Hands on training and testing

Laparoscopic skills and suturing

Description and Objectives
To ensure patient’s safety in laparoscopic surgery, it is clear that future laparoscopic surgeons should possess objective measurable theoretical knowledge and practical skills, prior to undertaking any procedure, even under supervision, in the OR.

As part of its plan to standardise strategies and regulations for training in laparoscopy throughout Europe, the European Academy of Gynaecological Surgery (EAGS) in collaboration with the ESGE has conducted extensive scientific research resulting in a validated programme of exercises for acquiring and testing laparoscopic psychomotor skills.

LASTT® is a validated assessment which measures and evaluates psychomotor skills in camera navigation, hand-eye and bi-manual coordination.
SUTT® is a validated assessment which measures and evaluates fine psychomotor skills like laparoscopic stitching and knotting.

All exercises are executed in dry-lab set-up, with participants working together in pairs, and under the strict procedural guidance of instructors. The course is open to all delegates interested in laparoscopic surgery, experience level is indifferent.

At the conclusion of the Test session the participant will

-  Be assessed on his/her laparoscopic psychomotor (LASTT) and suturing skills (SUTT)

-  Be ranked by comparison with benchmark performance data of representative experienced
   endoscopic surgeons receiving a red, green or yellow colour code at each test.

-  Receive a final report of competence in laparoscopic skills.

-  Have received training in laparoscopic skills including suturing.

-  Have received all appropriate information on the GESEA diploma programme in preparation of
   the certification session at the ESGE annual congress.

Schedule

Thursday, 19th October Morning Session LASTT + SUTT 1 max. 20 participants
  Afternoon Session LASTT + SUTT 1 max. 20 participants
Friday, 20th October Morning Session LASTT + SUTT 1 max. 20 participants

Afternoon Session LASTT + SUTT 1 max. 20 participants
Saturday, 21st October Morning Session LASTT + SUTT 1 max. 20 participants


Duration: Each session will last 3 hours
Cost:       € 50.00 per person per session

Registration: Participant must register in advance.

The Academy will invite the participant by e-mail to register on the Academy Scoring Platform to create his/her profile 2 weeks before the session.
The personal score after the training & testing can then be added to the participants profile.