AGC Course Davos 2016
Goals of the Course
The Davos Faculty has put together a program of scientific sessions and practical exercises that meet the highest possible standards of the surgeons training program. The goal of the course is to acquire knowledge and to develop and improve practical skills in safe standard surgical techniques, both in conventional and laparoscopic surgery, as developed and practiced by an international faculty.
Structure of Course – Basic & Intermediate (Groups A & C)
The course is divided into 3½ days open surgery on suture- and anastomosis techniques in the GI-tract, followed by 2½ days on laparoscopic surgery and techniques (please refer to above). Both parts are fully integrated in the whole course and cannot be booked separately.
The course offers 2 groups:
A: Basic Skills Course (beginners)
C: Intermediate Skills Course (experienced)
Depending on your experience, the course organization will decide whether you go into course A or C.
Course opening: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 14.00 h
Course ending: Friday, March 4, 2016, 12.00 h
Basic- and intermediate course (requests as to which course is preferred by participants will be considered but cannot be guaranteed).
Structure of Course – Advanced (Group D)
This course is aimed at highly-experienced surgeons and can be booked as two independent modules or combined:
a) colorectal surgery
b) hernia surgery
Lectures and practical exercises in this course will be separate from the regular course and will focus on the subject of the corresponding module. The program will be published in a separate publication.
Lectures, panel discussions and practical exercises are in English only, however, the table instructors will provide further information for the practical exercises in other languages if needed.
Lectures will be held daily before the practical exercises. i.e. from 08.00 – 09.15, 14.30 – 16.00 and 16.30 -17:30
- Open conventional techniques (3½ days)
The course will allow participants to experience practical “hands-on” training in small groups on specially prepared gastrointestinal material.
Daily: 09.45 – 12.15 and 17.30 – 19.30 h
Basic Skills Course (Group A): Saturday until Tuesday and Friday
Intermediate Skills Course (Group C): Saturday and Tuesday until Friday
- Laparoscopic techniques (2½ days)>
In this part of the course, participants will experience laparoscopic techniques in practical exercises.
Daily: 09.15 – 12.00 and 17.30 – 19.30 h
Intermediate Skills Course (Group C): Sunday until Tuesday
Basic Skills Course (Group A): Tuesday until Thursday
Participants will be continually assessed in all exercises as well as all teachers and instructors will be by the participants. The assessment forms must be completed daily and handed in at the end of the course.
Topics of sessions and practical exercises
- Basic surgical techniques
- Laparotomy and abdominal wall closure
- Suture materials
- Suture techniques in gastrointestinal surgery incl. stapling techniques
- Suture techniques in the hepato-biliary tract and pancreas
- Virtual Reality Training
- Reconstruction after gastric and rectal resection
- Basics in laparoscopic surgery
- Laparoscopic exercises using pelvitrainers: suture techniques, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, antireflux procedures
- Clinical scenarios
- Interactive sessions