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  Preliminary Programme

  • Pre-congress course

  • 09:00 - 13:00   GESEA Course: Morning Session

    Only for Registered participants to GCH2023!


  • 14:00 - 18:00   GESEA Course: Afternoon Session

    Only for Registered participants to GCH2023!

  • GCH2023 | DAY 1

  • 08:30 - 10:00   AUDITORIUM - PALM-coein & Hysteroscopy

    Chair of the Session: Sergio Haimovich (Israel/Spain)


    The FIGO classification of causes of abnormal uterine bleeding | Malcolm Munro (USA)

    • Abnormal uterine bleeding: A management algorithm | Ertan Saridogan (UK)
    • Endometrial polyps: current management | Thomas Moscovitz (Brazil)
    • Can adenomyosis be diagnosed and treated by hysteroscopy? | Stephan Gordts (Belgium)
  • 08:30 - 10:00   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Back to basics

    Chair of the Session: Noam Smorgick (Israel)

    • Benign pathology: polyps, myomas, endometritis | Sushma Deshmukh (India)
    • Structural pathology: myomas, adhesions, malformations | Jamal Fikri (Morocco)
    • Malignant and premalignant pathology | Péter Török (Hungary)
    • Do you have a full hysteroscopy vision? | Osama Shawki (Egypt)
  • 10:00 - 10:45   Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 10:45 - 12:25   AUDITORIUM - palm-COEIN & Hysteroscopy

    Chair of the Session: Sergio Haimovich (Israel/Spain)


    Myomas: Overview of treatment options | Andrea Tinelli (Italy)

    • Submucous myomas: hysteroscopic techniques | Cinta Vidal (Spain)
    • An update on endometrial hyperplasia | T. Justin Clark (UK)
    • Endometrial cancer and hysteroscopy | Hsuan Su (Taiwan)
    • Endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding | Mary Connor (UK)

  • 10:45 - 12:25   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - How to... for non-experts

    Chair of the Session: Mercedes Andeyro (Spain)

    • How to perform an office hysteroscopy | Eleonora Castelacci (Italy)
    • How to deal with common pathology in office | Covadonga Álvarez (Spain)
    • How to deal with common pathology in OR | Haresh Vaghasia (India)
    • A session for young hysteroscopists. Tell me how... Debate with experts

    Sergio Haimovich (Israel/Spain), Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo (Italy), Jude Okohue (Nigeria) and Nash Moawad (USA)

  • 10:45 - 12:25   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - AAGL Session

    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

    AAGL Session Leaders: Dr. Linda Bradley (in absentia), Dr. Christina Salazar

    Session Moderator: Ted Anderson, MD, Secretary-Treasurer of AAGL.

    • Management of Retained Products of Conception and Adherent Placenta

    Jovana Tavcar, MD

    • Reimagining the AUB Pathway with Telehealth visits 

    Erica Robinson, MD

    • Chasing Amenorrhea 

    Ted Anderson, MD, AAGL Board of Directors of AAGL

    • Current perspectives on Asherman's Syndrome

    Christina Salazar, MD, AAGL FMIGS Board Member

  • 12:25   Start of Finger Lunch in the Exhibition Area

  • 12:40 - 13:30   12h40-13h30 Hologic Lunch Symposium (Auditorium)


    Enhancing Intrauterine Surgery – skills, tips & tricks.

    1. Augmented Reality - The Future of Hysteroscopy Training

    2. Hologic Hysteroscopic portfolio introducing NovaSure V5! Practical pre-recorded cases with tips & tricks

    - Overall Chair: Prof Sergio Haimovich (Co-chair of GCH)

    - Co-Chair: Dr Mercedes Andeyro Garcia (Chair of SEGO MIGS)

    Part 1: Augmented Reality - The Future of Hysteroscopy Training:

    Dr Elliot Street (Inovus): Data driven Augmented Reality - The Future of Hysteroscopy training 

    Dr David Rawaf (Inovus): Overview of Augmented Reality and data driven training in Hysteroscopy 

    Part 2: Hologic Hysteroscopic portfolio introducing NovaSure V5! Practical pre-recorded cases with tips & tricks

    Dr. Enrique Moratalla Bartolomé: Endometrial ablation with new NovaSure V5

    Dr. Covadonga Álvarez López: Myomas with Myosure-ensuring a high degree of success

    Dr. David Van der Ham: Hysteroscopic removal of RPOCs using MyoSure + Omni 30 degrees + Fluent an advanced FMS


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  • 13:44   End of Finger Lunch in the Exhibition Area

  • 13:45 - 15:25   AUDITORIUM - palm-coein & HYSTEROSCOPY

    Chair of the Session: José 'Tony' Carugno (USA)


    History of modern hysteroscopy: where do we come from? | Stefano Bettocchi (Italy)

    • Chronic endometritis | Ettore Cicinelli (Italy)
    • The cesarean scar syndrome | Perrine Capmas (France)
    • Drugs and endometrium | Antonio Simone Laganà (Italy)
    • Non-surgical techniques in palm-coein conditions | Ichnandy Arief Rachman (Indonesia)
  • 13:45 - 15:25   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Instruments

    • What is the right instrument for every condition? | Tanvir Singh (India)
    • HTR systems | Mario Franchini (Italy)
    • The 'Jedi' Academy: laser in hysteroscopy | Mayte López-Yarto (Spain)
    • Miniresectoscope: a revolution? | Mariana Boutmy (Uruguay)
    • Resectoscopy still works | Recai Pabuçcu (Turkey)
  • 13:45 - 15:25   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - ESGE Session

    European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

    Chairs: Mercedes Andeyro (Spain), Milica Perovic (UK), Branka Zegura (Eslovenia)

    • Welcome | Ursula Catena, ESGE SIG Hysteroscopy Chair
    • ESGE/GCH/AAGL Consensus for recommended hysteroscopic terminology 

    Carlo De Angelis

    • Cesarean Scar disorders: what is the evidence? 

    Ertan Saridogan

    • Chronic endometritis and infertility

    Amerigo Vitagliano

    • ESGE/ESGO/ESHRE Guidelines for Fertility Sparing Treatment in Endometrial Cancer

    Ursula Catena

  • 14:00 - 15:00   WORKSHOPS Room

    • Workshop by HOLOGIC


    Techniques and practices in hysteroscopic morcellation and endometrial ablation

    Work Stations & Simulators

    · Hologic MyoSure Morcellator

    · Hologic NovaSure endometrial ablation

    · Hologic Fluent, premium fluid control management

    Try and practice the different procedures and techniques with the latest simulator models specially created for hysteroscopic training.

    The application is closed.

  • 15:25 - 15:40   Short Break

  • 15:40 - 17:00   AUDITORIUM - Old & New Technologies

    Chair of the Session: Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo (Italy)


    The resectoscope. A tool only for experts? | Linda Bradley (USA)

    • A new nomenclature: ESGE/GCH/AAGL | Martin Farrugia (UK)
    • Perspectives: Morcellator vs classic instruments | José 'Tony' Carugno & Keith Isaacson (USA)

  • 15:40 - 17:00   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - HTRs Technological Revolution

    Chair of the Session: Ted Anderson (USA)

    • HTRs From an idea to a reality | Mark Hans Emanuel (The Netherlands)
    • Endometrial biopsy: indications, methods, and TRS | Marcia Penteado (Brazil)
    • Retained POC: do you still perform D&C? | Christina Salazar (USA)
    • Blind procedures. What is the evidence? | Grigoris Grimbizis (Greece)
  • 15:40 - 17:00   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - BRAZIL SESSION

    Session Chair: Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Neto

    • Hiperplasia endometrial

    Adolpho Kelm

    • Histeroscopia ambulatorial avançada 

    Bernardo Lasmar

    • Estratégias para miomectomia

    Thiago Guazzelli

  • 17:00 - 18:30   OPENING CEREMONY by the Co-Chairs in the AUDITORIUM

  • 18:30 - 19:00   OPENING WELCOME DRINK for all the Participants in the EXHIBITION AREA

  • GCH2023 | DAY 2

  • 08:30 - 10:00   AUDITORIUM - The role of Hysteroscopy in infertility

    • Diagnostic hysteroscopy prior to the first IVF cycle | Maria Carrera (Spain)
    • Hysteroscopy and subtle lesions | Rudi Campo (Belgium)
    • Fertility enhancing hysteroscopy | Brunella Zizolfi (Italy)
    • Uterine evaluation: Hysteroscopy + 3D Ultrasound | Luis Alonso Pacheco (Spain)
  • 08:30 - 10:00   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Oncology

    Chair of the Session: Ursula Catena (Italy)

    • New guidelines for fertility-sparing treatment of EC | Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo (Italy)
    • What is the best diagnosis method for postmenopausal bleeding? | Lotte Clevin (Denmark)
    • Microcolpohysteroscopy | Luigi Montevecchi (Italy)
    • Fertility preservation surgery in EC | Paolo Casadio (Italy)
  • 08:30 - 10:00   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - SEGO Session

    Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetrícia

    • Cirugía histeroscópica: hablemos todos el mismo idioma 

    Sonia Martínez Morales Hospital universitario, Torrecardenas, Almería

    • Manejo minimamente invasivo de los Restos Ovulares y Placentarios. La histeroscopia toma el relevo al legrado

    Marta Simó González. Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida

    • Directa al nucleo del problema: Ablacion endometrial

    Dra Mercedes Andeyro. Hospital universitario General de Villalba, Madrid

    • Istmocele: preocupación actual de la práctica clínica

    Dra Montserrat Cubo Abert. Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, Barcelona

  • 10:00   Start of Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 10:15 - 10:45   10h15-10h45 Olympus Coffee Symposium (Satellite Room 1)


    Intra-Uterine Surgery: Strategies to effective solutions

     10:15-10:25 The unique position of resectoscopy in intra-uterine surgery | M. Farrugia (UK)

    10:25-10:35 The way to hysteroscopic outpatient procedures | B. Zizolfi (IT)

    10:35-10:45 Questions and Closing Remarks | All

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  • 10:44   End of Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 10:45 - 12:25   AUDITORIUM - Hysteroscopy & uterine malformations

    Chair of the Session: Rudi Campo (Belgium)

    • Overview of the uterine malformations by ultrasound | Caterina Exacoustos (Italy)
    • The impact of uterine malformations in ART | Carlo De Angelis (Italy)
    • TRUST or not TRUST: Perspectives | Moderated by: Ertan Saridogan (UK) - Participants: Mark Hans Emanuel (Netherlands) & Marco Gergolet (Italy)
    • ASRM Vs ESGE/ESHRE Müllerian anomalies divergences | Moderated by: T. Justin Clark (UK) - Participants: Grigoris Grimbizis (Greece) & Ted Anderson (USA)
  • 10:45 - 12:25   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Myomas

    Chair of the Session: Ricardo Lasmar (Brazil)

    • Imaging diagnosis and preop evaluation | Carmina Bermejo (Spain)
    • Choosing the right option | Nataliya Kotsabyn (Ukraine)
    • The importance of respecting the pseudocapsule | Ricardo Lasmar (Brazil)
    • Non-surgical techniques in the treatment of Myomas | María Luisa Cañete (Spain)
  • 10:45 - 12:25   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - Sesión HISPANOAMERICANA

    Sesión Hispanoamericana

    Chair: Alfonso Arias (Venezuela)

    • Manejo de la tolerancia en histeroscopía oficinal

    Carlos Buitrago (Colombia)

    • Fin de la HSG - ¿Es una realidad? 

    Alfonso Arias (Venezuela)

    • Restos ovulares - Clasificación, manejo médico y/o histeroscópico 

    José Alanis-Fuentes (México)

    • Miomas submucosos de gran volumen ¿Qué hacer?

    Mariana Boutmy (Uruguay)

    • Experiencia del miniresectoscopio en consultorio en México

    Jaime Calderón (México)

    • Implementación de servicios de histeroscopía oficinal en América Latina

    Todos los ponentes

  • 11:00 - 12:00   WORKSHOPS Room

    • Workshop by


    Mastering the Art of Hysteroscopy: Navigating the Future and the Latest Technologies in Intrauterine Pathology Treatment

    Expert Speaker:

    Prof. Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo

    Agenda topics

    • Where does the future of ambulatory hysteroscopy go?

    • Learn how to use the right tool for the right pathology

    • The possibilities in the ambulatory setting from “see&treat” with the hysteroscopes, to the bipolar 5 mm resectoscope and the Intrauterine BIGATTI Shaver (IBS®) for mechanical intrauterine tissue removal

    • Q&A

    More to come at the KARL STORZ booth afterwards including:

    • Book signing of Prof. Di Spiezio Sardos’ doctor manual on hysteroscopy

    • Hands-on workshop stations at the KARL STORZ booth

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  • 12:25   Start of Finger Lunch in the Exhibition Area

  • 12:40 - 13:30   12h40-13h30 Medtronic Lunch Symposium (Auditorium)


    Office Hysteroscopy – Win-win for the patient, clinician, and hospital

    12:40 Win for the patient:

    Prof. Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo (Italy)

    13:00 Win for the clinician:

    Prof. Mark Hans Emanuel (The Netherlands)

    13:15 Win for the hospital

    Dr. Patricia Nervo (Belgium)

    Round table discussion

    All faculty

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  • 13:44   End of Finger Lunch in the Exhibition Area

  • 13:45 - 15:15   AUDITORIUM - Hysteroscopy, infertility and common conditions: Update

    • Polyps & Art | Alicia Ubeda (Spain)
    • Fibroids and infertility | Sergio Haimovich (Spain)
    • Adhesions | Jude Okohue (Nigeria)
    • Chronic endometritis and fertility | Juan José Espinós (Spain)
  • 13:45 - 15:15   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Communications

    • Selected Oral and Video Communications
  • 13:45 - 15:15   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - BSGE Session

    The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

    Session Chair: T Justin Clark

    • How should we quality assure our hysteroscopy service? | Miss Shilpa Kolhe
    • The use of video to prepare patients for outpatient hysteroscopy | Miss Liza Ball
    • Mechanical tissue removal or electrical resection for fibroids? | Miss Mary Connor
    • Extending the role of hysteroscopy | Prof T Justin Clark

  • 14:00 - 15:00   WORKSHOPS Room

    • Workshop by:


    “Ask the Expert” and get your hands-on TruClear mHTR system

    Expert Speakers

    • Dr Josep Estadella (Barcelona, Spain)
    • Dr. Ursula Catena (Rome, Italy)

    14.00 -14.30

    GROUP A - Hands-on Training

    TruClear wetlab, TruClear SIM , TruClear VR

    GROUP B –mHTR Lectures and interaction with the Experts

    14:30 -15.00

    GROUP B - Hands-on Training

    TruClear wetlab, TruClear SIM, TruClear VR

    GROUP A - mHTR Lectures and interaction with the Experts

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  • 15:15   Start of Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 15:25 - 15:55   15h25-15h55 LiNA Medical Coffee Symposium (Satellite Room 1)


    The New Paradigm in Office Hysteroscopy

    Speakers:  Dr. Linnea Goodman, USA, and  Dr. Yatin Thakur, UK

    Join us for a lively discussion on an innovative solution facilitating simplified in-office hysteroscopy. An expert panel will share how they have implemented and enhanced hysteroscopy services in their practice with the single-use LiNA OperaScope system. Dr. Linnea Goodman will explore the application of this setup in the IVF clinic. Dr. Yatin Thakur will discuss the role of single-use see-and-treat hysteroscopy in optimizing the outpatient experience for the patient and clinician.

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  • 15:59   End of Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 16:00 - 17:20   AUDITORIUM - Hysteroscopy, infertility and uncommon conditions: update

    • Refractory endometrium | Alberto Vázquez (Spain)
    • Tubal factor and Hysteroscopy | Preston Parry (USA)
    • Adenomyosis | Vasilis Tanos (Cyprus)
    • Endometrial rejuvenation | Sunita Tandulwadkar (India)
  • 16:00 - 17:20   SATELLITE ROOM 1 - Pregnancy related

    • Ectopic pregnancy & Hysteroscopy | Adel Sedrati (Algeria)
    • Retained products of conception | Noam Smorgick (Israel)
    • Hysteroembryoscopy | Jaime Ferro (Spain)
    • Hysteroscopic IUD extraction in pregnant women | Armando Menocal (México)
  • 16:00 - 17:20   SATELLITE ROOM 2 - PAN-AFRICAN Session

    Session Chair: Jude Okohue

    • Understanding your tools for an effective hysteroscopy practice 

    Philomena Owende (Kenya).

    • Hysteroscopic tubal recanalization: techniques and outcomes

    Francis DeGraft Dickson (Ghana)

    • Uterine fibroids in Black women: The role of Hysteroscopic treatment 

    Sunday Onuh (Nigeria)

    • Diagnosing endometrial pathologies in the African patient: the role of the hysteroscope

    Jude Okohue (Nigeria)

  • 17:20 - 18:10   AUDITORIUM - Best Oral and Video Communications

  • GCH2023 | DAY 3

  • 08:30 - 10:30   AUDITORIUM - Surgical techniques: Do it like the experts.

    Video Session 1 - Moderator: José 'Tony' Carugno (USA)

    08h30-09h00 POLYPS

    • Scissor/Grasper | Stefano Bettocchi (Italy)
    • Resectoscope/Morcellators | Nash Moawad (USA)

    09h00-09h30 FIBROIDS

    • Scissors/Grasper-Resectoscope | Norman Gómez (Spain)
    • Morcellators | Cinta Vidal (Spain)


    • Resectoscope | T. Justin Clark (UK)
    • Novasure | Sonia Martinez (Spain)


    • Mini-Resectoscope | Maria Chiara De Angelis (Italy)
    • Scissors | Jaime Ferro (Spain)

  • 10:30 - 11:15   Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area

  • 11:15 - 12:30   AUDITORIUM - How did I get away with it? From Near miss to hysteroscopic catastrophe.

    Video Session 2 - Moderator: Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo (Italy)


    • Lotte Clevin (Denmark)
    • Covadonga Álvarez (Spain)
    • Perrine Capmas (France)


    11:15-11:20: Introduction | Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo

    11:20-11:30: Uterus Perforation in Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis for Asherman Syndrome: Does that stop you | Author: Aggarwal A. Chitkara A

    11:30-11:40: Lost IUD | Author: Buitrago, Carlos, Buitriago R, Garcia MJ.

    11:40-11:50: Uterine Perforation in Intrauterine Adhesions | Author: Milind Telang

    11:50-12:00: Uterine Perforation | Author: Mariana Boutmy

    12:00-12:10: Hysteroscopic Removal of Impacted Fetal Bones. Perforation, Continuation, and completion | Author: Vijay, Nahata

    12:10-12:30: General discussion and overview of all the videos with Q&A from the audience.

  • 12:30 - 13:00   AUDITORIUM - Special Session


    Explore your limits | Osama Shawki (Egypt)

  • 13:00 - 13:15   CLOSING CEREMONY by the Co-Chairs in the AUDITORIUM

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