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Call for Participation in Research Study on Laparoscopic Skills – FREE

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In response to the urgent need to expand a competent laparoscopic workforce, COSECSA is partnering with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) to bring Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) certification to the COSECSA region.

The FLS online curriculum provides a comprehensive set of cognitive knowledge and manual skills to guide surgical trainees and practicing surgeons in the performance of basic laparoscopic surgery, in the safe learning environment of simulation. The FLS test is a validated exam taken by over 32,000 surgeons across the globe to certify their
laparoscopic proficiency.

45 COSECSA trainees and graduates now have the opportunity to take the FLS exam for FREE (a $100 USD value) at the COSECSA Annual Conference in Zimbabwe in December 2024, by participating in a new research study on laparoscopic skills acquisition in the COSECSA region. This study examines the baseline laparoscopic skills of surgical trainees and practicing surgeons in the COSECSA region as compared to a similar cohort of surgeons who have participated in the SAGES’ intensive laparoscopic training program, the Global Laparoscopic Advancement Program (GLAP Pro) to be conducted in 3 COSECSA countries. 

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Registration Deadline: 
May 31st, 2024

A Selection Committee will inform participants of their acceptance into the study in June, 2024.

Download our Flier for more details.