Course overviewA two day intensive course Number of Dissectors limited to 8DISSECTORS – Will have full access to the Da Vinci Robot with Hands On Procedures and attendance to the Clinical Lectures10 NON DISSECTOR Places only –Non Dissectors will have full access to the Clinical Lectures and a simulatorRefreshments includedCourse certificate on completion, Course dinnerThe course uses fresh frozen cadaveric specimensFRESH FROZEN CADAVERS – COURSE CONTENT INCORPORATES THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURESExtended CholecystectomyDistal Pancreatectomy/SplenectomyRobotic SuturingPancreaticoduodenectomyLiver resectionCOURSE OBJECTIVESNON DISSECTORS – Clinical Lectures and simulator access onlyDefine the role of HPB laparoscopic/robotic surgery in current day practiceAppreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence base in this emerging fieldShare best practice on setting up a robotic surgery programme.Overview of recent European guidelines on laparoscopic liver surgeryUnderstand the benefits and rationale of offering an HPB serviceDISSECTORS 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 SystemAppreciate the ergonomics of the da Vinci Surgical system robot and the available robotic instrumentationUnderstand the selection process for patient position, da Vinci surgical team position and robotic surgical approaches. Learn robotic tissue dissection techniques using monopolar energy