This interactive hub will showcase some difficult and challenging cases for discussion and debate amongst the attendees. Our faculty will bring examples of what they have seen and discuss with the audience how they reacted, what the results were and what any alternative plans of attack might have been. This interactive hub is designed for all levels of experience whilst encouraging team work and diversity of thought.
Faculty: Dr Tim Chang & Dr Supuni Kapurubandara
Introduction to Operative Hysteroscopy
In collaboration with internationally recognised operative hysteroscopists, Medtronic developed an innovative training curriculum which provides the necessary educational components to support surgeons wanting to incorporate or further advance the use of operative hysteroscopy into their practice.
These exciting short sessions will focus on advanced surgical techniques for surgeons wanting to increase their knowledge and technical skills for performing operative hysteroscopy procedures. Participants will hear short didactic presentations, which focus on critical procedural steps, clinical pearls, and instrumentation necessary to perform hysteroscopic tissue resection. A hands-on simulation station will provide participants the opportunity to experience training on operative hysteroscopy techniques.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The ideal participants, but not restricted to for this educational hub experience should consider the following criteria:
Have access to either OR, or office based mechanical hysteroscopy (i.e., TrueClear™), and either aim to or do perform 4 or operative hysteroscopy cases per month.
Faculty: Dr Marl Emanuel & Dr Stuart Hart
Applied Medical cordially invites Gynaecologists wishing to explore and practice minimally invasive techniques for the management of large ovarian cysts to register for their 2019 Interactive Hub.
Participants will engage with esteemed faculty for collaborative case discussions and a hands-on procedural simulation encompassing:
- Preoperative assessment
- Patient selection criteria
- Access devices and instrumentation
- Mentored step by step simulation workshop incorporating:
- Safe primary entry
- Intraoperative assessment
- Evacuation of cyst contents
- Ovary sparing techniques
- Reduced Port Laparoscopic Adnexal Surgery
- Tips & tricks for the contained retrieval of large adnexal specimens
Delegates will immediately be able to incorporate the skills acquired during this hub into their clinical practice.
Faculty: Dr Helen Green & Dr Amani Harris
This interactive hub will provide an interactive da Vinci Surgery experience, encompassing skills required for docking, suturing and mastering the surgeon console. da Vinci Surgery experts will be demonstrating tips and tricks for performing robotic surgery utilising the most advanced surgical technology available.
Faculty: Dr Felix Chan
This interactive hub will focus on the optimal choice and placement of adjunctive haemostats based upon the site and situation of the bleeding during a surgical procedure. A short online module will be available prior to the hub that will cover the changing patient landscape, the haemostatic cascade, and the adjunctive haemostat decision tree. Facilitators will cover the optimal use of haemostats through didactic presentation, interactive mini case study, and hands on bleeding situation simulations.
This interactive workshop will focus on practical surgical skills training for Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Our faculty, A/Prof Alan Lam, Dr Danny Chou and Dr Robyn Leake, will guide you through four major pressure points experienced during the TLH:
1. Tissue Dissection
2. Vessel Sealing
4. Vault Closure
With only two spaces available per training station, this workshop will ensure that each attendee receives maximum hands-on experience and personalised faculty instruction.
Faculty: A/Prof Alan Lam, Dr Danny Chou & Dr Robyn Leake
KARL STORZ interactive hub will enable participants to work with a range of quality instruments on various models and animal specimens, to strengthen their confidence in the areas of Bipolar Resection; Intrauterine Shaver; Suturing; and Virtual Reality Simulator for Hysteroscopy.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) places special demands on the medical training and further education of surgeons. KARL STORZ, one of the leading manufacturers in the MIS sector, is committed to providing its customers with optimum support for medical training and further education.
KARL STORZ interactive hub will consists of the following 5 stations.
- 3D Suturing – Facilitators will demonstrate both intracoprporeal and extracorporeal knot tying - with time to practice and improve your skillset.
- Bipolar Resection – Benefits of bipolar vs monopolar, with facilitators sharing tips and techniques.
- Intrauterine BIGATTI Shaver – Facilitators will demonstrate the alternative approach to operative hysteroscopy.
- GynTrainer – Virtual Reality Simulator for Hysteroscopy.
Faculty: Dr Jim Tsaltas & Dr Alex Ades
The purpose of this hub is to allow participants to advance their skills on various aspects of hysteroscopic surgery addressed by Hologic’s suite of dedicated products, consisting of the following hands-on stations:
- A NovaSure Simulator, offering practical advice on the optimal seating of the device
- A MyoSure Simulator, demonstrating intrauterine morcellation of polyps and fibroids and various tips and tricks on positional pathology
- A uterine model demonstrating the new standalone MyoSure Manual device designed for simplified tissue removal in an outpatient setting
- An Aquilex Fluid Management System, where the focus will be upon the resolution of factors affecting the hysteroscopic visual field
Faculty: Dr Rachel Green
Sponsored by Medtronic
Wednesday 6th March 2019, CTEC Perth
8am - 12pm
12pm - 5pm
Featuring Professor Mark Emanuel (NDL), Dr Stuart Hart (USA) & Dr Jade Acton (WA)
In collaboration collaboration with internationally recognized operative hysteroscopists, Medtronic developed an innovative training curriculum which provides the necessary educational components to support surgeons wanting to incorporate or further advance the use of operative hysteroscopy into their practice.
This half day program will focus on advanced surgical techniques for surgeons wanting to increase their knowledge and technical skills for performing operative hysteroscopy procedures. Participants will hear didactic presentations, which focus on critical procedural steps, clinical pearls, and instrumentation necessary to perform hysteroscopic tissue resection. A hands-on simulation lab will provide participants the opportunity to experience wet lab training on operative hysteroscopy techniques.
With the huge success of the 2017 & 2018 Women in Surgery Breakfasts, we are pleased to announce and invite all registered delegates to register for the
2019 Women in Surgery Breakfast Session.
Guest Speaker Anna Nowak!
Saturday 9th March 2019
7.00am - 7.45am
Crown Towers, Perth
Professor Anna Nowak is a Medical Oncologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and Professor within the School of Medicine at The University of Western Australia.
She completed her medical training at UWA in 1990, medical oncology training (FRACP) in 2000, and a PhD at UWA in 2003. Professor Nowak has longstanding research and clinical interests in malignant mesothelioma and neuro-oncology. She is the medical oncologist in Western Australia who sees a majority of patients with mesothelioma and with primary brain tumours, including adolescents and young adults.
With her laboratory-based PhD thesis in tumour immunology, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical trials and quality of life research, Professor Nowak has gained a unique translational perspective with expertise in laboratory science, clinical trials, patient-rated outcomes and quality of life.
While she has worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and UWA for most of her career, Professor Nowak has also spent time working in Sydney, New South Wales and Chicago, USA.