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Minimally Invasive Surgery Academy: Hands on Workshop for Fellows

Dates for the 2020 Minimally Invasive Surgery Academy Workshops will become available at a later date.

SGO invites you to send your fellows who have already completed one year of clinical fellowship and their Attending Physicians to the Minimally Invasive Surgery Academy: Hands on Workshop for Fellows. This will be an opportunity for your fellows to augment their fellowship learning experience by attending this live two-day cadaveric MIS course to get hands-on experience in pelvic and para-aortic nodal dissections, radical hysterectomy, as well as techniques, tips, troubleshooting, and tricks specifically for clinical application in gynecologic oncology. To maximize the impact of this course, we also suggest having a surgical mentor attend the workshop with his/her fellow, as there will also be an Attending Track to help with sharing experience, tips, and methods on teaching the learner in robotic surgery.

Led by minimally invasive surgical experts Joshua Cohen, MD, and Emma Rossi, MD, this will be a great opportunity to get gynecologic oncology-oriented robotic experience for your clinical fellow to help maximize operating on patients in the live setting. This course is also designed to complement and springboard from our SGO Robotics Academy webinar series (which you can access for free through SGO Connect Ed), as these will provide a solid robotics knowledge base prior to the course.

Faculty experts will lead the two-day, hands-on and didactic workshop designed to address the following topics:

  • Career Impact of Robotics and Setting up for Success after Fellowship
  • Robotics for Endometrial Cancer and Cervical Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Identification & Dissection
  • Docking and Port Placement for Si and Xi
  • Suturing
  • Pelvic Vessel Sealing

Target Audience

Fellows who have already completed one year of clinical fellowship by the start date of this course and their Attending Physicians.

For More Information

Society of Gynecologic Oncology
230 West Monroe, Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312/235-4060
Fax: 312/235-4059

SGO gratefully acknowledges Intuitive Surgical for their generous unrestricted grant in support of this course.

Course Highlights

Cadaver Lab with:

  • Port placement
  • Docking
  • Third arm utilization
  • Advanced energy use
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Para-aortic lymph node dissection +/- pelvic nodes
  • Complications & management
  • Troubleshooting

Meetings & Events

SGO is the premier source for gynecologic oncology education. Several meetings are hosted by SGO throughout the year for professional development.