Robotic Surgery Course

New! ESGO - SERGS Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology


An exclusive 3-day course for surgeons with early experience in robotic surgery. The course combines a hands-on workshop and theoretical lectures at the IRCAD training centre in Strasbourg, France, with a day of live surgery observations at one of Europe´s leading training centres in robotic surgery. The course is organized by ESGO in collaboration with SERGS, the Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery. Apply Now!


An Exclusive Designed Robotic Surgery Course in Gynaecological Oncology

The ESGO-SERGS Robotic Surgery Course on June 27-29, 2018 in Strasbourg, France, aims to improve the knowledge and skills of surgeons on procedures in gynaecologic cancer by robotic approach (Da Vinci Si or Xi).

The 3-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 IRCAD in Strasbourg, France combined with a day of live surgery observations at one of the following leading European Training Centre:

  • Germany: Essen University Hospital 
  • Sweden: Karolinska University Hospital 
  • Italy: IEO Milano 

View the preliminary programme.

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

Seats are limited, Apply Now!


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 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
  • Interactive session with operating surgeons during a Live Surgery

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



 Course Package Fee

1,500 EUR

 ENYGO members - special   discounted fee**  750 EUR

*VAT is included

** The European Network of Young Gynae Oncologists (ENYGO) is a network for juniors and trainees in Gynaecological Oncology and related subspecialties. Click here for more information and membership.


Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course 
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room in Strasbourg, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue 
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner
  • Travel costs to Strasbourg 
  • Travel costs to the case observation centre and accommodation in single room for 1 night in the vicinity of the selected centre venue (in either Essen, Milan or Stockholm).


Cancelation and Refund Policy

Before May 15, 2018* 

  Refund of 100%

Starting May 16, 2018**  



In case of cancellation without replacement, the fee will be refunded, provided a written request is received by May 15, 2018.

**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 and in group of 4 for live surgery observations in 3 selected European Centres of Excellence, practicing robotic surgery in gynaecological oncology.

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: April 30, 2018
  • Successful candidates will be notified by May 9, 2018



  • If the fee is not received immediately after the candidate is notified on May 9, 2018, 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 2018 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 Intuitive Surgical for a generous educational grant supporting this course.

Course Secretariat

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



Course Programme

Course Faculty

  • Henrik Falconer, Sweden

  • Rainer Kimmig, Germany

  • Vanna Zanagnolo, Italy

  • Jordi Ponce, Spain

  • Paulina Wimberger, Germany


Venue: IRCAD Strasbourg , FRANCE