Fellows' Workshop

​Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Participants will understand and learn about tips and tricks in pelvic laparoscopic surgery.



Vladyslav Sukhin (Ukraine) and Polat Dursun (Turkey)


Quiz by multiple choice questions based on database presented to groups of 5 attendees using Participoll.com. The best group will be awarded.​



Denis Querleu (France) and Ignacio Zapardiel (Spain)


6 videos on Laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy

1. Frederic Amant (Belgium)
2. Marek Pluta (Czech Republic)
3. Ignacio Zapardiel (Spain)
4. Jalid Sehouli (Germany)
5. Eric Leblanc (France)
6. Rene Laky (Austria)



Rene Laky (Austria) and Jacek Grabowski (Poland)


6 videos on laparoscopic radical hysterectomy​

1. Javier De Santiago (Spain)
2. Fabrice Lecuru (France)
3. Pedro Ramirez (USA)
4. Patrice Mathevet (Switzerland)
5. Joo-Hyun Nam (Korea)
6. Alessandro Buda (Italy)


Cognitive task analysis (CTA) will be used to improve teaching value of the session. It has its roots in the early twentieth century industrial management. Task analysis permits the deconstruction, analysis and structuring of complex procedures. This tool could allow us to better understand how experts perform complex tasks, develop contextually rich instructions and enhance the learning experience. Such a script not only describes the technical details of a procedure but also highlights the cognitive aspects of surgery such as judgement and decision making.

There is evidence within the surgical domain that use of CTA guidance can significantly improve the accuracy and completeness of a surgeon's instructional descriptions of an operative task. A recent systematic review revealed that incorporation of CTA within surgical instructions leads to improved dexterity parameters such as time, accuracy, precision and error reduction in both simulated and real environments. Currently available evidence also supports CTA as a technique in developing performance-based assessment tools for intra-operative decision making.


1. We propose to apply the CTA technique to laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy and develop an instructional script.

2. The script would guide the design and presentation of edited videos of laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy.

3. We will seek immediate feedback from the attendees regarding the educational value of the presentations.

4. It is likely that a description of the above proves will be submitted for publication.

5. If this exercise proves successful, then CTA guided development of instructional materials will be conducted for other 'common' gynaeoncology procedures and submitted for publication on the e-Academy website.


The script would result from a Delphi consensus development process amongst expert laparoscopic gynaecological cancer surgeons. It is likely that the script development will involve those surgeons who are due to present the videos at the conference. The target audience of this will be trainees in gynaecological oncology and recent graduates of fellowships.

The CTA will be developed and coordinated by  Dr Rasiah Bharathan, MRCOG MRCS (West Kent Oncology Centre, Kent, U.K) and Ignacio Zapardiel, MD, PhD (La Paz University Hospital, Madrid , Spain)

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