Once again, we have the great pleasure to invite paediatric urologists and urologists to Aarhus to attend the XVIIth annual practical course in Laparoscopic/Robotic Urology. As in previous years, we will focus on complications. Laparoscopy is no longer in its infancy and with its dissemination into the realm of the conventional, it is now time to address some of the unintended consequenses: complications! The course addresses both specialists in urology/paediatric urology and residents in training.
In Robotics complications are basically the same – although with some different technical issues.
Baring this in mind, our proctoring and training will mainly focus on laparoscopic/ robotic complications. The course will also concentrate on practical, urologic, laparoscopic training on pigs – something always well received by the participants. We have assembled a renowned and experienced faculty of Scandinavian and European laparoscopists to demonstrate, supervise and lecture on topics including:
Patho-physiology of laparoscopy
Mechanical and technical complications
Organ specific injury and lesions
Convert vs. continue
All backed up by real-time animal lab-simulated catastrophes and clinical scenarios where possible.
Trainees will also get the chance to brush up on their general urological laparoscopic skills, including black box training, trans/retroperitoneal access to the kidneys, ureter, intracorporeal suturing techniques, pyeloplasty and heminephrectomy/partial nephrectomy. The number of participants in the animal lab is limited to 18, with 2-3 participants per pig.
Be aware: This is a practical course with at least 14 hours of hands-on-training!
The course is now in its seventeenth year, and is aimed at laparoscopic/robotic paediatric urologist and urologists at any level of training: complications are not only specific to the novice but also occur to the expert who might become more daring and expands his/hers territory, pushing the limits.
And remember: There are two types of surgeons – those who have complications…..and the liars!
Rafal Chrzan, Amsterdam, NL
Bjørn Edwin, Oslo, NO
Bjarne Kromann, Herlev, DK
Marc David Leclair, Nantes, FR
Mark Sullivan, Oxford, UK
Øyvind Østraat, Aarhus, DK
Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Aarhus, DK
L. Henning Olsen, Aarhus, DK
As has been the tradition, the course will be held to coincide with the festivities of the annual Aarhus Festival Week, which encompasses a wide variety of cultural activities. Delegates can look forward to the late-summer evenings of the city while in its prime. We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus.
L. Henning Olsen (Chairman)
The XVIIth Practical Course in Laparoscopic/Robotic Urology will be held at the facilities of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, located at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby – entrance 7, basement.