Modern surgical practice has been evolved by the introduction of innovative technologies during the last decades. With the technological renovation minimally invasive urologic surgery was born and nowadays this is a reality, especially in tertiary care centres.
Such an evolution started with conventional laparoscopy that represented the paradigm shift in urologic surgery over the last twenty years.
More recently, the introduction of robotics and other novel technologies has driven another revolution, moving us into the next level of evolution of minimally invasive surgery: the “technological surgery”.
The question is if the technological evolution will last forever or not.
In parallel with the technological revolution, novel research fields are being walked through, with the purpose of increasing the knowledge of the disease to cure, and give the possibility to the surgeon to tailor the best therapy that fits the patient.
Techno-Urology Meeting is evolved together with the novel technologies along the past years. More and more surgeons, speakers and attendants have been involved from all over the world.
With the present fifth edition of the Meeting we would like to underline the importance of tailoring the therapy on the basis of the disease.
The scientific program will include a stimulating combination of live surgery sessions, lectures and thought-provoking debates featuring the world’s experts in the field. Key topics will be covered during this 3-days event, with a focus on recent updates in the field of prostate cancer in the first day, while going on with rich live surgery sessions about laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery, image-guided surgery, Mini-laparoscopy and its evolutions.
We are confident that the fifth edition of the meeting will be original once more and will give the attendees the opportunity of experience the current status of available innovative techniques and technologies applied to medical and surgical urologists.
This is why we are confident that the novel edition of the meeting we have organized will be important either for urologists who participate to the first editions and new comers.
We look forward to seeing you in Turin!
Francesco Porpiglia, MD