AGES Lap-Dissection Workshop 2024 – August
August 17 @ 7:15 am – 5:30 pm
**This course is for members only. Please visit the members tab of the AGES website to join or renew now**
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The Lap D Workshop is designed for Specialist and Trainee Obstetricians and Gynaecologists with laparoscopic skills who wish to expand their knowledge of pelvic and abdominal retroperitoneal anatomy while advancing their laparoscopic surgical dissection techniques.
AGES aims to allow access to quality anatomy teaching by providing workshops focusing on a functional laparoscopic approach to pelvic anatomy. The dissection workshop allows eighteen (18) registrants to participate in lectures, undertake anatomical dissection on female fresh frozen donors and interact with highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons as they delve into the anatomical aspects of the female pelvis.
An introductory lecture series is followed by two, three hour operating and dissection sessions using fresh frozen female donors.
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 be able to operate, assist and observe to optimise the learning experience as they rotate evenly through each step.
The workshop will focus on dissection of the pelvic side wall, with particular emphasis on the surgical layers, spaces and anatomical structures contained within.
Retroperitoneal spaces around the bladder, pelvic floor, large bowel and kidneys will all be explored.
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 confidence, outcomes and reduced complications for their patients.
Registrations will be opening in 2024! Check back regularly for all updates about Lap-D in 2024!