Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course

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Over these last few years, the minimally invasive approach has gradually superseded the conventional open approach in several urological surgery indications.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

Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Intensive Course


Course dates

Course status


Practical training on live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

Course information

Course directors

Thierry Piechaud (FR)
Eric Mandron (FR)

Course objectives

  • To provide the basic knowledge required for clinical applications

  • To describe all the basic principles (instruments, materials, anesthesia equipment) and present the most widely 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)

Cancellation policy

Should you wish to cancel or postpone your registration, please notify us by email at: Please note that no refund or postponement will be considered for any cancellation received less than 6 weeks before the course starts, even if Visa application has been denied.

Please check our website to see the specific cancellation policy due to the COVID-19 sanitary situation.

CME credits & accreditations

CME accreditations & endorsements for this course

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One day at IRCAD

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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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