ESU Hands-on Training Courses

The European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) offer intensive Hands-on Training courses. We will provide training using simulators.

 

ESU/ESUT/ESUI Hands-on Training in MRI fusion biopsy

Date: Friday 17th of November
Course 1: 11:00 – 13:00
Course 2: 14:00 – 16:00

Faculty
L. Budäus, Hamburg (DE)
T. Loch, Flensburg (DE)
S. Kruck, Tübingen (DE)

Room B1-2-3 

                                                                     

ESU/ESUT/ESUI Hands-on Training for urologists in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer

Date: Friday 17th of November
Course 1: 09:30 – 12:30
Course 2: 13:30 – 16:30

Faculty
Moore, London (GB)
Dickinson, London (GB)
Rouviere, Lyon (FR)
Walz, Marseille (FR)
Kasivisvanathan, London (GB)

Room A

 

 

ESU/ERUS Hands-on Training Course in Robotic Surgery – Intro Course

Date: 17th of November
Course 1: 09:15 – 10:45
Course 2: 11:30 – 13:00
Course 3: 13:30 – 15:30
Course 4: 15:30 – 17:00

 18th of November
Course 5: 09:30 – 11:00  
Course 6: 11:45 – 13:15    
Course 7: 13:45 – 15:15
Course 8: 15:45 – 17:15

Faculty
A. Ploumidis, Athens (GR)
N. Grivas, Ioannina (GR)

Room E4-5-6           

 

 

MRI fusion HOT

 

Aims and objectives of this session

At the end of the course, the participants understand the advantages, handling and limitations of MRI Ultrasound fusion biopsies.

Course description

MRI is increasingly used in patients undergoing prostate biopsies. Different MRI Ultrasound fusion devices allow integrating the MRI information into the daily clinical workflow.

The course will provide an overview on MRI reading, technical basics and different prostate biopsy approaches. Technical considerations, the transrectal or transperineal approach will be critically reviewed and discussed. During the second half of the course, the participants are able to try out 5 different Fusion biopsy machines in small groups, changing every 10 min.

Target audience: Urologists, interested in the diagnostic ability of MRI use for transrectal and perineal prostate biopsies

 

ESU/ERUS Hands-on Training in Robotic surgery - Intro course

The European School of Urology (ESU) and the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) offer an intensive Hands-on Training course. We will provide training using simulators. The main aims of this 90 minutes course are: improving the participants’ control-skills and hand-eye-coordination, as well as an objective benchmarking of console performance and an introduction into standardized surgical steps in robot-assisted procedures.

Aims and objectives

Improve your robotic surgery skills in the following areas:

  • Endowrist manipulation
  • Camera Control
  • 3rd Arm Control
  • Needle Placement and Driving
  • Suturing and Knot Tying

 

ESU/ESUT/ESUI Hands-on Training for urologists in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer

Aims and objectives

This course will provide interactive teaching from expert Faculty in prostate MRI interpretation and help Urologists to understand the role MRI plays in the management of patients with prostate cancer.

  • To understand how to use OSIRIX image viewer or a PACS reader
    • How to display a patient’s scans
    • How to split windows and pull up 4 images at once
    • How to measure distances
  • To understand the basic concepts/principles behind different MRI sequences
    • T2-weighted imaging
    • DWI-imaging
    • DCE-imaging
  • To understand how to use the Likert scoring system to score MRIs
    • To understand briefly what features would lead to different Likert scores
  • To understand how to use the PIRADSv2 scoring system to score MRIs
    • To understand the difference between Likert and PIRADs scoring
    • To understand briefly what features would lead to different PIRADsv2 scores
  • To understand which order to view the different sequences in when interpreting prostate MRI
  • To understand how to use the scoring proforma to score a prostate MRI
  • To understand what are the standards for a prostate MRI and what quality criteria need to be fulfilled.

Assessment: Hand-on baseline assessment of MRI interpretation Part 1 using OSIRIX software on Macs or PACS reader:

  • To be able to use Macs and OSIRIX software or a PACS reader to look through prostate MRI
  • To be able to identify the different sequences on prostate MRI
  • To practice scoring prostate MRI
  • To understand the important reporting features of prostate MRI

Lecture: Tips and Tricks for difficult areas in prostate MRI and limitations of prostate MRI

  • To understand areas of difficulty in the prostate when assessing prostate MRI
  • To be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue in these difficult areas

Registration

Fee

EAU members and Non-members
€40 excl. 21% VAT

EAU Junior Members, EAU Medical Student Members, Non-member residents, medical students, PhD researcher, nurses
€26 excl. 21% VAT

Both courses draw high attendance and have limited space available. So those interested are advised to register on time. You can register for these ESU courses when you register online for EMUC17 or send an email to our Registrations Department. The ESU course will be added to your registration as an entitlement.