Dear Friends and Colleagues
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Turin for the European Meeting on Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery. “Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics” has reached the 17th edition and the concept that initiated this adventure is quite alive and shows great potential for the future of Urology.

The comprehensive scientific program will include live laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, enriched with new technology, and performed by the world’s most prominent urologic surgeons.

In the past meetings, we have witnessed many challenging procedures. It is now time to expand our indications and to look forward to new challenges like the Nerve Sparing Retzius sparing RARP, the Clampless Partial Nephrectomy, the Robotic Orthotopic New Bladder, the Cava Thrombus in RCC, complex and rare reconstructive procedures, the Retroperitoneal Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and the innovative 4K-3D STORZ System.

We are enthusiastically anticipating an extremely stimulating meeting. Live and Semi Live surgery, discussions and thought-provoking debates will take place with the participation of the best urologists in the International arena. There will be three monitors transmitting different surgical procedures at the same time. Each delegate will be provided with headphones with the possibility to select the preferred moderation. All questions will be transmitted to the moderators via Twitter.

During the last edition in Barcelona we decided to add one screen of Semi Live surgery and this innovation was appreciated by the delegates. Also this year in Turin we will have the same format giving to the surgeons the moderators and the audience the possibility to interact technical and clinical details for one hour.