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Robotic Skills Course - 5 Days

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Melle, Belgium
5-day course
6 attendees per session

Course details

Orsi Academy offers a 5-Day Course in Robotic Urology for fellows, residents and surgeons with advanced robotic exposure who want to learn to perform a RARP independently and effectively.

Proctored by top-experts Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie & Dr. Stefano Puliatti.

What will you learn?

- You will learn to perform a RARP independently and effectively.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Video, Cadaver


1. This is a beginner course for robot-naïve urology surgeons who want to learn to perform a robot-assisted prostatectomy independently and effectively.

2. If you are a fellow in one of the ERUS robotic host centers and have been enrolled in the six month CC-ERUS validated training pathway by EAU, this 5-day course is the mandatory kick-off. The registration is done via ERUS/EAU.

3. If you are NOT in one of the ERUS robotic host centers, you can still enroll in this Robotic Skills Course. Thus, it serves as a stand-alone skills course without involvement of ERUS/EAU.

Please note that it is mandatory to register on the e-learning platform ( and to complete the participant profile prior to the course. Any pre-course material on the platform needs to be consulted before starting the course. Lab access shall be refused to people without a registered account.  



After completion, participants receive an Orsi Academy certificate of attendance

If you are enrolled in the CC-ERUS 6 month pathway (fellows) you'll receive an extra ERUS/ESU certificate as a console surgeon. After 3 months, the fellows are invited to send a video of a case, that will be blind reviewed by a panel of experts in order to receive an EAU certificate of excellence.

Medical devices

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci X

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si


The 5-day masterclass consists of:


  • Day 1 - One day of basic skills exercises: system overview, simulator training, exercises on pelvic model and Venezuelan chicken
  • Day 2 - one day of live case observation at the OLV Hospital in Aalst
  • Day 3 - one day of handson training on canine cadaver
  • Day 4 - one day of handson training on porcine model: all steps of the RARP & ePLND
  • Day 5 - one day of performing full RARP & ePLND procedure on porcine model, when skills level is sufficient




Getting there

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact Odile ([email protected]) to arrange your accomodation & transfers. Unfortunately, Orsi Academy is very difficult to reach by public transport. The nearest train station is a 35 min walk. We strongly advise you to come by car or taxi.

If you are coming to an Orsi training, you can enjoy a free pick-up from one of our partner hotels. Upon request, Odile can arrange a pick-up from your hotel to Orsi Academy. Also the transfer back to the hotel is included in the course price, except from the last day of the training. Transfers from a non-partner hotel or from/to the airport are not included but can be offered at following prices:


From Orsi Academy

  • To Ghent - €35
  • To Aalst - €65
  • To Brussels - €95
  • To Lille - €110

Pick-up places and meeting points

Orsi Academy - Reception

Hotel - Hotel lobby

Brussels - Airport Stella Artois Café

Lille-Lesquin - Arrival hall

Lille Flandres/Europe - Arrival hall

Brussels-Midi - Pret à Manger


Orsi has a cooperation with taxi company 'Limo Saelens'. For urgent matters, you can reach them 24/7 on +32 475 27 89 36, +32 495 57 27 21 or via [email protected]

Where to stay

Click here to have a look at our partner hotels in Ghent and in Aalst. Each location offers fixed prices or discounts. If you are interested in making a reservation, please ask for a room with Orsi-rates or contact Odile ([email protected]). The fixed prices can vary depending room availability. There is an additional fee of 3 euros city tax per person per night. Group reservations apply different prices that differ upon request.


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