Pre-Intermediate Course in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Surgery


» An Exclusive Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology

» Expert Lectures - Video session - Training on animal model

» 2 face-to-face days at the IRCAD training centre (November 2-3) and live surgery transmission (November 7)


An exclusive 2 days course for surgeons with early experience in robotic surgery.

The course combines a hands-on workshoptheoretical lectures at the IRCAD training centre in Strasbourg, France and online video session.

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 young  surgeon with early experience in robotic surgery that meets the following requirements:

  • Has performed at least 10 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 2 days workshop in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology 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

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

Live surgery transmission will be held on November 7.

Scientific Programme

The course combines a hands-on workshop, theoretical lectures and video sessions at the IRCAD training centre in Strasbourg, France.


Please check the preliminary scientific programme.



A great course run by a fantastic group of facilitators who get to the point and very keen to share their knowledge and surgical experience. Convenient venue with up to date technology and readily available staff to help. A great value for money.

Murad Al-Aker, Australia


This program has really helped me develop my skills in advanced robotic surgery and establish our hospital as the only center in eastern India providing these services. I highly recommend this program for robotic surgeons who have attained basic skills. Read more...

Arunava Roy, India

Chairs & Faculty

Jordi Ponce

Course Chair

Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona


Thomas Hébert

Course Co-Chair

PH Gynecologie Obstétrique
Centre Olympe de Gouges
Tours, France

SERGS Vice President

Vanna Zanagnolo


Instituo Europeo di Oncologia, Milan


Marc Barahona Orpinell


Bellvitge Hospital Barcelona, Spain

SERGS Council member


» Application process is open

» Limited space of 12 participants - enabling 3 attendees to be around one robot during the hands-on training

As a result of the inherent limited space, the 12 participants 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.

The participants will be selected by the joint committee of ESGO and SERGS. Confirmations will be made upon selection by the Applications Committee.

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:  October 12th, 2022

Course package fee
Individual registration – ESGO/SERGS member  750 Euro
Individual registration – Non-member  1250 Euro


Fee includes
  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room in Strasbourg
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner


Key dates

Application opens: July, 2022

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

Deadline for application: October 12th, 2022

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


Cancelation and Refund Policy
Before September 30th, 2022*   Refund of 50%
Starting September 30th, 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


IRCAD Laparoscopic Training Center

1 Pl. de L Hôpital, 67000




Appplication for MedTech will be 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 at

Travel & Accommodation


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



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