Sunday, May 17, 2009

Visitor from Kuwait

This week we received the visit of Dr. Ivan Ormanov, a bulgarian urologist that has worked for many years in Hospital Al-Rashid, from Kuwait. We shared two surgical sessions where we operated some patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia using the Greenlight HPS laser.

In this picture, we were having coffee in the cafeteria at the hospital, and we were chatting about surgical technique. Dr. Ormanov proposed me to visit him in Kuwait and maybe start an ongoing collaboration with his prestigious hospital as a visitor surgeon.

Monday, May 04, 2009

AUA Annual Meeting, Chicago

I spent last week in Chicago, at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting. I attended the scientific sessions and some interesting courses. The congress was full of news, there are so many simultaneous sessions that it is impossible to see all. It is always a good oportunity to meet old friends and also many invitations and opportunities arise. Soon I will go to Ecuador, Perú, Shanghai, Germany, etc...

From Chicago I flew to San José, to visit the American Medical System's research center, with some of my IGLU (International Greenlight Users Group) colleagues. We are going to promote new clinical studies and new interesting initiatives.

And then, lastly, I took a flight to Seattle, where my sister lives. It had been a while since I last saw her. I spent the weekend with her and this morning I arrived at Madrid, and now I am back to the normal work life!!