The OMI is thrilled that this year’s ESU/ Weill Cornell Master Class in Urology could take place from July 11th-17th, since the 36th Annual EAU Congress and the EAU21 was held simultaneously and virutally from July 8th-12th, in which various OMI faculty were involved in giving lectures as well.
The ESU/ Weill Cornell Master Class in Urology is a collaborative program between the European School of Urology and Weill Cornell Medicine. It is designed for young urologists with an academic profile and includes state-of-the-art lectures, case discussions and a laparoscopic, hands-on training. The masterclass is organized by the European School of Urology (ESU) in collaboration with the American Austrian Foundation (AAF).
The laparoscopic hands-on training was held for six hours at five Olympus training stations. In order to give the 19 participating fellows the best training experience, two tutors, Dr. Tiago Ribeiro de Oliveira and Dr. Domenico Veneziano, were available to help them with any uncertainties and questions. Additionally, Olympus sent one of their team members to explain the different training models, the E-BLUS & Pyeloplasty model, precisely. There were two levels of training: basic and intermediate. In order to offer the participants various levels of training suitable to their skills, they filled out a questionnaire beforehand regarding their current level of experience and, if already completed, their E-BLUS exam results were checked. Otherwise, the E-BLUS exam could be taken on-site.
Click here to read this week’s seminar report. Fellow, Dr. Rauno Okas from Estonia, shared his impressions in a diary. Enjoy reading!