The BSGE ran a HOT, hands on training laparoscopic surgical masterclass ahead of the Annual Scientific Meeting in Cornwall, supported by platinum sponsors Storz.

Participants learned new techniques and were able to see how their skills rated against their peers. The workshop consisted of different, validated, exercises performed on pelvic trainers according to the LAST+T (Laparoscopic Skills Training and Testing method) and SUT+T methods (suturing training and testing).


After having their camera navigation, hand-eye coordination, bimanual coordination and suturing skills rigorously tested, the delegates received confidential results of their performance from the European Academy direct to their smart phones, tablets or computers.

Gemma Clemente was the winning participant with the top score and has been invited and funded to represent the UK in the World Championship in Laparoscopic Suturing at the upcoming ESGE meeting in October.

We wish Gemma all the best as she represents the BSGE in Brussels this autumn.