Four countries sign up for EAU en-bloc membership

23 January 2017 Joel Vega

National urological associations in four countries have signed up with the European Association of Urology (EAU) for en-bloc membership, bringing the estimated total of EAU members from around the world to more than 16,000 members.

“We welcome the new members from the urological associations of Algeria, Greece, Nigeria and the Philippines. Their joining the EAU will not only nurture stronger international links among urologists, but also contribute to meaningful exchanges in education, research and clinical experience,” said Prof. Igor Korneyev (RU), EAU board member and chairman of the EAU Membership Office.

Korneyev said the Membership Office have exerted efforts in recent months to clearly convey to various urological associations the EAU’s core goals of boosting urological knowledge-sharing and professional exchanges. Representatives of the Membership Office have not only maintained through the years dynamic contacts with urologists in many countries but also created new ties, particularly with young urologists in regions outside Europe.

Regional meetings, specialty-oriented conferences, training, scholarships, CME-accredited courses organised by the European School of Urology (ESU), exchange programmes and direct research funding are only a few of the EAU activities that allow us to link up with colleagues from overseas,” added Korneyev. He also mentioned that besides the EAU Annual Congress which is known to many urologists outside Europe, the EAU Guidelines and scientific journal, European Urology, have gained the esteem of the international urological community.

As of early January this year, there were approximately 15,667 EAU members from 134 countries, not including the new members recorded in recent weeks.  The national associations from Greece and the Philippines brought in around 500 members and 68 residents, respectively, while the latest numbers of new members from Algeria and Nigeria are still to be confirmed.

Urological associations joining the EAU through en bloc arrangements collectively enjoy benefits including full print and on-line access to the EAU Guidelines and publications, eligibility for its members to a range of grants and awards and discounted meeting fees, among other benefits.