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Master Class Skills Lab For Live Animal Model (Pediatric Laparoscopy)

The University of Minho and the European Pediatric Surgery Association (EUPSA) come together to organize a new hands-on course of Pediatric Laparocopy. 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.

Microsurgical Anastomosis

* Learn to use the material (microscope, instruments) ; * Practical Learning in the laboratory animal (sciatic nerve, aorta artery, carotid artery, jugular vein. femoral vessels): * Perform neural anastomosis; * Perform vascular anastomosis (termino-terminal and termino-lateral)

Practical and Essential Aspects of Palliative Care

This course is only available in portuguese.

Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery: comprehensive hands-on course with live surgery

This three-day course and hands-on workshop is designed to educate attendees in the art and science of laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying, as well as provide step by step techniques for performing laparoscopic gynecological procedures.

Fetal and Neonatal Endoscopic Surgery

Inspired by the well-documented benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in adults and children, the XXI century started launching the advantages of MIS to newborns.
In this sequence, the MIS program from University of Minho proposes an advanced hands-on course in Fetal and Neonatal Endoscopic Surgery in order to provide its participants a theoretical update in the most recent developments in fetal and neonatal endoscopic surgery and, simultaneously, an extensive hands-on training to learn-doing in anesthetized experimental small animals using 3 mm instruments.

Fundamentals in Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that has developed at a great rhythm in the last decade. With a very high technical component, this hands-on course is a great opportunity for orthopedic residents training on realistic and well-designed arthroscopic models.

Basic Laparoscopy for Residents

We prepared this hands-on course specially design for residents. Having in mind a low-cost laparoscopic course, basic minimally invasive techniques will be taught both in theoretical and in practical sessions.

Capsule Endoscopy Training Program

It is targeted to Gastroenterology residents and seniors who aim to become competent in capsule endoscopy. This course will cover the main technical and clinical aspects of small bowel and colon capsule endoscopy, including state of the art lectures addressing the main indications and an overview of software gadgets and reading techniques, as well as interactive practical sessions for reading full and segmented videos.

Hypospadias Repair - Exoscopic Live Surgery

With a well-known expert faculty, this course will provide evidence-based lectures and interactive live surgery in order to provide the attendees a theoretical update. The experts and participants will share many useful surgical tips and tricks in the field of hypospadiology through a live exoscopic visualization of different surgical techniques used in hypospadias repair.