Welcome to CiLR 2018!

Dear Collegues

It is a great pleasure to invite you to Leipzig for the 15th European Meeting on Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery – “Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics”.

The scientific program will include a large number of live laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgeries performed by the world’s most renowned surgeons – always 3 procedures parallel and live on screen. Interesting presentations and debates pertinent to laparoscopy and robotics will enrich the program and guarantee a scientific program at the highest level.

Leipzig is a historical city (more than 1000 years old) with a rich cultural and commercial profile. Major classical music composers have lived and flourished here. The Leipzig “Gewandhaus” Orchestra and the Saint Thomas boys quire are world famous. In addition, major car industries (Porsche and BMW) are producing several of their lines in Leipzig. We will be more than happy to welcome you all to our Get together dinner which will be organized in the extraordinary Porsche exhibition centre.

Clearly, music, action and speed are the major characteristics of this city. This is the perfect city to host “Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics” the second time after 2011. We hope that you will follow the music, action and speed of the organized program and that this will become a memorable meeting for all of you from a scientific as well as a social standpoint.

Welcome to Leipzig!

Inderbir Gill, Los Angeles, USA

Evangelos Liatsikos, Patras, Greece

Vito Pansadoro, Rome, Italy

Jens Uwe Stolzenburg, Leipzig, Germany