15th– 16th of June 2020


The Hallam Conference Centre, Marylebone, London 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ

4 th  International Seminar on Minimal Access   Surgery and Endometriosis 


Amongst the International faculty this year will have internationally renowned clinicians and surgeons from United Kingdom, Italy and Russia. 

About APOLLO Endosurgery Project

Now entering it’s third 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  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, robotic surgery and infertility 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 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. 


Please download the scientific program of the conference below. Program is subject to change - please see updates. 


Your Best Surgical Video

Surgical Video competition session will be held on the 16th of June at 12-30. Please submit the title of your 7 minutes anonymised surgical  video presentation link to the panel via e-mail denis.tsepov@gmail.com before the 1st of June 2020


Dr.Vera Korennaya


  Ms. Vera Korennaya, MD, Ph.D., Is an Associate Professor at Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia. She is a member of the scientific board of the European Endometriosis League (EEL), Vice-President of the Russian Association of Aesthetic Gynecology (surgical unit), a member of the Russian and European Association of Endoscopic Gynecology. Dr.Korennaya has a European diploma in endoscopic gynecology. Her research interests are: minimally invasive surgery in gynecology (myoma, endometriosis, prolapse, etc.) 

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  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.

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. 

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. 

Ms. Janet Berry


Ms. Janet Berry  has completed her 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 has completed the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist's Advanced Training Specialist Module in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the excision of benign disease. 

Mr. Daniel Wilby


Mr Daniel Wilby BM FRCS (Urol)

Mr Wilby is a consultant urological surgeon who completed his higher surgical training in Wessex as well as Guy’s hospital London, and undertook a fellowship in reconstructive urology at University College Hospital London. He has a sub specialist interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for renal disease and in robotic surgery for pelvic cancers and bladder reconstruction. He works closely with the endometriosis team when the disease involves either the bladder or ureters.

Mr Wilby is the lead cancer clinician for urology at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and has published book chapters and scientific papers on a range of topics including reconstructive surgery and urological oncology.

His other interests include the investigation and management of benign prostate disease, haematuria, and inguino-scrotal disorders.

Prof. Mohamed Mabrouk


 Mohamed Mabrouk is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Reproductive Surgeon with the Cambridge Endometriosis and Endoscopic Surgery Unit (CEES-U), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Mr Mabrouk, MD, PhD, is a European Board Certified Gynaecologist from Bologna University in Italy in 2009. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery for Endometriosis and benign gynaecological diseases. He is dedicated to helping women with Endometriosis have a better quality of life and improving their fertility. He was appointed as a consultant Gynaecology Surgeon in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Negrar, Verona, Italy, one of the biggest European centres for gynaecological laparoscopy and Endometriosis, until February 2016, then in the Endometriosis Centre of Bologna University Hospital until April 2019, when he moved to Cambridge University Hospitals. 

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.

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. Vladislav Korsak


Prof. Vladislav Korsak is a gynaecologist, director of the International Center for Reproductive Medicine, President of the Russian Association of Human Reproduction (RAHR), Doctor of Medical Sciences. 

He is a President of the Russian Association of Human Reproduction and member of the Steering Committee of the IVF Monitoring Consortium of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), member of the editorial board of the journal “Problems of Reproduction”, Prof. Korsak is the author of more than 198 scientific publications. In recent years, the main direction of scientific work has been associated with infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. More than 150 publications are devoted to this topic.

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. 

Mr. Ertan Saridogan


  Mr. Ertan Saridogan is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Minimal Access Surgery at University College London Hospitals. He is a past President of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, current President of International Society of Reproductive Surgery, and a member of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Executive Committee as the Chair of Scientific Programme of Annual Congresses. His clinical interests include laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for benign gynaecological conditions, reproductive surgery, endometriosis, fibroids and outpatient hysteroscopy. His research interests include non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis, clinical outcomes following endometriosis surgery, outpatient hysteroscopy, and the place of screening and risk reducing surgery in women with a history of familial cancer. 


Prof. Vitaly Bezhenar


Professor Vitaly Bezhenar is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology of the Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University. Chief specialist in obstetrics and gynecology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in the North-Western Federal Region.

He is a member of the Board of the Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ROAG), Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Obstetrics and gynecology of St. Petersburg".

Professor Bezhenar is the author of over 400 scientific publications, a member of the following professional associations: Russian Association of Endoscopic Gynecology (RAEG), Russian Association of Endometriosis (RAE), the Russian Society of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (RSRMS), European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE), the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine diseases (SEUD), etc.


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 

Mrs. Viorica Burea


  Viorica Burea joined Harley Street Clinic in 2005 and since then has worked in several medical and surgical settings across HCA’s hospitals. In 2007 she moved to the newly established Outpatient department and contributed to the development and implementation of various gynaecological diagnostic procedures. Whilst gaining vast expertise and knowledge in various roles and areas, Viorica developed great interest in women’s health and in 2016 stepped up to the position of Endometriosis CNS. She works closely with the Multidisciplinary Endometriosis team and serves as a key link between the patients and consultants for any questions or concerns that patients may have regarding their condition, treatment or surgery. Viorica provides ongoing support to patients and their family members throughout the care and treatment pathway, including pre-operative counselling, daily visits during their inpatient stay, post-operative support after the discharge, education and ongoing monitoring of the side effects from the medication treatments. Viorica is also involved in clinical education and audit to ensure that the care the patients receive is of the highest quality standards, incorporating the most up-to-date evidence and practices.      

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. 

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. June Khodabocus


Dr Juneida Khodabocus is a specialist registrar in her third year of training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Wessex in the UK. She graduated with distinction from King’s College London in 2015 after securing a fully-funded scholarship for medicine from the government of Mauritius in 2010. She is a member of the BSGE and her areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery, endometriosis and gynaecology oncology. She is currently based in Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, UK and is working closely with the endometriosis team. 

Prof. Maria Yarmolinskaya


 Maria Yarmolinskaya  is a professor of Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of medical sciences,  head of department of gynaecology and endocrinology, Head of center “Diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis” FSBSI "The Research Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology named after D.O.Ott"; professor at the Department of obstetrics and gynecology North-Western state medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, expert of Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Scientific Fund, President of Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Saint Petersburg and North-Western Region, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 


Your participation at the conference is free of charge  

15th - 16th of June 2020

Hallam Conference Centre

44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ