The European Association of Urology has recently supported the development of expert groups of young academic urologists with the purpose of boosting research activity in some critical areas of urology and improving academic collaboration among different centres in Europe.
The expert-groups aim at scientific cooperation and manuscript preparation, study design or other
scientific output. The group was established during a meeting held on 12 October 2012 in Munich.
Men’s urological health is as important as their overall health. Fortunately, many of the urological health conditions and diseases that men face can be prevented or treated – if found early. Prostate cancer and testicular cancer are treatable when found early. However, urological cancers are just one aspect of urological health; there is so much more going on! The Men’s Health working party aims at in-depth investigation of several aspects of men’s health, such as sexual dysfunction and infertility.
The working party organised several meetings, such as during the EAU Annual Congress in Milan (IT) in 2013, the Leading lights in Urology meeting in Lisboa (PT) and the ESSM Congress Istanbul (TK) in 2014.
In close collaboration with the EAU’s Guidelines Office, a document was produced concerning the revision of the following uro-andrological guidelines: male sexual dysfunction, priapism, penile curvature, male infertility and male hypogonadism.
- a multi-institutional survey on Urology Residents’ perspectives on men’s health, andrology and sexual medicine;
- a multi-institutional survey on Sexual rehabilitation following pelvic surgery (in collaboration with EAU YAU Prostate cancer working party)
- On behalf of the group, a platinum opinion editorial entitled “What we can do to maintain men’s health: perspectives from the EAU Young Academic Urologists Working Party (YAUWP) Men’s Health Group” was submitted to European Urology and is currently under review
- Multi-institutional retrospective study on penile fractures
A manuscript entitled “Treatment delay of penile fracture results in poor functional outcome: results from a large restrospective multicentric European study” is going to be submitted to an international peer reviewed journal.
Board YAU Working Group Men's Health
G.I. RussoCatania (IT)
M. AlbersenLeuven (BE)
M. NicolaiDen Haag (NL)
M.M. FodeHerlev (DK)
A. ÜrkmezIstanbul (TR)
G. HatzichristodoulouWürzburg (DE)
P. CapogrossoAbbiategrasso (IT)