Webinars

In these online education webinars, leading experts address current treatments and controversies in various urological subspecialties.

Every month, international key opinion leaders explain the latest urological developments in a concise presentation and give ample opportunities to interact and pose questions. All webinars will be recorded and can be reviewed at a later stage. Both advanced urologists as urologists in training can enjoy the webinars for free via desktop, tablet or mobile phone, anytime, anywhere.

 

Upcoming webinars

Limits of flexible ureteroscopy

Presenter:
Prof. B. Somani, London (UK)
Save the date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Time: 18:30 to 19:30 (Central European Time)

With evolution of technique and technology, flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) has now emerged as a first-line treatment option for kidney stone disease in all types of complex patients and stones. It has developed as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for management of upper urinary tract pathology including urothelial tumours. Improvement in training, scopes, ancillary instruments and lasers have helped achieve this goal which is also reflected in the EAU guidelines. In this webinar, we will look at the expanding indications, role and limits of flexible ureteroscopy.

Participation is free!

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Present and Future of SWL

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. C.C. Seitz, Vienna (AT)
Presenters:
Prof. Dr. K. Sarica, Istanbul (TR)
Dr. A. Budía, Valencia (ES)
Save the date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Time: 18:30 to 19:30 (Central European Time)

SWL is not dead
Following its clinical introduction in the early 1980s, Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) was proven as a reliable and effective alternative treatment for urinary tract stones. At present, SWL is the only non-invasive method that requires no anaesthesia and hospitalisation.

The evolution of percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone management may have changed the management of relatively large stones ( > 20mm) in the last 2 decades, but a guidelines-based approach states that with the right patient and when stone selection is applied, SWL is still the preferred treatment choice for stones less than 15mm in size. SWL is not dead; it remains effective in experienced hands.

Emerging technologies
Since the introduction of the HM3 shock wave lithotripter, changes in focal zone area, energy, and delivery rate, as well as, imaging modalities for monitoring stone fragmentation were made to improve results. However, the future of lithotripsy seems to move toward the improvement in safety and fragmentation such as microbubble technology. Newer technology lithotripters, such as histotripsy and burst wave lithotripsy, work by varying the delivery of ultrasound waves to a stone. These technologies seem to hold the future of extracorporeal shockwave treatment.

Participation is free!

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Recorded Webinars