3rd - 5th of June 2019, MOSCOW, RUSSIA


Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 22A Pokrovka, Moscow

Third International Seminar on Minimal Access  and Robotic Gynaecological Surgery and Endometriosis for Endoscopic Surgeons.


Amongst the faculty this year will be the following internationally renowned surgeons: Professor Alexander Popov (Russian Federation), Professor Fabio Ghezzi (Italy), Mr Christopher Chan (UK) , Professor Mohamed Mabrouk (Italy), Mr. Denis Tsepov (London, UK), Ms. Nadine Di Donato (Portsmouth, UK) , Dr. Priya Narayanan (London, UK)

About APOLLO 2019

Now entering it’s second year, this is a collaboration between The Harley Street Endometriosis Centre, London, UK (Part of HCA Healthcare UK), The Southern Endometriosis Centre, Portsmouth, UK; and the Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MONIAG), Moscow, Russian Federation.

The conference brings together an international faculty of expert speakers to share knowledge and research in minimal access and robotic surgery dedicated to the next generation of endoscopic and robotic surgeons specialising in complex surgical care for endometriosis and benign gynaecological conditions.

Academic lectures in the traditional conference setting are combined with practical workshops and a surgical exchange programme of live laparoscopic and robotic surgery to create an inspiring environment within which open exchange of best practices, skills, equipment and techniques is optimised. We aim to bring the best of each of our surgical settings to share best practices in endoscopic surgery in order to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. 



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МОНИИАГ, ул. Покровка, 22А, Москва, Московская область 109028, Russia

MONIIAG, Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 22A Pokrovka, Moscow


Mr. Denis Tsepov


Mr. Denis Tsepov is a a co-founder of Apollo Endosurgery project. 

Mr. Tsepov has established and is currently leading a Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic at The Harley Street Clinic (HCA Healthcare UK) which offers full range of investigations, treatment and post treatment support for patients with severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgical problems. His work involves complex gynaecological minimal access surgery for severe colorectal and urinary tract endometriosis. 

Mr. Denis Tsepov has a number of scientific publications in the prestigious British and American medical journals in general gynaecology, gynaecological oncology and obstetrics. He has been participating in prestigious international gynaecological congresses as a speaker and member of the faculty.

Mr. Christopher Chan


Mr Christopher Chan is a General Surgeon and Colorectal Surgeon. He graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London. He has undergone surgical training programmes in Cambridge and London and sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships to Sydney, Paris and St Mark's Hospital. He was awarded an MRC Clinical fellowship researching in pelvic floor dysfunction.  

Mr Christopher Chan’s areas of clinical expertise include complex colorectal diseases, including severe bowel endometriosis, colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis, enterocutaneous fistula, complex anal fistula, anorectal and pelvic floor problems and pelvic floor reconstruction. Mr Christopher Chan is a member of Association of Coloproctology GB and Ireland, Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GB and Ireland and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

Prof. Alexander Popov


Professor Alexandr Popov is the Head of the Department of Endoscopic Surgery in the Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Russia ans is a co-founder of Apollo Endosurgery Project. He is one of the authors and leading experts for Federal Guidelines of Endometriosis and Myoma treatment. 

Prof. Popov is the author of numerous scientific publications and among the editors of several medical journals published in Russia. Professor Popov is a member of the following professional associations: The Russian Assoxciation of Human Reproduction (RAHR), Russian Association of Endoscopic Gynaecologists (RAEG), Russian Association of Endometriosis (RAE), European Society of Endoscopic Gynaecology (ESGE), Society of European Robotict Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS) and others. 

Dr. Priya Narayanan


Dr Narayanan trained in Radiology at St George’s Hospital, London, followed by a fellowship in gynaecological oncology imaging and body MRI at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.   She was appointed as consultant radiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2008 where she was the lead radiologist for MRI.She moved to UCLH in 2014 to pursue her specialist and research interests in gynaecologic oncology and imaging of endometriosis.Dr Narayanan has given lectures both nationally and internationally on benign and malignant gynaecological disease and is the author of several peer reviewed papers and book chapters on gynaecological imaging. 

Ms. Nadine Di Donato


Dr. Nadine Di Donato is Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southern Endometriosis Centre, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Nadine has completed her specialty training in 2015 at S. Orsola Malpighi Hospital Bologna, one of the busiest endometriosis hospital in Italy with a workload of more than 800 laparoscopies a year. She has an excellent academic record with strong independent research skills resulting in peer-reviewed published work. She has published more than 30 articles in endometriosis and benign gynaecology. She is member of the British Society Gynaecology Endoscopy and invited faculty at several national and international conferences.

Ms. Janet Berry


Ms. Janet Berry  is completing her final year of Obstetric and Gynaecological specialty training in the Wessex region of the UK after graduating from the University of Southampton with Distinction & Honours in Finals in 2005. She has completed her membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013, and is also a member of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.  Miss Berry achieved the GESEA/ESGE Bachelor in Endoscopy in 2018, and was also awarded a place on the Olympus/BSGE National Laparoscopic Gynaecological Training Programme for senior trainees in 2018. Currently Miss Berry is working in the endometriosis centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, and is completing the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist's Advanced Training Specialist Module in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease. 


Prof. Fabio Ghezzi


Fabio Ghezzi is professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Ob/Gyn  Department at the Women's and Children Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. He is the Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program at the University of Insubria. He is adjunct Professor at the University of Wien and a BSGE Honorary member. He has performed more than 15000 gynecological operations for both benign and malignant gynecological diseases. He has authored more then 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers and chapters. He is a worldwide recognized leader in the field of mini- and micro-laparoscopy in gynecology and gynecological oncology. He has participated at several scientific meetings in different countries as invited speaker or surgeon during live surgeries.

Prof. Mohammed Mabrouk


Professor Mohammed Mabrouk is a Senior Consultant in a Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Unit of St. Orsola - Malphigi Academic Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Professor Mabrouk is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Alexandria University, Egypt. He has earned the European Board in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and MD Degree from Bologna University, Italy. He has obtained his PhD from VUMC in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the first author and a co-author of numerous international peer reviewed publications a first author of a book "Clinical Management of Endometriosis"

Mr. Christopher Guyer


Mr Christopher Guyer has a broad experience

in general gynaecology and an extensive

experience as a specialist minimal access

surgeon, with a special interest in endometriosis

and pelvic pain. He is able to offer a wide range

of gynaecological procedures for menstrual

disorders, prolapse, continence problems, as

well as laparoscopic procedures for all benign

gynaecological conditions.

He is a member of the British Society for

Gynaecological Endoscopy and the American

Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopists

(AAGL), and regularly has an input in the

AAGL annual meeting.

Mr Guyer is a trainer/preceptor for minimal

access surgery, and provides up-to-date

information for women on the menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Special Interests: General gynaecology, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, prolapse and menopause


Dr. Alexey Koval


Dr. Alexey Koval, PhD is a gynecologist and a researcher in the Endoscopic Surgery Department of the Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

The main directions of his professional activity are reproductive surgery, surgical treatment of benign and borderline tumors of the uterus and adnexae,  surgical treatment of genital prolapse and urinary incontinence and robot-assisted surgery in gynaecology 

Dr. Alexander Idashkin


Dr. Alexander Idashkin is a gynaecologist and PhD student at the Endoscopic Surgery Department in the Moscow Regional Scientific Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Idashkin has completed endoscopic surgery training course at University Clinic of Clermont-Ferrand, France. His area of interest include Gynecological oncology, Deep infiltrating  endometriosis and prolapse of pelvic organs. 

Dr. Anton Fedorov


Dr. Anton Fedorov, PhD is a Consultant Gynaecologist and a lecturer in the Department of Endoscopic Surgery  of Regional Research Institute of  Obstetrics and Gynecology (MONIIAG) in Moscow, Russia. His clinical and research interests include robotic and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, surgical treatment of genital prolapse, deep endometriosis, uteroplasty and laparoscopic cervical cerclage. Dr. Fedorov has more than 120 publications in various scientific journals. 


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