E-BLUS course and Exam – MMISU

E-BLUS course and Exam

ESU/ESUT Hands-on training course
European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS)
Date: April 3rd, 2020
Venue: Alexandria International Convention Center
Course Duration: 13:30 PM -18:00 PM
Course Director: Ali Gozen
Course Coordinator: Tamer Abou Youssef
Course trainer:

Ali Gozen

Aly Abdelkarim

Tamer Abou Youssef

Akram Assem

Evangelos Liatsikos

Mahmoud Shalaby

Mahmoud Abdelhakem

Ahmed Ragab

Ahmed Youssif

Aims and Objectives
Laparoscopic procedures are continuously evolving in urology based on the increasing expertise of urologic surgeons. Since the number of centres with laparoscopic expertise is still limited in Europe, laparoscopic training programmes have become very important. The goal of the laparoscopy is to produce a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby mitigate the risks of complications.Hands-on training courses at the pelvi-trainer represent one of the main steps of basic laparoscopic training.
ESU/ESUT training research board has development and validated a comprehensive program of education and assessment of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery namely E-BLUS. This basic laparoscopic training program is including a theoretical part in internet and practical exam which will be certified by EAU.
The set of exercises offered in the box-training addresses bimanual dexterity, depth perception, suturing and cutting skills. Clinical application is found in partial nephrectomy, total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and radical prostatectomy. Practical part includes four step basic laparoscopic exercises, namely peg transfer, cutting a circle, needle guidance and single knot tying. For each exercise a time limit is defined, as well as criteria for a successful completion of the exercise.
During the training session all questions can be answered and discussed with tutors including the demonstration of tips and tricks.
Course Format:

Introduction by course coordinator

(15 minutes)


Hands-on-training at different EBLUS models

(60 minutes)


Questions and answers, tips and tricks

(15 minutes)

13:30 – 15:00 Course I
15:00 – 16:30 Course II
16:30 – 18:00 Course III