Robotic Pediatric Surgery and Urology Advanced Course

Full immersion in robotic pediatric surgery and urology

Minimally invasive surgery has come a long way since the 1980s, when pioneers first started demonstrating that all types of malformations could be managed
using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy, subcutaneous videosurgery, videosurgery combined
with endoluminal endoscopy, and robotic surgery.
Today it has become undeniable that minimally invasive surgery is, without a doubt, feasible and safe.

The great novelty in 2023 is our brand-new course in robotic pediatric surgery and urology.
This 2-day course will cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic pediatric surgery and urology, and will be divided into two parts with one morning dedicated to theoretical training, and the rest of the course entirely dedicated to hands-on training.

Participants will make the most of IRCAD’s state-of-the-art facilities and practice on pelvic trainers, simulators and live tissue, under the supervision of the world’s most skilled experts. The objective is to master the use of the latest generation of robotic systems, in order to implement their use in the operating room as safely as possible.

Robotic Pediatric Surgery and Urology Advanced Course


Course Information

Course status

Practical training on pelvic trainers, simulators and live tissue

  • No more courses for this period

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the registration fees for participants

Course Directors

A. Bonnard (FR)
T. Blanc (FR)

Faculty Panel​

N. Alizai (UK)
C. Andolfi (IT)
Q. Ballouhey (FR)
C. Esposito (IT)
C. Giné (SP)
F. Julien-Marsollier (FR)
A. Paye-Jaouen (FR)

Course objectives

  • To identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic pediatric surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of videos
  • To allow real-time discussion between Faculty and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic pediatric surgery through practice under expert tutorials

Target audience

Surgeons, pediatric surgeons

Educational methods

  • Lectures with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Robotic surgery training and practice on pelvic trainers, simulators and mini-pigs including the latest generation of robotic systems

Cancellation policy

CME credits & and Ethical Medtech compliance for this course

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.

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