Videosurgery in Pediatric Urology Advanced Course

Full immersion in Pediatric Urology

At the end of the 1980s, pioneers in pediatric videosurgery demonstrated that all kinds
of malformations could be managed using laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy, subcutaneous videosurgery, videosurgery combined with endoluminal endoscopy, and robotic surgery.
During the same period, we had to convince colleagues and families that many benefits could be obtained for our patients and conclusions could be drawn with the iterative paradigm “This new minimally invasive approach is safe and feasible”.
And very quickly, we could add the description of the advantages we could have with these techniques.

During an IRCAD course, participants have the opportunity to learn, share, ask questions, improve technical skills, meet experts and colleagues, and compare various experiences.
Pediatric urology and pediatric visceral surgery are distinct specialties.

In 2022, there will be two specific courses dedicated to these specialties.

Videosurgery in Pediatric Urology Advanced Course


Course date & options

Course status

  • No more courses for this period

Course information

Course directors

F. Becmeur (FR)
A. El Ghoneimi (FR)

Faculty panel

A. Al Junaibi (AE)
T. Blanc (FR)
A. Bujons (SP)
D. Cabezali (SP)
R. Chrzan (POL)
C. Esposito (IT)
E. Faller (FR)
P.J. Lopez (CL)
M. Mendoza-Sagaon (CH)
R. Moog (FR)
I. Mushtaq (UK)
M. Peycelon (FR)
P. Philippe (LU)
N. Sassi (TN)
A. Scalabre (FR)
F. Varlet (FR)

Course objectives

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in pediatric surgery
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technicalities of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of videos
  • To allow discussion between experts and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in laparoscopic surgery through practice on live tissue under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

Target audience

This course is intended for surgeons, pediatric surgeons, urologists

Educational methods

  • Interactive didactic lectures and video sessions between Faculty and course participants in auditorium with the latest audiovisual technologies
  • Supervised hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs) in experimental laboratory

Cancellation policy

CME credits and Ethical MedTech compliance for this course

This Pediatric course is endorsed by:
– The European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU)
– The International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
– The European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association (EUPSA)
– The European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES)

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 time the expert spent with us he took good care of us, he taught us tips and tricks and helped us to make the most of our training

Thanks a lot. All was organized at the highest level !

Interesting topics. Very good debate. Experts share their experience which is very rich and interesting!

Amazing, impressive, efficient, great organization with the right persons Thanks a lot !

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