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Surgery in the 3rd Millennium: The future is female

Urology has historically been a male-dominated surgical specialty, and although the number of female urologists is growing worldwide, they still represent a minority particularly in leadership and academic positions. The first edition of the congress “Surgery in the 3rd...

ESU introduces new kidney-transplant masterclass

The number of candidates on the waiting list for a kidney transplant is increasing. With donor figures and characteristics changing over time, further development of kidney transplant preservation techniques is needed. Customisation of immunosuppression to adapt to the characteristics...

EAU-National Societies Meeting 2018: Emergent challenges in Europe

Around 65 representatives of 39 urological national societies from all over Europe gathered at the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to address challenges in European urology. “The collaboration between the EAU and the European national...

EMUC18: Finding durable solutions in prostate cancer management

Although in Europe the debate has begun on how to deliver uniform and quality care for prostate cancer (PCa) patients, healthcare experts and physicians are encountering deeply-rooted issues that range from financial costs, poor patient recruitment in key trials...

EMUC18: Crucial MDT work in urological cancers

Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) help achieve optimal management of urological malignancies, but more than putting MDTs in place, experts are in agreement that a lot more needs to be done to support and increase the contacts and links among various...

BCa18: Road maps in personalising bladder cancer treatment

Bladder cancer, one of the most aggressive recurrent onco-urological malignancies, poses a special challenge to cancer experts due to the lack of response from many patients particularly  those who are diagnosed at a late stage. The EAU Update on...

Exhibit of the Month: The Weiss Lithotriptor

Every month, an EAU History Office member chooses an item of particular interest from the European Museum of Urology. This instrument was chosen by Mr Jonathan Goddard, Consultant Urological Surgeon from the UK and curator of the Museum of Urology...

New ESU e-course boosts thromboprophylaxis expertise

Complementary to surgical procedures such as robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and open radical cystectomy, thromboprophylaxis is an established standard of inpatient care. Due to its numerous benefits such as reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and post-operative major...

ERUS18: A push for enhanced patient recovery programme

The fifteenth annual meeting of the EAU Robotic Urology Section is taking place this September in Marseille, on France’s Mediterranean coast. We spoke to Dr. Jochen Walz (Marseille, FR), chairman of the ERUS18 Local Organising Committee and de facto...