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Advanced robotic course


€ 500


5 Days

About the Course co-organizes a 5-day Advanced Robotic Course every year for last year residents with robotic simulation, dry lab and wet lab sessions. The course is meant for last year resident who have acquired some robotic skills during their training and have a special interest in robotic surgery.

The following requirements need to be fulfilled to participate:
• A document signed by your University supervisor, stating that you are in your last year of residency (from a Belgian university) .
• A letter of recommendation by one of your former or current (onco/robot) supervisors.
• A statement by the person who will be your supervisor after the course, which confirms that you will have access to robotic surgery in the near future (ideally you should be able to take part in at least 9 robotic procedures in the next 3 months). We will ask you to log these procedures.
• A certificate or other proof that you attended at least one practical course in robotic surgery (such as ESRU Starter’s package, ESU/ERUS Hand-on training in Robotic surgery, WRSE24, other).
• A letter of motivation that explains why you apply for this course.
• Successful completion of the online training modules for the Da Vinci X and Xi.

The BLUG committee ( will be responsible for the selection process of candidates. We always aim to provide as much places as possible for all applicants that fulfill the requirements.

You will be contacted by the Advanced Robotic Course-responsible for participation in this course. If you are eligible for participation, but you were not contacted, please contact the Advanced Robotic Course-responsible ( for additional information or registration.

The ESRU and ORSI Young Professionals teams are organizing "EndoDay", a hands-on endourology course for residents.
First, all 24 residents will enjoy lectures by the renowned Belgian endourologists Dr. Carl Van Haute, Dr. Thomas Tailly and Dr. Pieter Uvin on the hottest topics in endourology. Then, the group will be split in two.

Twelve residents will have the opportunity to attend the Endoscopic Stone Treatment Step 1 (ESTs1) course, followed by the ESTs1 exam administered by official ESU faculty. This exam is recommended if you are interested in endourology as it will give you access to the highly recommended ESTs2 course and will be useful when applying for the "Art in Flexible" (AiF) program and other endourology masterclasses (all organized by the ESU/EAU). Since the tasks in this exam are relatively simple (achieving fluent cystoscopy movements, performing diagnostic rigid URS, and achieving fluent flexible URS movements), and the benefits of passing the exam only serve people who will be residents for at least one year after this exam, we recommend this exam to the younger year residents.

Twelve residents will have the opportunity to be trained in URS, TURP, TURB and PNL on the most high-end training models available by well-known, experienced endourologists. This year we also have the addition of more anatomical models for TURP and even a HOLEP simulation model. For example, Dr. Tailly will show you the tips and tricks, hands-on, for ultrasound-guided PNL access on the most high-end training models. 

EndoDay will take place on March 9, 2023 at the ORSI Academy (Melle). We will welcome you at 8:30 and the lectures will start promptly at 9:00. Beverages and a sandwich lunch will be provided. The event will end at 16:30.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who pay for the ESU faculty, the location, the high-end models, all the materials, ... The registration fee is only €50, to be paid before 25-02-2024.

Registration and allocation of groups will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

We hope to see you there, 

Charlotte Allaeys (ORSI YP)
Loïc Baekelandt (ORSI YP, ESRU)
Matthias Boeykens (ESRU)

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