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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.

Medical Acupuncture

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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.

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.

Biliary Laparoscopy

Aims: - To present the advantages of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration To show how one can develop skills in this field starting from intra-operative cholangiography (IOC), trancystic exploration and exploration by choledochotomy; - To provide hands-on sessions to practice technique of IOC, chodedochoscopy, biliary drainage and bilbo-enteric bypass; - To discuss clinical cases and videos.

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.

Autodesk Revit

Course directed to students and professionals in architecture and related fields in order to provide the skills in BIM (Building Information Modeling) parameterization technology.

Autodesk certification exam

Knowledge certification in the use of Autodesk products.

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