Advanced Course: Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach

New! Advanced Course in Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach: State of the Art


An Exclusive 3-Day Course at the IRCAD training Centre in Strasbourg, France, May 28-30, 2018 in Strasbourg, France, to advance your knowledge and skills.


Advanced laparoscopic surgery for university leaders

Although established over decades ago, and acknowledged as a standard in the surgical management of gynecologic cancer, laparoscopic surgery is not yet universally used, even though it represents at this point in time both a cost-effective and patient-friendly approach compared to open surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopy.

The main obstacle is the learning curve. A number of busy university leaders, extremely skilled in open surgery, do not have the time to develop their laparoscopic skills.

The ESGO has decided to collaborate with the IRCAD in Strasbourg, France, a world famous teaching center in laparoscopic surgery, fully equipped with a high-end animal laboratory, to propose a limited number of seats in a semi-private course for European university key opinion leaders.

The theoretical part of the three day course will be organized in parallel to the well-established yearly IRCAD course on laparoscopic surgery in gynecologic oncology.

The practical part will include a live surgery demonstration session, and a hands-on animal laboratory session. A private room with 6 operating tables will host 12 participants. Four world-class laparoscopic surgery teachers will act as proctors.  

As a result of the inherent limited space, the 12 participants will be selected after an application process. 

After selection by the ESGO, the registration process and payment of fee will be completed with the IRCAD. The registration fee is with no financial benefit for the ESGO.

View the course programme, as of March 12, 2018.

Course Objectives

The course includes specific and practical protocols required to safely complete the surgical staging and management of gynecological cancer:

  • Necessary skills for advanced laparoscopic surgery in the peritoneal cavity and retroperitoneal space
  • Completion of all procedures required to surgically stage and manage gynecological cancers
  • Management of intraoperative complications
  • Place of laparoscopic surgery in ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist with extensive open surgery experience, in a university hospital position of a leader of a teaching unit, looking to improve the use of laparoscopy for oncological cases and fluent in English.


Teaching Format

The advanced course is a 3-day workshop in advanced Gynecological Cancer and Laparoscopic Approach, offering advanced theoretical sessions combined with a live surgery demonstration and practical training on live tissue (mini-pigs).

Participation is compulsory throughout the course. The course will be conducted entirely in English. 



Course Registration only Fee*

1,970 EUR

Registration with hotel Package Fee**

2,405 EUR

* Admission fee to the course includes: Live or pre-recorded operative demonstrations + Theoretical sessions + Training on live tissue.

** For Hotel details see the IRCAD PACKAGE under the Travel & Accommodation Tab below.


Cancelation and refund policy

Cancellation without replacement



General Information

General Information 

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist and fluent in English.

Attendance to the course is limited to 12 participants.

Applications will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis, and selected by ESGO based on their level of experience, according to the brief description of professional background provided to the jury. 


Application Process 

Key Dates:

  • Application form submission deadline: April 13, 2018
  • Successful candidates will be notified by April 20, 2018




Gynae-oncologists Interested to Apply?

Start the process, download the Application Form!

Send the following documents to

1. Filled in Application form 
2. Letter describing motivation for attending the course
3. Short Curriculum vitae



In registering for the course participants agree that the organizer is not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are requested to arrange their own travel and health insurance. The organizer cannot assume liability for changes in the program due to external circumstances.

Travel & Accommodation

Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your registration, please contact us


Course Programme

  • Check out the Programme, as of March 12, 2018 

Course Directors

  • Cherif Akladios, France

  • Denis Querleu, France

  • Arnaud Wattiez, France


  • Shaima Alsuwaidi, UAE
  • Joao Alves, Portugal
  • Bedaya Amro, UAE
  • Berta Diaz-Feijoo, Spain
  • Emilie Faller, France
  • Helder Ferreira, Portugal
  • Eric Leblanc, France
  • Mustafa-Zelal Muallem, Germany
  • Joseph Nassif, Lebanon
  • Nassir Habib, Lebanon
  • Frédéric Kridelka, Belgium
  • Marco Puga, Chile
  • Marc Reymond, Germany
  • Fabien Thaveau, France
Venue: IRCAD Strasbourg , FRANCE