Pre-Meeting Courses

We will be running pre-meeting courses prior to the start of the Roux Weekend on Friday 22 March 2024. 

Participants for the pre-meeting courses will need to have registered for the Roux Weekend to be eligible to attend the pre-meeting courses. Registration for the courses is £20 and you can register through the Roux Weekend Meeting Registration link. 

The courses will take place the Chesford Grange Hotel from 09:00 - 11:30 on Friday 22 March 2024.

  • Endoscopy Course
  • HPB Immersion Course

Further detaills regarding the pre-meeting courses can be found below.


Endoscopy Course

Course info: Following last year's successful pre-conference endoscopy course, we are excited to offer it again this year! Along with a basic OGD model for those with more limited experience, we hope to show the breadth of upper GI endoscopy beyond diagnostic OGDs. This will include hands-on exposure to a number of 'stations' including oesophageal stenting, ERCP, endostitch, placement of a gastric balloon, and UGI bleeding. We are looking to secure additional stations in the coming months too! 

Target delegates: some diagnostic OGD experience desirable but not essential to be JAG accreditation 

Max number of delegates: 20 (waiting list available and future 1-day courses planned)

HPB Immersion Course

The  HPB course will be an immersive HPB anastomosis course.

Using a reverse classroom approach to maximise learning opportunities, course delegates will be provided with a pre-course resource pack to digest before the course. On site, delegates will focus on practical exercises including pancreatojejunal anastomosis and hepaticojejunal anastomosis techniques using high quality synthetic models and benefiting from a national faculty of HPB consultants and senior trainees.

  • Target audience: Trainees interested in HPB or Transplant. All levels of HST will be catered for.
  • Maximum number of delegates: Places are currently limited to 12 (with a reserve list operational). If it is possible to expand the places, then those on the wait list will be offered an additional place on a first booked – first served basis.

Robotic Course

Introduction to Robotic Bedside Assisting Course with CMR


Course details: This course will be based on CMR’s Versius Bedside Assisting Course and will aim to introduce participants to the skills required to be a good robotic assistant as well as giving hands-on experience of the CMR Versius Robotic console. Spaces for this course are limited and we are offering on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up quick if you don’t want to miss out!

Target delegates: any level of robotic assisting welcome, adjustments will be made on the day to suit level and experience

Maximum number of delegates: 5

There are limited spaces availalbe for this course so book your place now if you wouldl like to attend.