Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique

Full immersion in urological surgery

Full immersion in urological surgery

Full immersion in urological surgery

Over these last few years, the minimally invasive approach has gradually superseded the conventional open approach in several urological surgery indications.

Thanks to the quality of operative vision provided
by high-definition 2D or 3D cameras and to the
precision of laparoscopic surgery maneuvers, this
minimally invasive approach has allowed to improve
the quality and accuracy of interventions and to
ensure their safety, mainly for cancer treatment.
Surgical progress combined with robotic assistance
and conventional laparoscopy have gradually taken
off and led to enhanced precision surgery.

All urological procedures using these laparoscopic or robot-assisted techniques make up IRCAD training programs in urological surgery.

Intensive courses will be split between theoretical
sessions organized by world-renowned experts
and hands-on sessions in the experimental lab with
all these laparoscopic and robotic technologies

French speaking course

Cours Intensif en Chirurgie Laparoscopique Urologique


Course date

Course status

French speaking course

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Course information

Course director

Thierry Piechaud (FR)

Course objectives in urologic surgery

  • To provide the basic knowledge required for clinical applications
  • To describe all the basic principles (instruments, materials, anesthesia equipment) and present the mostwidely used basic laparoscopic urological techniques
  • To provide hands-on training sessions to learn or improve performance of basic technical tasks in laparoscopic urological surgery
  • To describe results and potential complications of laparoscopic procedures

Target audience

Urological surgeons, urologists, laparoscopic surgeons from all over the world

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery

Evaluation through theoretical exams and practical tests at the end of the Intensive course session leads to the delivery of a “University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery” awarded by the University of Strasbourg.
The diploma fees (around 430 Euros) are to be paid in cash.
No payment by credit card will be accepted.

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


The lab is very well equipped. The trainers spent plenty of time with us

Everything was excellent!

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Cancellation policy

1. Cancellation or postponement of a training course registration

Any request for cancellation or postponement of a training course registration will result in a full refund or postponement to a new training course selected by the customer if notified at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of the training course by e-mail: contact us.

In the case where the payment of the registration to a training course has been made by means of one or several coupon codes, only a postponement of the corresponding sum to a new training course to be held within the limit of validity of the coupon code, is possible, excluding any refund.

2. Cancellation of an Early Bird registration

Any request to cancel an Early Bird registration must be notified by e-mail: contact us.

No refund nor postponement will be possible, regardless of the date on which the registration is cancelled.

3. Cancellation or modification of an accommodation service

Any request for cancellation or modification of an accommodation service will result in a full refund if it is notified at least ten (10) days before the beginning of the training course by e-mail: contact us.

Any request for cancellation of an accommodation service made less than ten (10) days before the start of the training course will result in a full refund less the cost of one night’s accommodation.

No-shows will not be reimbursed.

The cancellation or modification will be made by the IRCAD with the hotel; the customer therefore agrees not to contact the hotel.

COVID19: IRCAD sanitary measures & health pass

Please note that the IRCAD administrative board and staff are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in France. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, experts and staff are our top priority!
Despite the current context, the IRCAD stands firmly by your side to help you acquire knowledge and skills. Come and join us !

We would like to draw your attention that the « Vaccine Pass » is now mandatory in France since end of January 2022 and replaces the former « Health Pass » to access places that are open to the public, such as cinemas, museums, cafés and restaurants, hotels as well as the IRCAD Institute which welcomes participants in the framework of its courses and seminars. Thus, a PCR test without vaccination is no longer sufficient to take part in our courses.

The vaccine pass includes a proof of the following (one of the 3 items is sufficient):

  • The vaccination certificate, proving that persons have a complete vaccination (as of January 15, 2022, all persons aged 18 and over must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection or Covid infection to receive a valid vaccination pass. As of February 15, 2022, the time limits for keeping the pass will be reduced, you will have to do your booster dose 4 months and no longer 7 months after your 2nd dose to have a complete vaccine schedule and maintain a valid vaccine pass)
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, more than 11 days and less than 4 months
  • The certificate of contraindication to vaccination

Further information about the new vaccine pass can be found at :

We very much hope to be able to count on your kind understanding of those rules which have been set by the French Government and which our Institute is required to apply