Friday 26 April 2013
The pathway for patients requiring benign and cancer oesophago gastric surgery can be very complex. The cancer pathway is probably the longest in any of the general surgical specialities and requires multiple investigations, assessment and surgical interventions. The oesophago gastrectomy procedures are not only complex but also very long, and these patients require disposable preoptimisation and a very high standard of care during and after the operation. During this course we will discuss a multidisciplinary approach to improve the recovery of patients after surgical interventions. The course is suitable for surgeons, dieticians, intensivists, anaesthetists, specialist nurses and young doctors and nurses in training in ITU or the wards, to help them understand this concept and incorporate it in their practice
Course fee: £250
Thursday 4 - Friday 5 July 2013
This two day International Symposium for Consultants and trainees will demonstrate and teach the steps of minimally invasive oesophagectomy utilising live demonstrations, videos and discussions from expert faculty. The individual steps of the procedure will be discussed and demonstrated in detail.
A combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approach will be demonstrated with intracorporeal anastomoses and the course will focus on the supine technique. The prone technique will be discussed and the comparative advantages of both techniques will be considered.
Novel advancements in the technique including a description of the anterior oesophageal plane will be described with the surgical importance of this plane for radical cancer clearance and histological evaluation of the specimen.
For Consultants, Trainees and Theatre Practitioners
Course Fees: £900
Friday 8th November 2013
This two day course is aimed at discussing the laparoscopic and endoscopic approaches to the upper GI tract. There will be discussions and demonstration of laparoscopic / thoracoscopic oesophagectomy, laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, laparoscopic Heller’s cardio myotomy, laparoscopic removal of GIST, endoscopic mucosal resection, radio frequency ablation of oesophageal mucosa, and various other new and innovative techniques.
Course fee: £700