The Nottingham Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Masterclass Course and Mentorship

Mr Abu established and run this two-day course since 2007. The course is aimed at other consultants in gynaecology wishing to gain advanced hands-on-experience in minimally invasive (keyhole) gynaecological surgery (see course programme below). The course is fully approved by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) for CME credits for consultants who attend the course. It is a bi-annual course, usually in June and December every year. The course contents comprise theoretical lectures, instrument/instrumentation training, cadaver workshop (hands on training for all the delegates), and live operating sessions. The live operating is undertaken by Mr Abu and his team of doctors and nurses whilst all the attending delegates watch and ask questions about the surgical procedure been performed. Following the completion of the course, Mr Abu also offers mentorship training to delegates who wish to do so, by visiting them in their hospital and helping them through their first few cases. This is very successful program of training for other consultants with a procedure take-up rate of almost 100%.

The Course Programme - NhamTLHCourse

Course learning targets - CadaverLab

Delegates Questionaire prior to coming on the course - DelQ

Sample of live operating cases by Mr Abu during the course - Procedures

National and International professional conferences

Mr Abu regularly attend both National and International Conferences to constantly update his knowledge and skills and maintains vital contacts with international experts in gynaecological oncology and Key-hole surgery.

  • International Gynaecological Cancer Society (IGCS)

  • European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)

  • American Society of Gynaecological Oncologists (SGO)

  • British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)

  • European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE)

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