The focus of the workshop is for six delegates (young surgeons) to receive hands on surgical training on pelvic floor reconstruction. The workshop is open to all international delegates with a preference for trainees and residents in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery and/or Male Urology and those working in developing and resource-constrained countries. Delegates have to be ICS members.
A full multi-disciplinary team will teach various surgical techniques. Please note that all workshop lectures and material will be in English.
Applicants are requested to complete an application form and return this to the ICS office along with their CV (resume) and a letter of status confirmation. All applications will then reviewed by the ICS Education Committee. All candidates will be contacted with the results by 5th May 2012. The selected candidates are then expected to make their own travel arrangements to arrive in Oporto. Travel costs to and from Oporto must be covered by the candidates.
Once in Oporto the ICS will cover the following items:
· Pickup/return from airport
· Transfers from hotel to course venue
· Breakfast in hotel/lunch at course venue and three evening meals
· Accommodation for the nights of 19/20/21 August 2012*
*Extra nights and any special requirements will need to be covered by the candidates.
Note visa requirements and costs are to be arranged by the candidates. Letters of invitation can be requested from the ICS and the local organisers.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Points
The **ICS Cadaver Workshop **is accredited by the European Board of Urology for **12 **hours of European CME credits. The EBU works according to the rules and quality standards of the European Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
The accreditation is in compliance with EBU/UEMS regulations - 1 credit per hour, with a maximum of 6 credits per day.
Both the EBU and the EACCME are the institutions of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),www.uems.net
All CME events accredited by the EBU have the EACCME endorsement.
The EBU/EACCME CME Credits are recognized by National Accreditation Authorities.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually
spent in the educational activity.
All CME activities approved by the EBU/EACCME are valid for recognition by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.
**Closing date for applications 15th April 2012. **
Should you have any questions regarding this course please contact hosts- Mario Gomes & Diaa Rizk on the below contact details. Alternatively please contact Jenny at the ICS office on Jenny@icsoffice.org