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AGES Advanced Lap-Dissection Workshop – (POSTPONED) TBC*

April 5, 2020
MERF Brisbane

April 5, 2020 @ 7:30 am 5:30 pm

This course has been postponed with no date set at this time. We will be updating this page with any new information.

The Advanced Lap D Workshop is designed for Specialist Gynaecologists with advanced laparoscopic training who wish to:

  • Expand their knowledge of pelvic, abdominal and retroperitoneal anatomy
  • Hone their laparoscopic surgical dissection and teaching skills.

There will be a particular focus on identification of the pelvic nerves and nerve sparing surgical techniques.

Hands-on laparoscopic dissection sessions utilising fresh frozen, female donors follow the relevant anatomical lecture series.

The workshops are 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 focuses on the approaches to dissection of the pelvic sidewall with a particular emphasis on the surgical layers and surgical spaces and the anatomical structures contained within them. Retroperitoneal spaces around the bladder, pelvic floor, large bowel and kidneys are all explored. There is a particular focus on identification of the pelvic nerves and nerve sparing surgical techniques.

The anatomy of the diaphragm and surgical approaches to resection of diaphragmatic endometriosis is covered.

All participants are 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.

(07) 3368 2422

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Staib Road
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia
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* Please ensure that you check back here for the most up to date information regarding dates as we closely monitor the ongoing pandemic and its impact on the scheduling of AGES workshops and events.

Please note when adding this event to your calendar, the event will populate with a generic time. It is vital that you check the current program available on the event website for the correct program timings before making travel arrangements.

For any further information or assistance please contact the AGES Secretariat via email, ages@yrd.com.au or phone, 07 3368 2422.

MERF Brisbane

Staib Road
Chermside, QLD 4032 Australia


(07) 3368 2422
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