During the last quarter of the 20th century, and especially during the last decade, there has been a paradigm shift in the methods for performance surgery. For many procedures, the “invasiveness” involved has been dramatically reduced resulting in superior outcomes manifested as improved survival, fewer complications, and quicker return to functional health and productive life. However, the highly technical nature of gynecologic endosurgery and the rapid rate with which new instruments are introduced, require a high intensity of surgical training. One way to accomplish this issue is the implementation of “live operative workshops”.
The popular program in any surgical meeting especially in the field of gynecologic endoscopy is the live operative workshop. Live workshops allow the audience to observe surgical anatomy and technique. They provide an opportunity for interaction and an excellent platform to learn newer surgical skills. Advancements in video technology have made it possible to transmit good quality images and this is even more factual for minimally invasive endoscopic gynecologic procedures. It is therefore not surprising that these workshops play an important role in surgical education. It has become easier to demonstrate new procedures, display newer instruments and popularize recent treatments. Many hospitals and surgeons are increasingly using this medium as an advertisement to build a reputation