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Delivering a laparoscopic urology workshop in West Africa: our initial experience in Senegal

Despite universal adoption and significant technological innovation since its inception around 30 years ago, access to laparoscopic surgery remains lacking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Whilst some progress has been made in recent years to bridge the gap with the developed...

Is laparoscopic urological training in Sub-Saharan Africa a goal worth pursuing? Observations from my experience with IVUmed in Senegal

Laparoscopic surgery has developed at an unimaginable pace over the last three decades. The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed by Dr Phillip Mouret in France in 1987, with the first series of 63 cases published in 1989 [1]. However, its...

Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery Course

Impact of a decade of Urology Training Courses developed and run in Dundee. By Benjie Tang MBChB, MD. The Surgical Skills Centre was opened by Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri to provide a safe environment for teaching and training in laparoscopic...

Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Advanced Masterclass (March 2019)

By Jonathan Devine, Senior Lecturer Operating Department Practice, Bucks New University. I, along with my colleagues Amy Golder and Joanna Coventry (Final Year, Student Operating Department Practitioners, Bucks New University), were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to observe...

Laparoscopic Urogynaecology Advanced Masterclass (Nov 2018)

Report by Dr Emily Fairclough, Warrell Unit, Manchester Foundation Trust The collaboration between London Medical Education Academy, the cadaveric surgical training laboratory at Manchester University Medical School and the clinicians from the Warrell Unit, Manchester Foundation Trust created a wonderful...

RALPN (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy) Ultrasound Course

Course Directors: Mr Omer Karim, Consultant UrologistMr Lemke Solomon, Consultant Urologist This unique one-day training course combines live surgery robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN) procedures with intraoperative ultrasound imaging. Aimed at consultants wishing to develop their expertise and improve surgical...

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy