What is Andrology update?
Andrology update is a Masterclass training course for Urologists that has been organized by ISUD for years. It is actually a continuation of the historical training courses in Human Sexuality and Andrology that were initiated by the Sexual and Reproductive Health Center (SRHC) in 2001. From 2001 until 2013, SRHC had organized 31 training courses with the overall participation of more than 500 Urologists and 1000 Physicians of other medical specialties. Since 2014, ISUD has undertaken the organization and the event was renamed as Andrology Update. Embraced by all Urologists, Andrology Update has become our annual training meeting point for all those who are eager to keep abreast of new trends and developments in Andrology.
Andrology Update is the most practical ‘hands-on’ Masterclass organized by ISUD, presenting a simulation of the Urologists’ clinic setting where colleagues have to cope with problems they are frequently faced with in their daily clinical practice. In this way, by combining evidence-based Medicine with the participants’ clinical experience, the trainees’ knowledge is renewed and upgraded. Various topics are developed through interactive educational/training procedures, providing food for thought and discussion. The ultimate goal is to offer solutions to patients’ problems and improve their quality of life.
What does Andrology update include this year?
Andrology update 2019 is dedicated to presenting proposals for diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in Andrology for discussion. Based on brief 15-minute presentations, there will follow fruitful 30-minute dialogues, so that the Urologists’ experience is shared, recorded and taken into account by the Moderators who are expected to complete the final algorithms that will be published by ISUD and later on implemented by Urologists/ Andrologists in daily clinical practice.
Workgroups: Clinical Skills & Hands-on Training
Participants are divided in 4 groups and alternate in 4 rooms throughout the course. Every hands-on training session lasts 2 hours and aims at familiarizing trainees with therapeutic techniques used in our daily clinical practice. During the 4 hands-on sessions, trainees will practice clinical skills and learn secrets of medical practice. With the use of penis models, hands-on training will be provided on how to perform shockwave therapy, educate patient in making self-injections, use automatic injection systems, make collagenase clostridium intraplaque injections, and use penile extenders and vacuum pumps. Also, various types of penile prosthesis will be presented and protocols for penile prosthesis insertion will be discussed. Lastly, 4 selected infertility cases will be presented and discussed with regard to their diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
In every session, there will be multiple choice questions to which trainees need to correctly answer at least 60% to get accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). In addition, they have to attend at least 60% of the Masterclass hours in order to receive a certificate of participation as defined by the Hellenic National Organization for Medicines (EOF).
Who is it addressed to?
Urology Specialists and Resident Urologists who are to complete their residency soon, are eligible to participate in the Masterclass. The number of participants is limited (100 Specialists and 20 Residents), so that the Masterclass meets the Urologists’ particular needs, offering many tips & tricks upon specific issues of Andrology.