Examinations will consist of a multiple choice questionnaire based on key lectures at each CME course as well as:
- Skill assessment (in laparoscopy)
- Log-book of operative cases attended/assisted
- Research paper submission
Each topic is discussed and assessed according to the following guidelines:
- Surgical anatomy, vascular and lymphatic supply
- Pathology: Pathology of Cancer, molecular biology
- Diagnosis and staging
- Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapies
- Surgical management: Techniques and indications
- Newer modalities and multidisciplinary management
- Qualified and registered General, GI, or Oncological Surgeon or completed a minimum of 2 years of specialization in endoscopy or general surgery
- For Gynaecolocical-oncology: Qualified and registered Gynecologists or General or Oncological Surgeon.
- All participants must be full members of the IASGO
- CV must outline interest in academic research and a number of relevant scientific and research activities
- Recommendation from 2 senior university professors or 2 full IASGO members who are on the faculty list of the IASGO.