Advanced Workshop in Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy

Advanced Workshop in Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy

Course Convenor: Dr Michael Wynn-Williams, MBChB, FRANZCOG

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Saturday 3rd October 0930 -1500hrs

Medical Engineering and Research Facility, Queensland University of Technology

Prince Charles Hospital Campus

Staib Rd, Chermside


Dr Michael Wynn-Williams MBChB, FRANZCOG

Gynaecologist / Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon


Dr Tal Jacobson MBChB, FRANZCOG

Obstetrician / Gynaecologist / Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon


Dr Hajir Nabi MBBS FRACS

Colorectal surgeon



Gynaecology Fellow, Mater/Eve Health



Urogynaecology Fellow, RBWH


Aims & Objectives

  • Learn and review the Anatomy of the pelvis, pelvic sidewall and rectosigmoid
  • Observe the laparoscopic cadaveric dissection of significant abdominal and pelvic structures
  • Relate the anatomy to common laparoscopic procedures and apply this knowledge


This Advanced Workshop is accredited for 4 RANZCOG CPD points


About the Convenor

Dr Michael Wynn-Williams MBChB, FRANZCOG, is a Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist and a founding Director of Eve Health.

Michael is an extremely talented doctor who holds a real passion for what he does.  With a sub speciality and extensive experience in advanced reproductive endosurgery and minimally invasive pelvic surgery, he has a focus on preserving a woman’s fertility where diseases like endometriosis and fibroids are severely impacting on a woman’s life. Michael is highly skilled and experienced in advanced Laparoscopic Gynaecology.

Michael completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Christchurch and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, after graduating from Otago University. He completed a two year Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery in Sydney, with a third year in Glasgow, Scotland. He then spent two years as a Consultant Gynaecologist at Cambridge University NHS Trust. He moved to Brisbane in 2006 to enjoy the Queensland lifestyle, and is now a Visiting Medical Officer at the Mater Adults and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospitals, where he sees public patients with severe endometriosis from around Queensland.

Michael also provides private consultations from Eve Health at Southbank, Spring Hill and The Wesley Hospital. He takes an active interest in teaching laparoscopic surgical techniques and has demonstrated at many surgical meetings in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Dr Wynn-Williams has knowledge, specialist skills and experience in the following:

Endometriosis, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, DaVinci robotic surgery, recurrent pregnancy loss, infertility, assisted reproduction (including IVF), pelvic pain, fibroids, ovarian masses, menstrual disorders, colposcopy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic reversal of sterilization, laparoscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy.

In September, 2015, Dr Wynn-Williams will present for the eighth time at the Royston Hospital in Hastings, NZ. Dr Wynn-Williams volunteers his teaching time to @ 30 gynaecology students every year.

About Dr Tal Jacobson

Dr Tal Jacobson is an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist and an Associate with Eve Health.

Tal graduated from Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London University. He trained in the UK at Cambridge, Oxford and London. In addition to his specialist training, he completed a one year Fertility Fellowship at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and a two year Fellowship in minimal access (keyhole) gynaecological surgery at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals.

Once he had completed his Specialist training in the UK, he moved to New Zealand where he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and Consultant at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

where he was the lead for laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. He also ran a very successful private practice. In early 2010 Tal moved to Brisbane to take up a post as Staff Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mater Mother’s Hospital, Brisbane. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and is an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology membership exam.

His original research on endometriosis, pelvic pain, infertility, and the safety and ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. He has been awarded the Cutler’s Company Surgical Fellowship and several other prizes and awards for his minimal access surgery research and has undertaken travelling fellowships to the USA, Germany, and Austria. Tal is known for his patient centred philosophy with a focus on providing effective, efficient and evidence-based care. He has a professional, confidential and empathic approach and offers services in general gynaecology with a specific interest and experience in the management of endometriosis, pelvic pain, fibroids, infertility, menstrual disorders and complications of early pregnancy.

 About Dr Alex Mowat

Dr Alex Mowat is a parent of five children, which has given her a unique perspective from a mother as an O & G specialist. She started her training with two young children in 2008 and as she’s grown her skills and abilities, her family has expanded with it. Having recently completed a urogynacology subspecialisation, Dr Mowat has a passion for performing both laparascopic and open surgeries. To read more about Dr Mowat and her approach to training and motherhood, click here.

About Dr Luke McLindon

Dr McLindon is the inaugural Laparoscopic Fellow for Eve Health/ Mater Health Services, an opportunity that has enabled him to follow his interest in restorative operative gynaecology. He is currently undertaking a PhD in luteal phase physiology in subfertile women, among his demanding schedule and other non-medical interests.



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