Sentinel lymph node in gynecologic cancer


Sentinel lymph node biopsy is becoming increasingly popular as a way to accurately detect lymph node involvement without inducing the longterm lymphatic complications of full lymph node dissection.

The major objectives of the course, combining theoretical and video sessions, and hands-on training on live tissue, are to shorten the learning curve of the method, to improve its accuracy, and to make its implementation logical and safe in the era of individualized cancer treatment.


Come and join us, and be one of the 8,800 surgeons who have seized the opportunity to improve their knowledge and know-how.

All Faculty members will be happy to welcome you and
help you to update your skills and enhance your minimally invasive surgical capabilities.



Sentinel lymph node in gynecologic cancer


Course information

Course status

Practical training on live tissue

Starting at 1980 €

Course information

Course directors

C. Akladios (FR)
D. Querleu (FR)

Course objectives

  • To understand the rationale of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure in the treatment of female genital organ malignancies in the era of minimally invasive surgical oncology and individualized cancer treatment
  • To master the surgical technique of SLN sampling, including anatomical landmarks of each genital organ’s specific lymphatic drainage
  • To be familiar with technical modalities, imaging techniques, and available tracers, including the role of fluorescence in the future of cancer surgery
  • To be able to incorporate the results of the SLN pathological assessment in the management of gynecologic malignancies
  • To perform hands-on practice on live tissue (mini-pigs) in order to shorten and secure the learning curve in clinical practice

Target audience

Gynecologic oncologists

Educational methods

  • Hand-on sessions on live tissue
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Pre-recorded operative demonstrations

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

March 27-29, 2023
An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for CME accreditation of this event
A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training

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.

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