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ETCA – ISGE: 2ND MASTERCLASS HYSTEROSCOPY & ULTRASOUND – BUILDING BRIDGES

March 27-28, 2020 - ETCA – ZNA Campus Stuivenberg – Antwerp - Belgium

Indtroduction

Dear colleagues and friends,
We are happy to invite you to our second ETCA – ISGE ‘Masterclass Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound – Building Bridges’ on 27 and 28 March 2020 in Antwerp – Belgium. These are the last years that the ETCA (Endoscopic Training Center Antwerp) will be housed in the Stuivenberg hospital.
 
In 2022 the move to the new CADIX hospital is on the program. That is why this 'Masterclass' in the old buildings of the Stuivenberg hospital is a kind of 'end of an era' ...
It is clear that when we aim to perform the most appropriate and safe surgery the hysteroscopist needs the best possible pre-operative diagnosis… coming from diagnostic hysteroscopy and, more and more, from high quality ultrasound imaging. In this two-day Masterclass we will focus both on the newest developments in hysteroscopy and the most up-to-date novelties in the field of gynaecological ultrasound.
 
Friday and Saturday morning we will have state of the art lectures on actual ‘hot topics’ with many opportunities for interaction with the experts.
Both Friday and Saturday afternoon are entirely dedicated to hands-on / practical exercises. No more than two participants will be assigned to each working station and s/he will be closely supervised by the experienced faculty.
 
A range of ‘nearly live’ hysteroscopic procedures can be practiced on the Karl Storz Virtual Reality Simulator for Gynecology. Furthermore the training in hysteroscopy includes the HYSTT model of +he Academy, polyp resection with scissors and grasper on the bellpepper model and polyp/myoma resection with bipolar resectoscope and with Bigatti shaver on silicone uterine models.
 
The ultrasound practical session uses Volutracer O.P.U.S. transvaginal simulators. It is an ultrasound learning system with real ultrasound cases; the participants scan the given cases as if scanning the actual patient.
Also several high-end ultrasound machines are present and are commented by the expert instructors.

  • Number of participants: 32 + 8 registrars
  • Course language: English
  • CME credits have been asked for this event

Looking forward to meeting you in Antwerp,
Course Directors:
Bart De Vree Steven Van Calenbergh
Wouter Froyman Thierry Van Den Bosch
 
and Honorary Course Directors:
Bruno van Herendael
Dirk Timmerman
 

Scientific program
Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28, 2020 - ETCA – ZNA Campus Stuivenberg – Antwerp - Belgium

Course directors

  • Bart De Vree
  • Steven Van Calenbergh
  • Wouter Froyman
  • Thierry Van Den Bosch

Honorary course directors

  • Bruno van Herendael
  • Dirk Timmerman

Faculty

  • Ch. De Bruyn
  • M. Struyven
  • B. De Vree
  • B. Tas
  • M. Francx
  • S. Van Calenbergh
  • W. Froyman
  • T. Van Den Bosch
  • T. Hamerlynck
  • B. van Herendael
  • A-S. Maryns
  • D. Van Schoubroeck
  • E. Roets
  • R. Vanspauwen
  • T. Slangen

Friday, March 27

08:30 Welcome/registration
09:20 Introduction - B. De Vree
09:40 Hysteroscopic myomectomy, the evolution: past, present and future - B. van Herendael
10:00 Case Reports (fibroid) – Ch. De Bruyn
10:10 Confrontation: pre-op assessment of fibroids before hysteroscopic treatment
• Hysteroscopy - B. De Vree
• Ultrasound - W. Froyman
10:50 Evaluation of the pre-operative sarcoma risk – T. Van Den Bosch
11:10 Alternative energies in the treatment of fibroids: when is Sonata® an option? - speaker to be confirmed
11:30 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Live ultrasound cases (Benetec – Samsung session)
13:30 – 17:00 Workshops Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound
GROUP A : Workshop Hysteroscopy
13:30 - 13:50 What’s new in hysteroscopic instrumentation - B. De Vree
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop (rotation through a series of 10 stations using models and virtual-reality training systems)
 
GROUP B : Workshop Ultrasound
13:30 – 13:50 What’s new in gynaecological ultrasound – W. Froyman
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop (rotation through several ‘nearly live’ cases/exercises using Volutracer O.P.U.S. transvaginal simulators)

Saturday, March 28

08:30 Welcome
09:20 Classification of uterine malformations – which system do we have to use? - D. Van Schoubroeck
09:40 Case Reports (premalignant/malignant lesions) - Ch. De Bruyn
09:50 Confrontation: diagnosis in the patient with abnormal uterine bleeding (premalignant/malignant lesions)
• Hysteroscopy – S. Van Calenbergh
• Ultrasound – T. Van Den Bosch
10:30 Prevention of niche development: how do we ideally have to close the cesarean scar? - speaker to be confirmed
10:50 Confrontation: New modalities in diagnosis and treatment of placental remnants
• Ultrasound – E. Roets
• Hysteroscopy – T. Hamerlynck
11:30 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Live ultrasound cases (Benetec – Samsung session)
13:30 – 17:00 Workshops Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound
GROUP B : Workshop Hysteroscopy
13:30 - 13:50 What’s new in hysteroscopic instrumentation - B. De Vree
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop (rotation through a series of 10 stations using models and virtual-reality training systems)
 
GROUP A : Workshop Ultrasound
13:30 – 13:50 What’s new in gynaecological ultrasound – W. Froyman
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop (rotation through several ‘nearly live’ cases/exercises using Volutracer O.P.U.S. transvaginal simulators)

Location

ETCA (Endoscopic Training Centre Antwerp)
ZNA Campus Stuivenberg
Lange Beeldekensstraat 267
B- 2060 Antwerpen – Belgium – Europe
 
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Registration

For registration, payment details and all further questions regarding this 2nd Masterclass Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound – Building Bridges please contact info@etca.be.

  • Number of participants: 32 + 8 registrars
  • Course language: English
  • CME credits have been asked for this event
Course fees  
Regular rate € 300
VVOG or ISGE members € 250
registrars (limited number – proof of residency required) € 200

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ETCA - Short & Long term training

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ZNA STER Site Stuivenberg
Department Gynaecological Surgery
Department General Surgery


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