It is once again The Scandinavian Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery (S*A*M*I*S)’ pleasure to invite urologists and paediatric urologist to Aarhus to attend the XVIth annual practical course in Laparoscopic/Robotic Urology which, again this year, 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 laparoscopy’s unintended consequences, namely complications.
Basically, complications are the same in Robotics although with some different technical issues. Therefore, proctoring and training will mainly focus on laparoscopic/robotic complications. As usual, the course will also concentrate on the practical, urologic, laparoscopic training on pigs which is always well received by the participants. A renowned and experienced faculty of Scandinavian and European laparoscopists has therefore been assembled todemonstrate, supervise, and lecture on topics that include:
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 with regards to black box training, trans/retroperitoneal access to the kidney, ureter, intracorporeal suturing techniques, pyeloplasty, heminephrectomy/partial nephrectomy. The number of participants in the animal lab is limited to 18, with 2-3 participants per pig.
Be aware that this is a practical course with at least 14 hours of training.
The course, now in its sixteenth year, is therefore aimed at laparoscopic/robotic urologists and paediatric urologists at any level of training as complications are not only specific to the novice but also occur to the expert who becomes more daring and expands his/her territory, pushing the envelope to new limits.
And remember there are two types of surgeons, those who have complications and the liars!
Mark Sullivan, Oxford, UK
Christian Brown, London, UK
Bjørn Edwin, Oslo, NO
Peter Elfving, Malmø, SE
Bjarne Kromann, Herlev, DK
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 therefore look forward to enjoying the late-summer evenings of the city while in its prime.
We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus.
L. Henning Olsen (Chairman)
The XVIth 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.