EAU Education Online now offers a new CME course for urologists “TURB: Narrow Band Imaging vs Photodynamic Cystoscopy”. The course includes a video (with the commentary of the operating surgeon and a moderator), a set of multiple choice questions and the relevant section of the latest EAU Guidelines.
The course currently features a single procedure, and will be later extended with additional cases to offer a comprehensive overview of the subject. The procedure presented in the first case was conducted during the Live Surgery Session organised by the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) during the 25th EAU Congress in Barcelona.
Performed by Prof. B. Malavaud, France, and moderated by Prof. J. Rassweiler, Germany, the procedure features a comparison of “blue-light” and narrow-band imaging in the case of a 52-year old female patient with a previous resection of a papillary bladder tumour.
The video, the study materials and the questions to “TURB: Narrow Band Imaging vs Photodynamic Cystoscopy” were prepared by Dr. A. Gözen and Dr. J. Klein from Heilbron Clinic, Germany.
This course is the first in the series of EAU Education Online courses based on the footage recorded during the ESUT Live Surgery Session in April 2010.
“The ESUT Live Surgery Session was a great success and it included some very innovative approaches to case presentation and discussions, such a life pathology and diagnostics,” said Prof. J. Rassweiler, Chairman EAU Section of Uro-Technology and Head of Urology Department at Heilbronn University in Germany. “EAU Education Online offers a great channel to transmit some of this information to a wider audience of urologists”.
“Education in urology adheres to strict principles and all courses must be useful, applicable and provide reliable information,” said Prof. Hein Van Poppel, Chairman of the European School of Urology (ESU). “At the same time we need to remain flexible and respond to the demand of those who take our courses. Online education is certainly a field of high interest and potential today.”
EAU Education Online aims to provide access to CME opportunities to urology professionals world-wide and is a project of the ESU. The programme currently includes seven courses and they are all accessible online free of charge – after login at the education section of the official EAU website.
To take the course, visit the EAU Education Online section, click on “view all courses” under CME courses and select Bladder cancer TUR/B PDD vs. NBI.