Paediatric Urology

The European Association of Urology supports 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 centers in Europe.

The expert groups aim at scientific cooperation and manuscript preparation, study design or other scientific output.

Paediatric urology working party’s goal

Paediatric urology, including complex reconstructive surgery and conservative care also for rare conditions requires specific dedication.

The European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) with the European Board of Paediatric Urology (EBPU) and the European Academy of Paediatric Urology (EAPU) provides board-certified paediatric surgeons as well as urologists the opportunity of a paediatric urology fellowship training. Thereby, with rising but still relatively low numbers of fellowship-trained paediatric urologists, paediatric urology emerges as a new (sub)specialty in many countries. Nevertheless, paediatric urology is part of many not fellowship-trained urologists daily clinical routine and integrates embryology, perinatal urology, functional urology and management of rare diseases and conditions.

Other than scientific output our group also aims to foster collaboration between paediatric urologists and associated clinicians and scientists all over Europe organized in different societies and with different training background.

Since its foundation in 2014, we have achieved a number of publications, scientific projects and organization of courses (ESU, ORSI), and collaborations have been formed with

  • the ESPU Young Paediatric Urologists Club (YPUC)
  • the European Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (ESGURS)
  • the EAU Paediatric Urology Working Party

Our group – providing a great platform for interaction, collaboration, networking and new friendships – is open for new applications from interested paediatric urologists. Our mission is to bring young academic paediatric urologists together and create a scientific platform where they can develop themselves and help advance paediatric urology in Europe.

Projects and plans for the future

Ongoing projects

  • Multicentric database/evaluation of robotically assisted and open ureteral reimplantation for high-grade vesicoureteric reflux
  • The role of Lichen sclerosus in hypospadias surgery in children
  • Characteristics of hypospadias in boys born small for gestational age
  • Editorial and preparation/ writing of several articles for a special edition of the International Journal of Impotence Research (IJIR) dedicated to Paediatric Sexual Medicine
  • European approach on the management and treatment of nephrolithiasis in children: Overview of current practice, expert opinions and guidelines.

Future projects

  • Financial toxicity in children with spina bifida – a European / American perspective
  • A multicentric, critical evaluation of bladder and bowel emptying disorders
  • The role of internet-based information, especially YouTube in parental expectations and decisions pertaining to paediatric urologic diagnoses
  • Multinational evaluation of transitional paediatric urology with the aim of formulating guidelines and recommendations for adult urologists
  • Foster collaboration with ESGURS, ERUS and other YAU Groups

YAU Working Group Paediatric Urology

B. Haid

Linz (AT)

L.A. 't Hoen

Rotterdam (NL)

B. Bañuelos Marco

Berlin (DE)

F. O'Kelly

Dublin (IE)

S. Sforza

Florence (IT)

E. Bindi

Siena (IT)

M.P. Hiess

Wien (AT)

J.M. Lammers

Groningen (NL)