ENYGO Introduction to Robotic Surgery Course


» WHEN: 2 rounds of the hands-on training organized on July 1 and 2, 2024

» WHERE: IRCAD MIS training center, Strasbourg, France

An exclusive introductory course for young fellows and trainees with no experience in robotic surgery but preferably with some knowledge or exposure to the system.

The Course programme features interactive theoretical sessions and dry lab exercises at the IRCAD MIS training center, Strasbourg, France.

The course is organized by ESGO in collaboration with ENYGO.


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is a young surgeon with no experience but some knowledge or exposure to robotic surgery. Candidates should be fluent in English.

Learning Objectives

The Course aims to introduce the robotic approach to young surgeons with no experience with robotic surgery (Da Vinci Si or Xi) but preferably with some knowledge or exposure to the system.  It is an exclusive opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills.

The Course program combines interactive theoretical sessions and dry lab exercises.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn more about the robotic surgery!

Scientific Programme

Chairs & Faculty

Nicolo Bizzarri

Nicolò Bizzarri

Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Joao Casanova

Head of the Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

"I believe that the Introduction to Robotic Surgery course could be the beginning for for young fellows and trainees who wish to pursue a career in robotic surgery.” 

Joao Casanova is an attending surgeon at the Gynecology Unit, Champalimaud Foundation, the leading private academic Cancer Center in Portugal, and has performed well over 300 robotic surgical procedures.


Sergi Fernandez

Bellvitge Hospital Barcelona, Spain

"The Introduction to Robotic Surgery Course is a unique opportunity for for young fellows and trainees who wish to experience robotic surgery.” 

Based on his experience, Sergi Fernandez has been certified as a robotic surgeon by the Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery.


» Limited space of 24 participants (12 participants for each round)

As a result of the inherent limited space, the 24 participants, ENYGO members, will be selected with respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided during the application process.

Confirmations will be made upon selection by the Applications Committee.


The candidates were required to send us following application documents:

  • Short CV
  • Motivation letter describing incentives for attending the event
  • fill in a questionnaire

Please send the application documents via email to tereza.cicakova@esgo.org

Paid ESGO/ENYGO membership for 2024 is a mandatory condition for being considered. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.



Registration Fees Regular Rate (EUR)
ESGO member – high income countries 300
ESGO member – country list A, B, C, D* 200

World Bank Country Classification


Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner


Fee does not include:

  • Travel expenses
  • Travel insurance


Payment details and cancellation conditions:

  • The course fee must be paid immediately upon confirmation of attendance.
  • The payment can be processed only through the registration system.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.


General Information


IRCAD MIS training center

1 Pl. de l'Hôpital
67000 Strasbourg


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 tereza.cicakova@esgo.org

Travel & Accommodation


Transfers are responsibility of the attendees.



2 nights in a hotel for each participant.