Advanced Course in Endoscopy in Gynaecological Oncology

Course Description

The rapidly evolving therapeutic landscape in gynaecologic oncology make endoscopy a valuable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. However, gynaecologic oncology training in many regions in the developing world is often insufficient due to the lack of time devoted to the specialty during the medical training, its difficulty, and the technical complexity of the field. A rise in the scientific and extracurricular interest in the field, together with the increase of professional demand, has thus made the training update essential.

This course is designed to expose participants to theoretical knowledge and essential practical skills necessary for a gynaecologic oncologist to be able to provide optimal care to women diagnosed with gynaecologic cancer. Identifying essential skills required for the practice of gynaecologic oncology should assist in standardizing care provision, and could be a starting point for health systems to integrate structured training programmes in their didactic activities.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide an up-to-date knowledge of the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological neoplasia. The course will consist of a series of focused presentations and updated lectures presented and analysed in a systematic and propaedeutic way, from basic to the most complex and difficult procedures.

Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that the participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the different gynaecological cancers, their treatment, and care in compliance with the defined standards.
  2. Examine the significance of novel approaches to the medical and surgical management of gynaecologic cancers within the context of the current standard of care.
  3. Identify the anatomical landmarks of the lymph nodes, the techniques used, and the indications for lymphadenectomy.
  4. Demonstrate the rules and the risk of using laparoscopy and radical hysterectomy for gynaecologic cancer.
  5. Explain the current status and future prospects in endoscopy for gynaecologic malignancies.

Target Audience

This course is intended for oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, obstetrician/gynaecologists, pathologists, fellows and residents, research scientists, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with gynaecologic malignancies.

Course Duration

This is a 3-day non-residential educational event covering key topics in the subspecialty of gynaecological oncology.

Teaching Format

  • Interactive theoretical lectures
  • Interactive group discussion with experts.
  • Case-based presentation with or without patients
  • hands-on Lab Exercise
  • live video demonstration

CME Credits:  21.0