Welcome to the website of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland, incorporating Robotic and Technology Enhanced Surgery (RATES).
The recent alteration in the name of the Association (incorporating RATES) reflects the fundamental changes occurring in our core interest areas, with robotic, digital and other novel technologies impacting and changing minimal access surgical practice. As a dynamic Association we want to embrace these changes and have established a RATES subsection within council. We will initially be looking at training in particular and will seek appropriate representation from the group at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
The role of this Association is to promote the practice of minimal access surgery and to support training and education of those individual involved. This includes surgeons, trainees, theatre staff, and patients. I would encourage you to navigate the website for relevant sections, which include educational sections for trained and trainee surgeons, and information for patients. It acts as a resource for daily reference, newsletters and tricks and tips with multimedia content. Details on regional training meetings, and other appropriate ALSGBI endorsed meetings and seminars are also available.