- 1) My visit to Ghent – the first YPUC exchange
At end of October the first ypuclub exchange took place. I went for one week to Ghent, Belgium in order to get an insight of another ESPU/JCPU fellowship program and learn how things are done there.
Ghent is a beautiful medieval city in the Flemish part of Belgium, the main language being Netherlands. The Department of Urology at the University Clinic of Ghent (“UZ Ghent”) is among the biggest departments in Belgium. Paediatric urology is incorporated into the department, Prof. Dr. Piet Hoebeke is the head of the whole department as well as the program director for the ESPU/JCPU fellowship program. Currently there is one fellow.
Among the whole spectrum of pediatric urology, functional problems including enuresis and demanding reconstructive surgery especially in hypospadias as well as redo procedures are the main fields of research. During the week in Ghent I was able to gain important insights and to learn a lot not only there but also on a wide spectrum of pediatric urology including robot assisted reflux-surgery.
Francoise, who currently is in the Ghent Fellowship program was a very nice host and took care of me during the whole week. I can highly recommend to anybody interested in pediatric urology spending a week at this extraordinary unit and I am looking forward to Françoise’s visit here in Linz!
- 2) Anne-Françoise’s Visit to Linz – the 2nd YPUC exchange
The Department of Pediatric Urology of Linz, Austria is a JCPU accredited centre located in upper Austria.
I had the pleasure to stay in the Department for a week, thanks to the nice organization of Bernhard Haid. The team is very welcoming and nice. They showed me specific activities of the Department, and even made me discover Austrian cuisine during the evenings.
The location of Linz on the Danau makes the stay even more enjoyable ! It was a really nice stay, thanks again to the whole team of Linz !
Breaking News :
- Join YPUC at Lyon. All applications for membership will be entered for a book prize
- YPUC Board meeting will be in Lyon ESPU Annual meeting at wednesday 06:15 p.m.
- The next FEAPU exam application form and related information will be published on July 1st at espu.org
- 2019 ESPU Educational course will be in Mannheim/Germany at June 21-22 registration is opened