Dear Colleagues,


Minimally invasive image-guided procedures are being incorporated to a widening range of treatments amongst which Small Renal Ablation and Removal is one of the most relevant.


Two past editions of focused courses on Renal Mass Ablation have already been held here in Barcelona, as an effort to improve collaboration and transversal sharing of knowledge between Urologists and Radiologists. The organizing committee of this upcoming 3rd edition, would like to invite you to attend the International Course on Kidney Tumour Ablation (ICKTA Barcelona 2015) by last quarter of next year in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). This time, the 2 day long Scientific Programme is structured as a single timeline of talks and panels, complemented with a round of quick talks on the personal experience of selected attendants and parallel-ran hands-on training simulations and showcases of sponsor enterprises. This edition is based on three major focuses: (i) expert-driven discussion on technologies at reach for imaging, percutaneous ablation, laparoscopy and surgery, (ii) decision-making tools for Ablation and (iii) hands-on training using virtual simulation and showcasing of medical devices.


We warmly welcome you all to Barcelona and look forward meeting you at the Ickta'15.


The organizing committee