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Symposium | Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

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Proefhoevestraat 12, Melle
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Orsi Academy & Belgische Vereniging voor Urologie (BVU)/Société Belge d'Urologie (SBU) invite you to the Robotic Kidney Transplantation Symposium - Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: current status and future perspectives on the 24th of November.

It's a 1-day congress organized by top expert in the field, Prof. Dr. Karel Decaestecker. An international faculty of +20 experts will guide you through the world of Robotic Kidney Transplantation Surgery.

Expect high level lectures, live surgery broadcasts straight out of the OR's of the UZ Gent, round tables to discuss the current status & future perspectives on kidney transplantation, panel discussions, Q&A's, an exhibition hall with industrial partners and of course social networking moments.

Morning refreshments, lunch & coffee break are included.


  • On site attendee                    |   € 100
  • Virtual attendee                     |   € 50

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  • Belgische Vereniging van Urologie (BVU)
  • Société Belge d'Urologie (SBU)
  • Belgian Transplantation Society (BTS)
  • Belgian Society of Nephrology (BSN)
  • Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG)
  • EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS)
  • EAU Section of Transplant Urology (ESTU)
  • Orsi Academy
  • UZ Gent 


We invite you to visit the booths of our sponsors during your lunch & breaks in the foyer.


  • 5 CME credits (ACCME)
  • Mdeon approved
  • MedTech approved

International Faculty

  • Karel Decaestecker | Urologist UZ Gent, Belgium | President BVU
  • Alberto Breda | Urologist Fundacio Puigvert Barcelona, Spain President ERUS
  • Alex Mottrie | Urologist OLVZ Aalst, Belgium | CEO Orsi Academy
  • Diederik Kimenai | Transplant surgeon Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Frank Dor | Transplant surgeon Imperial College London, UK
  • Carine Poppe | Psychologist UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Evi Nagler | Nephrologist UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Ricardo Campi | Urologist Carregi Hospital Florence, Italy
  • Angelo Territo | Urologist Fundacio Puigvert Barcelona, Spain | Chair YAU Kidney Transplantation
  • Benjamin Van Parys | Urologist UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Daniel Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen | Transplant surgeon UZ Brussel, Belgium
  • Anne-Françoise Spinoit | Urologist UZ Gent, Belgium | Vice-President SBU
  • Peter Dekuyper | Urologist Maria Middelares Ziekenhuis Gent, Belgium | President BLUG
  • Liesbeth Desender | Thoracic & vascular surgeon UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Jacques Pirenne | Transplant surgeon UZ Leuven, Belgium
  • Enrique Lledo Garcia | Urologist Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain | President ESTU
  • Frank Vermassen | Thoracic & vascular surgeon UZ Gent, Belgium | Chief Physician Ghent UZ Gent
  • Enrico Benedetti | Transplant surgeon University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  • Thomas Tailly | Urologist UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Charles Van Praet | Urologist UZ Gent, Belgium
  • Caren Randon | Thoracic and Vascular surgeon UZ Gent, Belgium | Head of Department UZ Gent
  • Steven Van Laecke | Nephrologist UZ Gent, Belgium | Treasurer BVN/SBN
  • Karl Martin Wissing | Nephrologist UZ Brussel, Belgium | President BTS


08:00 | Welcome: meet-up & catch-up with morning refreshments & coffee

08:15-08:20 | Opening
  • Alex Mottrie, Alberto Breda & Karel Decaestecker
08:20-08:50 | Living Kidney Donation
  • The Belgian case | Steven Van Laecke
  • The Dutch case | Diederik Kimenai
  • Discussion | Frank Dor, Evi Nagler & patient
08:50-09:05 | Robotic Living Donor Nephrectomy
  • Riccardo Campi
09:05-09:20 | Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
  • Angelo Territo
09:20-09:30 | Q&A
09:30-09:45 | Robot-assisted kidney Autotransplantation
  • Benjamin Van Parys
09:45-13:30 | Live Surgery Room

Surgery: Robot-assisted Kidney Autotransplantation | Karel Decaestecker & Liesbeth Desender | UZ Gent


  • Nephrectomy: Riccardo Campi, Daniel Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen, Peter Dekuyper
  • Transplantation: Jacques Pirenne, Angelo Territo, Anne-Françoise Spinoit, Enrique Lledo Garcia (virtual)
13:30-14:00 | Lunch

14:00-15:00 | Surgery round table (Moderator: Frank Vermassen)
  • RAKT in obese: 10y experience | Enrico Benedetti, Virtual from Chicago
  • ERUS RAKT group: Current status & future perspectives | Angelo Territo
  • Minimal invasive management of ureteral complications in KT patients:
    • Endoscopic case | Thomas Tailly
    • Robot-assisted case | Charles Van Praet
  • Minimal invasive management of ureteral complications in KT patients
    • Endoscopic case | Thomas Tailly
    • Robot-assisted case | Charles Van Praet
  • Minimal invasive treatment of vascular complications in KT patients | Caren Randon
15:00-16:00 | Nephrology round table (Moderator: Steven Van Laecke)
  • COVID-19 and kidney transplantation: lessons learned | Karl Martin Wissing
  • Living donation – breaking down the barriers | Carine Poppe
  • How to increase the live donor pool? | Frank Dor
    • Donor profile
    • ABO incompatible
    • Desensitisation
    • Paired exchange
  • Panel discussion
16:00-16:05 | Wrap-up
  • Karel Decaestecker

16:15-18:00 | Networking reception with finger food

18:00 | End


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