Advanced Course in Gynecologic Cancer in Obese Patients
The global expansion of the obesity epidemic has a growing impact on surgical practice, including gynecologic oncology.
Cancer surgery must meet the highest standards, from adequate staging to complete removal of the disease, and major procedures may be required.
Obesity presents several challenges to cancer surgery, including difficulties with preoperative imaging, anesthesiology management, more challenging procedures regardless of the approach, and a problematic postoperative period and scar healing.
Obesity can also negatively impact adjuvant treatment such as radiotherapy, which can make non-surgical management a less feasible substitute for surgery.
Gynecologic oncologists must have a deep understanding of these issues. This course addresses these questions using a multidisciplinary mindset, with specialists from all approaches and techniques.
An overview of the potential for endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery will familiarize the gynecologic oncologist with the latest innovations of this expanding field.
Indeed, minimally invasive surgery is growing in this domain, as it greatly improves the postoperative period compared to open surgery in obese patients; they can benefit most from a minimally invasive approach.
Consequently, this course is combined with a hands-on training on animal models using conventional laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopic components.
Advanced Course in Gynecologic Cancer in Obese Patients
C. Akladios (FR)
D. Querleu (FR)
C. Chargari (FR)
P. Diemunsch (FR)
W. Gotlieb (CA)
P. Harter (DE)
J. Janis (US)
E. Lambaudie (FR)
C. Roy (FR)
V. Samouelian (CA)
M. Vix (FR)
A. Wattiez (FR)
- To teach gynecologic oncologists the surgical principles and skills required to safely perform gynecologic oncology surgeries in obese patients
- To perform laparoscopic / robotic hands-on practice on live tissue to shorten and secure the learning curve in clinical practice
- To allow participants to actively interact with world-renowned experts
- Didactic lectures provided by world-renowned experts
- 2 half-days of hands-on practice on anatomical specimen
CME credits & accreditations
Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI):
The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (e.g., Karl Storz and Covidien/Medtronic) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.
Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare that they are fully committed to maintaining professional autonomy and independence in relations with the medical device Industry.
The content of the courses is aimed to promote education among its learners, and Course Faculty planners declare that this LEE is fair, balanced and free of commercial bias. Emphasis is placed on current knowledge, best practices and quality improvement. Course Faculty planners are fully committed to ensuring that innovative learning methods are applied and that decisions are made free of the control of commercial interest. Course topics and learning objectives are determined by planning committee members who have no conflict of interest to report and guarantee the impartiality of the course program, and, where appropriate, include subject areas which reflect current practice. Activities are linked to analyses of learner gaps and other needs. Learning objectives are clearly stated at the beginning. Evaluation mechanisms include questions which serve to enquire whether learners perceived commercial bias in the materials received from Faculty teaching experts. A summary of evaluation forms or feedback report is gathered at the conclusion of each accredited program.
A comprehensive needs assessment has always been conducted. Faculty planners and Course Directors have used multiple means of needs assessment to determine the perceived, misperceived and unperceived needs of their learners (e.g., surveys, expert opinions, evaluation results/reports from other educational activities, informal discussions and interviews, focus groups, consensus conferences, epidemiological data, new advances in clinical treatments, thematic analysis of peer-reviewed journals).
As a general guiding principle, IRCAD Continuing Education (CE) programs are free of commercial influence, based on best scientific evidence and focused on improving the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior of learners.
IRCAD as a CE provider ensures that teachers deliver current, objective, and scientifically rigorous content.
Scientific program planning committee members oversee the needs assessment, program development, compliance with disclosure rules, and the oversight of the activity in general. IRCAD CE providers commit themselves to resist any influence or interference that could undermine their professional integrity.
Of note, apart from the instruments shown in the sessions, at IRCAD and for invited speakers, there is no motivation to promote any specific brand related to any medical device company and participants can use any other brands of their choice.
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