Primary Advanced Robotic Surgery Course


An exclusive 2-day course for surgeons with early experience in robotic surgery. The course combines a hands-on workshop and theoretical lectures at the ORSI training centre in Ghent, Belgium.

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


An Exclusive Designed Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology

The ESGO-SERGS Robotic Surgery Course on April 25 - 26, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium  aims to improve the knowledge and skills of surgeons on procedures in gynaecologic cancer by robotic approach (Da Vinci Si or Xi).

The 2-day clinically oriented, hands-on training course for robotic surgeons with early experience in robotic surgery,  is an exclusive opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills.

The Course program features interactive theoretical and video sessions, practical training on live tissue (Animal Model) at the ORSI Academy, Belgium.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in robotic surgery!

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.

The candidates will be required to include in their application a letter of recommendation from their mentor/trainer.

Teaching Format

The robotic course is a 2-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.

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

View the preliminary programme here.

Please note that lectures are planned until 17:30 on the last day. Participants are required to stay throughtout the whole course.

We kindly request all participants NOT to book their flight from Brussels on April 26 before 19:30.


 Course Package Fee 750 EUR

*VAT is included

Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room in Ghent, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Before March 15, 2019*   Refund of 100%
Starting March 16, 2019**   Non-Refundable

In case of cancellation without replacement, the fee will be refunded, provided a written request is received by March 15, 2019.

**No refund can be made if notice of cancellation is received after this date or in case of no-show.

General Information

General Information

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an intermediate level surgeon, looking to improve the  and fluent in English.

Attendance to the course is limited to 12 participants, enabling 2 attendees to be around one robot during the hand´s on training.

Applications will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis, with respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as the level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided to the jury.

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

Application Process

Key Dates:

  • Application form submission deadline extended: March 15, 2019
  • Successful candidates will be notified by March 12, 2019


  • If the fee is not received immediately after the candidate is notified on March 12, 2019, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of the course package fee payment.
  • ESGO membership for 2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.
  • Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.

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
4. Letter of recommendation from mentor/trainer


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


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

Course Secretariat

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


ORSI Academy

Course Faculty

  • Rainer Kimmig, Germany
  • Vanna Zanagnolo, Italy
  • Jordi Ponce, Spain
  • Eric Lambaudie, France

View the preliminary programme here.

Venue: ORSI Academy , Belgium