EAU-SUO Exchange Programme

Every other year, a European onco-urologist attends a two-week scholarship in the United States, then an American onco-urologist takes part in the scholarship at a European institution, courtesy of the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).

About the programme

The participant from Europe will attend the SUO annual congress. He/she is encouraged to submit an abstract to help stimulate scientific exchange. All registration fees will be waived. Travel and accommodation will be covered by the EAU and the SUO.

The participant will discuss with his/her senior faculty which institution could be the host, as well as, who could be the potential mentor from said institution. The objective is to have the host institution provide adequate opportunities to educate and expose the participant to new techniques and/or technologies in basic health services or translational research, or a clinical technique or method.

Application is now open

This year’s SUO Meeting is scheduled from 30 November – 2 December 2022 in San Diego and the two-week Scholarship will take place from 3 – 17 December 2022.

Application is now open until 15 July!

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  1. an EAU member (membership type: Active Member)
  2. a young onco-urologist who has completed his/her fellowship training within the past 8 years

How to apply

Please email the following documents to Ms. Ilse Grotenbreg:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A list of your publications
  4. A letter of recommendation from your institution
  5. A letter of agreement and commitment to the visit from the Department Chair of the host institution
  6. A two-page proposal describing the unmet need, opportunity, and plans to implement the new knowledge upon returning

Application process

The joint committee of the EAU comprised of the EAU Executive Board and the EAU Section of EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU) will review all applications.

Reports

The participant is required to submit a two-page report to the EAU within one month upon returning. The report should include but not limited to:

  • Goals and objectives achieved
  • Plans for future research or changes in clinical practice resulting from the exchange

If, for any reason, the selected applicant is unable to complete the exchange as outlined in the proposal above, he/she is responsible for returning any deposited funds to the EAU.

About the SUO

The SUO was founded in 1984 with a mission to enable qualified members, who are primarily interested in the care of patients with malignant genitourinary diseases, to meet for the purpose of discussion, development, and implementation of ideas. The SUO stimulates research and teaching in urologic oncology, disseminates the principles of urologic oncology to medical profession at large, and brings urologists into a society whose work is principally in malignant diseases.