Wrap-up of a successful ERUS-DRUS21!
This weekend we were honoured to be fully represented at the ERUS-DRUS21 congress at Dusseldorf.
Scroll down to find a full overview of our highlights at this year's convention!
Copyright photos European Association of Urology (EAU).
On Thursday, the starting shot was given with a live surgery straight out of Prof. Mottrie's OR at OLVZ Hospital at Aalst. He performed an intrafascial nerve sparing radical prostatectomy accompanied by a team of faculty members.
Dr. Stefano Puliatti & Dr. Ruben De Groote presented during the EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Day & Junior ERUS-YAU Meeting, which started simultaneously. Our former Deputy Medical Director Stefano Puliatti talked about team training and lean methodology and questioned efficiency & the way of improvement. Dr. Ruben Degroote discussed the ERUS training paradigm following proficiency-based progression training.
The day ended on a high with Dr. Stefano Puliatti winning best poster with his abstract "A prospective, randomized, multi-centre trial on the efficiency and effectiveness of proficiency based progression robotic surgical skills training."
Day two began with an inspirational introduction of quality assured training in ERUS/EAU training programs by Prof. Mottrie, Prof. Gallagher & Prof. N'Dow. Our Director of Research & Skills Development Anthony Gallagher explained the theoretical foundations & the benchmarks that should determine all training activities for urological surgeons.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.