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The Gynaecology Programme

The Advanced Laparoscopic Training Online Programme is the ultimate web based solution to training in Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery.

The ALTO is a 8 week programme for registrars, specialists and consultants in Gynaecology wishing to extend their laparoscopic experience and improve their skills in intracorporeal suturing. 

Each delegate will be provided the ALTO Blade 2® laparoscopic training package and will be expected to attend all eight Zoom based online modules of the programme and complete the web based tasks by online video submission.

 

All delegates will also be invited to attend a Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Masterclass at the University Hospitals of North Midlands normally held twice a year.

As a delegate you will also receive lifetime membership to the ALTO Programme's members area on the website which boasts a comprehensive library of surgical videos and course material.

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Register your interest to be one of our delegates!

Our seventh group has been selected for The ALTO.

Please register your interest for the 10th round here. 

The applications are reviewed on a first come first served basis.

There are anticipated to be up to three rounds a year.

Our next available round begins in June 2024

Thanks for applying! We will be in touch by email!

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The Faculty

Mr Gourab Misra - Lead Organiser - Consultant Gynaecologist - The Royal Stoke University Hospital Endometriosis Centre, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent

Mr Zahid Khan - Lead Organiser - Consultant Gynaecologist - The SRC Accredited Center of Excellence in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mr Malikarjun Kodampur - Consultant Gynae-Oncology Surgeon - Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent

Mr Nitish Raut - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent

Mr Sameer Umranikar - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton

Miss Sobha Ramakoti - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester

Mr Niall Fahy - Medtronic Medical Affairs Lead - Gynaecological Health EMEA & Senior Medical Science Advisor

Upcoming Tutorials and Events

  • Suturing of the vaginal cuff
    Suturing of the vaginal cuff
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    25 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    25 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    The ultimate step at the end of a total laparoscopic hysterectomy - vaginal cuff closure is a critical component of a hysterectomy, with many variations in surgical technique and materials. You will be encouraged to complete the practical exercise on the vaginal cuff / anastomosis model provided.
  • Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies
    Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    02 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    02 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    This tutorial will cover the details of how a minimally invasive hysterectomy is performed. Drawing on years of practical experience, the procedure can be condensed into 10 essential steps. During your tutorial, each step will be carefully explained and important tips and tricks will be shared.
  • Ovarian cysts and endometriomas
    Ovarian cysts and endometriomas
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 07 Jul
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Mr Umranikar
    07 Jul 2024, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Mr Umranikar
    07 Jul 2024, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Mr Umranikar
    This online tutorial will cover practicalities of carrying out an ovarian cystectomy and its reconstruction.
  • Laparoscopic Ureterolysis and the Excision of Endometriosis
    Laparoscopic Ureterolysis and the Excision of Endometriosis
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 16 Jul
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    16 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    16 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    This is a bonus tutorial for all the members of The ALTO Programme outlining the relevant techniques and approach to the laparoscopic identification and dissection of the pelvic ureter in different surgical situations. It is a great overview for surgeons tackling the pelvic sidewall regularly.
  • Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy
    Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    23 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    23 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    This tutorial will breakdown the key steps in a successful laparoscopic myomectomy and the importance of vasopressin as a vasoconstrictor.
  • Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery presented by Medtronic
    Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery presented by Medtronic
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 30 Jul
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Medtronic
    30 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Medtronic
    30 Jul 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial led by Medtronic
    A range of energy sources are used in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. These energy sources include monopolar electrosurgery, bipolar electrosurgery and various ultrasonic and hybrid technologies. Medtronic will update us with regards to new and emerging energy sources and generators.
  • New concepts in laparoscopic suturing techniques
    New concepts in laparoscopic suturing techniques
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 03 Sept
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    03 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    03 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    This online tutorial covers the infamous Professor Armando Romeo's gladiator rule, needle manipulation, knots, stitches and knot tying techniques based on a few, easy to follow, basic rules.
  • Tubal surgery, salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies
    Tubal surgery, salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 10 Sept
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    10 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    10 Sept 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Online Zoom Tutorial
    This online tutorial will cover the nuances of tubal surgery and detailed anatomy of the Fallopian tube and its anatomical relations.
Tutorials

ALTO MEMBERS ACCESS ONLY

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