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The 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 and consultants in Gynaecology wishing to extend their laparoscopic experience and improve their skills in intracorporeal suturing. 

Each delegate will be provided the Inovus Medical® pyxus® Pro Move laparoscopic training package for the duration of the programme and will be expected to attend all seven 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.

Apply Now

Register your interest to be one of our delegates!

Our second group has been selected for The ALTO Programme.

Please register your interest for the third 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 round begins on the 30th of June, 2021

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

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Upcoming Tutorials

  • Simple adnexal surgery including sterilisations, adhesiolysis and ovarian drilling
    07 Aug, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial
  • Salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies
    14 Aug, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial
    This online tutorial will cover the nuances of the laparoscopic management of ectopic pregnancy and detailed anatomy of the Fallopian tube. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the salpingectomy model provided in the laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Ovarian cysts and cystectomies
    Sat, 21 Aug
    Zoom tutorial
    21 Aug, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial
    This online tutorial will cover practicalities of carrying out an ovarian cystectomy and its reconstruction. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the cystectomy model provided in your laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Laparoscopic anatomy and the course of the ureter
    31 Jul, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial
  • The basics of laparoscopic surgery and suturing
    Sat, 24 Jul
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Khan
    24 Jul, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Khan
    This online tutorial covers the basics of orientation, needle manipulation, knots, stitches and knot tying techniques based on a few, easy to follow, basic rules.
  • Understanding laparoscopy - laparoscopic entry techniques and set up
    Sat, 17 Jul
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra and Mr Khan
    17 Jul, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra and Mr Khan
  • Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery
    Thu, 20 May
    Zoom webinar with Colin Simpson
    20 May, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom webinar with Colin Simpson
    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. Colin Simpson will update us with regards to new and emerging energy sources and generators.
  • Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy
    Sun, 16 May
    Zoom tutorial by Mr Misra
    16 May, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial by Mr Misra
    This tutorial will breakdown the key steps in a successful laparoscopic myomectomy. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the myomectomy model provided in your laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Ovarian cysts and endometriomas
    Sun, 09 May
    Zoom tutorial led by Mr Umranikar
    09 May, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial led by Mr Umranikar
    This online tutorial will cover practicalities of carrying out an ovarian cystectomy and its reconstruction. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the cystectomy model provided in your laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies
    29 Apr, 18:00 – 19:20
    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.
  • Suturing of the vaginal cuff
    Thu, 22 Apr
    Zoom tutorial by Mr Misra
    22 Apr, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial by Mr Misra
    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 supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the vaginal cuff model provided.
  • Tubal surgery, salpingotomies, salpingostomies and salpingectomies
    15 Apr, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial
    This online tutorial will cover the nuances of tubal surgery and detailed anatomy of the Fallopian tube and its anatomical relations. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the salpingectomy model provided in the laparoscopic simulator package.
  • New concepts in laparoscopic suturing techniques
    Thu, 08 Apr
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra and Mr Khan
    08 Apr, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra and Mr Khan
    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.
  • Introduction to The ALTO Programme
    Thu, 25 Mar
    Zoom meeting with Mr Misra, Mr Khan, others
    25 Mar, 18:00 – 19:20
    Zoom meeting with Mr Misra, Mr Khan, others
    This Zoom meeting will outline the structure of the programme and its proposed objectives. We look forward to hearing your expectations and delivering a laparoscopic training programme that will enrich your experience and fulfil your requirements.
  • Energy sources in laparoscopic surgery
    Thu, 19 Nov
    Zoom webinar with Colin Simpson
    19 Nov 2020, 18:20 – 18:40
    Zoom webinar with Colin Simpson
    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. Colin Simpson will update us with regards to new and emerging energy sources and generators.
  • Simplifying the laparoscopic myomectomy
    Thu, 12 Nov
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra
    12 Nov 2020, 18:20 – 19:40
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra
    This tutorial will breakdown the key steps in a successful laparoscopic myomectomy. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the myomectomy model provided in your laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Ovarian cysts and endometriomas
    Thu, 05 Nov
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Raut
    05 Nov 2020, 18:20 – 19:40
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Raut
    This online tutorial will cover practicalities of carrying out an ovarian cystectomy and its reconstruction. You will be supervised whilst completing the practical exercise on the cystectomy model provided in your laparoscopic simulator package.
  • Total and sub-total laparoscopic hysterectomies
    Wed, 28 Oct
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra
    28 Oct 2020, 18:20 – 19:40
    Zoom tutorial with Mr Misra
    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.