Introduction

The ISSM has recognized that there exists a gap in knowledge and prosthetic surgical skills in several regions in the world as identified by ISSM’s leaders, KOL’s, faculty and members and through its affiliated organizations. There also has been a sustained and high level of interest in prosthetic urology within ISSM membership and at ISSM scientific meetings, which has led to many ISSM activities over the last years including the successful launch of ISSM’s Video Journal of Prosthetic, the increased number of prosthetic urology sessions at our World Meetings and the establishment of a dedicated Surgeon's Corner in our flagship Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM).

In keeping with our international mission to foster excellence in education, knowledge, surgical skill and patient care in all aspects of sexual medicine supported by the increased interest in prosthetic surgery ISSM has developed a strategic initiative to enhance surgical skills. This program consists of a comprehensive ISSM branded didactic and hands-on prosthetic training course -led by the world’s leading experts in the field- that is accessible to skilled surgeons who will be able to acquire the required competencies, knowledge, attitudes and skills with the goal to better enable them to operate independently.

Objectives

The general objective of this course is to provide the theoretical-technical knowledge and updates on the latest developments in prosthetic surgery for erectile restoration, peyronie’s disease and stress urinary incontinence from the leading international experts in this field.

The learning objectives are:

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

01

Critical Elements

Understand the critical elements of patient selection, pre-operative assessment, intra-operative and post-operative care to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
02

Surgical prosthetic skills

Gain the surgical prosthetic skills to operate independently; including patient preparation, OR set up, surgical approaches/ indications, as well as performing standard and complex procedures, and manage complications related to Erectile Restoration, Peyronie’s Disease and Stress Urinary Incontinence.
03

Existing patient outreach platforms

Understand the existing patient outreach platforms and make use of social media to promote their practice and educate patients around prosthetics, their utility, risks and benefits based on medical evidence.

Who should attend this course?

Active members of the ISSM

Final year urology residents

Urologists doing andrology fellowship

Newly graduate urologists interested in andrology

Specific requirements:

Candidates should have a real interest in prosthetics and have demonstrated that they are in an environment where prosthetics can be done


The candidates should be in practice and have an active license


Candidates need to provide a statement why they want to apply (in English)


Proficiency in English