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Upcoming events

Portsmouth Robotic Upper GI Course (6-7 June 2024)

Overview: This two-day interactive course is aimed at senior trainees and consultants with an interest in being, bariatric and/or oncological Upper GI surgery. The course is hosted at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and involves hands-on cadaveric operating, simulation and ex-vivo training, and live operating. Each morning features a brief lecture series focusing on the evidence for robotic surgery in Upper GI and how to set up and maintain a successful robotic programme.

The aim of the course is to gain a better understanding of the application of robotics in Upper GI surgery and get plenty of hands-on experience, through cadaveric work as well as simulators and ex-vivo practice. The course features a high faculty to delegate ratio to optimise training and is designed to initiate and prepare those surgeons wishing to embark on a robotic programme. A delegate dinner is included in the price:

Course fee: £1500

Booking: Please email for information.

AUCA - Advanced Urinary Catheterisation Academy (12 April 2024 & 14 June 2024)

Overview: For doctors and nurses who are already familiar with standard urethral catheterisation but wish to enhance and expand their ability to handle difficult male urethral catheterisation cases with confidence.

The 4 hour hands-on training session provides 1:1 instruction with expert trainers and repeated practice on a dummy to become confident in advanced catheterisation techniques.


1. Understand the aim of a safe male urethral catheterisation algorithm

2. Recognise when standard Foley catheter placement should be abandoned

3. Practice second-line catheterisation techniques on dummy

4. Identify patients who require Urology specialist input

Healthcare professionals enrolling for this course are already familiar with standard urethral catheterisation.

Date: 12 April 2024 (8.30am and 1.30pm) & 14 June 2024 (8.30am)

Location: The UCH Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG

Fees: £299


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