Scientific Programme

Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) requiring surgical intervention represents one of the most frequent urologic diseases. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is still considered as the gold standard of treatment. However, there are several minimally invasive alternatives which have been introduced during the last years of which some have also been accepted by EAU guidelines.

This masterclass aims to give an overview on all relevant minimally invasive techniques based on theoretical presentations and Hands-on training courses.

J. Palou, Barcelona (ES) – Chairman ESU
E. Liatsikos, Patras (GR) – Chairman of ESUT
J. Klein, Ulm (DE) – Course coordinator
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE) – Course coordinator

Friday 20 May 2016

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 Welcome and aims of the course

J. Palou, Barcelona (ES)
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)

09.10 – 10.30    Theory 1

Moderator:
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)
E. Liatsikos, Patras (GR)

Indications for surgery:  Guidelines on BPO
R. Muschter, Rottenburg (DE)

Understanding surgical anatomy of the prostate: Prostate zones and vascularisation
V. Pansadoro, Rome (IT)

Which surgery for which prostate and why: Prostatotomy, TURP/laser, enucleation
T. Bach, Hamburg (DE)

Basis of HF-surgery
T. Herrmann, Hannover (DE)

Irrigation solutions during TURP and laser treatment, role of lubricants
J. Klein, Ulm (DE)

10.30 – 11.00    Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00    Resection and ablation

Tips and tricks of TUR and Greenlight vaporization
Moderator:
J. Palou, Barcelona (ES)
T. Bach, Hamburg (DE)

Monopolar TURP (Live)
V. Pansadoro, Rome (IT)

Bipolar TURIS (Live)
A. Martov, Moscow (RU)

Greenlight laser vaporization (Live)
A. Bachmann, Basel (CH)

Bipolar TUR P (Live)
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)

12.00-13.00 Theory 2

Moderator:
A. Martov, Moscow (RU)
V. Pansadoro, Rome (IT)

Preoperative management: What it is really needed?
J. Palou, Barcelona (ES)

What instruments to use: What does it make them different?
A. Gross, Hamburg (DE)

Intraoperative management: Control of the intravesical pressure, bleeding, capsular perforation, no identification of the verum montanum, lateral contractions
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)

Postoperative care: Traction or not, early and delayed bleeding, catheter balloon, type of catheter
M. Fiedler, Heilbronn (DE)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.30 Enucleation techniques

Tips and tricks of laser and HF-guided methods
Moderator:
A. Bachmann, Basel (CH)
V. Pansadoro, Rome (IT)

Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (Live)
A. Gross, Hamburg (DE)

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate – single-lobe technique (Live)
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)

TURIS enucleation of the prostate (Live)
J. Rassler, Leipzig (DE)

Bipolar enucleation of the prostate (Live)
T. Herrmann, Hannover (DE)

GL-Enucleation of the prostate (Video)
V. Misrai, Toulouse (FR)

Holmium Laser enucleation- with high energy (Video)
S. Piesche, Hof (DE)

Laparoscopic adenomectomy (Video)
A. Gözen, Heilbronn (DE)

Open adenomectomy (Video)
J. Palou, Barcelona (ES)

New techniques for BPO
E. Liatsikos, Patras (GR)

17.00 – 17.30 Case discussions

Saturday 21 May 2016

09.00 – 09.20 Report on cases of yesterday

M. Fiedler, Heilbronn (DE)

09.20 – 09.40 Introduction of different training models

J. Klein, Ulm (DE)

09.40 Selection of groups (10 groups of 4 delegates)

10.00 – 13.20 Theory and Hands-on at models

4 theoretical stations and 5 hands-on stations. The group will be divided in 10 groups of 4 trainees. Every 20 minutes the group will change to a different station.

Coördinator: M. Fiedler, Heilbronn (DE)

Theory (4 stations)

Handling of instruments
T. Knoll, Sindelfingen (DE)

Armamentarium
V. Pansadoro, Rome (DE)

Catheters
T. Bach, Hamburg (DE)

Tips and Tricks of TUR
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)

Hands-on at models (5 stations)

TUR 
A. Martov, Moscow (RU)

TUR 
T. Herrmann, Hannover (DE)

TUR 
J. Klein, Ulm (DE)

HoLEP/ Thulium Lap Laser
R. Muschter, Rottenburg (DE)

Greenlight Laser
A. Bachmann, Basel (CH)

13.20 – 13.30 Final discussion