Wednesday, February 20, 2008

3rd International Course: Urology in the 21st Century, Sevilla

This morning I took the High Speed Train to Sevilla to participate in the III Curso Internacional: Urología del Siglo XXI - Medicina Basada en la Evidencia Científica, organised by the Hospital Universitario de Valme and the Department of Urology of the Cooper Hospital from New Jersey, USA.

My task was to participate in a round table on "New Technologies vs TURP", moderated by Dr. Pilar Laguna and with the participation of Dr. Jiménez Cruz (defending Holmium), Dr. Vicente (defending TURP), other alternatives (Dr. Pilar Laguna) and Simple laparoscopic prostatectomy (Dr. Octavio Castillo, from Chile - in the photo below, Dr. Vicente's face and Dr. Castillo delivering his presentation).
We had 10 minutes for individual talks and then we had a hot and fun discussion on the differences among techniques. I defended that no technique is perfect, but that probably Greenlight HPS laser prostatectomy offers the best balance between positive aspects and negative aspects among any existing technique.

A very well organised course... with massive attendance.

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