SERGS 2018

Scientific programme

 Thursday, September 27th
 10 Years of Progress and Upcoming Perspectives
09:00- 18:00 Registration
10:00-18:00 Certification program (training on two different simulators, certification)* Thomas Hebert and Nina Hudry (France), STAN Institute
12:00 Welcome reception
12:30- 13:45 Industry supported symposium “It started with a dream…”  supported by the industry
14:00- 14:10 Opening meeting
Welcome by  SERGS President and Congress Chair
R. Verheijen (France),
A. Maggioni (Italy)
14:10- 15:10 Evolution of robotic gynecologic surgery in the world
Chairs: V. Zanagnolo (Italy),
R. Kimmig (Germany)
14:10-14:20 Introduction V. Zanagnolo (Italy),
R. Kimmig (Germany)
14:20-14:30 Korea T. J. Kim
14:30-14:40 Australia F. Chan (video stream)
14:40-14:50 USA A. Advincula
14:50-15:00 Europe E. Lambaudie
15:00-15:10 Canada W. Gotlieb (video stream)
15:10- 15:30 Keynote lecture
Endometrial cancer surgery in the last decade
H. Falconer (Sweden)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, exhibition and poster viewing
16:00- 18:00 Selected  oral communication/videos
Chairs: P. Coronado (Spain),
P. Van Trappen (Belgium)
16:00-16:10 Robot-assisted myomectomy G. Moawad
16:10-16:20 Predictors of inpatient admission after robot-assisted and laparoscopic
G. Moawad
16:20-16:30 Tips and tricks in tissue containment and extraction in minimally invasive
G. Moawad
16:30- 16:40 Single operator in laparoendoscopic robot-assisted operation. S.O.L.O.
surgery, tricks and tips for total hysterectomy
M. Rosati
16:40-16:50 Robotic vs laparoscopic, open, or vaginal hysterectomy in women with
benign uterine disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis
G. Canlorbe
16:50-17:00 Robotic- assisted laparoendoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-
ophorectomy: evaluation of surgical outcomes between obese and
no-obese patients
B. Gardella
17:00-17:10 Recovery after robotic hysterectomy in morbidly obese endometrial
cancer patients: a prospective cohort study
M. Wood
17:10-17:20 Surgical outcome of robotic versus abdominal radical hysterectomy in women with locally advanced cervical cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy C. Liu
17:20-17:30 Importance of perioperative education for patients undergoing robotic
surgery in the gynaecological fi eld in order to improve their post-operative
I. Chinali
17:30-17:40 Feasibility and learning curve of robotic-assisted surgical staging for
early ovarian cancer
F. Hao-Sheng
17:40-17:50 Robotic-assisted pelvic adhesiolysis and total hysterectomy in a case of
extrauterine mullerian adenosarcoma after multiple abdominal surgeries
A. Liu Angel
17:50-18:00 Discussion
18:00- 19:00 SERGS General assembly
19:30 Evening event
 Friday, September 28th
 Progress in Gynecologic Robotic Surgery in the Last Decade

What we did, what we do and what it would be without  RS”
 Educational video – Scientific data – Challenging cases – Tips and tricks

07:00 Welcome coffee
07:15- 07:55 Sunrise lecture:
Surgical innovations
supported by the industry
08:00-18:00 Certification program (training on two different simulators, certification)* Thomas Hebert and Nina Hudry (France), STAN Institute
08:00- 08:45 Difficult hysterectomy
Chair: M. Brunes (Sweden)
08:00-08:15 Video M. Rudnicki (Denmark)
08:15-08:35 Speakers M. Brunes (Sweden),
P. Van Trappen (Belgium)
08:35-08:45 Discussion
08:45- 09:30 Difficult myomectomy
Chair: J. Verguts (Belgium)
08:45-09:00 Video A. Advincula (USA)
09:00-09:20 Speakers J. Verguts (Belgium),
V. Cela (Italy)
09:20-09:30 Discussion
09:30- 10:15 Endometriosis DIE
Chair: N. Renard (France)
09:30-09:45 Video T. Hebert (France)
09:45-10:05 Speakers N. Renard (France),
L. Mereu (Italy)
10:05-10:15 Discussion
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break, exhibition and poster viewing
10:45- 11:30 Vaginal prolapse
Chair: T. Simoncini (Italy)
10:45-11:00 Video A. Popov (Russia)
11:00-11:20 Speakers T. Simoncini (Italy),
S. Schraffordt (The Netherlands)
11:20-11:30 Discussion
11:30- 12:00 Selected  oral communication/videos
Chair: S. Tomov (Bulgaria)
11:30-11:40 Failure to complete robotic hysterectomy- 5 challenges &
lessons learnt (video)
R. Sinha
11:40-11:50 Video demonstration of robotic assisted surgery: A case of
bilateral endometriomas with stage IV endometriosis and
severe pelvic adhesion (video)
Y. C. Wu
11:50-12:00 121 Robotic gynaecological surgeries: Anesthesiology point of
A. Viscone
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch break
12:45- 14:00 Industry supported symposium
Training curriculum in robot assisted surgery”
 supported by the industry
14:00- 14:45 SN detection – Defining anatomic pathways
Chair: J. Persson (Sweden)
14:00-14:05 Introduction to SLN in endometrial cancer J. Persson (Sweden)
14:05-14:15 The lymphatic landscape of the pelvis, preliminary results of the SHREC study B. Geppert (Sweden)
14:15-14:30 Video of an anatomically based SLN detection J. Boggess (USA)
14:30-14:40 Micrometastasis in SLN’s, what do we know today E. Vizza (Italy)
14:40-14:45 Discussion
14:45- 15:30 Pelvic and aortic LN dissection     
Chair: F. Narducci (France)
14:45-15:00 Video H. Falconer (Sweden)
15:00-15:20 Speakers F. Narducci (France),
J. Ponce (Spain)
15:20-15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break, exhibition and poster viewing
16:00- 18:00 Round table: Is robotic surgery still safe after LACC results?
Chair: T. Ind (UK)
Introduction T. Ind (UK)
Current surgical practice of cervical cancer in Europe E. Lambaudie (France)
Debate pro versus con P. Jensen (Denmark),
H. Falconer (Sweden)
Summary and next steps for SERGS R. Verheijen (France)
Panel discussants: J. Boggess (USA), H. Falconer (Sweden), G. Gortchev (Bulgaria), T. Ind (UK), P. Jensen (Denmark), R. Kimmig (Germany), J. Persson (Sweden), I. Vergote (Belgium), V. Zanagnolo (Italy)
19:30 SERGS Social dinner
 Saturday, September 29th

Ongoing Perspectives

7:00 Welcome coffee
7:15- 7:55 Sunrise lecture:
Medical innovations
08:00- 08:20 Keynote lecture: An ongoing dream: How would we like surgery to become? J. Boggess (USA)
08:20- 10:00 Updates in the field of robotic development
Chair: J. Magrina (USA)
08:20-08:30 Introduction J. Magrina (USA)
08:30-08:40 Intuitive Surgical: Innovation to help reduce the variability of surgery J. Wong (UK)
08:40-08:50 Medtronic: Expanding access to robotic-assisted surgery – A vision and call to action M. Armstrong (USA)
08:50-09:00 Titan Medical: The Medical SPORT surgical system – a novel single port robotic platform S. Sankholkar (USA)
09:00-09:10 TransEnterix: The senhance journey by TransEnterix W. Donders (Switzerland)
09:10-09:20 Verb: Surgery 4.0 digital surgery M. Jaku (TBC)
09:20-09:30 CMR Surgical: Versius: the new European robot M. Slack (UK)
09:30-10:00 Round table: Are we ready to choose between  different robotic platforms? A. Advincula (USA),
J. Boggess (USA),
T. Ind (UK),
R. Kimmig (Germany),
E. Lambaudie (France),
J. Persson (Sweden),
I. Vergote (Belgium)
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break, exhibition 
10:15- 10:45 Which costs will be acceptable? P. Jensen (Denmark)
10:45- 11:45 Future  perspectives: Where are we heading?
Chair: N. Bourdel (France)
10:45-11:00 Computer vision and artificial intelligence for the dummies N. Bourdel (France)
11:00-11:15 Haptic feedback and robotic procedures C. Pacchierotti (France)
11:15-11:30 Augmented reality M. Diana (France)
11:30-11:45 Discussion
11:45- 12:45 Selected  oral communication/videos
Chairs:  L. Mereu (Italy),
T. Hebert (France)
11:45-11:55 Is it the time to off er robotic experience to O&G trainees? A
national survey
E. Moss
11:55-12:05 A novel virtual reality system for da Vinci robotic surgery Y. C. Lee
12:05-12:15 Augmented reality to improve spatial awareness in
gynecologic surgery
G. Moawad
12:15-12:25 Laparoscopic versus robotic hysterectomy in obese and
extremely obese patients with endometrial cancer:
a multi-institutional analysis
G. Corrado
12:25-12:35 Robot-assisted transabdominal cerclage in the prevention of
preterm birth
G. Moawad
12:35-12:45 Randomized controlled trial comparing robotic nipple
sparing mastectomy to open classical technique
A. Toesca
12:45- 13:00 Awarding the best abstract – the best movie
SERGS 2019 announcement
SERGS in the next decade: future perspectives? R. Verheijen (France)
End of the meeting

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