Categoria: 2019

RomAnestesia 2019, Roma, Centro Congressi Lazzaro Spallanzani, 13-14/12/ 2019

RomAnestesia 2019, Roma, Centro Congressi Lazzaro Spallanzani, 13-14/12/ 2019


l’appuntamento con Romanestesia si è arricchito della collaborazione con ACOI, il cui Presidente, Prof. Pierluigi Marini, ha subito sposato la filosofia del ROMANESTESIA.
Il congresso quest’anno sarà un evento concentrato sulle problematiche anestesiologiche, chirurgiche e diagnostiche del paziente ad alto rischio e presenterà un panel
fondamentalmente costituito dai professionisti dell’Azienda San Camillo Forlanini che recentemente mi ha dato l’opportunità di un incarico apicale.
Ci sono però i Primari, sia Universitari che Ospedaliera, della nostra città che mi aiuteranno nella conduzione del congresso stesso.Il patrocinio della SIAARTI e la partnership SIAARTI-ACOI renderanno l’evento intersocietario, con la speranza che le discussioni e le scelte siano condivise e replicabili nel contesto clinico.
Augurandovi un buon congresso, vi attendo, come negli anni trascorsi, numerosi.
Luigi Tritapepe


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Around the Prostate, Niguarda Hospital, November 21st-22nd, 2019

Around the Prostate, Niguarda Hospital, November 21st-22nd, 2019

The treatments for Prostate cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia are quickly evolving. Nowadays, robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is the gold standard of the surgical treatments for prostate cancer. Improving the understanding of prostatic surgical anatomy, it brought towards better functional results. Several robotic approaches were born in the last years: the standard anterior, the Retzius-sparing, the trans-perineal one. During the course, the advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be showed and discussed in live and semi-live surgery by the top surgeons of the world.
Also in the case of benign hyperplasia, surgery has completely been renewed by the evolution of technology: lasers, mono- and bipolar energies and different approaches to adenoma resection or enucleation have reduced complications improving outcomes. A special attention will be given to Prostatic Arteries Embolization, showing the peculiarities of prostatic vascularization. Finally, imaging modalities and medical treatments concerning both benign hyperplasia and advanced prostate cancer are changing and the dogmas that have been established in the last 30 years are evolving. Expert panels will make the point of the current knowledge on these topics.
Around the prostate will give you a 360° vision of the most important treatments for prostate cancer and BPH.

Save the date and come to Milan!

12th International Course on Flexible Ureteroscopy and PCNL,  Rome Cristo Re Hospital, June 27th-28th , 2019

12th International Course on Flexible Ureteroscopy and PCNL, Rome Cristo Re Hospital, June 27th-28th , 2019

Dear Colleagues

This XII Annual International Course on Flexible Ureteroscopy will be held , as usual, at Cristo Re Hospital in a National Tertiary Referral Center on June 27\28, 2019 . The Course is for a limited number of Urologist who  like to actively participate in a small-group intimate learning setting in order to draw maximum benefit from inter-generational skills transfer offered by renowned local and international experts in the field, with 2-3 decades of experience and a proven track record.

Semi-rigid Ureteroscopy, Flexible Uretero-Renoscopy and combinations with Percutaneous Surgery have all undergone a sea change, particularly during this millennium, driven principally by changes in instrumentation, energy sources, accessories, and the recent introduction of master-slave robotic flexible instrument tele-manipulation.

With this in mind, this Annual Course in the magnificent city of Rome aims to present a didactic step-by-step guide to access and manage all upper urinary tract pathology by natural orifice surgery. In addition, combination and percutaneous techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated. Lecture topics will provide state of the art information on specific aspects of instruments, accessories, energy sources and techniques, as well as the role and control of intra-renal pressure for optimal patient safety, and the prevention and management of complications related to the procedure.

Information presented in the lectures will be re-enforced with daily sessions of hands-on training (HOT) with 4 work-stations each managed by an eager young tutor, and which will involve a competitive element that will lead the winner on the first evening to join a senior expert in the operating room on the second day (Endo-Olympics Competition). Lecture teaching will be further augmented by panel discussions and expert-led live or semi-live surgical procedures, which will also demonstrate both basic and cutting edge techniques, show the proper use of instruments and of accessories and energy sources, thus providing a basis for continual expert moderated discussion with participants. This year, we will also include a new discussion session entitled “Devils Advocate” examining controversial and evolving areas of approach, technique or practice.

Younger participants – residents in training will further benefit from presenting their own real-life challenging cases in English, and have a problem-based learning and expert opinion based discussion with faculty.

The Course’s enduring popularity lies in our aim to teach a working method focusing  on patient’s safety and to foster close interaction between participants and delegates by limiting participant numbers, so early registration is very much encouraged, both for course participation and for the very popular HOT training in order to have an opportunity to reach the OR.

We very much look forward to greeting you in Rome in June 2019

Yours sincerely


Lorenzo Defidio and Anup Patel






Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics 2019 – Barcelona, Crowne Plaza Fira Center, July 3-4-5, 2019

Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics 2019 – Barcelona, Crowne Plaza Fira Center, July 3-4-5, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you again to Barcelona for the European Meeting on Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery.

“Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics” has reached the 16th edition and the concept that initiated this adventure is quite alive and shows great potential for the future of Urology. The comprehensive scientific program will include live laparoscopic and robotic surgeries performed by the world’s most prominent urologic surgeons. In the past meetings, we have witnessed many challenging procedures. It is now time to expand our indications and to look forward to new challenges like the Single port trans-perineal prostatectomy, the robotic kidney transplantation in the obese recipient, the buccal mucosal repair for ureteral strictures, the Cava Thrombus in RCC, the retroperitoneal Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and the Image1 S.

We are enthusiastically anticipating an extremely stimulating meeting. Live surgery, discussions and thought-provoking debates will take place with the participation of the best urologists in the International arena. There will be three monitors transmitting three different surgeries at the same time. Each delegate will be provided with headphones with the possibility to select the preferred moderation.

All questions will be transmitted to the moderators via Twitter or directly via moderators. We are very proud to host this 16th International Meeting again in Barcelona, the perfect city for old antiquities and innovative techniques to convene. All the surgeries will be transmitted live from Fundació Puigvert, one of Europe’s leading centers in Urology.

We hope that the challenging procedures that you will see will lead the way towards defining the future of Urologic Surgery.

Surgery in the 3rd Millennium: the Future is Female – Milan, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, April 4th & 5th, 2019

Surgery in the 3rd Millennium: the Future is Female – Milan, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, April 4th & 5th, 2019

Dear Friends,
After the first successful edition, we are happy to announce that the Meeting “Surgery in the Third
Millennium: the Future is female” will be held in Milan on April 4th and 5th 2019. Urology was dominated by male physicians until the last few years, now things seem to have changed, female surgeons are approaching more and more to this field with excellent results.

Still it is not enough and there is a lot to do. That is the reason why this event aims to give the space
female         surgeons deserve.Two days of laparoscopic, robotic and endourological live surgeries performed by Italian and foreign female surgeons only.

Women have increased in numbers among urological departments in hospitals, universities and urological associations and will probably be on equal terms with men in the next few years.

I am sure that since today’s surgery means taking care and being passionate, you do not need physical
strength but accuracy and skills. Precision wins on speed and women naturally do have these qualities.

Our department trains mini invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeons and has excellent female surgeons who already prove themselves nationally and internationally. Italian and foreign female surgeons will perform together and the event is open to all who want to improve their techniques or enhance their abilities on urological surgery.

See you in Milan!

Franco Gaboardi





7th Techno-Urology Meeting (TUM) – Orbassano, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, January 23rd-25th, 2019

7th Techno-Urology Meeting (TUM) – Orbassano, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, January 23rd-25th, 2019

Augmented reality and beyond
Over the last decade we have witnessed the evolution of laparoscopic
techniques with the implementation of robot-assisted surgery and other novel
technologies and instruments. Imaging has evolved together with the surgical
technologies and CT / RM – based 3D reconstructions have become one of the
key point for precision surgery.
With the present seventh edition the TUM aims to highlight how the road from
“cognitive” procedures to augmented reality is leading us toward a next level
of surgery.
The scientific program of this 3-days event will include an exciting combination
of live surgery sessions, lectures and thought-provoking debates featuring the
world’s experts in the field.
Key topics will be discussed with a focus on recent groundbreaking updates in
urologic oncology during the first day, live surgery sessions featuring advanced
procedure in laparoscopic, robot-assisted and image-guided surgery.

The pure laparoscopic cases will be performed with the 4K IMAGE1 S from KARL
STORZ and broadcast to the auditorium by a full 4K transmission.
Each delegate will be given the opportunity to experience the amazing 4K
quality of view, without missing any anatomical details and make the most of
the live surgery session.
For this reason, we are confident that this edition of the TUM will be, once again,
a unique opportunity of “tasting” the latest advancements and innovations in
urologic surgery. We would like to welcome those who have decided to come
back after joining us during the previous editions, and those who are new to
the TUM.
We look forward to seeing you in Turin!
Kindest regards.