Educational Training

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Course and Cadaver Lab

January 10 - 12, 2025

Course Overview

The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Course is a cadaver-based, hands-on educational course for Gynecologic Surgeons who desire to advance their skills and knowledge in laparoscopic surgery. Participants will earn and practice surgical techniques for efficient and safe total laparoscopic hysterectomy and advanced pelvic dissection. A laparoscopic suturing lab will be available throughout the entire course for participants to practice the skills of laparoscopic suturing and knot tying. The course will also cover laparoscopic surgical dissection, effective use of laparoscopic instrumentation, electrosurgery and prevention and repairing of incidental bladder and bowel injuries.


Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

Course Fees

Early Registration Fee

(Until December 1, 2023)
Late Registration Fee

(After December 1, 2023)
Optional: Pre-course Hysteroscopy Lab

(Please note: You must be registered for the main course to register for the Hysteroscopy Lab)
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Payment will not be accepted on site.

Course Details

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Gynecologic Surgeons and subspecialists, OB/GYN residents and fellows.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • List specific anatomy, create differential diagnosis, and describe appropriate medical and surgical management options for patients presenting with complex, benign gynecologic conditions.
  • Apply knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently perform advanced gynecologic surgical procedures, including the management of complications.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and work collaboratively with team members to improve overall patient care quality and safety.

Optional Half-day Hysteroscopy Course

This ½ day hysteroscopy course consists of high-yield, fast paced didactic lectures, followed by hands-on dry lab on office hysteroscopy, polypectomy, myomectomy, resectoscopy, tissue removal systems and fluid management. This course is designed for gynecologic surgeons who desire to advance their skills and knowledge in hysteroscopic surgery and add office hysteroscopy to their practice. Participants will learn the essentials of office hysteroscopy, visual biopsy, hysteroscopic polypectomy and myomectomy. The course will also focus on building diagnostic skills to add this valuable tool to your practice. In addition, the course will update you on new trends such as hysteroscopic management of retained products of conception (RPOC), avoiding blind procedures, as well as prevention and management of hysteroscopic complications. This 4-hour lab contains 1.75 CME credits for the didactic lectures. The remainder of the lab has no CME credit.

Upon completion of Hysteroscopy dry lab course, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe the steps needed to build a successful office hysteroscopy practice
  • Select appropriate instrumentation for use in operative hysteroscopy.
  • Demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary to perform operative hysteroscopy for AUB, polyps, fibroids & RPOCs.
  • Apply the skills needed to minimize and manage hysteroscopic complications.


Friday • January 10, 2025

Hysteroscopy Agenda (Optional Half-Day Course)

11:45 am


12:00 pm

Office Hysteroscopy, Polypectomy & Visual Biopsy

12:25 pm

Hysteroscopic for RPOC

12:50 pm

Break / Hysterovision 20/20 (No CE)

1:10 pm

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

1:35 pm

Hysteroscopy Complications

2:15 pm

Dry Lab (No CME Credit)

5:00 pm

Dry Lab Ends

Saturday • January 11, 2025

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Agenda (Main Course) - Day 1

7:15 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:45 am

Welcome and Announcements

Laparoscopic Surgery Fundamentals
8:00 am

Anatomy for the Laparoscopic Surgeon

8:45 am

Energy Sources for the Gynecologic Surgeon

Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
9:15 am

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy-Simplified

10:00 am

Break in the exhibition hall

10:30 am

Laparoscopic Tissue Extraction

11:15 am

Laparoscopic Dissection of the Retroperitoneum and Resection of Endometriosis

12:00 pm

(Lunch & Learn) Laparoscopic Surgical Complications

1:00 pm

Break in the exhibition hall

Laparoscopic Suturing and Knot Tying
1:15 pm

Laparoscopic Suturing (Intro)

1:45 pm

Laparoscopic Boot Camp (Intensive Laparoscopic suturing Training) or Laparoscopic Suturing Lab (Intracorporeal and Extracorporeal Knot Tying) and Automated Suturing

5:00 pm

Pelvic Trainers Practice – Open Session

Sunday • January 12, 2025

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Agenda (Main Course) - Day 2

7:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00 am

Minimally Invasive Surgery Cadaver Lab – Session 1

  • Dissection of side-wall vessels and nerves
  • Laparoscopic Ureterolysis
  • Dissection of Retroperitoneal Spaces

Minimally Invasive Surgery Cadaver Lab – Session 2

  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cuff Closure
12:00 pm

12:00 pm (Lunch & Learn):
Surgical Catastrophe. Chicken Soup for the Second Victim.

12:45 pm

Break with exhibitors / Move to cadaver Lab

  • Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Cystotomy and Serosal Bowel Injuries
1:15 pm

Minimally Invasive Surgery Cadaver Lab – Session 3

  • Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Cystotomy and Serosal Bowel Injuries

Dry Lab will be available during this time for independent practice

4:00 pm

Course Adjourns

ACCME Accreditation logoACCME Accreditation

USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Activity Directors & Faculty

Emad Mikhail, MBChB, MD, FACOG, FACS

Activity Director
Emad Mikhail, MBChB, MD, FACOG, FACS
Activity Director
  • Associate Professor and Director, Division of Gynecologic Specialties Department of Gynecologic Specialties, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

Dr. Mikhail completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in 2016. His Clinical and research interest is deep infiltrating endometriosis. He practices complex benign gynecology at USF center for fibroid and endometriosis. Since 2020, he serves as an Associate Professor and Chief of MIGS in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida. He has been the course director for the MIGS course for over 7 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He lectured and presented his surgical videos in national and international meetings.

It was an amazing hands-on experience with faculty that are in the top of their field teaching us.

Past Participant

Excellent faculty, who were helpful in practical teaching tips, and provided bedside instruction during cadaver dissection.

Past Participant

The variety of presenters and their different styles made for an engaging and interesting learning experience.

Past Participant

Additional Information


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Cancellation Policy

Due to faculty, tissue and resources being procured based on course attendance, USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation must adhere to the following cancellation policy:

  • All requests for cancellation, transfer or refunds much be received in writing to
  • For cancellation requests received at least 31 calendar days prior to the start of the activity, a refund will be provided minus a $75 administrative fee.
  • Requests for a transfer to another course date at least 31 calendar days prior to the start of the activity will be honored with no additional fees. The new course date must be within 6 months of the original course date.
  • No refunds or requests for transfer will be provided if cancellation is received within (and including) 30 calendar days of the start date of the course.
  • No-shows are not eligible for a refund or transfer.

USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances, in which you will be contacted via phone and/or email to reschedule or issue a refund. USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation is not responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participants in the rare event that this activity is canceled or postponed.

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