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Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Robotic Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

Exclusive Course in Robotic Urology

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery

Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
Robotic training on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial


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COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be able:
  • to identify the specific robotic platform components, settings and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  • to understand the proper robotic platform pre operative set-up for pancreatic surgery
  • to define the role of robotics in current pancreatic surgery practice
  • to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidencebased practice in this emerging field
  • to provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures and pre-recorded operative demonstrations with interactive discussions between participants and faculty members
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Digestive surgeons, HPB and liver surgeons, laparoscopic surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux F.

FACULTY PANEL

C.N. Tang HK - H. Asbun US - M. Hogg US - P. Pessaux FR

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD


For nearly 30 years, advances in minimally invasive surgery have demonstrated several benefits for patients. Robotic surgery has emerged as the most advanced minimally invasive platform, with notable improvements over thoracoscopic surgery, including better illumination, superior dexterity, more versatile stapling technology, and improved energy devices. Over the last two decades in the evolution of robotic surgery, several techniques of practice standardization have been explored.

COURSE OBJECTIVES & HIGHLIGHTS

  • to describe the latest practices in standardization of common and complex robotic thoracic procedures
  • to provide a primer in building of robotic surgical teams
  • to emphasize non-technical skills that are important in developing a robotic thoracic program
  • to provide an opportunity for networking and interactions between trainees and experts 
  • to share ideas and experiences in developing and advancing robotic thoracic programs

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Full immersion in outstanding facilities
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • 2 half days robotic surgery training and practice on live tissue + cadavers if option C is chosen, including the latest generation of da Vinci® robotic systems

COURSE DIRECTORS

J.M. Baste (FR) - W.C. Hanna (CA)

FACULTY

I. Bouabdallah (FR) - J. Dunning (GB) - D. Gossot (FR) - D. Oh (US) - P.B. Pages (FR) - G. Veronesi (IT) - K. Yasufuku (CA)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  2. To understand the proper robotic platform in the preoperative set-up for upper GI surgery
  3. To understand and replicate the critical surgical steps for the safe and effective use of the robotic platform in upper GI surgery
  4. To define the role of the robot in the current esophageal and gastric surgery practice
  5. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of this emerging field

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members
  • Interactive sessions with operating surgeons during live surgery
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Robotic surgery training and practice on simulators and anatomical specimens including the latest generation of robotic systems

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic platform - How it works
  • Troubleshooting and complications specific to the robot set-up
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for splenic flexure
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic approach for TME
  • Robotic single port for transanal surgery
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
  • Complications and how to avoid them
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm
PRACTICE ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
3.00 pm
PRACTICE ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control camera, operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic central pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
How to do?
Video-based discussion
  • Basic principles in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Tips and tricks in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Are there limits in robotic pancreatectomy?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmHANDS-ON TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
6.30 pm End of the seminar
Delivery of certificates of attendance

THURSDAY MARCH 31

07.45am Registration and welcoming of participants

08.00am
For Group 2

THEORETICAL SESSION:
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy: general principles, step by step procedure, ways of access
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy: general principles, extraperitoneal - transperitoneal ways
10.30am
LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION (DEPENDING ON CASES)
  1. Robotic partial nephrectomy
  2. Robotic radical nephrectomy
01.00pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00pm
For Group 2

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION (DEPENDING ON CASES)
  1. Robotic prostatectomy
  2. Robotic prostatocystectomy
  3. Robotic female pelvectomy and Bricker urinary diversion
THEORETICAL SESSION:
  • Technical principles of robotic prostatocystectomy and lymphadenectomy
  • Technical principles of robotic pelvectomy and lymphadenectomy
  • Technical principles of robotic neobladder in male
  • Principles of robotic Bricker diversion
06.00pm
End of session

08.30pm
Dinner in honor of participants

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08.00am
For Group 1

ROBOTIC TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Robotic total nephrectomy
01.00pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00pm
For Group 1

ROBOTIC TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Robotic cystectomy
  • Robotic urinary divertion
06.00pm
End of session

08.30pm
Dinner in honor of participants





FRIDAY APRIL 1

07.45am Registration and welcoming of participants

08.00am
For Group 1

THEORETICAL SESSION:
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy: general principles, step by step procedure, ways of access
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy: general principles, extraperitoneal - transperitoneal ways
10.30am
LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION (DEPENDING ON CASES)
  1. Robotic partial nephrectomy
  2. Robotic radical nephrectomy
01.00pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00pm
For Group 1

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION (DEPENDING ON CASES)
  1. Robotic prostatectomy
  2. Robotic prostatocystectomy
  3. Robotic female pelvectomy and Bricker urinary diversion
THEORETICAL SESSION:
  • Technical principles of robotic prostatocystectomy and lymphadenectomy
  • Technical principles of robotic pelvectomy and lymphadenectomy
  • Technical principles of robotic neobladder in male
  • Principles of robotic Bricker diversion
06.00pm
End of session

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08.00am
For Group 2

ROBOTIC TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Robotic total nephrectomy
01.00pm Lunch at the Institute

02.00pm
For Group 2

ROBOTIC TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Robotic cystectomy
  • Robotic urinary divertion
06.00pm
End of session



SATURDAY APRIL 2

08.15am Registration and welcoming of participants

08.30am

THEORETICAL SESSION - TAKE HOME MESSAGE:

Ideal placement of trocars:
  • Extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy
  • Transperitoneal nephrectomy
Patient position and port placement for radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy

Synthesis of robotic partial nephrectomy:
  • Way of access, technical principles
  • Surgical treatment of kidney tumors: Should we go full robotic? Is there still room for open or laparoscopic surgery?
Synthesis of robotic radical prostatectomy:
  • Extensive lymphadenectomy: Robotic technique indications
  • First posterior access, technique of anastomosis
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy by posterior approach: Bocciardi approach
  • Antegrade robotic radical prostatectomy: step by step standardized technique
Synthesis of robotic cystectomy:
  • Robotic prostatocystectomy and pelvectomy points of technique
  • Robotic cystectomy urinary diversion
12.30pm
Conclusion

01.00pm Lunch at the Institute

01.30pm
End of course
Delivery of certificates of attendance



Programme may be subject to modifications

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
VIDEO SESSION: PRE-LAB

Robotic Colonic surgery
  • Robotic colonic surgery
  • How to smoothly adopt robotic surgery – My experience
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic hand-sewn anastomosis in right and left colon: safer or not?
    - Hand-sewn
    - Mechanical
    - The evidence
  • Application of a single-port robotic system for colonic surgery
Robotic Rectal surgery
  • Trouble-shooting the robotic system
  • Robotic TME
  • Tips and tricks in difficult robotic TME
  • ICG fluorescence – 3D CT image-guided robotic colorectal surgery
  • Our strategy of robotic intersphincteric resection (ISR) combined with TaTME
  • Robotic lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • Fully robotic TaTME – double-docking
  • Simultaneous double robotic transanal-transabdominal TME: the future is now
  • Is the robotic approach for rectal surgery a real progress?
12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control the camera and operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
2.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
2.30 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • Small bowel resection and hand-sewn / mechanical anastomosis
  • Ileo-caecal resection and anastomosis
  • Rectosigmoid resection and anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session / Evening free

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
HANDS-ON SESSION ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of course / Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8


7.45 AM Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • History and Development of Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Anatomic Lung Resection
    • Review of Literature
    • Standard Robotic Lobectomy (5 lobectomies)
    • Segmentectomy and Complex Image-Guided Segmental Resection
    • Advanced and Complex Procedures: Sleeve Resections, Pancoast Tumors
  • Robotic Resection of Anterior Mediastinal Tumors
    • Review of Literature
    • Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
    • Thymectomy for Early-Stage Thymoma
    • Thymectomy for Advanced-Stage Thymoma
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs) and simulators

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9


7.45 AM Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • Robotic Resection of Middle and Posterior Mediastinal Tumors
  • Robotic Esophagectomy: different approaches
  • Robotic Training
    • Technical skills
    • Educational and Evaluation Models
  • Safety and Performance Measurement
    • Non-Technical Skills in Robotic Surgery
    • Data Collection and Quality Improvement Initiatives
    • Surgical CRM (crisis resource management) in Robotic Surgery
  • Research and Innovation in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    • Medico-economic evaluation
    • New instruments and Future Innovations
    • New and Emerging Robotic Platforms
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs) and simulators

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance

Programme may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY

7.45 am
FOR OPTION B and C
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 amINTRODUCTION
- "Anatomy" of a surgical robot
- Principles of ports placement and docking: abdominal and thoracic approaches
- Robotic instruments and energy tools

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic gastrectomy

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Robotic anti-reflux surgery
- Robotic Heller myotomy
- Robotic gastric conduit formation
- Anastomoses techniques in robotic gastrectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided gastric surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN
OPTION B: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ROBOTIC SIMULATORS: ABDOMEN
- Fundoplication
- Heller myotomy
- Gastric mobilization
- D2 lymphadenectomy
- Creation of gastric tube
- Gastrectomy

6.30 pm End of the session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY

7.45 amFOR OPTION B and C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 amLIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic esophagectomy: thoracic phase

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Extended and total 2 fields lymphadenectomy in robotic esophagectomy
- Anastomotic techniques in robotic esophagectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided esophageal surgery
- Robotic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
- Robotic transhiatal esophagectomy

CURRENT EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF ROBOTICS IN UPPER GI SURGERY

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION B & C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN - THORAX
- Esophageal mobilization
- Extended lymphadenectomy
- Thoracic anastomosis (hand-sewn/stapled)
- Gastrectomy
- Fundoplication

6.30 pm End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications