The 9th European annual meeting of SERGS will be held in LILLE, France on June 14-16, 2017. The CRG (the French surgical group in gynaecological robot-assisted laparoscopy) is pleased to organise this famous meeting for the second time, the first time being in Marseille in 2012. Our annual French meeting will also be associated with SERGS in 2017.
For years, teams have worked diligently on developing mini-invasive surgery, especially in gynaecology. Mini-invasive surgery, which includes conventional, single-port and robot-assisted laparoscopy, is the referent surgical approach (e.g., in endometrial cancer) because of a significant decrease in early postoperative morbidity. The rate of mini-invasive surgery for gynaecologic oncology in France in 2012 was 37%. The decrease in the curve of laparotomy in gynaecologic oncology began in 2007–2008.
We are initiating the mini-invasive management of gynaecology patients by increasing mini-invasive surgery, including conventional, single port, and robot-assisted surgery, and encouraging the development of specific instruments and fast-track surgery.