and colleagues. This workshop is aimed at either trainees at the beginning of their laparoscopic learning curve or junior trainees looking to learn cutting edge techniques and decision making. Low candidate number capped at maximum of 10 per course allowing tailored made learning to your position on learning curve.

Hosted across multiple sites we hope to combine live emergency operating with live audience participation as well as recognition and decision making in more complex pathologies such as incidental Crohns disease, carcinoid tumours and ovarian pathology. The two day course finishes with a wet lab day at the cutting edge LOTUS facility in South Brent allowing every participant to practice core laparoscopic skills in a supervised environment. 

This new course is an absolute must for FY2 considering core training and Core trainees considering General Surgery HST application. Due to COVID we now are also offering virtual attendance to day one to allow more Junior Surgeons to benefit from the excellent training opportunity that is this course. Skills taught laparoscopic suturing, external laparoscopic knot tying, perforated DU closure, basic and advanced laparoscopic skills taught appropriate to your level.


Day one Torbay Hospital:

08:30am Registration

09:00am Appendicectomy How I do it

10:00am Break

10:30am The Difficult Appendicectomy

11:30am Ovarian pathology at diagnostic laparoscopy

12:30pm Lunch 

1:15pm Crohns disease and Meckels appendicectomy

2:15pm Break

2:45pm Laparoscopic core skills lecture (entry methods, instrument use etc)

3:30pm Break

3:45pm Live operating to be switched with talk during day

Day two LOTUS HQ wetlab:

09:00am Registration and grouping

09:30am Pathology spot quiz GROUP 1

09:30am WETLAB group 2

11:00am Pathology spot quiz GROUP 2

11:00am WETLAB goup 1

WETLAB: port placement, knot tying, bag placement, laparoscopic dexerity exercise, 

12:30pm Lunch

13:00pm Carcinoid and the unexpected pathology

14:00pm Closing remarks


  • Early Bird

    Early bird discount applies until December 1st. Full two day pass Limited number

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  • Full price onsite 2 day ticket

    Includes full 2 day pass including wetlab laparoscopic session.

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  • Online virtual one day ticket

    This is for virtual candidates who wish to see the emergency operating, live discussion and lecture day. Please note this can only be used for virtual attendance and does not involve any involvement in the second day with laparoscopic skills.

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