Annual EAU Congresses aim to offer state-of-the-art urological science. The abstracts selected for the 36th edition (EAU21 Virtual) strongly reflect that mission. Due to the high quality of these abstracts, the Scientific Congress Office (SCO) decided to give every accepted abstract its chance in the spotlight during five-day EAU21 Virtual (8-12 July 2021).
Over the course of 43 poster sessions, every lead researcher will give a one-minute presentation on their poster abstract, with the full five-minute presentation being available to delegates on demand on the EAU21 Congress Platform as of 1 July 2021. In addition to these 43 sessions, track leaders will pick and discuss five of the strongest abstracts within a certain topic during the “Best abstracts” poster session. Each accepted video abstract will be presented, too, in videos of eight minutes at the most spread over 22 video sessions. Each session will feature live discussions with abstract presenters and a Q&A box.
This framework follows the 0.8% increase in the acceptance rate in comparison with EAU20 (30.5% versus 29.7%). In total, 4165 abstracts were submitted for EAU21 Virtual: 3902 poster abstracts and 263 video abstracts, of which 1204 and 65 were accepted respectively, giving a total of 1269 accepted abstracts.
Prostate cancer is the most popular topic in the pool of accepted abstracts. While this isn’t necessarily news as to the poster abstracts, prostate cancer climbed from the fourth to the top spot in the top four of the accepted video abstracts compared to last year.
Top four topics of accepted abstracts – poster:
- Prostate cancer (290)
- Urothelial cancer (150)
- Benign lower urinary tract diseases (127)
- Renal tumour (120)
Top four topics of accepted abstracts – video:
- Prostate cancer (13)
- Uro-genital reconstruction (11)
- Renal tumour (9)
- Urothelial cancer (7)
To be as complete as possible and to give each abstract submitter the chance to send their abstract under a topic that most closely fit their research, the SCO added three new topics to the abstract submission for EAU21 Virtual: affordable medicine/technologies, trials in progress, and patients. With the third, the EAU will be one of the first large scientific societies to actively enrol patients in its annual meeting.
The abstracts track at EAU21 Virtual is going to be even more international than at EAU20, with abstracts from 54 countries being accepted (versus 52). Each continent will be represented.
Continents with most accepted abstracts:
- North America
- South America
On 8 June 2021, one month before the congress, all abstracts will be available in full text to EAU members in the EAU21 Resource Centre. All delegates will have access via the EAU21 Congress platform as of 1 July.
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