The STEPS Laparoscopic Colorectal Foundation Course, established by ETHICON in partnership with The ICENI Centre in Colchester, offers a foundation of training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery over six days, split between Colchester, Pinewood & JJI, Hamburg
Module One – 17/18th April 2018
The first two-day Module held in Colchester concentrates on anatomical considerations for right hemi colectomy, a step-wise approach to performing this operation laparoscopically, laparoscopic suturing techniques and operating theatre set-up for safe practice. There is also a live surgery demonstration. Delegates will also carry out dissection on synthetic models and animal tissue in our skills laboratory and gain an understanding of procedural complications.
Module Two – May 7/8th 2018
The second two-day Module in Hamburg consolidates the skills learnt in Module One and there will be an opportunity to perform wet lab surgery with close supervision, as well as to take advantage of cadaver lab experience.
Module Three – 12/13th June 2018
The third two-day module focuses on specialist colorectal topics which are taught in a workshop and symposium format. There is an emphasis on non-technical skills and compiling a skill set for taking up consultant practice. This comprehensive package ties together the learning for all three modules
Please send all applications through to email@example.com by 12th January 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by 22nd January 2018
In order for your application to be considered you must provide us with the following:
- A covering letter stating why you should be considered for the course
- Your current detailed CV
- A letter of recommendation from your current supervisorrse