Asia-Basic Laparoscopic Urological Surgery (A-BLUS)

Asia-Basic Laparoscopic Urological Surgery (A-BLUS)

  • Course Dates

    2019/07/20 - 2019/07/21

  • Enrollment Dates

    2019/05/11 - 2019/07/25

  • Class Size


  • Who can Enroll

    Students are selected by course director

  • Course Language


  • Price

    $100 USD (Free for selected participants)

This course is target for surgeons around Asia-Pacific region who are interested in performing laparoscopic urology procedures and fine tuning of surgical skills by mean of hands on practices. 1.5 days intensive course combined with dialectic lectures and hands on session.  The course is suitable for urology trainees who have started their training.
Methods of the Training
Classroom lectures & Hands-on session.  During hands on session, participants will divided into small groups and the trainers will alternate between each station for support & guidance.
Lectures to be cover:
  • Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Overview of laparoscopic/robotic partial and radical nephrectomy (Trans/Retro)
  • Overview of laparoscopic/robotic pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopy Lives: When and Why to go Straight-lap
  • Tips and Tricks of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Nightmare Complication of Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery
Hands-on training – 
  1. Wet lab laparoscopic procedures (live pigs):
    1. Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
    2. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    3. Laparoscopic Uretero-ureterotomy / pyeloplasty
  2. A-BLUS Exercise:
  • Peg transfer
  • Sutures
  • Cutting
  • Partial Nephrectomy
Application & Registration
Please apply by filling in the online application form.  
Selection criteria: 
All eligible trainees should already have some basic laparoscopic exposure and committed to attend the full course of the training.  Applicants are selected based on their background, experience and attitude to learn.  
Successful applicants will be notified approximately 1 month before the commerce of the course upon review by the course director and coordinators.
Expenses covered by AUSTEG:
  1. Round trip economy flights / train ticket to destination (max. USD $500)
  2. Maximum 2 nights of accommodation (Arranged by AUSTEG)
  3. Meals during workshop