Olivier Traxer appointed chair of new EndoUroTechnology Section

After EAU24 it was announced that the EAU Sections of Urolithiasis and Uro-Technology (EULIS and ESUT) would be merging to form a new Section dedicated to endourology and uro-technology. The new EAU Section of EndoUroTechnology would be looking for a chair to lead the new Section and, amongst other tasks, compose its board.

Wed, 5 Jun 2024
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Prof. Traxer at EAU24 in Paris, this spring.

Prof. Olivier Traxer (Paris, FR) emerged as the most suitable candidate, having previously served as an ESUT board member and an ex-officio EULIS member. Currently he is a member of two EAU Guidelines working groups: Lasers & Technology and Robotic and Single-site Surgery in Urology.

Prof. Traxer is currently Professor of Urology and Chairman of the Urology Department of Tenon Hospital, Sorbonne University Paris. He is also responsible for its department of minimally invasive surgery and is the Director of the Sorbonne’s Clinical Research Center (GRC Lithiase #20). His main fields of interest are stone disease (surgical and medical management) and conservative treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).

In his application, Prof. Traxer stated that: “the recent merging of the two Sections of EULIS and ESUT creates a strategic challenge, but also a unique opportunity for the EAU to highlight the excellence of our European EndoUrology community. I am eager to take on this challenge and it would be my honour to be able to fulfill this mission.”

Section Office Chair Prof. Thomas Knoll (Mannheim, DE) hailed Prof. Traxer’s qualities and suitability for this position:

“Olivier is a world-renowned expert in endourology. He has published more than 450 papers, mainly on stone disease and conservative treatment of UTUC. He has received many awards and organised several meetings including the World Congress of Endourology.”

“He is extensively committed to training of the young generation and has established a successful fellowship programme and a transatlantic talent forum. I wish him all the best and look forward to working with him as a member of the Section Office Board.”