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On site 100 €
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Starts Nov. 24, 2021 8:00 am
Ends Nov. 24, 2021 6:00 pm
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Symposium – Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

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Melle, Belgium
1-day course / 10 effective hours
120 attendees per session

Course details

Orsi Academy & Belgische Vereniging voor Urologie (BVU)/Société Belge d'Urologie (SBU) invite you to the Robotic Kidney Transplantation Symposium - Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: current status and future perspectives on the 24th of November.

It's a 1-day congress organized by top expert in the field, Prof. Dr. Karel Decaestecker. An international faculty of +20 experts will guide you through the world of Robotic Kidney Transplantation Surgery.

Expect high level lectureslive surgery broadcasts straight out of the OR's of the UZ Gent, round tables to discuss the current status & future perspectives on urology & surgery, panel discussions, Q&A's, an exhibition hall with industrial partners and of course social networking moments.

Morning refreshments, lunch & coffee break are included.

Endorsed by Belgische Vereniging van Urologie (BVU), Société Belge d'Urologie (SBU), Belgian Transplantation Society (BTS), Belgian Society of Nephrology (BSN), Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG), EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) & Orsi Academy.

Sponsored by Intuitive, AstellasConMed. BK Medical, The Surgical Company, Corza Medical, Applied Medical & DL Medical.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Video, Lectures, On-site


08h00 | Welcome: meet-up with morning refreshments & coffee

08h15-08h20 | Opening

  • Moderator Eric Hoste | Head Transplant centre UZ Gent
  • Steven Van Laecke | BSN - TBC
  • Thomas Adams | BVU & Thierry Quackels | SBU - TBC

08h20-08h40 | Living Kidney Donation

  • The Belgian case | UZ Gent
  • The Dutch case | Robert Minnee or Khe Tran - Erasmus MC Rotterdam - TBC
  • Discussion | Frank Dor - Imperial College London

08h40-08h50 | Robotic Living Donor Nephrectomy

  • Dr. Riccardo Campi | Carregi Hospital Florence - TBC

08h50-09h00 | Q&A

09h00-12h00 | Live Surgery Room 1

Surgery: Robot-assisted living donor Nephrectomy | Dr. Liesbeth Desender - UZ Gent

  • Moderators Dr. Ricardo Campi | Carregi Hospital, Daniel Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen | UZ Brussel - TBC
  • Mirza Idu | UMC Amsterdam - TBC
  • Frank Dor | Imperial College London - TBC

10h00-13h00 | Live Surgery Room 2

Surgery: Robot-assisted kidney transplantation | Karel Decaestecker - UZ Gent

  • Moderators  Alberto Breda | Fundacio Puigvert - TBC
  • Jacques Pirenne | UZ Leuven - TBC
  • Michel Mourad | UCL Brussels - TBC

13h00-14h00 | Lunch

14h00-15h00 | Surgery round table

  • RAKT in obese: 10y experience | Enrico Benedetti, Virtual from Chicago - TBC
  • ERUS RAKT group: Current status & future perspectives | Angelo Territo, Fundacio Puigvert - TBC
  • Minimal invasive management of ureteral complications in KT patients:
  • Endoscopic | Thomas Tailly - UZ Gent
  • Robot-assisted | Charles Van Praet - UZ Gent
  • The importance of low-pressure RADN and RAKT: donor safety/comfort and recipient renal function | Karel Decaestecker - UZ Gent
  • AI in Kidney transplantation | Pieter De Backer - ORSI Academy
  • Q&A

15h00-16h00 | Nephrology round table (moderator: S. Van Laecke)

  • COVID-19 and kidney transplantation: lessons learned | Prof. Wissing - UZ Brussel - TBC
  • Living donation – breaking down the barriers | Prof. Carine Poppe - UZ Gent - TBC
  • How to increase the live donor pool? | Frank Dor
  • Donor profile
  • ABO incompatible
  • Desensitisation
  • Paired exchange
  • Panel discussion

16h00-16h05 | Wrap-up - Karel Decaestecker

16h15-18h00 | Networking reception with finger food

18h00 | End

Price categories

50 €
On site
100 €


Getting there

If you require any assistance regarding accommodation & transfers, please contact our Hospitality Officer prior to the symposium. 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 need transportation, please plan your taxi transfers in advance. For the congress, they'll accept all reservations until 1 day in advance of the transfer. Reservations are preferably made via e-mail: of contact Orsi's Hospitality Officer.

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.


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ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12

9090 Melle, Belgium

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