ESU Committees

The success of all ESU teaching activities relies greatly on the assistance of the ESU faculty, comprising 150 opinion leaders in the various urological fields. These faculty members donate their time and expertise to all teaching activities free of charge. We are very grateful to be able to call on the expertise and involvement of top experts in the various urological sub-specialties.

The following committees have been assigned by the ESU Board:

Training and research group

Developing training standards for the ESU Hands-on-Training programmes.
In close collaboration with the ESUT and the other EAU sections.

B. Van Cleynenbreugel, Leuven (BE) Chair
A. Gözen, Heilbronn (DE) Member
B. Somani, Southampton (GB) Member
D. Veneziano, Reggio Calabria (IT) Member
T. Brouwers, EAU Coordinator

Online education

With EAU Education Online, the European School of Urology provides up-to-date information for urologists and residents worldwide.

Courses on EAU Education Online are prepared by urologists from all over Europe, supported by the e-learning specialists of the EAU, delivering high standard, up-to-date courses.

All accredited courses comply with the EU-ACME and UEMS/EACCME guidelines for e-learning, and the information provided is in line with the EAU Clinical Guidelines.

Online courses

Evangelos Liatsikos, Patras (GR) Chair
Andrea Minervini, Florence (IT)
Juan Gómez Rivas, Madrid (ES)
N. Li, EAU Coordinator

Guidelines courses

Henk van der Poel, Amsterdam (NL)
Nikolaos Grivas, Ioannina (GR)
Tom Marcelissen, Maastricht (NL)
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Patras (GR)
N. Li, EAU Coordinator


60-minute webinars addressing current treatments and controversies in various fields within urology. Leading experts from all over the world explain the latest developments in a concise presentation and give ample opportunities to interact and pose questions.

Juan Gómez Rivas, Madrid (ES) Chair
Thomas Knoll, Sindelfingen (DE) EAU Guidelines Office Member
Joan Palou, Barcelona, Barcelona (ES) Consultant
Evangelos Liatsikos, Patras (GR) Chairman ESU Board
Jacobijn Sedelaar-Maaskant, Arnhem (NL) ESU Manager


Semi-live surgeries demonstrated and explained step by step by leading experts in the field of urology. From basic essential procedures and techniques up to high-end, minimally invasive techniques such as the use of 3D-HD-video technology, the use of miniaturised instruments for laparoscopic and endourologic procedures, and complex robot-assisted surgery. Including numerous tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts and nightmare cases.

Aurel Messas, Paris (FR) Chair
Ton Brouwers, EAU Coordinator
Kristel Klein Hesselink, EAU Coordinator

Patient information

The main aim of Patient Information is to inform and educate patients and their families about the condition they have been diagnosed with, treatment options and follow-up. Every urological patient should have access to the highest quality patient information without having to wade through medical language that is difficult to understand. EAU Patient Information offers information written in lay language, encouraging a meaningful dialogue between the doctor and the patient.

EAU Patient Information has a Working Group which consists of members from the Young Urologists Office (YUO/YAU), ESRU and EAUN, with Dr. Mark Behrendt as chairman. Each member will serve a term of two years during which they are responsible for developing new patient information, updating existing topics and exploring new ways, like animated videos and 3D rotatable images, to further expand the Patient Information initiative.

Dr. Mark Behrendt, Hamburg (DE) Chair
E. Robijn, EAU Coordinator