Plenary Session 3

Friday, September 21
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

Adrian D. Joyce

Consultant Urologist
Spire Hospital Leeds

Adrian D Joyce MS FRCS(Urol)

I have been a Consultant Urologist at St James’s University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, Leeds since 1992 as a General Urologist with a specific subspecialty interest in Endourology and Upper Tract Minimally Invasive Surgery including Laparoscopy. My research interests have focused on the management and research of Renal Cell Cancer and Urinary Stone disease but latterly on issues relating to training and the provision of Urological Services, with over 85 publications in peer reviewed journals. I have been co-author of a text book on Laparoscopy in Urology and author of several chapters on Stone Management and Laparoscopy.

I am a Past-President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), serving from 2010 and demitting office in June 2014. I retired from clinical urological practice at the end of 2015 but have maintained my commitment to education and training. Currently, I have been appointed as the Director of the Education for the Endourological Society (USA) and have a continuing commitment with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to an education project supporting the urological trainees in Myanmar. I am a trustee of The Urology Foundation (TUF) and currently serve on the editorial board of BJUI and the Journal of Endourology.


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Jihad Kaouk

Professor and Director, Center for Robotic and Image Guided Surgery Vice Chair, Surgical Innovations
Glickman Urologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Jihad Kaouk, MD FACS

Dr. Jihad Kaouk is an American Board certified Urologist and Director, Center of Robotic and Image Guided Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological Institute. He also serves as Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations and chair holder for the Zegarac-Pollock Endowed Chair in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
In Innovations, he has performed several first ever done surgical procedures, including the first Robotic single port surgery through the belly button in 2008, the first completely transvaginal kidney removal in 2009, and the first robotic perineal prostatectomy in 2014 Dr. Kaouk holds 2 USA patents for medical devices used during partial nephrectomy and in robotic surgery.

Since 2005, Dr. Kaouk has served on committees at the national and local levels. From 2005-2008, he served in the American Urological Association’s Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Task Force, from 2006-2010 he was on the Guidelines for the Management of small Renal Masses committee. Currently Dr Kaouk serves as Chairman elect on the AUA New Technology and Imaging committee, and is President Elect of (SURS) Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery. Dr Kaouk is associate editor of Urology journal.

Dr Kaouk have lectured in 130 scientific meetings, chaired 24 urologic meeting and performed live surgery in 18 medical centers worldwide. He authored 460 peer reviewed scientific publication, 26 book chapters and hundreds of scientific abstracts and surgical movies. Dr Kaouk received 32 honors and awards including Cleveland clinic innovator award twice, Teacher of the Year award, and EndoUrology 2017 Best Fellowship Program Director Award.

Presently, Dr Kaouk holds membership with the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Robotic Surgery, and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. He is a fellow of the American college of Surgeons.


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