LaSGeG is a unique laparoscopic course aimed at the general gynaecologist wanting to expand their skills in laparoscopic surgery. This consist of 1 day observing live operating with dry lab and then 1 day in the animal lab.
A/Prof George Condous
He is Associate Professor of Gynaecology at Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney with special interests in Gynaecological Ultrasound and Advanced Endosurgery. He is also Head of Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney. He set up OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in 2007 which now has 3 sites in Sydney (St Leonards, Macquarie St & Penrith).
Associate Professor Condous was at the 23rd World Congress. He gave a Plenary lecture on Factors impacting on early pregnancy growth.
He is also actively involved with post-graduate ultrasound education including the annual running of the ISUOG Clinical Ultrasound in reproduction, early pregnancy and first trimester courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia/China. He performs Advanced Endosurgery for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis and/or hysterectomy with VMO appointments at the SAN and Norwest Private Hospitals. He also runs RANZCOG accredited ‘Hands on’ Laparoscopic Workshops for Gynaecologists at the Kolling Institute RNSH.
Having completed his undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During his Gynaecological Ultrasound Fellowship (2001 – 2003), he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed his great interest in Early Pregnancy and completed his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of London in the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). He has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have transformed the modern management in this field. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship (2005 – 2006) at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.
He has edited four books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care” and “How to perform ultrasonography in Endometriosis”, published over 200 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy and Endometriosis. He is the Associate Editor for Frontiers in Surgery as well as the Editor-in-Chief for the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, PULs and miscarriage prediction, as well as the use of transvaginal ultrasound, and in particular ‘deep endometriosis ultrasound’, to predict the extent of endometriosis. He is the Lead Investigator of the International Deep Endometriosis Analysis (IDEA) group.
He is Co-Chair for the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) World Congress in Singapore 2017 and the Chair for the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) World Congress in Melbourne 2019.
Dr Tim Chang
Tim is a gynaecologist, endoscopic surgeon and fertility specialist who has been established in the Campbelltown area since 2000.
Tim’s major interest is performing gynaecological surgery with minimal invasive techniques and avoiding a laparotomy. He has extensive experience in treating patient with endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding and prolapse with minimal invasive techniques.
Tim also has a major interest in fertility and is a consultant with genea, to provide patients with the most up to date techniques with IVF and best success rates. He is also able to provide patient with all aspects of fertility treatment, including surgery for severe endometriosis.
One of Tim’s professional goals is to teach and pass on his skills in gynaecology and obstetrics to the next generation of clinicians. He has extensive endoscopic/laparoscopy experience having completed advanced courses and been a faculty member of many endoscopy workshops. He regularly presents at national and local conferences. He is currently the training supervisor for the Fellow in pelvic surgery at Campbelltown hospital. He also runs laparoscopic surgery workshops to teach other gynaecologists laparoscopy techniques.
Tim is a member of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, Fertility Society of Australia, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and Australian Medical Association. He is also a director of Laparoscopic surgery for general gynaecologist (LASGEG), a company that runs laparoscopic workshops to train other gynaecologists in laparoscopic surgery.