1st European Basic Robotic Surgery Course

Date: May 23 - 24 2016 - 08:00
Location: Proefhoevestraat 12. 9090 Melle. Belgium
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Dear Sir, Madam, Miss,

We want to give you some information about the hotel, transportation and location of the training centre.

Hotel

We have a partnership with the Sandton Hotel in Ghent, a very nice four-star hotel in the medieval historic center of Ghent. You can find more information on their website: www.sandton.eu/ghent.

Transportation to the hotel

  • Taxi:our partner firm offers a very competitive fixed rate of 95 euros for the transportation between the airport and the hotel or training center. If you like us to make this reservation for you, please let us know.
  • Public transportation: there is a direct train from the airport to Ghent every 30 minutes. The train ride takes about 45 minutes and brings you to Ghent Sint Pieters station. From there, you can take tram 1 to the ‘korenmarkt’. From that square, it is just a 3-minute walk to the hotel. If you like us to book a taxi for you from the station to the hotel, please let us know.
  • By car.

The address of the hotel is: Hoogstraat 36. 9000. Gent - België

If you like us to provide a more detailed itinerary, please let us know.

Transportation to the training centre

  • Taxi: all transportation from the hotel or a train station to the training centre is included in the subscription fee. The pick-up will be arranged by Orsi.
  • By car.

The address of the training center is: Proefhoevestraat 12. 9090. Melle - België.

If you like us to provide a more detailed itinerary, please let us know.

Program

Course participants will be divided in two groups.

Group A will attend theoretical lectures in the morning, and practice in the afternoon. Group B will have a specular schedule. Schedules will be inverted on day two.

Day one

8:30-9:00: Welcome and Introduction (G. Patruno)

Group A: Auditorium – Theoretical sessions
9:00-9:45: Preoperative patient preparation and patient positioning for robotic surgery – G. De Naeyer
9:45-10:30: Surgical anatomy of the pelvis – F. D’Hondt
10:30-11:00: RARP: step-by-step – B. Rocco
11:00-11:30: Extended pelvic lymph node dissection: video session - B. Rocco
11:30-12:00: RARC: step-by-step – van Velthoven/F. D’Hondt
12:00-12:30: Nightmare session in robotics – G. De Naeye

Group A: ORs – Hands-on-training (P. Umari/K.Bauwens/L.Bols/P. Uvin)
13:30-14:00: System overview
14:00-17:00: Basic skills exercise and assessment at the DaVinci Surgical Skills Simulator: Camera and clutching, Endowrist manipulation, Energy control and dissection, Needle control, Needle driving, Suturing. Dry lab: Peg transfer ,Vertical and horizontal sutures, Anastomosis/Venezuelan chicken.

Group B: ORs – Hands-on-training (P. Umari/K. Bauwens/L. Bols/P. Uvin)
9:00-9:30: System overview
9:30-12:30: Basic skills exercise and assessment at the DaVinci Surgical Skills Simulator: Camera and clutching, Endowrist manipulation, Energy control and dissection, Needle control, Needle driving, Suturing. Dry lab: Peg transfer ,Vertical and horizontal sutures, Anastomosis/Venezuelan chicken.
12:30-13:30: Lunch

Group B: Auditorium – Theoretical sessions – WRSE24 STUDIO
13:30-14:15: Preoperative patient preparation and patient positioning for robotic surgery - G. De Naeyer
14:15-15:00: Surgical anatomy of the pelvis – F. D’Hondt
15:00-15:30: RARP: step-by-step - B. Rocco
15:30-16:00: Extended pelvic lymph node dissection: video session - B. Rocco
16:00-16:30: RARC: step-by-step – van Velthoven/F. D’Hondt
16:30-17:00: Nightmare session in robotics – G. De Naeyer
17:00: STOP HoT
17:00-17:30: Residents in Europe: what can ESRU do for you? – P. Uvin/G. Patruno
17:30-18:00: Robotic training in Europe – A. Mottrie

Day two

8:30-9:00: Update on literature on Prostate Cancer (N. Fossati) Group B: Auditorium – Theoretical sessions
9:00-9:30: Surgical anatomy of the kidneys – A. Mottrie
9:30-10:00: Laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical nephrectomy: step-by-step – Vaessen
10:00-10:30: RAPN – transperitoneal approach: step-by-step – A. Mottrie
10:30-11:00: RAPN – retroperitoneal approach: step-by-step – P. Dekuyper
11:00-11:30: Ureteral surgery: reimplantation and psoas hitch – A. Mottrie
11:30-12:00: Robot-assisted pyeloplasty: step-by-step – De Naeyer
12:00-12:30: Robot-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection – S. Joniau

Group A: ORs – Hands-on-training (P. Umari/K. Bauwens/L. Bols/P. Uvin)
9:00-9:30: System overview
9:30-12:30: Basic skills exercise and assessment at the DaVinci Skills Simulator: Camera and clutching, Endowrist manipulation, Energy control and dissection, Needle control, Needle driving, Suturing. Dry lab: Peg transfer, Vertical and horizontal sutures, Anastomosis. Final assessment – ORSI competition
12:30-13:30: Lunch

Group A: Auditorium – Theoretical sessions
13:30-14:00: Surgical anatomy of the kidneys – A. Mottrie
14:00-14:30: Laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical nephrectomy: step-by-step – Vaessen
14:30-15:00: RAPN – transperitoneal approach: step-by-step – A. Mottrie
15:00-15:30: RAPN – retroperitoneal approach: step-by-step – P. Dekuyper
15:30-16:00: Ureteral surgery: reimplantation and psoas hitch – A. Mottrie
16:00-16:30: Robot-assisted pyeloplasty: step-by-step – De Naeyer
16:30-17:00: Robot-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection – S.Joniau

Group B: ORs – Hands-on-training (P. Umari/K. Bauwens/L. Bols/P. Uvin)
13:30-14:00: System overview
14:00-17:00: Basic skills exercise and assessment at the DaVinci Surgical Skills Simulator: Camera and clutching, Endowrist manipulation, Energy control and dissection, Needle control, Needle driving, Suturing. Dry lab: Peg transfer, Vertical and horizontal sutures, Anastomosis. Final assessment – ORSI competition

17:00 – 17:15: Conclusions – A. Mottrie/P. Uvin/G. Patruno