Advanced Course in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Surgery


» An Exclusive Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology

» Expert lectures - Video session - Training on animal models and cadavers


A 3 day course for surgeons with advanced experience in robotic surgery.

The Course program features interactive theoretical and video sessions, practical training on live tissue (Animal Model + Cadavers) at the ORSI Academy, Belgium combined with session of expert videos and discussions.

The course is organized by ESGO in collaboration with SERGS, the Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery.



The course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of surgeons on procedures in gynaecologic cancer by robotic approach (Da Vinci Si or Xi).

Target audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is a robotic surgeon with advanced experience in robotic surgery that meets the following requirements:

  • Has performed at least 50 robotic cases in Gynaecological Oncology (console surgeons)
  • A member of an active robotic program at his/her hospital
  • Fluent in English.

Teaching Format

The robotic course is a 3 day workshop in Robotic Surgery, offering candidates a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills, including:

  • Advanced Theoretical Lectures and Tutorial Videos.
  • Training on Da Vinci Xi. Simulation, virtual surgery.
  • Hands-on Training on live tissue - Animal Model.
  • Dissection on Cadaveric Model.

Advanced programme will include following procedures:

  • Pelvic and para aortic lymph node dissection trans and retroperitoneal approach
  • Sentinel lymph node dissection with icg
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Specific benefits of robotic approach in gynaecologic oncology

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

Scientific Programme

The Course program features interactive theoretical and video sessions, practical training on live tissue (Animal Model + Cadavers) at the ORSI Academy, Belgium combined with a session of expert videos and discussions.

Please check the Preliminary Scientific Programme.


The ESGO/SERGS Robotic course was well organised with an excellent and friendly faculty.  The facilities of the ORSI Academy are outstanding and the catering, transport and accomodation arrangements were superb.  However, one of the most valuable parts of the course was meeting fellow delegates from around the world and sharing experiences and challenges.

Nicholas Wood, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK


Well organised and very informative course in a friendly atmosphere. Definitely a place were you could strengthen your skills and make great connections."

Paul Stanciu, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

Chairs & Faculty

Thomas Hebert

Course Chair

PH Gynecologie Obstétrique
Centre Olympe de Gouges
Tours, France

SERGS Vice President

Henrik Falconer

Course Co-Chair

Head of GYN Oncology
Karolinska Institutet/University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

SERGS Secretary/Treasurer

Marc Barahona Orpinell


Bellvitge Hospital Barcelona, Spain

SERGS Council member

Thomas Ind


Head of Gynaecological Oncology

Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

President of SERGS

Philippe van Trappen


Head of Gynaecology/Gynaecological Oncology at AZ Sint-Jan Hospitals Bruges-Ostend, Belgium


Attendance to the course is limited to 12 participants, enabling 3 attendees to be around one robot during the hand´s on training.

Applications will be selected based on the documents providedwith respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as the level of experience judged by the committee.

The participants will be selected by the joint committee of ESGO and SERGS.


How to apply

The candidates are required to send us following application documents:

  • Short CV
  • Motivation letter describing incentives for attending the event

Please send the application documents via email to

View the ESGO membership renewals and application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 18th, 2022


Course package fee

Individual registration – ESGO/SERGS member  950 Euro
Individual registration – Non-member  1700 Euro


Fee includes:
  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room in Ghent
  • Transfers to/from the airport and the hotel to ORSI
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner


Key dates

Application opens: November, 2021

Registration opens: after approval of your application by the scientific committee

Deadline for application: February 18th, 2022

Deadline for registration: 14 days after approval of your application by the scientific committee


Cancelation and Refund Policy
Before February 25th, 2022   Refund of 50%
Starting February 25th, 2022   Non-Refundable


  • If the fee is not received immediately after the candidate is notified the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of the course fee payment.
  • Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.

General Information


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12, 9090 Melle, Belgium


Appplication for MedTech was submitted.


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.


ESGO gratefully acknowledges Intuitive Surgical for a generous educational grant supporting this course.

Course Secretariat

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

Travel & Accommodation

Travel costs to/from the aiport to ORSI Academy, Belgium and to and from the hotel will be arranged, travel costs to Belgium are responsiblility of the attendees.



Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room in Ghent, Belgium, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue will be arranged by ESGO.