Courses

The Griffin Institute has over 40 years of experience providing a wide range of training courses at under- and post-graduate level as well as advanced training options for healthcare professionals.

The Griffin Institute also hosts a number of courses, covering a variety of different topics, all aimed at improving the skills and experience of healthcare professionals to advance patient care. Most courses are over 1 or 2 days and include lectures but with a focus on hands-on practical experience. These courses are supported by external companies.

For further information on how to book and any enquiries relating to our current courses and services, contact us on +44(0)203 958 0500 or email courses@griffininstitute.org.uk

Online masterclass in Laparoscopic Lower GI Surgery 

May 14th 2021
£25

Intended audience:

Surgeons and allied health professionals with an interest in laparoscopic lower GI surgery

2.5 hours CPD

Faculty:

  • Prof Nader Francis, Consultant Surgeon, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Ian Jenkins, Consultant Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital
  • Mr Adam Stearns, Consultant Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outline content:

  • Getting ready: pre-op preparation, theatre set up, ergonomics and instrumentation
  • Laparoscopic surgical approaches for the right colon – philosophy of CME hiatal
  • Overcoming the challenges of laparoscopic dissection of splenic flexure
  • Laparoscopic anterior resection – tips and tricks
  • Interactive discussion with expert panel

Online masterclass in Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery 

May 17th 2021
£25

Intended audience:

Surgeons and allied health professionals with an interest in laparoscopic upper GI surgery

2.5 hours CPD

Faculty:

  • Ms Cynthia Borg, Consultant Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Ms Frances Hughes, Consultant Surgeon, Royal London Hospital
  • Mr Jean Deguara, Consultant Surgeon, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Outline content:

  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass)
  • Laparoscopic surgery for benign upper GI conditions: Anti-reflux Surgery including hiatal repair, Heller’s Cardiomyotomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer: Gastric Mobilisation, Formation of Gastric Tube and Gastrojejunostomy

 

Each session will provide a short overview of preoperative investigations and preparation, followed by guidance on theatre set up, positioning and instrumentation. Surgical approaches, anatomical landmarks and advice on optimal technique will also be covered. The faculty will conclude the session with guidance on managing complications and postoperative recovery.

Cadaveric workshop on Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery 

May 19th 2021
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, Y Block, Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ United Kingdom
£600

Intended audience:

Surgical trainees (>ST4), non-training grades, new consultants with an interest in laparoscopic upper GI surgery

6 hours CPD

Faculty:

  • Ms Cynthia Borg, Consultant Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Ms Frances Hughes, Consultant Surgeon, Royal London Hospital
  • Mr Jean Deguara, Consultant Surgeon, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Outline content:

  • Familiarisation activity: laparoscopic repair of ‘perforated duodenal ulcer’
  • Laparoscopic repair of hiatal defect plus partial and/ or 360o fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic gastric mobilisation
  • Laparoscopic gastric stapling for sleeve gastrectomy/ gastric tube and skills for formation of gastrojejunostomy

Cadaveric workshop on Laparoscopic Lower GI Surgery 

May 20th 2021 (WAITING LIST)
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, Y Block, Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ United Kingdom
£600

Intended audience:

Surgical trainees (>ST4), non-training grades, new consultants with an interest in laparoscopic lower GI surgery

6 hours CPD

Faculty:

  • Prof Nader Francis, Consultant Surgeon, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Ian Jenkins, Consultant Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital
  • Mr Adam Stearns, Consultant Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outline content:

  • Laparoscopic resection of right colon
  • Laparoscopic dissection of splenic flexure
  • Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision

 

 

This course is delivered in partnership with Medtronic and will provide an intensive hands-on event for surgeons wishing to develop their laparoscopic surgical skills for a range of lower GI resections. Participants will work in pairs at workstations with fresh frozen human cadaveric specimens. Places are limited and participation in the online masterclass is essential prior to attending this workshop.

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) Basic Robotic Surgical Skills Course 

June 13th 2021 (WAITING LIST)
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, Y Block, Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ United Kingdom

Fees: £500 (£100 discount for ALSGBI members)

Intended audience: Surgical trainees, non-training grades, new consultants with an interest in robotic surgery

6 hours CPD

Faculty:

  • Mr Jawad Ahmad, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Mr Chelliah Selvasekar, Consultant Surgeon, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Jim Khan, Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outline content

  • System information, ports placement, docking and undocking
  • Set up, basic manipulation and dissection exercises
  • Non-technical Skills (Communication, troubleshooting, emergency undocking)
  • Anastomosis, suturing and stapling exercises
  • Debriefing, feedback

This course is delivered in partnership with Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and will provide an introductory hands-on event for surgeons wishing explore robotic surgery. Participants will work in small groups at robotic consoles with a mixture virtual reality and physical simulations. Places are limited and a waiting list is available for future events.

This course is endorsed by Great Britain and Ireland Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Association and the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Basic Microsurgery Course

  • June 7th – June 11th 2021 (WAITING LIST)
  • June 28th – July 2nd 2021 (WAITING LIST)
  • September 20th – September 24th  2021 (WAITING LIST)
  • October 18th – October 22nd 2021
  • November 15th – November 19th 2021

Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, Y Block, Watford Road
Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ United Kingdom
£1600
Basic end-to-end anastomoses of arteries and veins, vein grafting, end-to-side anastomoses, nerve repair and free flap construction.

 

If your desired course is fully booked but you wish to be placed on a contact list should space become available please feel free to contact us on +44(0)203 958 0500 or email courses@griffininstitute.org.uk

Training Microscope Setup

Founded in 1994, The Griffin Institute is today one of the UK’s leading charity-based independent Medical Research Institutes working to translate ground-breaking pre-clinical Medical Research rapidly into patient care. By maintaining our own top-rate research facilities and providing excellence in surgical training, we ensure the highest standard of science for translation into the clinic.

Contact Us

Email: info@griffininstitute.org.uk

Phone: +44(0)203 958 0500

Address: The Griffin Institute
Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital,
Y Block, Watford Road,
Harrow, Middlesex,
HA1 3UJ
(access via St Mark’s Hospital main entrance)

Nearest Underground Station: Northwick Park (Metropolitan Line)
Nearest National Rail Station: Kenton (London Euston to Watford Junction Line)
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