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Basic Laparoscopy Workshop


In the last 20 years, Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS) has expanded from its niche area to join the main stream of most surgical specialties. In fact, MIS procedures have become the preferred choices in gall bladder, colorectal and bariatric surgery; and indeed MIS is even making inroads into traditional bastions of open surgery such as transplant, cardiac and orthopedic surgery.

Surgical training in the 21st century would be incomplete without formal teaching and structured guidance in the technique of MIS procedures. This workshop will allow participants to practice and enhance their laparoscopic skills.

Course Objective

This Basic Laparoscopy Workshop aims to provide trainees exposure to the following:
  • Techniques in laparoscopic camera and instrument handling
  • Techniques in laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying
  • Electrosurgery in laparoscopy
  • Safe access to the abdomen
  • Ergonomics
  • Pre and  Post-operative considerations

At the end of the workshop, trainees will be able to demonstrate the basic laparoscopic techniques and acquire skills and knowledge in handling the laparoscopic instruments and camera.

Target Audience 
This workshop is strongly recommended as a mandatory programme for R1/R2 residents in General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Cardiothoracic and Urology programmes. It is also recommended for House Officers, Medical Officers and any interested clinicians who seek to equip themselves with the basic laparoscopic techniques.

Course Date
Friday, 23 March 2018
Registration closing date: 19 February 2018


12:00pm – 4:30pm

Course Fees (Subjected to GST)
S$100.00 (After 80% Subsidy from Surgery ACP for SingHealth staff)
Payment details will be advised upon successful registration.

Procedural Skills Lab 2B
Level 2, Academia

20 College Road
Singapore 169856

To register, please email the following information to

(Name indicated above will be reflected in the certificate upon course completion)
Designation/Residency Year(if applicable):
MCR No/Identification No:

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Any cancellation or replacement must be conveyed to the Organiser in writing. 50% of the fee will be levied as cancellation charges if the cancellation is made before the closing date. There will be no refund if the cancellation is made thereafter.

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the workshop and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.

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