Category: Education, Simulation & Virtual Reality

MP33-10 - School of laparoscopy. On line Education Platform and International Connective Knowledge Cooperative Network for the improvement of training in laparoscopy and robotics

Sun, Sep 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introduction & Objective :

Urological surgery is living exponential times with rapidly changing technological cycles.

Learning has acquired an essential role since learning cycles in surgery are slower and the learning curves of new technologies have a direct impact on patient`s safety.

The field of surgical education today is living challenging times because technology is unevenly distributed and for many urologists real educational needs do not match with the state of the art educational offer.

In parallel, we are living a revolution in the development of technologies of the information and communication (TIC). Revolution is not only in the new TICs but also in the way people are using them for communicating and interact.

The traditional learning model within the Urology Department is overwhelmed and there is need  for new training and learning methods.

The aim of this work is to present our initial experience with on line education on urologic laparoscopic and robotic surgery using the 2.0 Web tools and the start of an international cooperation collaborative project to improve the acces of LATAM urologists to training in laparoscoy and robotics.

Methods :


The school of laparoscopy project has developed an international network of experts in laparoscopic surgery and robotics and urologists interested in training or improvement of their laparoscopic knowledge.

Since 2014 we have completed 10 online courses on laparoscopic and robotic urological operations: Nephrectomy, Partial nephrectomy, UUT reconstructive surgery, and radical cystectomy. On line courses are built in a LMS web (learning management system) and combine various new technologies of the mobile web in order to adapt the educational experience to the new ways of use of TICs. This tools include Social Media and App.

 A scholarship program for LATAM urologists was started in 2015.

Content building is provided by a National and International collaborative network including 19 urologists from Spain, UK, USA, France and Puerto Rico.

Results :

A total of 420 urologists Spain and LATAM have completed the courses. 60 scholarships have been granted to 50 LATAM urologists from 12 different countries.

Direct feedback and satisfaction surveys showed that on line surgical education may be very useful for real life daily practice.

Table 1: Satisfaction survey for the 2017 Nephrectomy course.

Conclusions :

The combination of new TICs provides high quality surgical on line education for those urologists who have difficult access due to geographical reasons. Surgical on line education may have a very positive impact in the daily practice of urologists in their local environment. 

Ignacio T. Castillón Vela

Staff urologist
H.U. Puerta de Hierro. Majadahonda
Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain

Consultant Urologist. Department of Urology.
Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda
H.U. Madrid Torrelodones.
Escuela Europea de Laparoscopia Urológica. Madrid

1984-1990 Doctor of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
1992-1997 Urology Residency. Department of Urology. Fundación Jiménez Díaz. Madrid.
1998. Certificate. Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
2/1999- 1/2001 Clinical Fellow in Kidney and Pancreas Tansplantation
National Institute of Transplantation - St Vincent Medical Center. Departament of Urology. University of Southern California (USC). Los Ángeles, California. EEUU.
2001 PhD in Medicine and Surgery. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
2005-2006 Master in Medical Direction and Clinical Management Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
2008 University Expert Certificate in “E learning 2.0: Internet Education and On line training". Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
2009 Accreditation as Da Vinci Robot Console Surgeon.

Editor of 4 Books
Author in 5 chapters in urological Books
Editor/Author of 9 Audiovisual Projects
27 Articles in indexed Journals
85 Panel Presentations in Urological Meetings
114 Podium/Poster/Video presentations at urological meetings.

Reviewer for the following Journals:
- Archivos Españoles de Urología
- Urology
- Journal of Endourology
Reviewer for the selection commitee:
- Spanish AEU Annual Meeting
- European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual Meeting

Alberto Dominguez Beautell

Instituto Arnault Tzanck. Saint Laurent du Var
Saint Laurent du Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

David Subirá Rios

HGU Gregorio Marañon
Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Ronald G. Cadillo-Chavez

Assistant professor
University of Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, Not Applicable, Puerto Rico

Ronald Cadillo-Chavez MD
Assistant Profesor University of Puerto Rico
Robotic Urology & Oncology Institute
Robotic Urologic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery.

Gema Del Pozo Jiménez

Staff Urologist
University Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda.
Madrid, Madrid, Spain

- 2003-2009: Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MD). University of Alcalá, Madrid, with a final grade of Honours.
- 2010-2015: Urology Residency. General University Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid.
- 2013-2017: Degree in Design and Statistics in Health Sciences. Autonoma University of Barcelona.
- November, 2014: European Board of Urology (EBU) Online Written Examination. Madrid.
- June, 2015: European Board of Urology (EBU) Oral Examination. Brussels.
- 2013-2017: PhD. Complutense University of Madrid with mention of "Cum laude" with the title: Predictive model of mortality in patients with transitional bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomy.
- October 2017: Enrollment in the Master in Health Research Methodology. Autonoma University of Barcelona.
- January-May 2018: University Title of Expert in Urooncology of the Autonoma University of Madrid,
- Currently working as FEA of Urology since June 2015 in Puerta de Hierro University Hospital (Majadahonda), as well as a private activity in H.U. La Zarzuela and H. University H.M. Torrelodones.
• Practical teaching in the subject of Urology of the Autonoma University of Madrid in H.U.Puerta de Hierro (2015-2018).
• Online teaching as a professor in the course of laparoscopic and robotic radical cystectomy (1st Edition) of the European School of Urological Laparoscopy (2018).
3.-PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS: Five publications as author, four publications as co-author (three in Spanish Archives of Urology and one chapter of the Urology Resident's Book (Internet)) and four abstracts of European and world congresses, three as author and one as co-author (European Urology Supplements and Journal of Endourology).
4- COMMUNICATIONS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONGRESS: As author 32 papers: Eighteen papers and as co-author 36 co-author papers.
5- SUBMITTED VIDEOS IN CONGRESS: 14 videos as author and 6 videos as co-author.
6-COMMUNICATIONS/VIDEOS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS: As author (9 presentations) and as co-author (4 presentations).

Juan Hermida

Chairman. Urology Department
HU Madrid Torrelodones
Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain