The BSGE has launched a new state-of-the art endoscopic practical skills course, to be held from 10th-12th September this year at Karl Storz Endoscopy, Slough.

The BSGE has been at the forefront of training in endoscopic surgery since its foundation in 1989. The Society has a long history of providing excellent simulation training to trainees, consultants and nurses. The BSGE Council has now taken the decision to initiate a structured simulation programme in the United Kingdom and reached an agreement with the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy to provide the Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery Education and Assessment (GESEA) programme.

Announcing the second GESEA course, BSGE meeting’s convener Ertan Saridogan said:

‘Simulation training has become an essential component of training in gynaecological endoscopic surgery. It is now clear that future endoscopic surgeons should possess objective measurable theoretical knowledge and practical skills, prior to undertaking procedures to ensure patient safety.’

He added that ‘The GESEA programme aims to standardise strategies and regulations for training in endoscopy throughout Europe. It is supported by extensive scientific research resulting in a validated programme of exercises for acquiring and testing endoscopic psychomotor skills.’

The course is open to all members at trainee and consultant level, interested in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. However places are strictly limited to 20, so early registration is recommended. The course will cater for both Level 1 and Level 2 GESEA exams, which will take place at the RCOG on 18 September 2018.

Further information about the GESEA Courses and examinations can be found here, on the BSGE Website. The components of GESEA programme are explained in the pictogram via this link.and members can register for the GESEA Course by clicking here.