Invitation

Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski Honorary Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Iliya Saltirov Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Dear colleagues and friends,

                On behalf of the Organizing committee I would like to invite you to participate in the 10th Meeting Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, which will take place on 12-13 April 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

                The 10th in a row meeting aims to offer an up-to-date insight on modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in stone surgery and is organized by Military Medical Academy of Sofia and the Bulgarian Association of Endourology and SWL with the support and endorsement of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), the International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) and the South-Eastern Group for Urolithiasis Research (SEGUR).          

The scientific programme of the meeting will focus on state-of-the-art lectures, debates, Live-surgery sessions and Hands-on-training sessions delivered by a distinguished and internationally renowned faculty, giving the opportunity to the participants to update their knowledge, practice their surgical skills and get acquainted with the latest developments in endoscopes, energy sources and disposables. The delegates will have the great opportunity to present their own work in the field of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery during the moderated poster and video session.

                During the medical exhibition, companies will have the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and network with urologists and affiliated professionals, attending the meeting, and present their products.

The 10th in a row meeting “Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery” is expected to become once again a meeting point for urologists and young doctors working in the field of minimally invasive urology and interested in mastering the art of Endourology and exchanging professional ideas and experience in a friendly atmosphere.

 

Hot Session

HANDS-ON-TRAINING SESSION

The hands-on-training (HOT) session will be conducted on training models for ureterorenoscopy and transurethral resection of the prostate in saline.

Venue:            Adjacent space on Hall 6, NDK

Time:               12 April 2019 and 13 April 2019

Registrations will be handled on the registration desk of the symposium on April 12, 2019.

Speakers

Lecturers and operators who will present themselves with reports in the sessions of the symposium.

Alberto Budia-Alba
Head of Lithotripsy and Endourology

Head of Lithotripsy and Endourology Unit. La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital. Valencia

Alberto Budia-Alba
Head of Lithotripsy and Endourology
Alberto Trinchieri
Professor of Urology

Director of the Urology Unit of the Manzoni Hospital in Lecco, Lecturer at Urology School of the University of Pavia, Board member of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), Board member of SEGUR. Lecco, Italy

Alberto Trinchieri
Professor of Urology
Andreas Skolarikos
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology at Athens Medical School, Medical University, Athens, Greece, Associated board member of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), Board member of the EAU Section of Urotechnology (ESUT) Board member of SEGUR. Athens, Greece

Andreas Skolarikos
Professor of Urology
Branimir Penev
Urologist

Urology Registrar Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, England, United Kingdom.

Branimir Penev
Urologist
Daniela Petrova
Assistant Professor

Assistant professor of Nephrology, Clinic of Nephrology, Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Daniela Petrova
Assistant Professor
Deyan Anakievski
Associate Professor

Associate professor of urology, Clinic of Urology, Saint Marina Hospital, Varna, Bulgaria

Deyan Anakievski
Associate Professor
Dimitar Mladenov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology at Hospital “Alexandrovska”, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Chairman of Bulgarian Association of Endourology and SWL. Sofia.

Dimitar Mladenov
Professor of Urology
Dimitar Shishkov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology at Plovdiv Hospital, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Dimitar Shishkov
Professor of Urology
Dragoslav Basic
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology at Medical university, Nis, Serbia, Chief of at Clinic of Urology and Clinical Center Nis, Serbia. Vice president of Serbian urological association, Board member of SEGUR. Nis, Serbia

Dragoslav Basic
Professor of Urology
Guohua Zeng
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Department of Urology,Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Vice-president of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, President of Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Urology, President of Guangzhou Urological Research Institute. Guangzhou, PR China

Guohua Zeng
Professor of Urology
Hristo Kumanov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Medical University, Sofia.

Hristo Kumanov
Professor of Urology
Iliya Saltirov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology at Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Chief of Department of Urology and Nephrology at Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Co-chairman of Bulgarian Association of Endourology and SWL. Associated Member of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), Board member of SEGUR. Sofia, Bulgaria

Iliya Saltirov
Professor of Urology
Jenia Vassileva
Professor of Urology

Radiation Protection Specialist, Radiation Protection of Patients Unit, Radiation Safety & Monitoring Section, Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, Department of Nuclear Safety & Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. Associate board member of SEGUR, Vienna, Austria

Jenia Vassileva
Professor of Urology
Juan Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Urologist

Department of Urology, Fundacio Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain

Juan Manuel Lopez-Martinez
Urologist
Juan Antonio Galan
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Lithotripsy and Endourology Unit, Consellería de Sanitat, General University Hospital, Alicante, Spain

Juan Antonio Galan
Professor of Urology
Kaloyan Davidov
Professor of Urology

Profesor of Urology, Chief of Department of Urology and Medical Director of University Hospital Tokuda, Sofia.

Kaloyan Davidov
Professor of Urology
Kemal Sarica
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Chief of Department of Urology “Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal” Research and Training University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, Board Chairman of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), Board Chairmen of SEGUR. Istanbul, Turkey

Kemal Sarica
Professor of Urology
Kremena Petkova
Assistant professor of Urology

Assistant professor of Urology at the Department of Urology and Nephrology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Associate board member of SEGUR, Affiliate member of EULIS of EAU, Sofia, Bulgaria

Kremena Petkova
Assistant professor of Urology
Marcos Cepeda
Urologist

Endourology and Laparoscopy Unit, Río Hortega University Hospital (HURH), Valladolid, Spain, EULIS affiliate member

Marcos Cepeda
Urologist
Michael Straub
Professor of Urology

Senior Urologist, Head of Endourology and Stone Center, University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar . Department of Urology, Technical University Munich, Associated Member of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS), Munich, Germany.

Michael Straub
Professor of Urology
Mitko Tzvetkov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology in Medical University and Clinic of Urology, 5-th MHAT, Sofia Bulgaria. Co-chairman of Bulgarian Association of Endourology and SWL. Sofia, Bulgaria

Mitko Tzvetkov
Professor of Urology
Nikolay Kolev
Assoc. Professor of Urology

Assoc. Professor of Urology at Medical University – Pleven and Chief of Department of Urology, Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria

Nikolay Kolev
Assoc. Professor of Urology
Oliver Stankov
Professor of Urology

Clinic of Urology, Medical University, Skopje, Macedonia, Chairman of the Macedonian Association of Urology. Skopje, Macedonia.

Oliver Stankov
Professor of Urology
Orlin Savov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Urology Department, St. Theresien-Krankenhaus, Nürnberg, Germany

Orlin Savov
Professor of Urology
Sotir Stavridis
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology, Clinic of Urology, Medical University, Skopje, Macedonia, Board member of SEGUR. Skopje, Macedonia

Sotir Stavridis
Professor of Urology
Stylianos Giannakoppoulos
Profesor of Urology

Profesor of Urology at Department of Urology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Stylianos Giannakoppoulos
Profesor of Urology
Svetoslav Nikolov
Professor of Urology

Professor of Urology in Military Medical the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) Academy and Chief of Clinic of General Urology, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Svetoslav Nikolov
Professor of Urology
Tosho Ganev
Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Urology, Clinic of Urology, Saint Anna Hospital, Varna, Bulgaria

Tosho Ganev
Associate Professor
Ventsislav Mutafchiyski
Head of the Military Medical Academy

Professor of Surgery, A graduate member of the American Society of Surgeons (FACS). President of the Balkan Military Medical Committee; President of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of Military Medicine; Member of the Management Board of the Scientific Society for Emergency Medicine, Member of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES), Association of Military Surgeons of United States (AMSUS), International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO), European Digestive Surgery (EDS), World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS).

Ventsislav Mutafchiyski
Head of the Military Medical Academy

Registration

 Registration fee
Before 20 March 2019
After 20 March 2019
Certified urologists
390 BGN/190 €
480 BGN/240 €
Residents
300 BGN/150 €
390 BGN/190 €

Included in the registration fee is:

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions including live surgery sessions
  • Congress bag and all meeting documentation
  • Access to Congress exhibition
  • Congress badge and certificate of attendance
  • Coffee, refreshments and standing light lunch during official breaks
  • Official dinner – 12.04.2019

All registrations must be made online through the website of the meeting: http://www.memis-bg.com/

Method of payment of the registration fee:

BY BANK TRANSFER IN BGN BY BANK TRANSFER IN EUR
Endourology Foundation
UniCredit Bulbank AD
IBAN: BG94 UNCR 7000 1520 7846 51
BIC: UNCRBGSF
Endourology Foundation
UniCredit Bulbank AD
IBAN: BG29 UNCR 7000 1520 7846 57
BIC: UNCRBGSF
  • Included in the registration fee is VAT
  • In cases when the registration fee is paid by a third person or company, please, indicate the participant’s name
  • In cases when the registration fee is paid by a natural person, please, indicate full name, personal identification number and address to be included in the invoice

Confirmation of registration
As soon as the appropriate fees have been received, participants will receive a confirmation letter of the relevant bookings. Participants are kindly requested to produce their registration’s confirmation letter upon their check-in at the Registration Desk of the meeting.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation of registration should be made in writing to the Meeting Organizing Bureau before March 4th, 2019 with 100% refund of the registration fee. For every written cancellation received from March 4th to March 20th, 2019, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund thereafter. All refunds will be made within two months after the end of the Meeting. Bank charges will be deducted.

Certificates
All registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the meeting.

Badges and Identification
Registration badges will be used during the Meeting. For identification purposes and admission to session halls, participants are requested to wear their badges, which will be given to them upon registration, at all times. Admission to the Meeting areas will not be allowed without badge identification.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please, contact the organizing committee on:

Military Medical Academy
Department of Urology and Nephrology
“Georgi Sofiiski” Str. 3
Sofia – 1606, Bulgaria
Tel.: +359 2 922 6313
e-mail: endourology@vma.bg

Abstracts

Topics

Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of upper urinary tract pathologies:

  • Urolithiasis
  • Ureteral and UPJ strictures
  • Upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma

Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary tract pathologies:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Bladder carcinoma
  • Urethral Strictures
  • Urinary incontinence

Innovations in surgical techniques, “tips and tricks”

Abstract submission procedure for the Moderated poster and video session:

  • All abstracts should be submitted in electronic format through the symposium website in Bulgarian and English language
  • The format of the abstract should be as follows: no longer than 300 words with the following sections: introduction, objective, material and methods, results, conclusions.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee
  • Accepted posters will be presented in the e-posters (ppt) format on TV screens (participants do not need to print the poster). During the moderated poster and video session the presenting author will have 5 minutes for 2-3 slides oral presentation of the poster.
  • Accepted video presentations will be presented during the moderated poster and video session and the presenting author will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present the video
  • Corresponding authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted only by e-mail
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplementary issue of the journal “Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery”. The publication of the abstract is conditional upon registration for the meeting of at least one of the authors per abstract
  • The authors are responsible for ensuring the authenticity of all data presented in their abstracts
  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format
  • If an author wishes to withdraw a submitted abstract, a written request should be sent to the Organizing Committee

                Deadline for abstract submission is 20 March 2019

Program

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and sessions.

V.Mutafchiyski, I. Saltirov, K. Sarica, D. Mladenov

Moderators: S. Stavridis, J.M.Lopez-Martinez, D. Basic, D.Mladenov

S. Giannakopoulos

I. Saltirov, O. Gatsev

10:00 - 10:20

M. Cepeda, K. Petkova

A. Trinchieri

S. Giannakopoulos, P. Petrov

13:00 -14:00

Moderators: J. Vasileva, O. Savov, K. Davidov, D. Petrova

Moderators: A. Trinchieri, D. Basic, O. Stankov, B. Penev

K. Petkova

A. Budia-Alba

J.M. Lopez-Martinez

16:00 -16:20

Moderators: J.A. Galan, O. Savov, I. Saltirov, S. Stavridis

Moderators: K. Sarica, A.Budia-Alba, S.Giannakopoulos, K.Davidov

G. Zeng, I. Saltirov

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break

M. Straub, K. Petkova

I. Saltirov, K. Petkova

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Moderators: J.A. Galan, A. Trinchieri, O. Savov, D. Anakievski

M. Straub

I. Saltirov

14:30 - 14:40

Discussion

14:40 - 15:00

Coffee break

Moderators: D. Basic, O. Stankov, D. Anakievski, N. Kolev

I. Saltirov

Moderators: S.Nikolov, M.Tzvetkov, K.Davidov, D.Shishkov, T.Ganev

Organizers

Military Medical Academy
Foundation of Endourology
Bulgarian Association of Endourology and SWL
South-Eastern European group for Urolithiasis Research
EAU Section of Urolithiasis
International Alliance of Urolithiasis

Sponsors

The Organizing Committee invites the industry to support the 10th Meeting Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery by sponsoring scientific sessions and/or placing promotional advertisements and join the exhibition organized during the meeting.

All sponsors and exhibitors will be listed on the conference website and print materials including logos.

For detailed information about the sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Organizing Committee at:
Military Medical Academy
Department of Urology and Nephrology
3, “Georgi Sofiiski” Blvd.
Sofia 1606
Bulgaria
e-mail: endourology@vma.bg

Event location

Here, you will find directions to the conference venue. More space to meet and network!

VISIT US

National Palace of Culture, Hall 6
Sofia, Bulgaria

EMAIL US

endourology @ vma.bg

CALL US

Tel.: +359 2 9226313
Mob.: +359 886738157
Fax: +359 2 851709

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