The TaTME course is an intensive two-day, hands on course enables surgeons to become familiar with ins and outs of the TaTME (trans anal reversed total mesorectal excision) technique. This requires both single port and specific anatomical and technical skills.

The first day is a combination of a live TaTME procedure in theatre, lectures and discussions involving technique and pitfalls of TaTME surgery. We focus to a small group of participants ensuring optimal feedback and discussions.

The second day the surgeons will have hands-on cadaver training with proctors after a demonstration of the anatomy. In the cadaver lab the procedural setup, the purse string suture, the dissection and the anastomosis can be trained in fresh frozen cadavers, 2 surgeons/cadaver.

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A parallel course is running on the first day for the scrub team; The TaTME procedure is a team effort; The first day we offer specific technical scrub-course in the Amstel Academy. The second day the scrub nurse will participate in the hands on cadaver training. During the lectures there will be time for product information and lessons for both surgeons and scrub team. During the hands on cadaver training the industry is encouraged to help and participate in the course.

At the end of the first day we have organized a social program which includes a diner and sightseeing in the canals of Amsterdam.

Co-operation with u  s will be an unique opportunity to exchange thoughts how new developments in technology can be translated to daily clinical practice. We would like to collaborate with you during substantial time which allows a reliable partnership in clinical education. Patient safety is primary goal. Introduction of new surgical technology has to be accompanied with training guidance and monitoring in order to achieve patient safety and better surgical outcome.