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1st Hands-on Course MIS in Pediatric Urology

​10 April 2017



UAE Pediatric Surgery Society in collaboration with University of Sharjah Clinical & Surgical Training Center (SSI) conducted the 1st Hands-on Course titled MIS in Pediatric Urology.

This highly specialized hands-on workshop provided the 10 participants from UAE and other Arab Gulf countries one to one surgical update in the most recent development in Pediatric Urology, using live animals with hospital set-up in the SSI Wet Lab, which is furnished with a state-of-the-art laparoscopic system from Karl Storz that enjoys global standards. The hands-on surgical procedure was based on a step-by-step performance that involved the following didactic outlook: 1) Ergonomics and installation, 2) Introduction and positioning of trocar, 3) Diagnostic Laparoscopy, 4) Creation of a working space in the abdomen and the Bladder, 5) Instruments and energy applying systems, 6) Suturing and knotting Simple, Sliding Knot and continuous and Back – Hand stitch, 7) Dissection, 8) Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty, 9) Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, 10) Pneumovesicoscopic Ureteric Reimplantation, 11) Extravesical ureteric Reimplantation, 12) Adrenal and Gonadal Surgery, 13) Testicular Varicocele Surgery and 14) Creation of Mitrofanoff Stoma.

This course was made possible through the joint efforts of the course leader, Dr. Adel Al Junaibi, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Paediatric Urologist; Laparoscopic, Neonatal & Paediatric Surgeon at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Dr. Khalid Khalfan, Adjunct Associate Professor, UOS, and Consultant Laparoscopic & Pediatric Surgeon at Al-Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE.

Distinguished regional faculty members contributed to the training. These include Dr. Hesham Ahmady Soliman, Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Urology, and Head of Division of Pediatric Surgery & Urology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dr. Seif Abdelsalam, Specialist Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Urologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Dr. Khalid Eid Alharbi, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at Tawam Hospital, UAE. Besides, international speakers came to share their knowledge and expertise with the participants. These include Dr. Alaa Elgoneimi, Professor of Pediatric, Surgeon and Pediatric Urology at Hospital Robert Debre, France, Dr. Chung Kwong Yeung, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Dr. Hamdan Al Hazmi, Associated Professor and Consultant Pediatric Urologist, Deputy Chairman of the Department of Surgery at King Saud University, KSA.  Also taking part were Dr. Najeh Alomari, MD. Retired Brigadier General and Senior Consultant Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Urologist Laparoscopic Surgeon in the private sector, Amman, Jordan and Dr. Varlet Francois, Professor, Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Urology at CHU de Saint-Etienne, France.

The Dean of the College of Medicine, Professor Qutayba Hamid, and Director of the Clinical & Surgical Training Center, Dr. Nabil Sulaiman, were delighted with this collaboration that aims at fostering and expanding the network of health care professionals in education, research, development and clinical investigation to achieve a more effective patient care and a higher level of patient safety worldwide.


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