Dr. Thomas Chi was a guest speaker at the 30th Congress of Japanese Society of Endourology

Dr. Thomas Chi was invited to the 30th Congress of the Japanese Society of Endourology (JSE), held in Osaka, Japan between November 17-19, 2016. Under the International Session, he gave a talk entitled "The treatment strategy for kidney stones over 2 cm." He highlighted the advantage of ultrasound-guided approach to a renal collecting system and introduced an educational method using an abdominal phantom to teach residents and fellows.

The Japanese Society of Endourology and ESWL was founded in 1987 to contribute to advancements in medical care by promoting research in the field of endourology, urologic laparoscopy, ESWL and medical engineering in co-operation with the Japanese Urological Association, Endourology Society, and Asian endourologists. The Society consists of about 15 honorary members, 2000 active members, and is supported by more than 30 companies. Around 30% of the urologists in Japan are members of the Society. The Society holds an annual meeting to exchange information on every aspect of minimally invasive management in the field of Urology. Endourologists from Japan and also from other Asian countries join the meeting. At every meeting, educational and public programs are presented together with scientific programs and real-time surgical demonstrations.


Dr. Junichi Matsuzaki from Ohguchi Higashi General Hospital, Prof. Takahiro Yasui from Nagoya City University, Dr. Thomas Chi from UCSF, and Prof. Kikuo Nutahara from Kyorin University Hospital 



Dr. Matsuzaki, Dr. Chi, and Prof. Nutahara