Professor Vasdev is the spokesperson for the Be Clear on Cancer ‘blood in pee’ campaign is returning to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms and encourage those with symptoms to visit their GP; a key symptom of both cancers is ‘blood in pee’. The Be Clear on Cancer campaigns are run by Public Health England, in partnership with the Department of Health and NHS England and are part of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, run in partnership with Cancer Research UK, to improve England’s cancer survival rates.
Location: The Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU
The 2016 East of England Study Day will be held at the Weston Auditorium at the University of Hertfordshire. The invited Key expert speaker for the study day is Professor Mani Menon, a world- leading robotic urological surgeon. Professor Menon is the Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, USA. He is also Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland; Clinical Professor, New York University, School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo.
Professor Menon started the first robotic prostate programme in the United States in 2001 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute. The robotic approach that Professor Menon developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionised the field of Urology and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. Its establishment meant an unprecedented improvement in the traditional, open prostatectomy, setting new standards in patient safety, recovery and outcome.
The enhanced nerve-sparing technique developed by Professor Menon, the “Veil of Aphrodite”, has dramatically improved erectile function outcomes following radical prostatectomy. Professor Menon also developed the first catheter-free approach. The Vattikuti Urology Institute, under Professor Menon’s leadership, has performed more than 10,000 robotic surgeries – more than any other hospital in the world.
08.00 – 08.35 Registration
08.35 – 08.45 Welcome and Introduction Professor Nikhil Vasdev
Session 1: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Chair: Mr Tim Lane
08.45 – 08.55 Case 1 presentation Mr Tim Lane
08.55 – 09.10 PSA and current disease patterns in the UK Mr Freddie Banks
09.10 – 10.00 PSA – The Male Mammogram? Prof Mani Menon
10.00 – 10.15 Pre Biopsy MRI – Is a prostate biopsy essential? Dr Amit Patel
10.15 – 10.30 Discussion
Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Tim Lane, Mr Freddie Banks, Dr Amit Patel
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
Session 2: Management of Localised/Localised Prostate Cancer Chair: Professor Nikhil Vasdev
11.00 – 11.10 Case 2 presentation Professor Nikhil Vasdev
11.10 – 11.30 The Lister “Frozen section” Radical Prostatectomy Programme Mr Jim Adshead
11.30 – 12.30 Update on Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy Prof Mani Menon
12.30 – 12.50 Radical Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Dr Roberto Alonzi 12.50 – 13.00 Discussion
Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Mr Jim Adshead, Dr Roberto Alonzi, Mr Tim Lane
13:00 – 14.00 Lunch
Session 3: Upper Tract Malignancy Chair: Mr Damian Hanbury
14.00 – 14.10 Haematuria and patient awareness – The “Blood in pee” campaign Professor Nikhil Vasdev
14.10 – 14.25 Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Mr Jim Adshead
14.25 – 14.35 CT Guided Cryotherapy – Lister Experience with technique Dr Chris King
14.35 – 15.15 Advanced robotics for kidney tumours and transplantation Prof Mani Menon 15.15 – 15.45 Balloon Debate – Trans versus Retro peritoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (03.15 – 03.30) Mr Tim Lane
Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (03.30 – 03.45) Mr Jacques Roux
15.45 – 16.00 Discussion
Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Damian Hanbury, Dr Chris King, Mr Tim Lane
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee
Session 4: Research, Training and Education Chair: Mr Asher Alam
16.30 – 16.40 Robotic Research Update and Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Professor Nikhil Vasdev
Foundation Collaboration Project
Prof Mani Menon 16.40 – 16.55 Prostate Cancer Pathways Mr Amjad Peracha
16.55 – 17.10 Increasing indication of PET scans in Urological Malignancy Dr Seb Chang
17.10 – 17.15 Medical Director’s Address Miss Jane McCue
17.15 – 17.20 Plaque Presentation Ceremony to Prof Menon Miss Jane McCue
17.20 – 17.30 Closing Remarks: Prof Mani Menon, Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Mr Jim Adshead, Mr Tim Lane Meeting Close
Meeting Faculty (in alphabetical order)
Mr Jim Adshead, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital
Mr Asher Alam, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Dr Roberto Alonzi, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Lister Hospital
Dr Samita Agarwal, Consultant Pathologist, Lister Hospital
Mr Freddie Banks, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Watford General Hospital
Dr Sebastian Chang, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital
Ms Linda Fowler, Research Nurse Specialist, Lister Hospital
Mr Damian Hanbury, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital
Dr Rob Hughes, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Lister Hospital
Dr Chris King, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital
Mr Tim Lane, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital
Dr Amit Patel, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital
Ms Christine Roach, Senior Administrative Support, Beds & Herts Cancer Network
Mr Jacques Roux, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Watford General Hospital
Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital
Professor Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a subspecialist interest in Robotic Urological Surgery/ Urologic Oncology at the Lister Hospital and Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.
Professor Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust’s Network Lead for the Lister Robotic Urology/Vatikutti Foundation Collaboration.
The aim of this collaboration, which was established in June 2015, is to collaborate on prospective data collection and create a high level of evidence in Robotic Urology, providing support for an international training curriculum for robotic surgery, participating in the global exchange fellowship programs and innovating new surgical procedures in collaboration with other partner institutions.
Most importantly, the collaboration will benefit our patients, helping to ensure that they continue to benefit from one of the highest quality of robotic services to be found in the country
Professor Mani Menon started the first programme in robotic surgery in the world in 2000 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, focusing initially on prostate cancer.
The robotic approach that his team and he developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionised the field of Urology and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. Its establishment meant an unprecedented improvement in the traditional, open prostatectomy, setting new standards in patient safety, recovery and outcome. He then built a team that duplicated these results for the treatment of other cancers, particularly bladder and kidney cancers, as well as for renal transplantation.
This work proved to be transformational as it was adopted by surgeons in other disciplines.
Robotic Council of India Meeting – April 2016