ESOU16: Highlights from the Scientific Programme

08 December 2015

According to local organiser, Prof. Piotr Chlosta (Crakow, PL) ESOU16 will offer the most up-to-date lectures on onco-urology surgery. For its 13th meeting, the EAU Section of Oncological Urology can draw on a wealth of experience in organising cutting-edge scientific meetings. ESOU16 will take place in Warsaw on 15-17 January, 2016.

The annual ESOU Meeting is set to present the current state of the art in onco-urology, with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The meeting will give delegates a unique opportunity to meet international experts in the field of onco-urology and to actively participate in lively discussions and debates. A multidisciplinary approach to cases will be maintained together with debates and videos of surgical procedures.

Prof. Maurizio Brausi, ESOU Chairman (Modena, IT) emphasises the many opportunities on offer for participating young urologists: “For a start, we offer two days of ESU-ERUS intensive hands on training in robotic surgery. Eight 90-minute slots are available for participants to get started on simulators.”

Another truly unique opportunity for young urologists is the STEPS programme, closed-door case discussions led by experts in the oncology field. Brausi: “We are happy to introduce these young doctors to senior experts, and help them expand their learning and professional opportunities.” A record number of applications were received and 20 young urologists have been selected to participate in this important teaching element of the ESOU programme. 

The scientific programme features no fewer than four separate sessions on prostate cancer, two on urothelial and bladder cancer, and one each on renal cancer and testis and penile cancer.  Prof. Chlosta: “As with every year, all the latest approaches for onco-urology will be covered. This year, we are offering talks on new diagnostic modalities in prostate cancer.” Extensive time for discussion has been included in all of these sessions, in addition to the formally structured debates and Pro/Con talks.

“Our aim is to provide delegates with the most up-to-date talks on minimally invasive onco-urological surgery from international leaders in their respective fields, including robotics, laparoscopy and oncology.” The presence of these speakers is a tribute to the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, involving key speakers from other EAU Sections like Prof. Zoran Culig (Innsbruck, AT) on behalf of ESUR and Prof. Alex Mottrie (Aalst, BE) speaking for ERUS and robotic surgeons in general.

“The programme is designed with an international audience in mind, and we are anticipating many visitors from across the globe.”

Polish urologists represent the single largest group (40%) of Fellows of the European Board of Urology (FEBU), a result of the Polish Urological Association’s decision to adopt the EBU exam as compulsory for its members. Four Polish academic departments hold EBU accreditation as training centres, with three more preparing to apply.

Registration is still open for ESOU16. You can register online until January 10th >