The 3rd UK Transoral Robotic Surgery Conference and Cadaveric Hands on Dissection Course

Event Location
Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Newcastle, UK

Event Dates
25 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018

Event Website

Event Cost


A two day intensive course

Number of Dissectors limited to 8

DISSECTORS – Will have full access to the Da Vinci Robot with Hands on Procedures and attendance to the Clinical Lectures

30 NON DISSECTOR Places only –

Non Dissectors will have full access to the Clinical Lectures only

Refreshments included

Course certificate on completion

Course dinner

The course uses fresh frozen cadaveric specimens

Upon registration, you will be required to complete an online registration and complete some online modules.  This will not only register you as a robotic surgeon to be trained, but will also gain you access to procedure videos and clinical data.  The modules will take (1-2 hours) this is a pre requisite of the course, you will be required to complete this assessment

NON DISSECTORS – Clinical Lectures only

  • Define the role of transoral robotic surgery in current day head and neck cancer practice

  • Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence base in this emerging field

  • Share best practice on setting up a robotic surgery programme

  • Understand the benefits and rationale of offering a transoral resection service

  • Gain an insight into the pathological assessment of transoral resections

  • Understand the adjuvant treatment schedule following transoral surgery

    DISSECTORS Full access to the Da Vinci Robot – with hands on procedures on fresh frozen cadavers and full access to the clinical lectures

  • Become familiar with the function and operation of the da Vinci Surgical System

  • Appreciate the ergonomics of the da Vinci Surgical system robot and the available robotic instrumentation

  • Understand the selection process for patient position, da Vinci surgical team position and robotic surgical approaches

  • Learn robotic tissue dissection techniques using monopolar energy