Course Objectives


Endometriosis can occur in one in ten women of reproductive age. It is most often diagnosed in women in their mid 30's and 40's, but recent data demonstrates that it can occur in early ages.  Most women with the disease will experience a delay in the diagnosis and consequent treatment of the condition.  Most data show that it can typically take seven years from first presenting with symptoms for a patient to be diagnosed with endometriosis. 

The use of robotic surgery in endometriosis diagnoses and treatment provides surgeons an additional tool for endometriosis surgery, particularly deeply infiltrating disease. The use of robotics in endometriosis surgery offers the advantage of 3D visualization, utilization of wristed instruments, ergonomics and tremor filtration. The robotic platform also allows for the multidisciplinary approach to disease treatment in cases where bowel and bladder endometriosis may be present. In early cases of endometriosis, the use of the Firefly technology can help aid in the visualization and detection of endometriosis to help guide surgical resection.

With a strong practice focus, this course will include anatomical, clinical, and surgical oriented lectures, anatomical dissection with hands-on supervision and clinical case discussions to consolidate learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important technical experience for all specialists who want to improve their abilities to treat endometriosis and better address surgical resection of deeply infiltrating disease.  

Course Objectives:

  1. Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind endometriosis surgery.
  2. Discuss the role of the robotic surgical system in deeply infiltrating endometriosis
  3. Use component separation techniques and Firefly technology to help identify and resect early stages of endometriosis. 

Registration Prices:

  • Course Price Including Hotel Reservation: $2999
  • Course Price without Hotel: $2700

This two-day course includes didactic learning, video presentations, simulation and cadaver lab training.

Access Presentations & Abstracts


Aileen Caceres, MD, MPH, FACOG

Course Director

Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Endometriosis Center for Women

Medical Director, Center for Hereditary Syndromes and Genetics

Clerkship Director & Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Thiers Soares, MD

Course Director

Chief of Gynecologic Endoscopy Section, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chief of Gynecologic Endoscopy Section, Cardoso Fontes Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professor of Gynecologic Endoscopy Postgraduate Course, Suprema University/ Crispi Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Videosurgery (SOBRACIL-RJ)

Committee Membership of AAGL

Board of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons  (SLS)

Board of the Global Society of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Surgeons (GSEPS)

John Tramont, MD

Assistant Professor of OB/Gyn, UCF College of Medicine;
Director for Surgical Services, UCF Health – College of Medicine Practice
Medical Director, UCF Health Lake Nona Complex
Associate Clerkship Director, OB/Gyn


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Mon, Oct 29, 2018

  • 7:30 - 8:00 Registration
  • 8:30 - 12:30 Live Case Presentations
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:00 Simulation Lab

Day 2: Tue, Oct 30, 2018

  • 8:00 - 12:30 Hands-On Lab
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 17:00 Hands-On Lab


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection 

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection 

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Hotel accommodations at the Bohemian Hotel at Celebration are included in your registration price. Please reach out to FHNC.INFO@Flhosp.org for any further questions about hotel accommodations.

Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

Parking: Two lots are available on either side of the facility for free parking