Hands-on-Training & Workshops

As an essential part of the European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP) in Prague, intensive hands-on training will be delivered. This year's programme consists of hands-on interaction with state-of-the-art equipment in laparoscopy, ureteroscopy (URS) and transurethral resection (TUR) -all of which are sponsored by Olympus.

The workshops provide the participants with a unique opportunity to train basic techniques with complex training models and under expert supervision. Thanks to the intense tutoring scheme -with a personal tutor per training station- a fast learning effect can be expected.

The courses in laparoscopy are specifically designed for individuals with minimal or no prior experience in laparoscopic suturing. Tutors will, of course, gladly adapt tasks for more experienced individuals. Basic techniques will be trained in a dedicated step-by-step programme including intracorporeal suturing depending on individual skill level. The training curriculum for the ureteroscopy workshop is designed by Prof. Olivier Traxer of Tenon Hospital, Paris. Residents will learn about the proper use of flexible ureteroscopes using a variety of stone disposables in order to remove kidney stones.

The course in transurethral resection of the prostate gives residents the great opportunity to learn more about the basics of high-frequency surgery, the instruments needed, as well as tips and tricks for daily surgery.

Schedule for the Hands on Training will be available at a later date

Participants can only participate in 1 laparoscopic workshop plus a TUR or URS. Times and dates are allocated by the ESU office. Please note that places for the TUR and URS are very limited.

Hands-on-Training Tutors

M. Arnolds, Apeldoorn (NL)
S. Barmoshe, Brussels (BE)
J. Beatty, Northampton (GB)
S. Biyani, Wakefield (GB)
J.M. Gaya, Barcelona (ES)
A. Gözen, Heilbronn (DE)
H. Langenhuijsen, Nijmegen (NL)
G. Pini, Stockholm (SE)
O. Rodrigues Faba, Barcelona (ES)
R. Sanchez Salas, Paris (FR)
M. Schmidt, Prague (CZ)
G. Hellawell, London (GB)
A. Skolarikos, Athens (GR)
D. Veneziano, Reggio Calabria (IT)
C. Wagner, Gronau (DE)

TUR
V. Eret Prague (CZ)
S. Haensel, Rotterdam (NL)
M. Klitsch, Vienna (AT)
S. Vesely, Prague (CZ)

URS
l. Villa, Paris (FR)
B. Somani, Southampton (GB)
A. Ploumidis, Athens (GR)