The seminar was held under the authority of the Association of the Surgeons of Ukraine and the A.Shalimov National Institute for Surgery and Transplantology. The seminar was built on the working programs of the top European training centres, instruction being supported by Karl Storz and Soering companies.
The seminar program for May 14 included "live" surgery with a video broadcast being provided as well as visiting the operating rooms at the A.Shalimov NIST as an option. The members of the seminar could watch the appliance of the laparoscopic technique in the abdominal intrusion and discuss the details of the operations performed by Professor Nechitailo M, Professor Skums A., Litvinenko A. (Doctor of Medicine), Ogorodnik P. (Doctor of Medicine). The members of the course trained their skills on the laparoscopic simulators. On May 15 the members of the course were invited to practise the laparoscopic operations of different complexity, beginning with the basic technical aspects, like installing a Veress needle, pneumoperitoneum appliance, setting laparostomy, selecting instruments, and up to performing the operative intrusion acts, like anatomical liver resection, resection of the small intestine, the imposition of intensinal anastomoses, cholecystectomy, nephrectomy, splenectomy.