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ASiT 2020 Preconference course: Core Skills in Urology

ASIT Core skills in urology course 2020

Date and Time: 06/03/2020

Venue: ICC Birmingham

Course Convenors: Miss Sophie Rintoul-Hoad and Miss Claire Jelley 

Partner organisation: British Association of Urological Surgeons Section of Trainees (BSoT)

Target audience: FY2 - ST3 

Overview: The BAUS Section of Trainees (BSoT) are pleased to run the third ‘Core Urology’ pre-conference course at ASiT 2020. It will cover practical, hands on training in a range of urology scenarios (both emergency and core skills). Delegates will rotate around stations that simulate: circumcision, stent and cystoscopy, scrotal exploration and complex catheterisation. These stations reflect common scenarios that on call surgical SHOs and urology registrars face. We hope that by the end of the day you feel more confident and prepared to manage urological emergencies safely and competently. There will also be opportunities for careers, interview and Specialty Training guidance. We look forward to meeting you!

Learning outcomes: 

- Better understand the principles of managing common urological emergencies
- Surgical skills simulation training using mixed fidelity models; including suturing, cystoscopy and catheterisation
- Careers and guidance showcasing urology as (the best) surgical specialty


Groups will rotate through 4 stations which will be practical with time to contextualise that station.  Faculty will be urologists from a range of training grades.  The programme is still to be finalised but a provisional programme is seen below. 

Station 1: Acute testicular pain: simulation of scrotal exploration (with bovine model)

Station 2: Phimosis and Paraphimosis: Circumcision simulation model

Station 3: Infected, obstructed kidney: Cystoscopy (rigid +/-flexi) and ureteric stent placement on simulation models

Station 4: Difficult catheterisation: including SPC with simulation model, 2 way, 3 way and curved catheters.

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Please note all programmes are currently provisional and subject to change. All delegates on preconference courses must also be registered to attend the ASiT 2020 Conference. For more information please email 


ICC Birmingham
Birmingham, UK
Please see registration link for various options.
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