Fundamentals of surgery, including laparoscopic anatomy, dissection, and suturing, were recently reviewed at the “1st Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Treatment of Apical Prolapse” at UBC on Sep 29-30, 2017. This two-day MOC Section 3-accredited workshop, organized and chaired by Dr. Fariba Mohtashami brought together a cohort of local and highly selected international faculty from as far away as Cape Town, Louisville and Virginia. The faculty all had great interest in anatomy and experience in unembalmed cadaveric dissection, many having also taught at IUGA and AGGL workshops.
The course attracted gynecologists mostly from the lower mainland, but also from Alberta, Prince George, Okanagan, and Vancouver Island attended. Ample time for hands-on cadaveric dissection and the small groups designed to ensure adequate interaction with faculty, led to a highly successful workshop. On the basis of the excellent evaluations—especially the strength of the faculty and surgical videos—100% of participants recommended the course to a colleague, and 74% mentioned they would take it again in 18-24 months.
The 2nd Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy will be held again at the Life Sciences Institute Anatomy Lab at UBC in January-February 2019, so stay tuned!