15th Annual Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy & MIS Including Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
May 17-18, 2013
University of Louisville
580 S Preston Street
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Scientific Program Chair:
Resad P. Pasic
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This course is designed for gynecologists with advanced laparoscopic skills who wish to expand their knowledge of retroperitoneal and Space of Retzius anatomy and the various surgeries performed therein. This extensive two-day course will expose the participants to the knowledge and expertise of world-renowned laparoscopic surgeons who will guide them through didactics and hands on cadaveric sessions utilizing unembalmed female cadavers.
No more than three participants are assigned to each cadaver and are closely supervised by experienced faculty instructors. Each participant will have the opportunity to operate, assist and observe in a rotational format to optimize their learning experience and suturing technique. The course will focus on demonstration of pelvic sidewall dissection, preparation for laparoscopic hysterectomy, uterosacral colposuspension, Burch retro pubic colposuspension and paravaginal defect repairs through the laparoscopic approach.
Pelvic floor reconstructive procedures will be highlighted during breakout sessions to accommodate those with a particular interest in furthering their skills in these procedures.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Appraise skills learned to relevant pelvic anatomy and apply them for surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomy and pelvic floor surgery; 2) apply skills learned to pelvic side wall dissection and illustrate retroperitoneal structures; 3) explain the ergonomics, theory and rationale for reproducible laparos