SWEC is located at St George Private and Public Hospitals
(02) 9553 6500

SWEC‘s first workshop was held in 1996. Now, at the completion of our 24th year, it is the longest running AGES endorsed workshop in Australia

More than 450 participants have attended 65 workshops and the SWEC course has become one of the foremost laparoscopic surgical skills courses in the Asia/Pacific region.

The reason for its popularity and success relates to the number of very, experienced surgeons who are members of the SWEC team and are active participants in the course, both in the operating theatre and in the wet and dry laboratory settings.

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Course Information

Other than Clermont Ferrand, no other unit in the world can boast of having so many experienced surgeons, with so many different styles, techniques and special interests on its teaching staff. They are all heavily involved throughout the course. The faculty has a collective experience in laparoscopic surgery spanning three generations of gynaecologists and includes the surgeons who introduced many of the advanced laparoscopic techniques and operations into Australia.

SWEC now boasts access to all major robotic platforms and course participants will be exposed to the latest robotic surgical techniques over the 5-day course.

Sydney is well recognised as one of the world’s greatest cities. After the course many participants extend their stay to enjoy the delights of the city and its beautiful surrounds. Click here for accomodation and social program information.

Who should participate?

  • Surgeons with laparoscopic surgical skills should attend to see a particular advanced procedure demonstrated.
  • Surgeons with basic surgical skills should attend to broaden their repertoire of laparoscopic surgical interventions.
  • Registrars of all grades should attend to be introduced to the minimal access surgical skills that will lead to a proficiency in basic laparoscopic surgery.

Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery Course
Participants should be engaged in basic laparoscopic surgical procedures on a regular basis, and have a working knowledge of laparoscopic surgical set-up and safety.

Continuing Professional Development Accreditation
The course has been approved for 19.5 hours in the EA domain, 13.50 hours in the PR domain and 2.0 hours in the OM domain. For any further questions lease contact [email protected]

Detailed Course Information


Introduction and dry laboratory (St George Private)
Robotic Hysterectomy (Live Surgery)


Robotic Surgery Operating
Robotic Surgery Operating


Live Operating (St George Private)
Live Operating (St George Private)


Live Operating (St George Private)
Live Operating (St George Private)


Live Operating/Hands-on Robotic Simulators
Live Operating/Hands-on Robotic Simulators

Endometriosis Workshop Details


  • Welcome
  • Tutorials
  • Problems with identification of endometriosis
  • Pelvic anatomy for endometriosis surgeons
  • Techniques for the excision of endometriosis
  • Understanding energy sources
  • Approaches to colo-rectal endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain – the evidence base for excisional surgery
  • Infertility – the evidence base for excisional surgery
  • What post-operative treatments should we use?
  • Discussion


  • Surgery at St George Private Hospital
  • Three live operative cases to demonstrate the principles of excisional surgery
  • Tutorials
  • Complications occur with this surgery – how to cope.
  • What is happening to research into endometriosis?

Online Registration

Advanced gynaecologic laparoscopic surgery course.

    Payment Information will be sent via a separate email after online registration.

    Manual Registration

    Please download the registration form to complete and return via fax or email.

    Download Registration Form

    What do I do now?

    Every woman is individual and her situation requires an individual plan of management. If you think these issues relate to you, call us at SWEC on (02) 9553 6500 to arrange a personal consultation and discussion of your case.


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    St George Private Hospital
    1 South Street
    Kogarah NSW 2217