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Glasgow Urogynaecology Cadaveric Masterclass 2020 held in Dundee

Glasgow Urogynaecology Cadaveric Masterclass 2020

held in Dundee 1st and 2nd October 2020

Karen Guerrero, the Programme Director, a Consultant Urogynaecologist at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde will review all application for suitability for attending this course as there are limited places available.

Course Objectives:

Anatomy is key to safe surgical practice. Performing surgical procedures and understanding their potential complications requires a knowledge and understanding of the clinical anatomy.

This course aims to cover Non-Mesh Continence surgery and prolapse surgery, with the emphasis on clinical anatomy. It is a ‘hands-on’ cadaveric operative course, with a ratio of 1:2 per cadaver, supported by presentations and anatomy prosections.

It is aimed at Senior Trainees & Consultants working in operative Urogynaecology.

Programme Includes:

  • Pelvic anatomy
  • Non-mesh Continence Procedures
    • Colposuspension
    • Autologous Fascial Slings
    • Urethral Bulking Agents
  • Artificial Urinary Sphincters (talk)
  • Abdominal & Vaginal Prolapse Procedures
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Sacrospinous Fixation


The Glasgow Urogynaecology faculty consists of an experienced team of clinicians and teachers. The team have extensive experience in teaching and delivering both the surgical procedures being taught and in teaching of clinical anatomy. They are there to facilitate learning.

  • Karen Guerrero               Stewart Pringle              
  • Mahesh Perera                Veenu Tyagi          
  • Priyanka Krishnaswamy


Our 2020 Urogynaecology Masterclass is being held at the Surgical Skills Centre at the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. This is a purpose built multi-professional facility opened in 1997 by Sir Kenneth Calman. The centre houses state of the art facilities enabling health care professionals to learn safely in simulated environments and enhancing the transfer of new skills to clinical practice.

Further details of the centre, including how to get there and accommodation, can be found at https://dihs.dundee.ac.uk/surgical-skills


AHP Observers: £100

BSUG assoc members / WoS trainees:  £400

Consultants / others : £600        

Further Information:

For any further information and to registering online for the course:


Provisional Programme: Day 1

08:20                     Registration

08.25                    Introduction                                                       

08.30                   Clinical Anatomy of the Pelvis                                

09:15                   Update on Continence Surgery in UK

09:45                   Urethral Bulking Agents    

10:15                     Coffee

Lab Session 1

10:45                   Urethral Bulking Agents    

12:30                     Lunch

13:30                   Colposuspension    

14:00                   Fascial Slings

Lab Session 2

14:30                   Retropubic Continence Procedures        

17:00                     Close                                    

19:30                     Course Diner

Provisional Programme: Day 2

08:40                               Registration

08:45                            Artificial Urinary Sphincter 

09:30                            Sacrocolpopexy

10:15                            Sacrospinous Fixation

11:00                               Coffee

Lab Session 3                                                

11:30                            Sacrocolpopexy                       

13:00                               Lunch

14:00                            Training and mentorship

Lab Session 4

14:30                            Sacrospinous fixation  

16:30                            Feedback & Certificates