Report on the ISGE Intensive Week at Avellino
The ISGE Intensive Training Week took place from November 20th to 25th, 2023, in Avellino, Italy, at the Clinica Malzoni and the Malzoni Diagnostica. The week presented a comprehensive program focusing on Minimal Invasive Gynaecologic Surgical techniques. Each day began with engaging sessions like live interactive surgeries by esteemed surgeons such as prof.Mario Malzoni and lectures covering crucial topics ranging from fundamental anatomy to the principles of energy-based surgical devices.
Interactive sessions included hands-on suturing exercises, allowing participants to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, guided by the all-encompassing expertise of the faculty, including prof. Bhaskar Goolab from Witwatersrand University Johannesburg South Africa. Key topics like the management of post-endometriosis surgery recurrences, isthmocoele diagnosis and treatment, and hysteroscopic myomectomy techniques were thoroughly explored guided by Professor Stefano Angioni from Cagliari University, Italy .
Mid-week, the focus shifted to more specialized areas such as gynecologic endoscopy for infertility treatment, laparoscopic myomectomy, and pelvic floor surgery, with expert insights from Anneli Linnamägi, Alfonso Rossetti, and Bruno J van Herendael.
The week culminated in a practical exam on Friday, November 24, followed by a theoretical exam on Saturday, November 25. This challenging week and hands-on experience aimed to enhance the participants’ surgical skills and knowledge, concluding with a certification from the ISGE – University of Cagliari – Malzoni Advanced Surgery Center.
The biggest thanks goes to Executive Director Paula Simons and Karl Storz company for their support, without whom this training would not be possible.