Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop


This course has been designed for senior registrars in general surgery, who are already performing laparoscopic cholecystectomies independently. The course will give attendees an opportunity to have two-way discussions on the up-to-date laparoscopic operative management in topics such as laparoscopic hepatobiliary, gastric and small bowel surgery under the guidance of experienced laparoscopic consultant surgeons.

The course will also allow attendees to perfect intracorporeal suturing and knot tying using virtual reality and real laparoscopic simulators on some challenging bench models. This course has proven to be a very enjoyable interactive and hands on workshop.

Upcoming course dates

  • Friday, 3 November 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Perform an intracorporeal suture placement and knot tying more efficiently
  • Gain knowledge of the more complex laparoscopic gallbladder procedures and laparoscopic common bile duct procedures
  • Build practical knowledge of the decision making and management of peptic ulcer disease
  • Increase your confidence in performing laparoscopic bowel anastomosis
Who is this course suitable for? Senior registrars in general surgery, upper GI and colorectal surgery.
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Mr Rick Pretorius (Consultant General Surgeon, Kilkenny)
Mr Leo Silvio (Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Barcelona)
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • I became more confident to proceed for more advanced lap surgeries"
  • Improved hand eye coordination"
  • Excellent"