Intensive Minimal Access Paediatric Surgery Training Course

Course Outline

Minimal Access Surgery has become integral part of Paediatric surgery. Procedures like diagnostic laparoscopy, orchiopexy, appendicectomy, repair of inguinal hernia, biopsy (peritoneal, lymph node and gonadal), cholecystectomy, nephrectomy and thoracoscopy for empyema have become part of the common in minimal access Paediatric Surgery. The parents (of children with surgical diseases) have started demanding minimal access surgery for their children. This is applicable even in the smaller towns of India. Parents want their child to recover quickly, with early discharge from the hospital and to resume education and other activities at the earliest. Early discharge allows even parents to resume their work faster. It is important for Paediatric Surgeons to get hands-on training in minimal access Paediatric Surgery, to understand the principles and fundamentals of these techniques, which will decrease the duration of their learning curve and incidence of complications. This three-day basic course encompasses “all-in-one with certification” to fulfill the dreams of any Paediatric Surgeon wishing to practice safe minimal access Paediatric Surgery. Knot-tying and suturing in laparoscopic Surgery has been the “Achilles heel” of novices and sometimes even of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. The course will encompass extensive hands-on training, introduction to basic laparoscopic suturing and the animal tissue laboratory which gives the opportunity to have extensive hands-on experience, to boost the confidence of the delegates.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the mechanics and parts of a flexible Lower GI endoscope
  • To learn how to set up your Endoscopy Unit
  • To master the proper technique of performing a safe, effective and painless Lower GI endoscopic examination
  • To know how to handle and disinfect video endoscopes
  • To learn how to interpret various Lower GI pathologies like colitis, tumors, vascular lesions, polyps and diverticuli
  • To give participants maximum hands-on experience under faculty supervision
  • To familiarize with endoscopic anatomy of abdomen and thorax
  • To learn laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying
  • To learn ergonomics in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery to minimize complications and operating time
  • To understand indications, technical details and possible complications of following basic minimal access Paediatric surgeries
    • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
    • Laparoscopic
    • Hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic Orchiopexy
    • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (transperitoneal)
    • Thoracoscopy
      • Diagnostic
      • Empyema
      • Lung biopsy

Course Highlights

  • Lectures by expert faculty
  • Supervised training in simulation and animal tissue laboratories
  • Plenty of opportunity to interact with the faculty
  • As alumni of CEMAST, continuous support from the faculty as and when required

Who Should Attend?

  • Post graduates who are under training in
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric surgeons who are already in practice and wish to offer this modality to their patients

Course Dates for 2017

  • 09 March - 11 March
  • 27 July - 29 July
Practicing Surgeons20000
Teaching Staff / Residents15000
International Participants (Except SAARC) USD650

 

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