Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery Live Skills Lab

Under auspices of European Pediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA)
13th-14th October 2017, Jelgava, Latvia 

The Paediatric Minimal Access Surgery Live Skills Labs to train in Laparoscopic and VideoAssisted Thoracic Procedures (VATS) which are required for improving technical skills in Pediatric Surgical pathologies. The workshop is designed to offer 12 hours of hands-on training with a limited number of participants in a state of the art training facility. This Course will also includes an Operation Room Nurses training Program/Course

Procedures - Live large animal model

Intestinal anastomosis
Diaphragmatic hernia

Inguinal hernia repair techniques
Procedures for vescico-ureteral reflux



Ilona Bundze Zdanovska (Riga)
Olaf Volrats (Riga)

Invited Faculty/Instructor

Prof. Amulya Saxena (London)
Dr. Yasen Al-Alayet (Saudi Arabia)

Workshop Faculty/Instructors

Olafs Volrats (Riga)
Astra Zviedre (Riga)
Paulis Laizans (Riga)

Participation Fee

EUPSA members € 600
Non-members € 650
Nurses € 250


The lab has been successfully completed.
View pictures from the lab!


Latvian University of Agriculture Veterinary Faculty
Kristapa Helmana str. 8, Jelgava, LV-3004, Latvia

Social events Program

12th Oct 19:00 Welcome reception- Opera Spa Hotel Riga Raiņa bulvāris 33, Rīga, LV-1050
13th Oct 08:00 Opera Spa Hotel - Jelgava (bus transport)
14th Oct 13:00 Jelgava-Riga (bus transport)

Hotels (not included in the Workshop fee)

Opera Spa Hotel Riga (€53 /night) – 12th Oct (1 night)
Hotel Jelgava (€53 /night)– 13th/14th Oct (1 or 2 nights)
Dinner Hotel Jelgava 13th Oct - €20 per person

Registration Email:
See the course brochure here.