It is a pleasure to introduce an exciting group within one of the offices of the EAU: the Young Academic Urologists Working Party (YAUWP), which is part of the Young Urologist Office (YUO) and founded in close cooperation with the EAU’s Executive Board.
Since the YUO represents both residents and young urologists, the main focus of the YAUWP will be the academic section of the young urologists. Moreover, the YAUWP aims to gather the academe-based urologic talent within Europe and build a platform for young academic urologists, providing this group with a network for close international scientific cooperation. With this aim the YAUWP helps boost European urological standards by promoting educational programmes.
As a result of this network and cooperation, the young academic urologist will be able to further enhance his or her academic career and improve on the scientific skills by exchanging and exploring new ideas. The YAUWP will also focus on the development of leadership skills for these young urologists. In a sense, this group will be of great value for the future of urology in both national and international levels. The YAUWP will be involved in many EAU activities such as the EAU Guidelines Office and the newly-formed European Curriculum of Urology (ECU).
Within the YAUWP, seven expert-groups have been formed on various urologic subjects. The groups are: BPH (chair Cosimo De Nunzio ES), Robotics (chair Henk van der Poel NL), Bladder Cancer (chair Stephane Larré FR), Urolithiasis/Endourology (chair Francesco Sanguedolce IT), Functional Urology (chairs Marcus Drake GB, Andreas Petrolekas GR), Renal Cell Carcinoma (chair Steven Joniau BE) and Prostate Cancer (chair Michiel Sedelaar NL). The expert-groups are formed by established experts in that particular field, and will plan for scientific cooperation and manuscript preparation, study design or other scientific output. The YAUWP will meet twice a year, and the chairpersons of the expert-groups will present on the progress achieved by their respective groups.
The full version of this article, including membership requirements, can be found on page 5 of the December-February edition of European Urology Today