BALTIC17 Best Abstracts winners reflect dynamic work in region

Mon, 29 May 2017 • Joel Vega

Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus topped the Best Poster presentations with their studies in prostate and bladder cancers at the 4th Baltic Meeting in conjunction with the EAU (BALTIC17) which was held over the weekend in Vilnius.

Six prizes were given by Berlin Chemie and Karl Storz for Basic and Clinical Research studies, respectively.

Meanwhile, Lithuania and Latvia shared the first prize in the Young Urologists Competition which showcased the promising talents of young urologists.

“The performance of the Young Urologists Competition contestants and the winning abstracts show the quality of work being done in the region and we are encouraged to see the dynamism of urological advances being made here,” said Prof. Michel Sedelaar who congratulated the winners together with meeting chairman Prof. Mindaugas Sievaltas (LT) and Prof. Bob Djavan (AT).

Sievaltas thanked the Young Urologists Competition and abstract participants for their contribution and said continued collaboration among the Baltic countries will help boost urology in the region. He said he looked forward to similar quality work in the 5th Baltic Meeting to be held in Riga next year.

Below is the list of winning abstracts presentations and the awardees in the Young Urologists Competition:

Berlin Chemie Best Poster Winners, Basic Research:

First Prize: A. Kotsar and colleagues (Finland, Estonia), 5alpha-reductase inhibitors use and bladder cancer-specific mortality in a Finnish population-based cohort

Second Prize: L. Suslov and colleagues (Belarus), Acute kidney injury after partial nephrectomy for renal masses in the solitary kidney

Third Prize: T. Kloskowski (Poland), Effect of urine on cell line in-vitro: Implication for urinary tract regeneration

Karl Storz Best Poster Winners, Clinical Research:

First Prize: M. Kincius and colleagues (Lithuania), Salvage radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy. First results of a multi-centre Lithuanian study

Second Prize: S. Polyakov and A. Yaumenenka (Belarus), Survival in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer: A population-based study

Third Prize: P. Veskimae and colleagues (Estonia), First results of simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation in Estonia

Young Urologists Competition Award

First Prize, Co-Winner: A. Patasius (Vilnius, Lithuania) Modern approach to hereditary prostate cancer

First Prize, Co-Winner: A. Freimanis (Riga, Latvia) Characteristics and outcomes of patients with urosepsis in an intensive care unit

Second Prize: R. Okas (Talinn, Estonia) Management of the urethral trauma- to realign or not to realign?

Third Prize: L. Suslov (Minsk, Belarus) Importance and limits of warm ischemia during partial nephrectomy