Online video for the launch webinar provides a detailed oversight of the study that will look into the safe provision of laparascopic surgery for gallbladder disease

The online webinars that took place on Tuesday 18th July attracted a global audience of over 500 participants who were given the opportunity to ask questions to the global panel members leading the study. In addition to the panel discussions, participants were given information on the ethics required, how to enter data onto REDCap and areas of clinical practice where data will be collected. Particular areas of data collection that were discussed during the webinar included bile duct injury and incidental gallbladder cancer.

During the meeting, Mr Ewen Griffiths (Birmingham University Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust) explained why the Global Evaluation of Cholecystectomy Knowledge and Outcomes (GECKO) Study is being launched. He also explained why the study will be of great importance in highlighting the variations of safe provision of laparascopic surgery for gallbladder disease internationally, including low- and middle-income countries.

The study has already recruited over 1800 centres across 133 countries, making it the largest global cohort study to launch within the GSU to date. If you would like to register for the new study, you can still do so before the project officially launches on Monday 31st July.

The online video can be viewed by clicking here.

You can read more on the GECKO Study by clicking here.