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This is Your ONLY Destination in Africa for Training in laparoscopic SKIlls 

The ALTO Programme

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

With its roots in Nigeria and in collaboration with the South Shore Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lagos, 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 - a foldable laparoscopic training package which you can keep (and don't have to return). You will be expected to attend all seven Zoom based online masterclasses of the programme and complete the web based tasks by online video submission.

The 8 week programme comprises following Masterclass modules:

  1. New concepts in laparoscopic suturing techniques

  2. Tubal surgery, salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies​

  3. Suturing of the vaginal cuff

  4. Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies

  5. Ovarian cysts and endometriomas

  6. Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy

  7. Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery

 

All delegates will also be invited to attend in-person to a Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Masterclass in Lagos 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. Each delegate will also be appointed a mentor from the UK, for lifelong guidance and contact.

At the end of the Programme you will receive a Certificate of Completion of this comprehensive programme which will enrich your CV and Portfolio, and also contribute towards your CME / CPD Points for the year.

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For the Programme

Register your interest to be one of our delegates!

Our fifth group has been selected for The ALTO.

Please register your interest for the sixth round here. 

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

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

We are fully booked for 2022.

Our next available round begins on the 23rd of February, 2023

Thanks for submitting! We will be in touch in November!

The ALTo
MASTERCLASSES

If you are unable to commit to the 8 week Programme, you have the option of attending any one of the online ALTO Masterclasses separately. This offers you the flexibility of attending each Masterclass module of the complete Programme at your convenience. You are also able to purchase the ALTO Trainer separately as well.

The 7 online Masterclasses are:

  1. New concepts in laparoscopic suturing techniques

  2. Tubal surgery, salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies​

  3. Suturing of the vaginal cuff

  4. Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies

  5. Ovarian cysts and endometriomas

  6. Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy

  7. Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery

Along with the 7 online Masterclasses, there are 2 in-person Masterclasses that are scheduled every year at the South Shore Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lagos. You are also able to attend these ALTO Masterclasses separately and these will contribute towards your overall credit in completing the ALTO Programme.

The 2 in-person Masterclasses are:

  1. Laparoscopic Surgery Summer Masterclass

  2. Laparoscopic Surgery Winter Masterclass

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

General Surgery

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 - Northwest Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Centre, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

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 Prashant Bhamare - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - International Faculty based in India

Miss Latika Chawla - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - International Faculty based in India

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

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

Mr Colin Simpson - Medtronic Programme Lead - Disease State Manager UK/IRL- Gynaecology | Surgical Innovations

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