The International EAUN Meeting is to be held in Paris, France from 6 – 8 April 2024. It is Europe’s biggest urological nursing event, with nursing specialists and affiliated medical professionals gathering for a critical assessment of clinical practices and key research developments.
In this article, EAUN Scientific Congress Office member Ms. Lynn Casey (IE) shares some details on the day-to-day highlights of the scientific programme.
Ms. Casey: “The meeting presents the latest in science and education in various formats to suit the needs of all participants (such as urology nurses, continence nurses, stoma care nurses, oncology nurses, operating room nurses, etc). These learning methods include plenary and special sessions, state-of-the-art lectures, panel discussions, poster sessions, thematic sessions, two ESU courses, and hands-on training."
Day 1 (Saturday, 6 April)
The prostate cancer special interest group will conduct a thematic session on ‘Improving sexual health before and after prostate cancer treatment’. This will include thought-provoking sessions on subjects such as non-surgical predictive factors for erectile dysfunction after prostatectomy, the role of prehabilitation, supporting gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer and supporting older men with prostate cancer.
“In the afternoon, we will also have a debate on prostate cancer screening; ‘Prostate cancer screening provides little benefit and can be harmful versus prostate cancer screening is necessary’. This session will conclude with the voice of a patient with prostate cancer.”
Day 2 (Sunday, 7 April)
The day begins with Plenary Session 2 on the impact of cystectomy on quality of life and how to improve this. “This session will provide delegates with a better understanding of the importance of ongoing care for cystectomy patients to promote self-management for a better quality of life.”
“The endourology special interest group will chair a thematic session on the ‘Advances within endourology and robotics. There will be a state-of-the-art lecture on ‘Managing worry and fear of recurrence’, which will provide an understanding of current models of worry, FCR and trauma-informed care, discuss specific steps required for effective nurse-led input and enable identification of where referral for additional specialist input is indicated.”
Day 3 (Monday, 8 April)
“A session has been dedicated to disseminating the changes and additional topics in the updated EAUN intermittent catheterisation guidelines. Also, before we close with the annual awards session, we will discuss the important topic of urology nurses’ wellbeing and resilience”.
This is just a tiny glimpse of our exciting three-day scientific programme. To access the full programme, please visit https://eauncongress.uroweb.org/scientific-programme/.
Other activities at EAUN24
- On the morning of Monday, 8 April the EAUN/ESU have organised Hands-on training in flexible cystoscopy specifically for nurses.
- The Nurses’ Dinner is always the social highlight of the Annual EAUN Meeting, and this year it takes place on the evening of Friday, 5 April. Enjoy a three-course Parisian dining experience with fellow colleagues and take the opportunity to meet the EAUN Board, EAUN Scientific Congress Office and SIG members. There will even be the opportunity to dance!