Your guide to ESU courses at EAU21

This article provides you with a sneak peek of some of the in-demand courses organised by the European School of Urology (ESU) for the EAU21 congress.

Wed, 19 May 2021
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These ESU courses cover a myriad of topics: from prostate cancer, female urology to trauma, to name a few. View the list of topics and explore the ESU courses via the EAU21 Scientific Programme to see which ones would benefit your practice the most.

ESU Course 2: Practical aspects of cancer pathology for urologists. The 2021 WHO novelties

8 July 2021, 11:00 to 13:00 CET Chair: Prof. Dr. Eva Compérat (FR) Presenter: Prof. Dr. Ferran Algaba (ES)

Enrich what you know and receive valuable insights straight from the experts themselves on specific aspects of cancer pathologies of the following:

  • Prostate: Recent developments in Gleason grading, contemporary reporting issues (i.e. Gleason Grade 4)
  • Bladder: Overlap between histopathology and molecular pathology, and recent recommendations for T1 staging
  • Kidney: Urological impact of major changes in the upcoming WHO classification of renal carcinomas (i.e. new entities or categories and their relevance)
  • Testicle: Current classification of testicular germ cell tumours, and value of histological tumour type in predicting post-chemotherapy residual metastasis

ESU Course 5: Renal Transplantation: Technical aspects, diagnosis and management of early and late urological complications

9 July 2021, 08:00 to 10:00 CET Chair: Prof. Francisco Javier Burgos Revilla (ES) Presenters: Dr. Alberto Breda (ES) and Prof. Arnaldo José Figueiredo (PT)

For a complete vision of kidney transplantation (KT), join this course and enhance your knowledge on organ procurement, resolution of postoperative and late potential complications developed after kidney implantation. This ESU course will highlight surgical details, tips and tricks of each video presentation.

The course’s coverage of the transplantation process will include the following:

  • Medical and surgical recipient evaluation
  • Deceased donor procurement techniques depending on different scenarios: Brain death or non-heart-beating donor
  • Approaches to live donor nephrectomy: Laparoscopic (conventional, mini-lap, single-port, robotic, transvaginal) or open
  • Renal implantation options: Open or robot-assisted laparoscopy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of complications associated to KT

ESU Course 12: Prostate cancer screening and active surveillance: Where are we now?

10 July 2021, 13:00 to 15:00 CET Chair: Prof. Alexandre Zlotta (CA) Presenters: Assoc. Prof. Sigrid Carlsson (US) and Assoc. Prof. Martin Eklund (SE)

In this course, you can expect a practical overview of the current status of screening and active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer which will include international guidelines, the controversies at present, and what lies in the future.

This ESU course will cover the who, when and how often to screen and the use of "smart screening", as well as, the current role of MRI, genetics and biomarkers.

AS is a widely accepted management option for low-risk prostate cancer and is also now considered in the treatment of select patients with favourable intermediate risk disease.

As clinical and pathological factors influence the risk of disease progression, this ESU course will also discuss surveillance strategies which will include the role of MRI, repeat biopsy, and recent changes in management.

You will have plenty of opportunities for interaction with the faculty of experts and fellow participants; illustrative and practical clinical case discussions; use of chat and poll functions.

ESU Course 21: Laparoscopy for beginners

12 July 2021, 11:00 to 13:00 CET Chair: Prof. Xavier Cathelineau (FR) Presenters: Dr. Tiago Ribeiro De Oliveira (PT) and Dr. Patricia Zondervan (NL)

Taking into account the large widespread of mini-invasive surgery in urology, improving one’s knowledge of the practical aspects of laparoscopy becomes mandatory. The aim of this ESU course is to provide you with bases together with the tips and tricks on:

  • Indications and contraindications of the laparoscopic approach
  • How to choose and use the best instrumentation
  • Managing air parameters and optimal access
  • How to prevent and manage complications

The video and lively discussions will aid beginners in shortening their learning curve and optimising the success of their laparoscopic procedures.

How to register

Register now to secure your virtual seat! Participation in the ESU courses is subject to availability and only limited virtual seats are available. Don’t miss out! You can enrol to the ESU courses of your choice when you register for EAU21.

The registration fees* for the courses are as follows:

EAU members€ 25
Non-members€ 35
Residents/nurses€ 15

*Fees include 7.7% VAT