The “2nd MIPS Ankara Pelvic Floor Surgery Cadaver Course”, which was held at 31st March and 2nd April 2018 at Ankara University has been completed successfully with 16 participants on 4 fresh frozen cadavers.
Of the participants; 2 were from Romania, 1 was from Malta, 1 was from Russia and 12 were from Turkey. Two of the participants were MIPS members. 3 participants had also attended the previous course in 2017.
Ten theoretical sessions including the main topics ‘Pelvic Compartments and Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor, Surgical treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence, Surgical treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Surgical Repair Techniques of Episiotomy and Perineal Injury and Management of Urogynecologic Surgical Complications’ were implemented on the first day of the course. After individual demonstration on pelvic-perineal anatomic dissection, practical hands-on training on female pelvis anatomy and surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was held on completely fresh-frozen cadavers on the second day of the course. Hands-on fresh-frozen cadaver training has been implemented on different considerations:
Mid-urethral sling procedures (TOT, TVT, Mini-Sling) and BURCH
Sacrospinous ligament fixation
Sacrocolpo / hysteropexy
Uterosacral ligament plication/suspension
Obstetrical anal sphincter injury repair
Dr. Emmanuel Delorme provided valuable contribution to the course as a speaker, moderator and trainer; he gave two lectures entitled ‘TOT procedure, tips and tricks’ and ‘Vaginal mesh repair for POP, Tips and Tricks’ on the first day and demonstrated practical hands-on training on the cadavers, providing each participant to do the surgical procedures one by one.
Participants have expressed that they were highly satisfied at the “participants’ satisfaction survey”, which was kindly requested to be completed after the course. The limitation of 4 participants per cadaver was optimal and allowed the participants to spend as much time as they want on the cadavers and to ask the instructors as many questions as they want. Average score of survey results was 4.88 in 5 point Likert scale. Laparoscopic training on the cadavers is considered in the following hands-on cadaver courses. Their overall evaluations and feedback, and the presentations of the theoretical sessions will soon be shared at the website: http://eng.urojinankara.org. We also acknowledge and thank specially the “FTS Tourism Congress Organization” for the successful organization.