Lapco trainers included Mark Coleman, Sharmila Gupta and Tan Arulampalam who were delighted to be sharing their surgical skills and knowledge with their Danish colleagues. The programme is being developed by Lapco consultancy based on their experience of the UK Lapco National Training programme.
The first three courses will be run in English with support from Lapco faculty. The fourth will be run in Danish with a view to the programme being adopted and rolled out across Denmark, led by colorectal surgeon Anders Husted Madsen at his department in Herning, Denmark.
The universal nature of course methods and training tools allow for courses to be adopted in areas outside laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Once the programme has been successfully initiated, further courses will be planned for surgeons in other specialties.