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The Course

After the successful Courses of 2022 & 2023, we are very pleased to announce the holding of the "3rd ESU Urology Boot Camp" Seminar, on Saturday, November 2nd, 2024, at the Divani Caravel Hotel.
The Seminar is part of the "Standardisation In Surgical Education program (SISE)" program of the European Urological Society (EAU), in collaboration with the National Societies, in the framework of a standardized training program of the European School of Urology (ESU).

The Course is aimed at first-year Urology majors (and/or G/X majors awaiting further specialization in Urology).
Greece is one of the first countries to organize the "Bootcamp", which has now been included in the Company's annual training program for the following years as well.

Venue

Organizers

Hellenic Urological Association

Under the Auspices of the

European School of Urology

Course Chair
Dr. Evangelos Liatsikos,
  • Professor of Urology, University of Patras
  • Chairman of the Hellenic Urological Association (HUA)
  • Chairman of the European School of Urology (ESU/EAU)
Scientific Director
Dr. Athanasios E. Dellis,
Professor of Urology, University of Athens, “Aretaieion” Hospital
Scientific Committee:
  • Dr. Chandra Shekhar Biyani,
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals /UK.
  • Dr. Ben Van Cleynenbreugel,
    UZ Leuven/ Belgium
  • Dr. Tiago Ribeiro Oliveira,
    Armed Forces Hospital, Lisbon /Portugal

Modules

The training programme is divided into 4 training modules, with 4 training stations in each module.

There will be a total of 16 stations, where for each station / trainer, one trainee will correspond every two hours. The intensive program with a total of eight (8) hours of exclusive practice focuses on practicing basic endoscopic techniques and simple urological procedures. It offers trainees the opportunity to develop proficiency in urological skills and to understand key theoretical and practical issues, which are of utmost importance in the daily practice of a modern Urologist.

THE ESU UROLOGY BOOT CAMP

Course outline

e-learning: 6h
Theoretical Component: 1h
Practical Component: 8h

Training modules

2h intensive hands-on training
1 station : 1 trainer : 1 trainee


Laparoscopy

Learning ObjectivesModule Structures
to know basic laparoscopic principles
basic laparoscopic principles
10'
to identify and handle laparoscopic equipment
laparoscopic equipment
5'
to know pneumperitoneum establishment techniques
pneumperitoneum establishment
5'
to execute basic laparoscopic tasks (depth perception, eye-hand coordination, bimanual dexterity)
E-Blus exercises:
peg transfer
25'
cutting a circle
25'
needle guidance
25'
laparoscopic suturing
25'

Upper urinary tract endoscopy

Learning ObjectivesModule Structures
to know basic endoscopic principles of the upper urinary tract
basic upper track endoscopic principles
10'
to identify and handle endoscopic equipment
endoscopic equipment
10'
to execute basic endoscopic tasks of the upper urinary tract (ureteric catheterization, guidewire placement, rigid ureteroscopy, access sheath placement, flexible ureterenoscopy, basket handling)
EST 1 exercises:
ureteric catheterization and guidewire placement
25'
semi-rigid ureteroscopy, EST 1 task 3
25'
access sheath placement, flexible ureterorenoscopy, dormia basket handling EST 1 task 3/4
50'

Transurethral resection

Learning ObjectivesModule Structures
to know basic transurethral resection principles
basic transurethral resection principles
5'
to know basic resection energy principles
transurethral resection energy principles
5'
to identify and handle transurethral resection equipment
transurethral resection equipment
10'
to execute transurethral resection of the bladder
bladder transurethral resection technique
35'
transurethral resection of the bladder
35'
to execute transurethral resection of the prostate
prostate transurethral resection technique
10'
transurethral resection of the prostate
35'
to execute bladder washout
bladder washout (5 min. + 5 min.)
10'

Lower urinary tract endoscopy

Learning ObjectivesModule Structures
to know basic endoscopic principles of the lower urinary tract
basic lower tract endoscopic principles
15'
to identify and handle endoscopic equipment
endoscopic equipment
10'
to execute basic endoscopic tasks of the lower urinary tract (rigid and flexible cystoscopy)
EST 1 Exercises:
Rigid cystoscopy EST 1 task 2
25'
Flexible cystoscopy EST 1 task 1
25'
to know bladder cathetirization equipment
bladder cathetirization equipment
10'
to execute bladder cathetirization
bladder cathetirization technique
10'
bladder cathetirization
25'

Programme

Saturday, November 2nd, 2024

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome - Introduction - Questionary
09:00 - 11:00 Hands on – round 1
MODULES Module A
Laparoscopic Basic Skills
Module B
Upper Urinary Tract Endoscopy Basic Skills
Module C
Basic Transurethral Resection of the Bladder & Prostate
Module D
(Cysto) Lower Urinary Endoscopic Basic Skills & BCa Catheterization
Participants Group 1 (4 trainees) Group 2 (4 trainees) Group 3 (4 trainees) Group 4 (4 trainees)
11:00 - 11:15 Break-Coffee-group rotation
11:15 - 13:15 Hands on – round 2
MODULES Module A
Laparoscopic Basic Skills
Module B
Upper Urinary Tract Endoscopy Basic Skills
Module C
Basic Transurethral Resection of the Bladder & Prostate
Module D
(Cysto) Lower Urinary EndoscopicBasic Skills & BCa Catheterization
Participants Group 2 (4 trainees) Group 3 (4 trainees) Group 4 (4 trainees) Group 1 (4 trainees)
13:15 - 14:30 Break – lunch - group rotation
14:30 - 16:30 Hands on – round 3
MODULES Module A
Laparoscopic Basic Skills
Module B
Upper Urinary Tract Endoscopy Basic Skills
Module C
Basic Transurethral Resection of the Bladder & Prostate
Module D
(Cysto) Lower Urinary EndoscopicBasic Skills & BCa Catheterization
Participants Group 3 (4 trainees) Group 4 (4 trainees) Group 1 (4 trainees) Group 2 (4 trainees)
16:30 - 16:45 Break – lunch - group rotation
16:45 - 18:45 Hands on – round 4
MODULES Module A
Laparoscopic Basic Skills
Module B
Upper Urinary Tract Endoscopy Basic Skills
Module C
Basic Transurethral Resection of the Bladder & Prostate
Module D
(Cysto) Lower Urinary EndoscopicBasic Skills & BCa Catheterization
Participants Group 4 (4 trainees) Group 1 (4 trainees) Group 2 (4 trainees) Group 3 (4 trainees)
19:00 - 19:30 Conclusions – Questionary - Evaluation

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