This year the participants came from all over the world, such as South Africa, Vietnam, Romania, Germany, Morocco, Italy, France and Spain.
On the first course day the participants received comprehensive lectures from international speakers on topics as minimally invasive techniques, guidelines and operation techniques in breast cancer, the importance of lymph node staging in gynaecological oncology and many more. The lectures also included a video session comprising of discussions of selected OR cases and explanations of the technical background of bipolar vessel sealing.
The second course day was dedicated to an intensive hands-on training where the participants had the opportunity to use the equipment practically in the wet-lab facilities with the support of experienced surgeons and therefore an active exchange of knowledge and experiences. The day ended with the hand-over of certificates and a joint lunch.
The overall feedback from the participants was excellent. We are already looking forward to the next edition of this course in Strasbourg, which will take place on November 25th and 26th this year!