AGES Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy Demonstration Workshop 2016

Saturday, 19th November 2016
MERF, Brisbane

The AGES Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy Demonstration Workshop is suitable for all levels of RANZCOG trainees and specialists.

It is designed as a single day, intensive, pelvic anatomy primer, for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what lies beneath pelvic and abdominal peritoneum.

AGES wishes to address the difficulty in accessing quality anatomy teaching by providing a number of courses that focus on a laparoscopic approach to pelvic anatomy.

The demonstration course will allow forty registrants to participate in lectures, watch live surgery and interact with highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons as they delve into the anatomical aspects of the female pelvis.

The dissection is performed on donated fresh frozen cadavers at the Medical Engineering and Research Facility (MERF), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) facility in Brisbane.

These highly interactive presentations, followed by the relevant focussed dissections will be performed on six compartments of the pelvis and abdomen. All participants will be provided with pre-reading and copies of the presentations a week prior to the workshop.

Registrants can expect to increase their anatomical knowledge and awareness allowing for improved surgical outcomes and reduced complications for their patients.

Aims & Objectives

  •  Learn and review the Anatomy of the pelvis, pelvic sidewall and rectosigmoid
  • Observe the laparoscopic cadaveric dissection of significant abdominal and pelvic structures
  • Relate the anatomy to common laparoscopic procedures and apply this knowledge

AGES Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy Dissection Cadaveric Workshop

Saturday, 10th December 2016
MERF, Brisbane

This workshop is designed for gynaecologists with laparoscopic skills who wish to expand their knowledge of pelvic and abdominal retroperitoneal anatomy while advancing their laparoscopic surgical skills.

Hands-on laparoscopic cadaveric sessions utilising fresh frozen, female cadavers follow the relevant anatomical ‘fast’ lecture series.

The workshop will be held at the Medical Engineering and Research Facility (MERF), Queensland University of Technology(QUT) facility in Brisbane.

Three participants are assigned to each donor and will be closely supervised by an experienced advanced laparoscopic surgical instructor. Each participant will have the opportunity to operate, assist and observe to optimise the learning experience as they rotate evenly through each step.

The course will focus on demonstration of the pelvic sidewall dissection with a particular focus on the surgical layers and surgical spaces with the anatomical structure contained within them. Retroperitoneal spaces around the bladder, pelvic floor, large bowel and kidneys will all be explored.

The registrants will have the opportunity to complete the anatomical dissection required to perform a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. There is a very limited number of 15 delegates able to participate.

All participants will be provided with pre-reading and copies of the presentations a week prior to the workshop.

Registrants are expected to confidently increase their anatomical knowledge and awareness, allowing for improved surgical outcomes and reduced complications for their patients.