The EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) deals with all the aspects of stone disease treatment: from intervention to metabolics, nutrition and prevention. Our strength is in the multidisciplinary outlook on our subspecialty – we preach and practice an integrated approach to urolithiasis, working in close cooperation with nutrition scientists, nephrologists, research dieticians and other affiliated medical professionals.
The history of EULIS goes back more than 20 years, which was originally founded as an independent society. Today, under the umbrella of the European Association of Urology, we continue to run programme and organize activities to yield benefits to EAU members working or interested in the field of urolithiasis.
Below is a quick overview of what we do. For more information please download the latest EULIS brochure and on the section blog you will find information about the ongoing projects, resources and the latest news.
Our main objective is to facilitate advancement of knowledge, investigation and treatment of urolithiasis and to promote dialogue, research, education and training into all aspects of urinary stone disease.
To achieve this objective, we run several educational programmes – diverse in their approach and target audience. From our well-known bi-annual meeting to small workshops and patient education, we strive to generate and communicate expert knowledge in a variety of formats.
Apart from our own projects, EULIS supports international workshops, masterclasses and international meetings on urolithiasis worldwide.
The EULIS works in line with the EAU organizational structure; 11 section members headed by the section chairman steer the work of the section. Additionally, a group of section associates collaborate within individual projects and advise on the general strategy. EULIS members come from various backgrounds including urologists, nephrologists and basic researchers. This framework allows for a diverse multidisciplinary representation within the section.
EULIS activities are geared to all EAU members and professionals specializing in the field of urolithiasis: both clinicians and researchers can benefit from our work. We also welcome all specialists who wish to increase their understanding of current approaches in the treatment of stone disease for their clinical urological practice.
What can we do for you?
Every two years we organize a specialized European meeting, entirely dedicated to the field of urolithiasis. This is the best platform to learn about the latest advances in the field and get applied knowledge on best practices from some of the world’s leading experts. We have a half day section meeting at each EAU Annual Meeting that covers hot topics in stone disease. We organize and support several small-scale workshops every year worldwide, tailoring our content to the audience. Also keep an eye on the programme of your national urology congress, as often it will include a EULIS lecture presented by one of our experts.
How to participate?
If you are mostly involved in clinical work, you will certainly find it useful to attend our bi-annual section meeting or one of the workshops. If you have a strong interest for research, you are welcome to profile your work with our section and the European audience by submitting an abstract to our bi-annual meeting or the Annual EAU Congress, which traditionally holds a session dedicated to urolithiasis. Additionally, if you have any ideas, suggestions or proposals for collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be happy to receive your input.
In the autumn of 2012, the EAU launched a new project – EAU Patient Information. The very first in the published series deals with the topic of kidney and ureteral stones, in which the EULIS was one of the main contributors.