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Symposium – Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

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Urology, Nephrology, Robotic Surgery
Melle, Belgium
1-day course / 10 effective hours
120 attendees per session
5 CME Credits

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.

Click here if you want to attend the event online.

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 kidney transplantation, 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)
  • EAU Section of Transplant Urology (ESTU)
  • Orsi Academy
  • UZ Gent

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Educational methods

Live case observation, Video, Lectures, On-site


08:00 | Welcome: meet-up & catch-up with morning refreshments & coffee

08:15-08:20 | Opening

  • Alex Mottrie, Alberto Breda & Karel Decaestecker

08:20-08:50 | Living Kidney Donation

  • The Belgian case | Steven Van Laecke
  • The Dutch case | Diederik Kimenai
  • Discussion | Frank Dor & Evi Nagler

08:50-09:05 | Robot-assisted Living Donor Nephrectomy

  • Riccardo Campi

09:05-09h20 | Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy

  • Angelo Territo

09:20-09:30 | Q&A

09h30-09h45 | Robot-assisted Kidney Autotransplantation

  • Benjamin Van Parys

09:45-13:30 | Live Surgery Room

Surgery: Robot-assisted kidney Autotransplantation | Karel Decaestecker & Liesbeth Desender | UZ Gent

  • Moderators:
  • Nephrectomy part: Riccardo Campi, Daniel Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen & Peter Dekuyper
  • Transplantation part: Jacques Pirenne, Angelo Territo, Anne-Françoise Spinoit & Enrique Lledo Garcia (virtual)

13:30-14:00 | Lunch

14:00-15:00 | Surgery round table (Moderator: Frank Vermassen)

  • RAKT in obese: 10y experience | Enrico Benedetti, virtual from Chicago
  • ERUS RAKT group: Current status & future perspectives | Angelo Territo
  • Minimal invasive management of ureteral complications in KT patients:
  • Endoscopic case | Thomas Tailly
  • Robot-assisted case | Charles Van Praet
  • Minimal invasive treatment of vascular complications in KT patients | Caren Randon

15:00-16:00 | Nephrology round table (Moderator: Steven Van Laecke)

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

16:00-16:05 | Wrap-up

  • Karel Decaestecker

16:15-18:00 | Networking reception with finger food

18:00 | End


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: [email protected] 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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