Hands-on Training Courses

Hands-on Training Courses

Sharpen your skills: Laparoscopy (LUS), Transurethral Treatment (TUT), and Endoscopic Stone Treatment (EST) courses which offer hands-on interaction with state-of-the-art equipment.

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 (LUS), endoscopic stone treatment (EST) and transurethral treatment (TUT) -all of which are sponsored by Olympus.

The workshops provide participants with unique opportunities to train basic and more advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques under expert supervision. Thanks to the intense “one-on-one” training concept (one station, one trainee, one tutor), a fast learning effect can be expected.

LUSs1 (E-BLUS) Laparoscopic Urological Skills, Step 1: In this first step of the laparoscopic curriculum, basic techniques will be trained in a dedicated step-by-step programme. In 4 exercises, participants will train their skills such as instrument handling, pattern cutting, intracorporal suturing, depth perception and bimanual dexterity under the guidance of experienced tutors.

LUSs2 Laparoscopic Urological Skills, Step 2: In this second step of the laparoscopic curriculum, participants are offered intermediate training with complex tasks (namely LUS step 2: pyeloplasty, major vessel injury repair, VU anastomosis, Hilum dissection). This session is only available for participants who already achieved E-BLUS certification (or equivalent: FLS, PLUS, BLUS).

ESTs1 Endoscopic Stone Treatment, Step 1: In this first step of the Endoscopic Stone Treatment curriculum, the programme structure offers a unique opportunity to those who want to learn the basics of endoscopy, with a focus on urinary stone treatment. In 4 exercises, participants will train basic skills such as instrument handling, flexible cystoscopy, rigid cystoscopy, semi-rigid ureteroscopy and flexible ureteroscopy under the guidance of experienced tutors.

ESTs2 Endoscopic Stone Treatment, Step 2: In this second step of the Endoscopic Stone Treatment curriculum, participants will train on 3 exercises focused on ureteral stone fragmenting, kidney stone relocation/fragmenting and stent placement under the guidance of experienced tutors.

TUTs1 Transurethral Treatment, Step 1: The first step of the Transurethral Treatment curriculum includes basic transurethral skills, namely rigid cystoscopy, flexible cystoscopy, direct vision internal urethrotomy, and basic resection loop handling.

TUTs2 Transurethral Treatment, Step 2: The second step of the Transurethral Treatment curriculum is branched into a prostate course that covers basic transurethral resection of the prostate, and a bladder course that covers basic transurethral resection of bladder tumours.

Tentative time frame for hands-on training workshops

Friday 1 September 2023 19.30 – 21.25 hrs
Saturday 2 September 2023 06.30 – 08.25 hrs
18:05 – 21:00 hrs
Sunday 3 September 2023 12:35 – 17:35 hrs
Monday 4 September 2023 12.40 – 13.35 hrs
18.05 – 21.00 hrs
Tuesday 5 September 2023 06:30 – 08.25 hrs
12:40 – 14:00 hrs*
18:05 – 21:05 hrs*

* TUT only
Participants can only participate in 1 LUS workshop plus a TUT or EST. Times and dates are allocated by the ESU office.

Registration for EUREP23 is now open. Read the selection criteria carefully.

Selection Criteria