European Training in Basic and Intermediate

LaparoscopyWorkshop

 Date  Registration Fee(for registered delegates of the conference)  Registration Fee(for Laparoscopy Workshop only)
 Basic Training  Day 1 – Thursday, 15th December 2016  50 USD  150 USD
 Basic Training Exam  Day 3 – Saturday, 17th December 2016  60 USD  150 USD
 Advanced Training  Day 2 – Friday, 16th December 2016  50 USD  150 USD

Introduction: E-BLUS is an EAU program offered to urologists and surgical residents who want to master the basic skills in laparoscopy required for the OR. Even more experienced laparoscopists may need to practice certain exercises to be able to demonstrate their skills level in the practical exam.

Workshop Objectives: With surgical training, the goal is to produce a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby mitigate the risks of complications. Because of the specific risks, visuo-spatial relationships, and the steep learning curve that are unique to laparoscopy, hands-on training on a box or visual simulator is the recommended way to start learning laparoscopic skills.

The E-BLUS Program includes: Hands-on training (HOT) sessions of different levels carried out under the guidance of experienced tutors A set of training-box exercises developed and validated by the Dutch project Training in Urology (TiU) to train basic skills needed in urological laparoscopy. These basic skills exercises can be tested in an exam (E-BLUS exam) and an online theoretical course. The HOT sessions are designed to cater to the specific needs of the participants and represent a unique opportunity to train with international experts in laparoscopy.

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European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS)

Course Format:

Introduction by course coordinator (15 minutes)
Hands-on-training at different EBLUS models (75 minutes)
Questions and answers, tips and tricks (30 minutes)

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Aims and Objectives

Laparoscopic procedures are continuously evolving in urology based on the increasing expertise of urologic surgeons. This includes ablative procedures, such as radical nephrectomy as well as reconstructive techniques, such as pyeloplasty. Since more centres and urologists are interested in minimal invasive surgery and offers advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures the  number of laparoscopic cases are increasing.

In this context  laparoscopic training programmes have become more important than before.  Basic laparoscopy training represent the milestone in learning laparoscopy. Hands-on training courses at the pelvi-trainer are one of the main steps of basic laparoscopic training.

ESU/ESUT training research board has development and validated a comprehensive program of education and assessment of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery namely European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS). This basic laparoscopic training program is including a theoretical online part beside the four steps practical box training. E-BLUS is offered to urologists and surgical residents who want to master the basic skills in laparoscopy required for operation theatre. The attendees can also make a theoretical and practical E-BLUS exam which will be certified by EAU and get a E-BLUS certificate beside the certificate of attendance. Even more experienced laparoscopists may need to practice certain exercises to be able to demonstrate their skills level in the practical exam.

European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) aims to share knowledge and expertise and to harmonize the European standards of laparoscopic training  in the EUS 2016 meeting in Dubai.

Workshop:

With surgical training, the goal is to produce a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby mitigate the risks of complications. Because of the specific risks, visuo-spatial relationships, and the steep learning curve that are unique to laparoscopy, hands-on training on a box or visual simulator is the recommended way to start learning laparoscopic skills.

The E-BLUS program includes:

  • Hands-on training (HOT) sessions of different levels carried out under the guidance of experienced tutors
  • A set of training-box exercises developed and validated by EUREP training group to train basic skills needed in urological laparoscopy. These basic skills exercises can be tested in an exam (E-BLUS exam)
  • An online theoretical course through EAU web site.
  • The HOT sessions are designed to cater to the specific needs of the participants and represent a unique opportunity to train with experienced national international experts in laparoscopy.

The set of exercises offered in this module for box-training addresses bimanual dexterity, depth perception, suturing, clipping and cutting skills. Clinical application is found in such procedures as partial nephrectomy, total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and radical prostatectomy.

The set includes the following exercises:

  • Peg transfer
  • Cutting a circle
  • Single knot tying
  • Clip-and-cut
  • Needle guidance

For each exercise a time limit is defined, as well as criteria for a successful completion of the exercise.

The trainees who want to take the practical exam have to accomplish first the theoretical EBLUS exam in internet click here

intermediate laparoscopy course & suturing exercises

Course Format:

Introduction by course coordinator (15 minutes)
Hands-on-training at different suturing models (75 minutes)
Questions and answers, tips and tricks (30 minutes)

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Aims and Objectives

Laparoscopic procedures are continuously evolving in urology based on the increasing expertise of urologic surgeons. Since more centres and urologists are interested in minimal invasive surgery and offers advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures the  number of laparoscopic cases are increasing.

In this context  laparoscopic training programmes have become more important than before and playing an important role in learning laparoscopy. Reconstructive laparoscopic techniques, such as pyeloplasty, uretro-vesical anastomosis, ureteral reimplantation and sacropexy requires expertise in endoscopic suturing.

ESUT training group has development and validated a comprehensive program of laparoscopic suturing which is simulating different steps of reconstructive laparoscopic procedures.

The workshop provides an interactive hands-on training  of different laparoscopic suturing and knot tying techniques on pig badder and chicken leg models. The applications for different suture materials (standard and barbed sutures) utilized in reconstructive urologic laparoscopy will also be reviewed. The attendees will be trained in manipulating and loading the needle, perform single knote and continous sutures with both hands in different directions, knotting  and tissue reapproximation.

Hands-on training (HOT) sessions will be carried out under the guidance of experienced ESUT and local tutors who will actively guide trainees through the different training steps.