ESSO Webinar on Essentials of Robotic Surgery: How to Get Started

07 June, 2023 - Preview

Venue: Online

Time: 6 to 7.30 pm CEST

Aim of the webinar

It is becoming common practice to use robotic approach for oncological cases. Having more robotic platforms available, an increased used of robotic approach is anticipated in the next few years.Starting with a robotic program and gaining surgical skills on robotics are key for those wishing to do robotic surgery.

The aim of this webinar is to make participants aware of the impact of robotics on the surgical management of oncological pathology so they can better apply new technologies to everyday practice.


Afsana Elanko, Education, Healthcare and Leadership, UK
Ruth Colino, Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, SP


Domenico D'Ugo, Catholic University of Rome, "A. Gemelli" Medical School, Rome, IT
Jim Khan, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
Florian Primavesi, Salzkammergutkliniküm OÖG, Vöcklabruk, AT


18:00-18:05- Welcome and introduction to Webinar, A. Elanko

18.05 – 18.20 Skills introduction to robotic surgery: How to get started with Robotic training, R. Blanco Colino

18.20- 18.40 Robotics in Hepatobiliary  surgery, F. Primavesi

18.40-19.00 Robotics in Upper GI surgery, D. D'Ugo

19.00-19.20 Robotics in Colorectal surgery, J. Khan

19:20-19:30 Q&A with Discussion

Main topics

  • Skills introduction to robotic surgery
  • Tips for getting ready for robotic procedures
  • What is needed for specific programs and main tips for each subspecialty procedures
  • Current evidence of robotics application on oncological surgery

Educational outcomes

After the session it is envisaged, you will:

  • Know the basic introduction to robotic surgery
  • Know about examples of robotic surgery in relation to:
    • Upper GI
    • Colorectal
    • Hepatobiliary
  • Know some of the evidence base around robotic surgery

Target audience

  • Surgeons and doctors with a clinical interest in cancer and robotic surgery
  • Members of multidisciplinary team involved cancer and/or robotic surgery

Registration fees

This webinar is free to all.

Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.