Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Workshop

This is a one-day surgical simulation workshop with the use of high-fidelity animal tissue models, focusing on laparoscopic hysterectomy and mesh sacrocolpopexy. This will be the first urogynaecology simulation course in the UK using high fidelity animal tissue models. This workshop represents a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on surgical techniques for advanced pelvic surgery, aimed at urogynaecologists. There is an international faculty of recognised experts in the field, who will be providing lectures as well as hands-on supervision.


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Course Organizers

Mr Arvind Vashisht, Consultant Gynaecologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hara Koukouli, Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Fellow, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Learning aims

This workshop aims to provide: 

  • a general overview of the surgical procedures performed in laparoscopic urogynaecology for pelvic organ prolapse including meshless techniques
  • a step-by-step detailed approach for total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic mesh sacrocolpopexy
  • hands-on training for the above procedures on high fidelity simulation models

Learning Outcomes

At the ends of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relevant anatomy, choose among different types of energy used in laparoscopic surgery, select appropriate mesh, discover common pitfalls, employ tips and tricks for the above procedures and give examples of alternative meshless techniques
  • Demonstrate laparoscopic suturing, including intracorporeal and extracorporeal knot tying and the advanced laparoscopic skills needed to perform the above procedures
  • Gain the confidence in order to perform the procedures in theatre


  • Pelvic wall dissection anatomy- ureterolysis and uterine artery at the origin step by step (Prof Mohamed Mabrouk)
  • Hysterectomy step by step (Mr Alfred Cutner)
  • Hands-on practice on hysterectomy models
  • Mesh sacrohysteropexy step by step (Mr Matt Izett- Kay)
  • Mesh sacrocolpopexy step by step (Mr Arvind Vashisht)
  • Meshless techniques- Suture sacrohysteropexy step by step (Dr Nikolaos Thanatsis)
  • Hands on practice on sacrocolpopexy models
  • Pre Course dinner at local restaurant

Date: 22.4.24

Venue: The UCH Education Centre, 1st Floor West, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG

Number of participants: 12

Course Fees: 500 pounds

Target audience

  • Urogynaecology subspecialty trainees
  • Trainees (ST4+ or equivalent) and Consultants with an interest in laparoscopy and urogynaecology
  • Entry Requirements: Participants should be familiar with laparoscopic suturing and intracorporeal knot tying in simulation

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 7.5 CPD points.


Mon 22 Apr 2024
Mon 22 Apr 2024
08:00 am - 17:00 pm


1st Floor West
UCLH Education Centre
250 Euston Road, London