Starters package 2019-2020

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This year and the Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG) will organize the 13th edition of the Starters package for fourth-year residents. All fourth-year residents are invited to participate in this training program which offers theoretical and practical training on laparoscopic and robotic skills. As some residents are doing research or extra years abroad, a fourth year resident is defined as somebody who still has three more years of training to go (starting from August 1, 2019).

The Starters package consists of one theoretical module followed by three practical modules spread over the upcoming months (November-April). Please note that we expect you to be present on all courses (including the theoretical course), to ensure to everyone gets most out of the provided training by the BLUG members. This is a big chance to get a high-end theoretical and practical training by specialized colleagues of the BLUG with surgery on human cadavers and life-surgery on pigs, so don't miss out on this!

We ask a contribution of €200 to participants, which is only a small fraction of the total costs, which are around €2.500-3.000 per participant. 



First module: Theoretical course
Laparoscopic and robotic skills/step-by-step surgery (mandatory)
Friday 22 November 2019 AZ Maria Middelares
Zaal wetenschappelijke HUB A (Blok Oost, 1e verdieping, lokaal 9)
Buitenring Sint-Denijs 30, 9000 Gent
Second module: Cadaver course
Friday 24 January 2020 CHU Liège
Domaine Universitaire du Sart-Tilman B.35
Third module: Robotic training

Friday 24 April 2020
Friday 25 September 2020

ORSI Academy
Proefhoevestraat 12
9090 Melle
Fourth module: Pigs lab (laparoscopic)

Saturday 25 April 2020
Saturday 26 September 2020

ORSI Academy
Proefhoevestraat 12
9090 Melle


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