Education & Training

eUROGEN will offer highly specialised surgical training. A collection of case reports, surgical and urogenital procedures, and outcome perspectives will build knowledge. European virtual MDT video-consultation discussions and reporting will offer a whole new perspective to train experts via virtual MDT participation. Each work stream has a dedicated Educational Lead who will form the educational programme on a yearly basis.

The eUROGEN webinar programme

eUROGEN has recently started to run a monthly webinar programme. Currently, these are usually run once per month (other than August) on the second or third Tuesday at 18:00 CET. However, from early 2021, we will start topbroadcast a webinar every three weeks.

Here is a list of forthcoming webinars, though please be aware that sessions may change (once confirmed, full details will be published on our Upcoming events page).

Month Workstream Title Presenter Date
Sep-20 WS2 Female Incontinence: from diagnosis to treatment in complex cases Frank Van der Aa 15/09/2020
Oct-20 WS1 Newborn management: Male patient Paola Midrio & Roxana Rassouli 20/10/2020
Nov-20 WS1 Intermittent (self) Catheterisation in children Hanny Cobussen-Boekhorst 03/11/2020
Nov-20 WS2 Complex Urethral Reconstructions Margit Fisch & Tim Ludwig 24/11/2020
Dec-20 WS1 Newborn management: Female patient Martin Lacher & Herjan van der Steeg 15/12/2020
Jan-21 WS1 Posterior urethral valves Jorgen Thorup & Göteburg team 12/01/2021
Feb-21 WS3 TBC TBC 02/02/2021
Feb-21 WS1 VACTERL or not VACTERL – does it matter? For geneticists, patients, & clinicians Carlo Marcelis & Ernesto Leva 23/02/2021

Past webinars

Here are links to recordings of our previous sessions:

Paediatric Colorectal Surgery: An introduction to eUROGEN ARM Webinars by Prof. Ivo de Blaauw and Ms. Dalia Aminoff (July 2020)

This webinar is the first in a series covering all aspects of paediatric colorectal surgery, in particular (congenital) anorectal malformations. In the webinar, the relevance of eUROGEN, ARMnet and other international networks was introduced and explained, and future topics for webinars was discussed.

Reconstructive surgery in females of vesicovaginal fistulae, vaginal mass, and urethral diverticulae by Dr. John Heesakkers (June 2020)

A practical webinar focusing on rare functional urological diseases and complications:
– Firstly the general principles of assessment of vesicovaginal fistulae is explained
– The second case is the vaginal excision of a huge vaginal mass with good functional outcome afterwards
– The third case is the workup of a urethral diverticulum with a surgical video as an example (which can be found separately here)

Adrenal incidentaloma: to biopsy or not? by Mr. Hans Langenhuijsen (May 2020)

Adrenal incidentalomas are found in up to 10% of CT scans that are made for non-adrenal indications. The goal of this webinar is to illuminate the basic knowledge about adrenal diseases for urologists and the appropriate diagnostic work-up. What should be the steps upon finding of an adrenal incidentaloma? The importance of a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the endocrine activity and the radiological characteristics are shown. The indications for surgery are assessed and for follow-up when surgery is not indicated. The specific role of biopsy for inconclusive adrenal tumours on imaging is discussed.

Complex urethral reconstruction in males with case presentations by Prof. Margit Fisch & Dr. Tim Ludwig (April 2020)

An overview of current concepts for treatment of urethral stricture disease, including  the presentation and discussion of three cases of complex strictures. This webinar was presented by Prof. Margit Fisch and Dr. Tim Ludwig from Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, and was aimed at healthcare professionals.

Proximal hypospadias by Prof. Magdalena Fossum (March 2020)

An update on incidence, etiology and long-term follow-up reports. Important surgical considerations and techniques that are appropriate when dealing with proximal hypospadias are presented. This is a presentation by Magdalena Fossum, Professor of Paediatric Surgery at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen in Denmark.

Fertility preservation following testis cancer by Mr. Hussain Alnajjar (February 2020)

An insight into how to maximise the fertility potential and preserve patients’ fertility reserve when diagnosed with testicular cancer. A presentation by Mr. Hussain Alnajjar (BSc(MedSci), MCh(Urol), FRCS(Urol), FEBU), Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist at University College London Hospitals.

Late Effects of Penile Cancer – Lymphoedema by Mr. Benjamin Ayres (November 2019)

Penile cancer is one of the rare urogenital cancers. It may have a significant impact on physical and psychological well-being of affected males. The extent of lymph node involvement is an important prognostic factor and effective management of regional lymph nodes is key to patient survival. Surgical excision of the affected lymph nodes is often necessary and can be associated with significant morbidity in the long term, causing retention of lymphatic fluid in the subcutaneous tissues of the genital organs and the lower limbs. Genital and lower limb lymphoedema can be debilitating and difficult to manage. This webinar gives an overview of the current state of lymphadenectomy in penile cancer and discusses the long-term management of lymphoedema.