Advanced Course on Endoscopy in Gynaecological Oncology


» Advanced theoretical lectures - pelvic trainers - live surgery transmission - hands-on training with animal models

» Learn from and listen to the most experienced European surgeons!

» An opportunity to acquire the GESEA Level 2 Certification in Endoscopy (optional part of the course)


Europe has a long tradition of endoscopic surgery that we strive to continue. Nevertheless, even though laparoscopy has been established for decades as a cost-effective and patient-friendly approach compared to open surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopy, it is not yet universally used in gynaecological oncology.

The increasing use of treatment integration and new biological drugs in gynaecologic oncology make endoscopy a valuable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

In this course, laparoscopic gynaecologic oncologic surgeons will demonstrate the objective measurable theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary when performing such procedures. The course programme features advanced theoretical lectures, live surgery, pelvic trainers and an exclusive lab featuring hands-on training with animal models.

The course will include the assessment of knowledge and practical skills for the GESEA Level 2 Certification.

The GESEA Level 2 exam will be optional part of the course.


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist who is both looking to improve the use of laparoscopy for complex oncological cases and fluent in English.


Learning Objectives 

The course aims to provide participants the technical expertise they need with regard to equipment and approaches used for different pathologies as well as exercises for acquiring and testing laparoscopic psychomotor skills.


Scientific Programme

The course program features advanced theoretical lectures, pelvic trainers, live surgery and an exclusive animal model hands-on training at the IRCAD laparoscopic training center in Strasbourg, France.


» Please check the preliminary scientific programme



Chairs & Faculty


Anna Fagotti 

Co-Chair of the Course

ESGO Treasurer

Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome


Denis Querleu

Co-Chair of the Course

Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome, Italy

IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg, France

Cherif Akladios

Co-Chair of the Course

IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg



Name Country Institute
Giovanni Scambia Italy Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome
Ursula Catena Italy Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome
Nicolò Bizzarri Italy Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome
Fabrice Lecuru France Institut Curie, Paris
Lucie Schwartz France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg
Emilie Faller France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg
Lise Lecointre France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg
Thomas Boisramé France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg
Victor Gabriele France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg
Aline Host France IRCAD Training Center, Strasbourg


» SOLD OUT (please write to to be waitlisted)

» Registrations will be accepted on first come first served basis

» Limited number of 34 participants 

* By clicking on Register here, you confirm that you have read and agree to our General Terms and Conditions as presented here


Course Package Fee

Registration Fees for ESGO Members *  Regular Rate (EUR)
ESGO Members 650
Country List A,C** 550
Country List B,D** 490
Young doctors under 40 490
Nonmembers 850
*In order to benefit from the ESGO Membership reduced rate, membership for 2022 must be valid. View the ESGO membership renewals and application. You have to log in to the registration system with the email address you use to enter the member zone.
**Categories A, B, C and D are defined according to the World Bank Country Classification of Upper-middle-income economies (List A, C) and Low income/ Lower- middle-income economies (List B, D).


Fee includes

» Admission fee to face to face course at IRCAD, Strasbourg

» Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner

Not included in the fee 

» Accommodation

» GESEA Level 2 exam


Cancellation and refund policy

» Before March 25, 2022 - Refund of 50%

» Starting March 25, 2022 - Non-Refundable


For more information, please contact us at

General information


IRCAD Laparoscopic Training Center

1 Pl. de L Hôpital, 67000




The course is MedTech compliant.



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.


Course Secretariat

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

Travel & Accommodation


Travel costs to Strasbourg, France are responsibility of the attendees.



The accommodation is responsibility of the attendees.

In the vicinity of the course venue, a hotel will be pre-booked for the convenience of the participants who can book the room in case of need at their own expenses.