The ISGE pre-congress courses all take place on Thursday August 26th, 2021 at Hotel Le Méridien Lav Split. Please make sure to register your place, because places are limited. Last annual meeting most of our courses where fully booked. On-line registration form on the official ISGE website:
Pre-congress courses are free for students, residents, registrars, fellows, nursing staff and theatre technicians but registration is mandatory
As ISGE is a predominantly a society for endoscopic surgery. We will focus on laparoscopic procedures for pelvic organ prolapse repair. In times of vaginal mesh and sling bans native tissue repair and the endoscopic approach are in the focus as an alternative to proceed with less mesh use.
The course provides basic knowledge in anatomy and diagnostics as well as case discussion and step by step teaching for procedures. Let´s learn from each other!

  • Description of pelvic defects, regarding the anatomical disorders and clinical symptoms.
  • What does defect oriented strategy mean?
  • What do we have to know about mesh material?
  • 3 ways to approach the space of Rezius
  • Laparoscopic colposuspension and paravaginal repair step by step
  • Apical fixation solely in laparoscopic sacro-colpopexy (LSC)?, what techniques are available?
  • Pectopexy step by step (a standard)
  • Native tissue repair – laparoscopic colporraphia facts and technique
  • Case discussion or complications in pelvic floor repair

Tutors: Guenter K. Noé / Michael Anapolski

Sponsored by FEG Aachen Germany (Dynamesh)

Course objectives; This course offers both theoretical and intensive hands-on, practical, training in hysteroscopy. The psychomotor skills of the participants will be assessed by training with the hysteroscopic instruments.

  • The objectives are: To acquire knowledge both in hysteroscopy.
  • To acquire dexterity and knowledge in using and handling hysteroscopic instruments.
  • To master fundamentals and advanced techniques.
  • To acquire practical and theoretical skills in the technique of hysteroscopy.
  • To acquire the skills to apply the technique of hysteroscopy in the day to day practice by applying the tips and tricks offered by the faculty.

Course Directors: Professor Stefano Bettocchi / Dr Giuseppe Bigatti

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome, Introduction and Course overview
Prof. Bettocchi
09:10 – 10:00 Basics of instrumentation in hysteroscopy (include the basics with instrumentation, pumps, HF devices)
Prof. Bettocchi
10:00 – 11:00 Hands-on training on hysteroscopy training stations
11:15 – 12:00 Vaginospic approach in Office Hysteroscopy with minituarized instruments (BETTOCHI hysteroscope, 5-mm Office Resectoscope
Prof. Bettocchi
12:00 – 13:00 Hands-on training on hysteroscopy training stations
7 Stations in total:
· 3 wet stations with the 26 Fr. Resectoscope with bell pepper,
· 3 dry stations with the BETTOCCHI hysteroscope and bell pepper,
· 1x Virtual Reality trainer
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Bigatti (live via zoom)
14:10 – 15:15 The Intrauterine BIGATTI Shaver (IBS)
15:00 – 18:00 Hands-on training IBS, hysteroscopy trainer
7 Stations in total:
· 3 wet stations with the IBS Shaver with specimen,
· 3 dry stations with the BETTOCCHI hysteroscope and bell pepper,
· 1x Virtual Reality trainer (IBS and resection)
· Optional: 1 GESEA station (HYSTT)

Sponsored by Karl Storz (Karl Storz)

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome / registration
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction
B. De Vree
09:10 – 09:30 What’s new in gynecological ultrasound (focus on the uterus)
D Djokovic
09:30 – 09:50 What’s new in hysteroscopic instrumentation
B. De Vree
10:00 – 11:00 BRIDGE 1 : Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound and FIBROIDS
B De Vree – W Froyman
Topics: pre-operative assessment of fibroids – diagnostic hysteroscopy, Lasmar classification, GIS/SIS, evaluation of the sarcoma risk
Case reports – Videos: Discussion
11:00 – 12:00 BRIDGE 2 : Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound and ABNORMAL UTERINE BLEEDING (polyps – hyperplasia – malignancy)
W Froyman – A Sedrati
Topics: how to take an endometrial biopsy, ultrasound features of possible endometrial malignancy, hysteroscopic features of possible endometrial malignancy, hysteroscopic polypectomy today
Case reports – Videos: Discussion
12:00 – 13:00 BRIDGE 3 : Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound and SUBFERTILITY – UTERINE MALFORMATIONS
A Loddo – A Drizi
Topics: diagnostic hysteroscopy in subfertility, different classifications of uterine malformations, diagnosis of uterine malformations: what is the best tool?, uterus septus: to treat or not to treat?
Case reports – Videos: Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 BRIDGE 4 : Hysteroscopy & Ultrasound and OBSTETRICAL COMPLICATIONS (Cesarean scar defect or niche – RPOC retained products of conception)
D Djokovic – B De Vree
Topics: diagnosis of the niche: what is the best tool?, the niche: treatment options, is there a place for hysteroscopic treatment of the niche in a women who desires another child?, evaluation of RPOC: hysteroscopy-ultrasound- or both?, differential diagnosis RPOC – Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM), treatment of RPOC today
Case reports – Videos: Discussion

Sponsored by ISGE and ETCA



Pre-congress courses on Thursday August 26th

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