The Ohio State University Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery and Robotic Urologic Surgery Department of Urology

Ninth Annual Urology Resident Preceptorship in Robotic Surgery

Friday and Saturday, April 28 -29, 2017 The James Conference Center
460 West 10th Avenue
Columbus OH 43210

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Educational Mission

This two-day program is specifically designed for Urology Chief residents and fellows interested in learning the state-of-the-art in robotic surgery for kidney, bladder, adrenal and reconstructive urologic procedures. Live surgical procedures and honest discussion of the strengths and limitations of robotic techniques will be offered. Our ultimate goal is to allow attendees to gather the information necessary to consider the role of robotics in their future careers.

Course Participation

This program is offered free of charge, including registration, meals, and hotel. To register you must provide a credit card. A charge of $250 will only be assessed for “no shows” or cancellations within two weeks of the course.

An informal reception with the faculty will follow the didactic portion of the program on Friday. Those residents participating in the hands-on portion of the course on Saturday morning will be finished by 11:30 a.m. Registration is limited, especially for the hands-on dry lab and simulator program, with preference given to chief residents. We will have a waiting list in the event that registration fills, so please plan to register early.

Individual residents or his/her program will be required to cover cost of airfare or automobile travel to Columbus, Ohio, and make those arrangements independently. Hotel accommodations will be covered by Ohio State at double occupancy. Attendees will be assigned a roommate for their stay at the discretion of the meeting planner.

Registration Deadline is March 28, 2017, in order to be guaranteed a room reservation. Registration may be available after that date but you may have to make your hotel accommodations independently and the cost would not be covered by The Ohio State University.

Guest Faculty

Matthew T. Gettman, MD
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
Mayo Clinic

Craig G. Rogers, MD, FACS
Director of Renal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital
Director of Urologic Oncology, Henry Ford West Bloomfield
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System

Ohio State Faculty

Geoffrey Box Geoffrey Box

Geoffrey Box

Endourology & Urologic Oncology Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

Megan Merrill Megan M. Merrill, DO

Megan M. Merrill, DO

Urologic Oncology Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

Ahmad Shabsigh Ahmad Shabsigh, MD

Ahmad Shabsigh, MD

Urologic Oncology Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

David Sharp David S. Sharp, MD

David S. Sharp, MD

Urologic Oncology Assisstant Professor, Department of Urology


Friday April 28, 2017

 6:45 a.m.    Shuttle pick up at Hilton Garden Inn main entrance to The James
 7:00 - 7:25    Registration & Continental Breakfast
     Intake Questionnaires

Morning Session

 7:25 - 7:30    Welcome – Geoffrey Box, MD
 7:30 - 9:30    Panel Moderated Live Surgery: Upper Urinary Tract TBA
     Performed by: TBA
 9:30 - 9:45    Break
 9:45 - 10:15    High Risk Prostate Cancer and Robotics
     Matthew Gettman, MD
 10:15 - 10:45    Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Increasingly Complex Patients & Tumors
     Craig Rogers, MD
 10:45 - 11:15    Application of Robotics to Upper Tract Urinary Obstruction
     Geoffrey Box, MD
 11:15 - 12:15    Management of Robotic Surgical Complications: Video Based Panel Discussion
     Moderator: David Sharp, MD
 12:15 p.m.    Break for lunch

Working Lunch

 12:30 - 1:30    Pearls of Robotic Surgery: Faculty Case Presentations and Discussion
     Moderator: Ahmad Shabsigh, MD

Afternoon Session

 1:30 - 2:30    Video Based Panel Discussion: Difficult Clinical Scenarios/Interesting Cases
 2:30 - 4:30    Panel Moderated Live Surgery: Lower Urinary Tract TBA
   Performed by: TBA
 4:30 - 4:45    Break
 4:45 - 5:15    Question and Answer Session
 5:15 - 5:30    Evaluations & Adjourn
 5:30 - 6:30    Reception immediately following
 6:45    Shuttle Pick Up to Hilton Garden Inn

Saturday April 29, 2017

Hands-on session

 7:15 a.m.    Shuttle pick up at Hilton Garden Inn
 7:30 - 8:00    Continental Breakfast
 8:00 - 11:00    Hands-on in robotics lab (including robots and robotic simulators)
 11:00 - 11:15    Evaluations & Adjourn
 11:30    Shuttle to the airport (any participants needing to go to the hotel will need to make
     arrangements to take a cab. You can call 614/444-4444 for pick up.)

Travel & Accomodations

Travel to Columbus is the responsibility of the individual attendees. The Ohio State University is not responsible for travel arrangements. Please confirm course registration prior to purchase of airline tickets as registration is limited. Hotel arrangements will be made for you courtesy of The Ohio State University. If you need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Tracey Pierman at 614-366-0864. Hotel information will be made available to you after registration is complete.

Air Travel

It is recommended that you use John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which is a 15 minute taxi ride to the hotel or the OSU Medical Center.

Commercial Support

The course organizers gratefully acknowledge the generous educational grants from our corporate sponsors.

Mission Statement

The vision of the Center for Advanced Robotics Surgery is to be a nationally and internationally recognized multi-disciplinary robotic surgery program that is a leader in new and innovative application of robotic technologies that translate into high quality Patient Care, Education, and Research.

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