We have partnered with Medtronic who would like to invite you to the 2nd edition of their Laparoscopic Equine Surgery Masterclasses.


This year again, Prof. Dr. Michael Roecken will lead the medical and technical part of that training along with Prof. Dr. Astrid Rijkenhuizen as a co-leader of this edition.


The course will take place, as usual, in the IRCAD centre, a worldwide famous training centre for laparoscopic surgery, where you’ll beneficiate from a high quality training and the newest high-tech equipment.


We strongly believe that this event is a unique training chance for laparoscopy.


Register Now

To guarantee the best possible training quality, the number of participants is limited.Registrations will be taken in order of their arrivals and submitted to the pre-payment of the course fees.


To register, please send the completed registration form to melanie.fancon@medtronic.com.


Click here to download registration form


Program Registration

Monday, March 9th 2020 (Theory)

17:00 – 19:30


  • Introduction
  • Laparoscopic equipment and instruments
  • Latest developments in surgical devices


Tuesday, March 10th 2020 (Theory)

09:00 – 11:00


  • Preparation of the patient
  • Laparoscopic approaches – standing recumbent
  • Complications: how to avoid them?
  • Suturing, knot-tying techniques, hemostasis.

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:30


  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic biopsy – techniques

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 17:30


  • Laparoscopic castration
  • Cryptorchid castration
  • Dealing with post-op complications after
  • Castration
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis


Wednesday, March 11th 2020 (Practical exercises)

08:30 – 12:30

Lab / laparoscopic procedures

  • Explanation and demo of the equipment
  • Handling instruments
  • Extra-corporeal knot-techniques
  • Trocar placement
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 16:30

Lab / laparoscopic procedures

  • Placement of instrument – trocars
  • Biopsies
  • Intra-corporeal knot-techniques
  • Using stapling / anastomosis techniques
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Intra-corporeal suture techniques


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