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ERUS Structured Robotic Training Program - Beginner 2x3-Day Course

119 Reviews
Melle, Belgium
3-day course / 8 effective hours
2 attendees per session
44 CME Credits

Course details

Orsi Academy offers a Beginner Course in Robotic Training, endorsed by ESU.

For experienced open or laparoscopic urologists with little to no experience in robotics, who want to make the transition to robotic urology. It's very important that the aspiring participant already has access to a robotic system in his/her hospital.

! This course consist of 2 x 3 consecutive days.

! This course is followed by a PART 2, taking place from 28/04/2021 till 30/04/2021.

>> When you book the course, you subscribe for both parts automatically!

It is important that, during those 3 weeks in between sessions, the participants practice parts of the procedures in their own hospital.

Proctored by an Intuitive trainer & Dr. Stefano Puliatti, directed by Prof. Alex Mottrie.

The 2 x 3-day masterclass consists of hands-on dry-lab & wet-lab training at Orsi Academy and live case-observations at the OLV Hospital in Aalst.

After completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance by Orsi Academy and an certificate from Intuitive as a Da Vinci console surgeon.

After sending a video for blind reviewing, an EAU certificate can also be obtained.

Combining the course with the Intuitive certificate "Console Surgeon" is possible.

In order to make this combination, please contact your local Intuitive CSR in the period before the training, as certain steps need to be completed. In case the participant doesn’t know who to contact, we are happy to help.

What will you learn?

- You will receive wet-lab training on porcine model regarding the prostatectomy.

- You will get a simulation assessment.

- You will receive advanced dry-lab training on canine model.

- You will observe via dual bay several live case-observations.

- You will learn basic and advanced robotic skills.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Video

Who is this course for?

This course is for robotic beginners. The target audience is urologists who want to start performing robotic procedures and who already have access to a robotic system in their hospital!


  • Having access to the right robotic platform in their hospital
  • Being a urologist
  • In contact with the local Intuitive CSR

Medical devices

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi


Before the training:

E-learning and in-hospital guidance.


Day I

  • Introduction to the program and presentation on non-technical skills.
  • Pre-test: This pre-test is based on the validated Robotic Skills (CC-ERUS) program. It consists of 5 virtual exercises on the Da Vinci simulator. The test permits to evaluate, following metrics, the performance of the trainees in the beginning and at the end of the course.
  • Instructions for use and "bottonology": instructions on how to do the complete docking process and how to apply the robotic system in specific clinical cases.
  • Dry-lab anastomosis on chicken model

Day II

  • Dual bay live case observation in the OLV Hospital in Aalst with Prof. Dr. Mottrie or high experienced robotic surgeons, with step-by-step explanation of the procedure.


  • Hands-on wet-lab training on porcine model
  • Simulation assessment

In between the two parts:

It is mandatory to perform several steps of the prostatectomy with guidance of an on-site proctor in the own center in order to improve the learning curve and take major benefit for part 2 of the training.


Day I

  • Presentation on the anatomy of the canine cadaver model
  • Advanced dry-lab training on a canine model

Day II

  • Dual bay live case observation in the OLV Hospital in Aalst with Prof. Dr. Mottrie or high experienced robotic surgeons, with step-by-step explanation of the procedure.


  • Advanced wet lab training: full prostatectomy on porcine model
  • Final simulation assessment



Getting there

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact our Hospitality Officer 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, our Hospitality Officer 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 favorable prices.

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

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 our Hospitality Officer. 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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