BSGI/BSGE Meeting on Endometriosis

Joint British Society for Gynaecological Imaging and British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy meeting on Contemporary Topics in Imaging and Management of Endometriosis
Friday, 10 November 2017
at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL

Supported by

It is a privilege and pleasure to invite you all to join us at the upcoming BSGI/BSGE Meeting on Endometriosis, the first of its kind in the UK. Our aim is to update the management of endometriosis, taking an across-the-board multidisciplinary approach and in particular focusing on:

.  Improvements in non-invasive diagnosis, with a view to making these available to all women with endometriosis in the future

.  Changes in guidance for surgical management

.  Role of medical management

This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss all the latest developments related to the diagnosis, staging and management of endometriosis. This meeting is supported by Endometriosis UK.

Where we are now

Endometriosis is one of the most common conditions in gynaecology.  It is a disease that is still believed to be enigmatic. In most hands, it requires surgical diagnosis and staging in order to allow for treatment planning. This meeting aims to change the status quo. In a constantly advancing field, it is important not to stand still. We aim to bring together the expertise of colleagues to assist in the development of specialised networks of referral centres for the diagnosis and treatment of women affected by this disease.  A multidisciplinary faculty of experts from Imaging and Gynaecology will be working together to break down the endometriosis myths and demonstrate what is currently available as best practice. We invite you to join us, so that we can all move forward in achieving these goals.

There is a demand for healthcare professionals involved in the care of women affected by endometriosis to gain skills in non-invasive diagnosis and staging of the condition. It is also important to have the ability to instigate initial and possibly definitive management applying the most up-to-date approaches. The course will offer the opportunity to share knowledge and develop these skills.

The Programme

The first day’s scientific programme will be split into two sections. In the morning, we will cover the current methods for accurate diagnosis as well as holding interactive debates to agree on the best practical application across the United Kingdom both in Imaging and Gynaecology Departments.  The afternoon will focus on advancements in the management of endometriosis, which is facilitated by accurate disease staging.

In the evening, we will hold The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Endometriosis Centres meeting and a Conference Dinner, to which all are welcome.

There is an optional extension to the course on the second morning. This will be divided into hands on imaging training or surgical training. Both will use specially designed interactive hands on trainers, offering an excellent opportunity for individualised simulation training.

If you are involved in the care of women with endometriosis, either in diagnosis or management at a secondary or tertiary level then please come and join us at this ground-breaking meeting. Together we can shape the future of the management and care of the challenging condition in the UK.

Post meetings
Saturday, 11 November 2017 (workshop full)
Workshop 1: Hands-on Imaging for Severe Endometriosis

State of the Art Ultrasound Simulation and 3D Image Post-processing Training

Delegates will be divided into two groups and will practice the identification of a spectrum of pelvic pathologies, in particular endometriosis,  using Transvaginal simulator(s) and 3D volumes manipulation on ultrasound machines.

You can download Workshop 1 programme by clicking here.

Workshop 2: Laparoscopic Hands On Training (HOT) Session (spaces limited)

Delegates will be divided into pairs and invited to complete various tasks using a laparoscopic box trainer. The workshop will consist of different validated exercises based on the European Academy LAST+T (laparoscopic skills training and testing method) and SUT+T  (suturing training and testing ) method.

The LAST+T method allows participants to train and test three areas of laparoscopic psychomotor skills:

–       Camera navigation

–       Hand eye coordination

–       Bimanual coordination.

Delegates will also be invited to develop and perfect their laparoscopic suturing skills. Participants will be individually coached by expert faculty members to develop needle manipulation, intra-corporeal knotting, tissue approximation and use of both dominant and non-dominant hand. Specialised suturing pads to test accuracy and degree of trauma during laparoscopic suturing will also be available.

You can download Workshop 2 programme by clicking here.

Course Organisers


Nazar Amso                 Saikat Banerjee           Christopher Guyer          Ertan Saridogan


Ms Karolina Afors, Whittington Hospital, London (workshop trainer)

Professor Nazar Amso, Cardiff University School of Medicine

Mr Saikat Banerjee, St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford

Mr Tyrone Carpenter, Poole Hospital, Dorset

Mr Alfred Cutner, University College London Hospital

Dr Caterina Exacoustos,University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Professor Simone Ferrero, University of Genova, Italy

Ms Sue Freeman, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Mr Chris Guyer, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Mr Shaheen Khazali, St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford

Mr Dimitrios Mavrelos, University College London Hospital

Ms Caroline Overton, Nuffield Health Hospital at The Chesterfield

Mr Costis Panayotidis, Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Mr Ertan Saridogan, University College London Hospital

Mr Sotirios Saravelos, Prince of Wales Hospital (workshop trainer)

Professor Jeremy Wright, Woking


Provisional programme can be downloaded by clicking here.

Venue directions and Local accommodation

Directions to the conference venue can be found here or by clicking here.

Details about local hotel accommodation can be found here.

Day 1- Friday 10/11/17 Early 30/09/2017 Late 31/10/2017 Onsite
Non BSGI/BSGE members- non training £175 £205 £230
BSGI/BSGE members- non-training £150 £180 £205
Non BSGI/BSGE-Trainees & AHP £140 £165 £190
BSGI/BSGE members- Trainees & AHP £100 £125 £150
Day 2- Saturday 11/11/17
Saturday workshop 09.00-12.30 Maximum 24 delegates
Standard and non-training £100 £130 £155
Trainees & AHP £75 £100 £125

Optional Conference dinner on Friday, 10 November at Brooklands Hotel for £60.

To register, please click here.

BSGE and BSGI would like to thank following companies as co-sponsors of this event.



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