European Training in Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS)

Working Team:
Ali Serdar Gözen, Germany
Murat Arslan, Turkey
Abdullah Acikgoz, Turkey
Tevfik Aktoz, Turkey


With surgical training, the goal is to produce a surgeon who is highly competent and confident in performing laparoscopic procedures; and thereby mitigate the risks of complications. Because of the specific risks, visuospatial relationships, and the steep learning curve that are unique to laparoscopy, hands-on training on a box or visual simulator is the recommended way to start learning laparoscopic skills.

The European training in basic laparoscopic urological skills (E-BLUS) is a programme offered to residents and urologists who want to master the basic skills in laparoscopy required for the OR.

E-BLUS Course and Exam:

Organised by our team during 11th National Endourology Congress with international participation on 23-26 April 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.
Chairman: Ali Serdar Gozen, Germany (ESUT)
Members: Yasar Ozgok, Turkey (ESUT); Lutfi Tunc, Turkey (ESUT); Murat Arslan, Turkey; A. Erdem Canda, Turkey

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E-BLUS Looks Beyond Europe in 2015