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:

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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!

  • Basic anatomical changes in pelvic floor and correlation to patient complains
  • How to perform a proper diagnosis to ensure a tailored treatment
  • What means defect oriented strategy?
  • 3 ways to approach the space of Rezius
  • Laparoscopic colposuspension and paravaginal repair step by step
  • What is evident in laparoscopic sacro-colpopexy (LSC)
  • 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 / Ajay Rhane

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

Sponsored by Karl Storz (Karl Storz)

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome / registration
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction
09:10 – 09:30 What’s new in gynecological ultrasound (focus on the uterus)
09:30 – 09:50 What’s new in hysteroscopic instrumentation
09:50 – 11:00 Fibroids
Case report
Bridge 1: Pre-op. assessment of fibroids and sarcoma risk (Ultrasound)(Hysteroscopy)
Hysteroscopic myomectomy: past, present and future
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Abnormal uterine bleeding (endometrial causes)
Case report
Bridge 2: Endometrial polyps, hyperplasia & malignancy (Ultrasound (IETA))(Hysteroscopy)
12:30 – 13:30 Uterine malformations
Current classification(s)
Bridge 3: Congenital malformations (Ultrasound, hysterosonography 2D/3D)(Hysteroscopy)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:15 Obstetrical complications
Bridge 4: Cesarean scar defect & placental remnants (Ultrasound)(Hysteroscopy)
15:15 – 15:45 Ultrasound videos / live scanning
15:45 – 18:00 Hands-on ultrasound and operative hysteroscopy

Sponsored by LG

The half-day course provides tips and tricks on how to set up an outpatient hysteroscopy suite, the equipment required and knowledge to develop outpatient operative hysteroscopy skills.
After this workshop, attendees will aim to:

  • Understand the basic working elements of a hysteroscope, resectoscope, morcellators and fluid management system.
  • Understand fundamentals of a successful out-patient hysteroscopy clinic both diagnostic and operative.
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome, Introductions and Couse Overview – Dr.Gubbini
09:10 – 09:30 The introduction of miniaturized technology in hysteroscopic surgery – Dr.Franchini
mechanical instruments/bipolar electrode, tissue removal system
09:30 – 09:50 “In office” hysteroscopic service – Dr.Loddo
terminology, setting, instrumentation and set up
09:50 – 10:10 Base of hysteroscopic surgery – Dr.Drizi
energy, distention media and complications
10:10 – 10:20 Coffee
10:20 – 10:40 How to perform hysteroscopy in an office setting “In-office” based hysteroscopy – Dr.Sedrati
10:40 – 11:00 Mini-resectoscope in cervical canal pathology treatment – Dr.Gubbini
11:00 – 11:30 Mini-resectoscope for polyps submucosal myomas and septate uterus/mullerian anomalies – Vree
11:30 Adjourn

Giampietro Gubbini,
Mario Franchini,
Amal Drizi,
Adel Sedrati,
Alessandro Loddo,
Bart de Vree

Sponsored by Tontarra


Pre-congress courses on Thursday August 26th

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Congress August 27-29, 2021 - Split - Croatia