Day 2: Postgraduate Course - Sunday November 10, 2019

ROBO-705 | Simulation: Advanced Robotics

Date

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location

TBD

Type

Cadaveric

The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2020.

Fee

$1,575 (includes ROBO-704 didactic from 7:00 am – 11:00 am)

Co-Chair

Arnold P. Advincula, Fatih Sendag

Faculty

Felix Chan, Mark H. Einstein, Antonio R. Gargiulo, Paola A. Gehrig, Kathy Huang, Mario M. Leitao, John P. Lenihan, Gaby N. Moawad, Kristin E. Patzkowsky

Course Description

This intensive, hands-on postgraduate course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth analysis of the various surgical components of today’s FDA approved robotic surgical platforms. Strategies for optimized port placement and docking, in order to tackle complex pathology such as the large myomatous uterus and deep infiltrative endometriosis, will be demonstrated. Subsequently, the various gynecologic applications will be reviewed and performed along with their respective surgical nuances in a simulated cadaveric environment in order to minimize complications. An emphasis will be made on proper instrument selection followed by advanced dissection and suturing techniques relative to specific procedures. High-fidelity simulators that incorporate both virtual and augmented reality will be used to supplement the immersive surgical experience. Clinical training pathways, credentialing and privileging, and curriculum development will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Demonstrate safe and efficient port placement and docking approaches to a variety of multi- and single-port robotic surgery platforms; 2) identify the differences among the various cutting-edge instruments and energy sources available on the robotic surgery platform; 3) acquire various tips and tricks for approaching complex gynecologic pathology and managing and minimizing the risks of complications in robot-assisted laparoscopy through the use of high-fidelity simulators; and 4) formulate strategies for applying robotics to the large myomatous uterus and deep infiltrative endometriosis.

Course Outline

12:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewA.P. Advincula, F. Sendag
12:35
    LAB I:
  • Perform Optimal Telerobotic Trocar Placement and Subsequent Docking
  • Advanced Dissection and Suturing Techniques with 4th Operative Arm Emphasis During Cadaveric Retroperitoneal Exploration and Procedural Simulation
  • Proper Instrument Selection
  • Utilize Both Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulation to Gain Intrinsic Robotic Psychomotor Skills and Procedural Knowledge
2:35Break
2:50
    LAB II:
  • Perform Optimal Telerobotic Trocar Placement and Subsequent Docking
  • Advanced Dissection and Suturing Techniques with 4th Operative Arm Emphasis During Cadaveric Retroperitoneal Exploration and Procedural Simulation
  • Proper Instrument Selection
  • Utilize Both Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulation to Gain Intrinsic Robotic Psychomotor Skills and Procedural Knowledge
4:15Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
4:30Adjourn