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Minimal access surgery course

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Progressive skills in veterinary laparoscopy and thoracoscopy is an intensive two-day course that focuses on the essential skills and safety required for performing minimal access surgery in small animals. The course offers hands-on experience with practical training using virtual reality computer trainers, laparoscopic trainers, tissue models and canine cadavers. It is aimed at those already performing laparoscopic procedures who want to perform more complex procedures, as well as being suitable for those starting out in minimal access surgery. This course is taught by veterinary surgeon Romain Pizzi and human surgeon Benji Tang, offering attendees a perspective on recent developments in human surgery and their application to veterinary patients. It is run by the University of Dundee in the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation at Ninewells hospital. Further information can be found at

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