PROGRAM ROUND 1: PENILE INVERSION VAGINOPLASTY

9-10 May, 2019

Amsterdam Skills Centre

Multidisciplinary surgical team training
Delivering the best medical/surgical care is a team sport. The use of multidisciplinary in-hospital teams limits adverse events, improves outcomes, and adds to patient and employee satisfaction.  Therefore, our courses often involve all levels of staff on the treatment pyramid including surgeons, aides, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, sexologist, anesthesiologists etc.

Flipping the classroom!
The flipped classroom is an important part of our teaching method. You will have access to course content and instructions ahead of the course. This will free up face-to-face time during the course to let you seek clarifications from instructors, collaborate with peers and practice applying concept (hands-on) while getting guidance and feedback directly from experts.  This will allow our instructors to actually teach, rather than merely make speeches. You will leave the course with an even greater collection of resources and a clearer awareness of what you need to focus on to close the gaps that remain in your learning.

Learning objectives

Surgeon
Together with European instructors from leading gender clinics we will guide you as a surgeon in learning step-wise performance of a penile inversion vaginoplasty. Furthermore, you learn to perform the most common secondary corrections procedures like meatotomy, commisuroplasty and introitoplasty.  We will offer you a combination of lectures, state of the art instructional videos and hands-on cadaver dissection supported by a 3D anatomical model of the pelvic region. This gives you the opportunity to practice your skills and engage your knowledge.Upon completion of the course, you will have gained an understanding of the basic concepts of penile inversion vaginoplasty and the most common secondary procedures.

Team member(e.g. specialized nurse, sexologist and pelvic floor physiotherapist)
As a non-surgical team member, you will participate in the same course as the surgeons. You will be able to observe the cadaveric dissections. In addition, you will participate in multiple breakout sessions directed by experienced physician assistants, pelvic floor physiotherapist and sexologists from leading European gender clinics. The breakout sessions will cover the pre, peri and post-operative care.

Break-out sessions topics:

  • Pre-operative (contra-)indications
  • Pelvic floor anatomy, supported by 3D anatomical models of the pelvic region
  • Post-operative dilatation
  • Get acquainted with the most common postoperative complications
  • How to manage complications at the outpatient clinic
  • Exchange knowledge and experience on the best clinical practice of post-operative care after vaginoplasty
  • introduction in evidence-based knowledge about sexuality and sexual functioning after vaginoplasty
  • Learn skills to discuss sexuality with patients
  • Learn and practice to talk in depth about sexual functioning, sexual desires and sexual expectations before and after vaginoplasty.

Observer
As an observer you will participate in the same course as the surgeons and have the same course material at your disposal. You will observe the cadaveric dissections. We will offer you a combination of lectures, instructional videos and allow you observe hands-on cadaver dissections. This gives you the opportunity to engage your knowledge.Upon completion of the course, you will have gained an understanding of the basic concepts of penile inversion vaginoplasty and the most common secondary procedures

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