D2 Gastrectomy Course for Low Volume Surgeons

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Hera Canaj
Laura E Davis
Savtaj Brar
Victoria Delibasic
Vanessa Palter
Natalie G Coburn



We designed a two-day multidisciplinary course to update practicing surgeons in Canada with the current guidelines for the management of gastric cancer and improve upon the D2 LND technique. The course was modelled after successful gastric surgery courses in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Korea, and Japan. The curriculum included a 2-day short course comprised of didactic lectures and a hands-on training component in a technical skills simulation laboratory. Three international experts in gastric cancer from Japan, Korea and the United States were invited to provide course participants with insight on the D2 LND technique. Feedback from the course was very positive.