LASTT Certification

ISGE Certification in Endoscopy

  • Faculty: Bruno van Herendael
  • Venue: The Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
  • Sponsor: ISGE – MED COLLEGE
  • Participants: 10 Persons.
  • Course Objectives: The aim of the LASTT is to select the participants who will be allowed to pursue the Certification program of the ISGE. The LASTT certification of hand-eye coordination is the First Step in the certification to become an ISGE Endoscopic Surgeon. At the end of the LASTT evaluation the participants will get approval to continue with the further steps (STEP 2 AND 3) to become an Certified ISGE Gynaecological Endoscopist and/or Surgeon.
  • Program 13:00-17:00

    ISGE, through Med College, did develop an App allowing for the candidate to file all the necessary details to be able to complete the STEP 2 and 3 of the Certification.

  • ISGE Certification in Endoscopy

    The board of the International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE) establishes a task force for the certification in Gynaecological Endoscopy (TFAGE), both Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy with the aim to inform, check and certify the practising gynaecological surgeon on the base of criteria defined in this text. The aim is to define and certify the organizational, clinical and executive qualities of the gynaecological surgeon. Furthermore, gynaecological theatre suites will be certified on the base of their organisational and structural capacities.

    The certification process is based on the voluntary submission of the gynaecological surgeon. The voluntary candidature has to be submitted to the TFAGE (, respecting the modalities specified, to be assessed.

    The Inscription to the list of Gynaecological Endoscopists, the list of Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgeons and the list of Centres of Gynaecological Endoscopy are described separately herewith on Certification Procedure to be listed as an ISGE Gynaecological Endoscopist.

  • Step ONE

    The LASTT testing available at the different ISGE congresses and courses in collaboration with the ESGE.

  • Step TWO

    The inscription in the ISGE list of Gynaecological Endoscopists, be it for hysteroscopy or for laparoscopy, follows the certification that the candidate has attended with good results the following:

    • Theoretical didactics on the subject = minimal 16 hours – theoretical
    • Hands on or Simulation = minimal 8 hours – hands on
    • Observing Surgery = minimal 8 procedures under preceptorship
    • One to One live surgery = completion of at least 8 interventions of level I under one to one supervision.
  • Step THREE

    Final Step Certification is given after evaluation of an expert of the TFAGE.
    Conditions to be found under accreditation on

Accreditation + Examination Standard Developing Countries
Examinee ISGE Examinee ISGE
Membership Yearly (only for not-member) $ 100 $ 100 $ 60 $ 60
App Isge Accreditation (only one time) $ 250 $ 50 $ 200 $ 50
Examination Tax (one or more times) $ 200 $ 100 $ 150 $ 75
Total $ 550 $ 250 $ 410 $ 185
Jamaica Membership+App+Ex. (Congress offer) $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300
Certification first level (after passing the exam) $ 200 $ 100 $ 150 $ 75
App x Examinee Activity (booking+document exchange) $ 350 $ 50 $ 300 $ 50
  • The aim of the LASTT is to select the participants who will be allowed to pursue the Certification program of the ISGE. The LASTT certification of hand-eye coordination is the First Step in the certification to become an ISGE Endoscopic Surgeon.