The University of Minho and the European Pediatric Surgery Association (EUPSA) come together to organize a new hands-on course of Pediatric Laparoscopy. We will be focusing on the basic laparoscopy. By the end of this Master Class, participants should be capable to initiate their first laparoscopic pediatric procedures. There will be theoretical sessions on laparoscopic equipment and instruments, suturing and knot tying techniques as well as major laparoscopic pediatric procedures. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their laparoscopic skills in ex vivo tissues and in the rabbit model.
This course does not provide credentials for the exercise of medicine for those without appropriate training, recognition and registered at the "Ordem dos Médicos" or international equivalent institutions.
Jorge Correia-PintoDirector of the Pediatric Surgery Dept., Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Amulya Saxena Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
João Moreira-Pinto Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal