Course Directors:
Prof. Kemal Sarıca PhD, MD
Dr. Kamran Ahmed PhD, FRCS Urol

Dr. Kemal Sarica
Dr. Kamran Ahmed
Dr. Abdullatif Aydin

Coordinator at EAU Office: Ton Brouwers (Project Manager Education and Training, EAU Office, the Netherlands)

Course Contents

  1. didactic teaching of tips and tricks and basics
  2. requirement to complete EULIS / EAU e-module prior to the course
  3. hands-on skills for diagnostic URS, basketing of the stones, lasering principles and hands on demo
  4. safe access and exit principles




1:00PM – 1:20PM Arrival / Welcome
Introduction: Prof. Kemal Sarıca; Dr. Kamran Ahmed
1:20PM – 1:50PM Lecture:
Stone prevention and metabolic aspects of stone disease – how to manage different stone types
1:50PM – 2:20PM Lecture:
Initial theatre set up, ureteric access and retrograde studies
2:20PM – 2:50PM Lecture:
A guide to guide-wires, access sheaths, stents and baskets – which and when
2:50PM – 3:20PM Lecture:
Lasers – types, size, settings and safety
3:20PM – 3:50PM Lecture:
Semi-rigid ureteroscopy – indications, technique and risks / complications
3:50PM – 4:20PM Lecture:
Flexible ureterorenoscopy - indications, technique and risks / complications
4:20PM – 5:00PM Hands on Dry-lab Simulation


Simulation Curriculum

Component Details
Semi-rigid Ureteroscopy
3 semi-rigid URS cases on the Uro-Scopic Trainer (Limbs and Things Ltd, Bristol, UK).
Case 1- Small distal ureteric stone
Case 2 - Mid-ureteral stone
Case 3 - Large proximal stone.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Cystoscopy / Bladder Visualisation
  2. Ureteric Orifice Catheterisation
  3. Ureteric Stone Extraction
  4. Laser Stone Fragmentation
  5. Stent Insertion
Flexible Ureterorenoscopy
Flexible ureterorenoscopy instrument handling training using K-Box (Coloplast) Learning Objectives:
  1. Instrument handling
  Lower/mid-pole renal calyceal fURS case on the Advanced Scope Trainer (Mediskills, Northampton, UK) Learning Objectives:
  1. Instrument handling
  2. Systematic Intrarenal Inspection
  3. Diagnostic Intrarenal Inspection
  4. Laser Stone Fragmentation
  5. Stone Extraction
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